Cherepiy Petro Mykolayovych, elected as an Academician of UAS in 1998, in department of Law. He was born on November 4, 1952 (Ivano-Frankivsk region, Halych district, village Sapogiv); citizen of Ukraine. Higher education: Kharkiv Institute of Law, faculty of Law, lawyer (1977-1981); professor of Ivano- Frankivsk Institute of Law, Economics and Building of UAS (1998); Academician of Ukrainian Academy of Original Ideas (1997); Member of Ukrainian lawyers (1997); an Honourary Doctor (Doctor Honoris Causa) of Ivano-Frankivsk Institute of Law, Economics and Building of Ukrainian Academy of Sciences (2002); Doctor of Law (2003). He was a people's judge in Tlumach (1981), a head of Law court in Tlumach district (1982-1987); a head of Ivano-Frankivsk people's court (1987-1990); a head of Ivano-Frankivsk Law Association (1990-1997). A Member of Higher qualification law committee for Cabinet of Ministry of Ukraine (1998). A chief of regional law management in Ivano-Frankivsk region (1999-2006). He was been occupied by the problems of legal rights in the sphere of economics and managements, investigated activity of federal and land courts of Germany for using german experience for Ukrainian criminal legal proceedings. He has more than 80 scientific publications. An Honourary lawyer of Ukraine (2002); he has got a lot of diplomas, medals and merits.