On March 5, 2013 on the General Meeting of the National Academy of Legal Sciences of Ukraine the foreign member of the scientific council of legal journal "Law of Ukraine" William Elliott Butler, the John Edward Fowler distinguished professor of law, Pennsylvania State University, Emeritus Professor of Comparative Law, University of London, Academician of the Russian Academy of Natural Sciences, Academician of National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, a renowned scholar in the field of law, a leading expert on the legal systems of the countries — members of the CIS, who actively researches comparative law, international private and public law, was elected a foreign member of NALS of Ukraine.
On April 22, 2013 within the walls of the National University of "Kyiv-Mohyla Academy" an International conference on a topic "The Association Agreement Between the EU and Ukraine: Towards Deeper Integration Without Acquisition of Full Membership?" was held. The Conference was initiated by the department of the European Union law named after Jean Monnet.
March 12, 2013 the official opening of the Council of Europe project «Support to the reform of the criminal justice system in Ukraine» was held. The meeting was attended by international experts of the Council of Europe: Lauren Bachmayer Winter (Spain), James Hamilton (Ireland), Michael Lingbo (Denmark), Jeremy McBride (UK) and Eric Svanidze (Georgia).