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Ranko Keča, Ph.D. Full Professor

Ranko Kea

Ranko Keča, Ph.D. Full Professor
Head of the Department

Born in Mostar in 1950. He graduated from the Novi Sad Faculty of Law in 1974, where he received his LL.M. degree in 1980 with thesis “Judicial Settlement”. In 1984 he defended his Ph.D. dissertation “Legal Remedies in Civil Procedure” at the Novi Sad Faculty of Law. He was elected for assistant at Department of Civil Law in 1975, for the assistant professor in 1985, for associate professor in 1995, and for the full professor in 2000. Professor Ranko Keča is the Head of the Department of Civil Law and was the Head of postgraduate studies on the Department for Civil Law. At the Novi Sad Faculty of Law he teaches Civil Procedure, Arbitration Procedures, and Legal Regime of Land and Waters. At the Belgrade Faculty of Law he teaches Civil Procedure. He teaches the same course at the Law Faculty in Srpsko Sarajevo. He taught Civil Procedure at the Law Faculty in Sarajevo during the school year 1988/89.

Professor Ranko Keča, Ph.D. served as the Dean of the Novi Sad Faculty of Law in 2000. and currently executes  the same  function. He is a listed arbitrator at the Permanent Arbitration Court of the Serbian Chamber of Commerce.

Area of academic interest: all aspects of civil procedure, law of arbitrations and judicial system.

Professor Ranko Keča is the author or co-author of 5 books and around 50 academic articles and scholarly writings.

Languages: German, Russian.

Books:
1. Ranko Keča, Legal Regime of Land, vol. I: Legal Status of Agricultural Land, Novi Sad Faculty of Law Publishing Center, Novi Sad, 1993.
2. Borivoj Starović – Ranko Keča, Civil Procedure, Centar za izdavačku delatnost Pravnog fakulteta u Novom  Sadu, Novi Sad, 1995 (second edition – 1998, publisher: University of Novi Sad).
3. Gordana Stanković – Borivoj Starović – Ranko Keča – Nevena Petrušić, Arbitration Procedure, Association for Civil and Arbitration Procedure, Niš, 1999.
4. Ranko Keča, Arbitration Agreement, Centar za izdavačku delatnost Pravnog fakulteta u Novom Sadu, Novi Sad, 1999.
5. Ranko Keča, Civil Procedure: manual for judicial examinations, Pravni fakultet Univerziteta u Beogradu i Službeni glasnik, Belgrade (first edition 2009, second revised and supplemented edition 2010).

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Gordana Kovaček Stanić, Ph.D. Full Professor

Gordana Kovaek Stani

Gordana Kovaček Stanić, Ph.D. Full Professor

 

Professor dr Gordana Kovaček Stanić graduate of the Novi Sad Faculty of Law 1981 (9,13), she received her LL.M. degree from the same Law Faculty in 1987 with thesis “Motherhood – An Element of the Family Status”. In 1991 she has got doctoral diplomma with doctoral dissertation “Enforcement of Parental Rights – Personal Relations” at the Belgrade Faculty of Law. After she had served as a law clerk at the Municipal Court in Novi Sad, she passed the bar exam in 1983. She was elected for the assistant at Department of Civil Law in 1984, promoted to assistant professor in 1992, to associate professor in 1997, and to full professor in 2002.

Professor dr Gordana Kovaček Stanić, Ph.D. teaches courses in Family Law and Law of Inheritance Law both to Law students and students of the group for Internal Affairs. She also teaches  courses in Comparative Family Law at Master studies, as well as Comparative Chlld Law and Comparative Mariagge and Partnreship law at Doctoral studies, used to teach Practical legal education (family law). She also teachese course Civil Aspects of Bio-medical conception  at Master studies at Faculty of Science and Mathematics.

She was the president of the Legal – Economical Council in the Secretariat for Science and Technological development of the Autonomous Province of Vojvodina. She is a member of the Social Sciences Board of Matica Srpska. She was a member of the Executive Board of the Novi Sad Faculty of Law (2001-2002), the Evaluation Committee of the Novi Sad University (2002). member of the Novi Sad Board for Pro-Natality Population Policy, member of the Commission for Population Policy of the Autonomous Province of Vojvodina member of the Novi Sad University Senate, Novi Sad Faculty of Law Academic and Scholarly Council. She was a member of an expert group for drafting the Family Law of Serbia, adopted in 2005; member of an expert group for drafting of the Gender Equality Act, adopted in 2009. She took part in creating the Program of demographical development of Vojvodina at the Secretariat of AP Vojvodina for demography, family, and social childcare, adopted in 2004. She was a a member of an expert group for drafting the Act on the protection of children of wrongfull international abduction or retention.

