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John Hayrapetyan (LL.M. ’14) Appointed as a Judge of First Instance Court

YEREVAN, Armenia – The American University of Armenia (AUA) is proud to share that on November 22, 2019, AUA alumnus Dr. John Hayrapetyan (LL.M. ’14) was appointed as a judge of the First Instance Court of General Jurisdiction of Shirak Province by a decree of the President of Armenia.

Prior to this appointment, Dr. Hayrapetyan served as a senior assistant to a judge of the Cassation Court of Armenia (Criminal Chamber). He is a lecturer in criminal procedure law at the French University in Armenia (UFAR) and the Russian-Armenian University (RAU). In line with his new role, he will continue applying his professional skills and legal insight into practice.

Dr. Hayrapetyan earned undergraduate and graduate degrees in jurisprudence from RAU and a Master of Laws degree from AUA. During his graduate studies at AUA, he was also Michael Simonian and Satenick Moradkhanian scholarship recipient. In 2015, he received a PhD degree in law majoring in criminal procedure law. 

He has authored more than 10 scientific articles and a textbook chapter. Dr. Hayrapetyan actively participates in regional and international conferences, seminars, exchange programs, and moot court competitions.

Founded in 1991, the American University of Armenia (AUA) is a private, independent university located in Yerevan, Armenia, affiliated with the University of California, and accredited by the WASC Senior College and University Commission in the United States. AUA provides local and international students with Western-style education through top-quality undergraduate, graduate, and certificate programs, promotes research and innovation, encourages civic engagement and community service, and fosters democratic values.

 

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