My name is Svitlana Kravchenko and I was born in 1949, in Potsdam, Germany. In 1972 I graduated from the Law Faculty of Lviv State University and began to work as a teacher at the University. In 1977 I defended my dissertation, which focused on the problem of civil liability for environmental transgressions, and thus became a Candidate of Legal Science (the equivalent of an PhD at an American university). In 1991 I completed my second dissertation, on the problems associated with environmental law enforcement in Kharkiv, and thus became a professor, or Doctor of Envionmental Law.
I have written more than 100 scientific publications, among them 6 books on the topic of legal frameworks for environmental protection. Additionally, I have taken part in a number of international conferences in such countries as the United States, France, Japan, Poland, Hungary, Germany, Switzerland, and Ukraine.
I am a member of the Green Party of Ukraine, as well as the Envionmental Law Commission of the World Conservation Union. I am currently the President of a charitable foundation called "Ecopravo-Lviv" and also work in conjunction with the American Bar Association Central and East European Law Initiative (CEELI) Program and Environmental Law Alliange Worldwide (E-Law) in Eugene, OregonWe work here in Ecopravo-Lviv to raise a new generation of environmental lawyers. As for my own family, it's like mother like daughter!