She was participant in Erasmus + teaching program in: Lysabon, Nova Univ. (2017), Rome, Sapienza (2017) and Maribor, Univ. of Maribor (2018). She was on scientific advancement at Freie University in Berlin, Germany, DAAD program (October 2010). As a fellow of European Coimbra group of faculties she was on scientific advancement  at University of Bristol Faculty of Law (July 2003). She was on scientific advancement at Faculty of Law, Rutgers, USA, in the Program Balkan Law School Linkage Initiative (2002). She he was on scientific advancement at Christ’s College at the Cambridge University  twice (1996, 1997) as a part of the project supported by the British Council. As a Ph.D. student she was on scientific advancement  at the University of Uppsala (Sweden) in 1989. In 1982, as a postgraduate student, she attended a course in Private International Law at the Hague Academy of International Law.

She was a director of Scentific project of Faculty of Law, Univ. of  Novi Sad: Biomedicine, Enviromental protection and Law (Ministry of education, science and technological development)  2011-2019. She was a director of Scentific project of Faculty of Law, univ. of  Novi Sad: Legal regulation of biomecical assisted reproduction 2006-2008. She was a director of project of Faculty of Law univ. of  Novi Sad: Legal clinics 2001-2004. She has participated in Eurpean  scientific project Common Core in European Private Law 2007 –2019,  in bilateral project Srbija –Slovenija (Faculty of  law, Maribor and Faculty of  law  Beograd, 2004 – 2005) and in a number of domestic projects.

She is a member of the  Executive Board of Directors of the International Academy for the Study of the Jurisprudence of the Family. She is a member of  Academic Network on Family Law in Europe or FL-EUR. Also she is a member of: International Society of Family Law,  World Association for Medical Law, European Law Institute.

Languages: English (fluent), Russian, Italian.

Professor dr Gordana Kovaček Stanić presented academic papers at national conferences and international conferences of the International Society of  Family Law: in Prague, Czech Republic, 1998; Tossa de Mar, Spain, 2003; Beijing, China, 2004; Salt Lake City, USA, 2005; Chester, UK, 2007; Wienna, Austria, 200 ; Tel Aviv, Israel, 2009; Nasau, Bahami; 2011 Lyon, France 2011; Bruklin USA (2013); Amsterdam, Netherlands (2017); Tel-Aviv, Israel (2019) of the International Academy for the Study of the Jurisprudence of the Family in: New York, USA (2013); La Coruna, Spain (2014); Tel-Aviv, Israel (2015), Maribor (2019); of the World Association for Medical Law Venice (2016),  and in Medicine and Law Symposiums in Maribor, Slovenia (2006, 2008, 2010, 2012, 2018).

Books- In Serbian:

1. Gordana Kovaček Stanić, Legal Aspects of Parenthood, Centar za izdavačku delatnodst Pravnog fakulteta u Novom Sadu, Novi Sad, 1994.
2. Gordana Kovaček Stanić, The Right of a Child to Know His/Her Origins, Novi Sad, 1997.
3. Gordana Kovaček Stanić, Comparative Family Law, Novi Sad, 2002.
4. Gordana Kovaček Stanić, Family Law: Partnership, Child and the Guardianship Law, Novi Sad  2007, 2009, 2014.
5. Gordana Kovaček Stanić, Legislation on Human Reproduction with  Biomedical Assistance, Novi Sad , 2008.

Professor dr Gordana Kovaček Stanić is the author or co-author over 100 academic papers published in national journals: Zbornik Matice srpske za društvene nauke, Zbornik radova Pravnog fakulteta u Novom Sadu, Stanovništvo, Anali Pravnog fakulteta u Beogradu and in foreign journals  and monographs:

Gordana Kovaček Stanić: Family autonomy in contemporary Parent-Child Relations, International Journal of the Jurisprudence of the Family Vol 1, 2010.
Gordana Kovaček Stanić: State Regulation of Surrogate Motherhood: Liberal or Restrictive Approach, The International Journal of Jurisprudence of the Family, 2013, No 4, pp. 35-57,
Gordana Kovaček Stanić: Civil Aspects of International ChildAbduction: Insight from Serbia, Family Law Quarterly, 2014, No 2, pp. 283-297.
Gordana Kovaček Stanić: Comparative Analysis of ART in the EU: Cross-border Reproductive Medecine, Medicine, law & society, 2015, No 8.
Gordana Kovaček Stanić: Autonomy of the Child in Contemporary Family Law (Serbian Concept), Lex Familiae - Revista Portuguesa de Direito da Família, 2009, Vol. 6, No 12.
Gordana Kovaček Stanić: Child in a Single (Absent) Parent Family: Maintenance and Family Home, in Verschraegen, B., (ed.): Family Finances, Beč, Jan Sramek Verlag, 2009.
Gordana Kovaček Stanić: Self-Determination Principle in Family Law: The Serbian Family Act 2005, in Hober, K., (Ed.): Uppsala Yearbook of East European Law 2005, London.
Gordana Kovaček Stanić: Self-determination in Parent-Child Relationships in Serbia and Montenegro, in Miquel Martín-Casals, Jordi Ribot Igualada (Ed.):
Gordana Kovaček Stanić: The Role of Self-determination in the Modernisation of Family Law in Europe, Girona, Documenta Universitaria, 2006.
Gordana Kovaček Stanić: Exercise of the Parental Right: the New Serbian Law on Family 2005 in the Light of a Case before Supreme Court of Serbia, in Wardle, L. D., Williams, C. S., (Ed.): Family Law : Balancing Interests and Pursuing Priorities, New York, William S. Hein & Co., Inc. Buffalo, 2007,.
Gordana Kovaček Stanić: Child in a Single (Absent) Parent Family: Maintenance and Family Home, in Verschraegen, B., (ed.): Family Finances, Beč, Jan Sramek Verlag, 2009.
Gordana Kovaček Stanić, Consequence of Divorce: Contacts Between Child and Parent (and Other Persons), Divorce - Causes and consequences, Peking, 2004.
Gordana Kovaček Stanić, Same-sex Union: A Comparison of the Various European Legal Concepts, in Colloquium on Marriage "Marriage and quasi-marital relationships in Central and Eastern Europe", Provo, BYA Academy Publishing SAD, 2008.
Gordana Kovaček Stanić: Multicultural Vojvodina: Influences on the formation and dissolution of marrige, In: Essays in honour of Penelope Agallopoulou, T. II, Atina, Sakkoulas Publishers, 2011.
Gordana Kovaček Stanić: Serbia - Family Home, In: Panforti M. D., Valente, C., (Ed.): Rapporti familiari ed esigenze abitative, Modena, Mucchi, 2012.
Gordana Kovaček Stanić: Personal Relationship between the Child and his/her Grandparents in Comparative Family Law, In: H. Fulchiron (ed.): Solidarities between Generations, Brussels, Bruylant, 2013, str. 407-421,
Gordana Kovaček Stanić, Sandra Samardžić: Assisted Reproductive Technologies: New Family Forms and Welfare of Offspring in Comparative Family Law; Family Law and Family Realities, C.Rogerson, M.Antokolskaia, J.Miles, P. Parkinson, M. Vonk (Eds.), Hague, Eleven, 2019, 235-250.

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Maja Stanivuković, Ph.D. Full Professor

Maja Stanivukovi

Maja Stanivuković, Ph.D. Full Professor

Professor Stanivuković graduated from the Novi Sad Faculty of Law in 1985 and from the Novi Sad Faculty of Philosophy (Department for English Language and Literature) in 1986. She holds Magister of Laws degree from the Faculty of Law in Novi Sad (1989), an LL.M. degree from the Cornell University (1991, Fulbright scholarship), Ph.D. degree from the Novi Sad Faculty of Law (1994) and Diplôme d’Université (D.U.) de troisième cycle de droit nucléaire international of the Université Montpellier 1, Montpellier, France (2011).
Prof. Stanivuković was elected to the position of full professor in 2005. She teaches courses in Private International Law (General and Special Part) at the undergraduate level, as well as elective courses in International Contracts and International Commercial and Investment Arbitration at the master level. She was Coordinator of the English-language postgraduate studies program in Civil and Commercial Law of the European Union from 2001-2007. She has been invited by the Hague Academy of International Law to teach a special course during the private international law session in the summer of 2023.
Professor Stanivuković was Vice-Dean of the Novi Sad Faculty of Law from November 2000 to September 2002. was Head of the Department of International Law from 2009 to 2015 and from 2018 to 2019. She was a member of the delegation of the Republic of Serbia at the 40th and 50th Sessions of UNCITRAL in 2007 and 2017, and acted as consultant of the International Atomic Energy Agency from 2008-2010. She was a member of the Working Group of the Hague Conference for Private International Law that drafted the Judgments Convention (2019). She sat in the Council for Private International Law of the Republic of Serbia from 2011 to 2016.

As an international arbitrator, prof. Stanivuković participated in more than thirty international arbitrations. She is listed as the recommended arbitrator of the Foreign Trade Courts of Arbitration of the Chambers of Commerce of Serbia, Republika Srpska, Macedonia, and Montenegro. She acted as arbitrator in commercial and investment arbitrations administered by the ICC, UNCITRAL, LCIA, ICSID and the Swiss Chambers. She is also listed at the Vienna International Arbitration Center (VIAC), the Shenzhen Court of International Arbitration (SCIA), and the Mauritius International Arbitration Centre (MIAC) lists of recommended arbitrators. In 2014, she has been elected president of the Belgrade Arbitration Center (BAC).

She is a member of the Serbian Arbitration Association, Serbian Association of Commercial Lawyers, International Council for Commercial Arbitration (ICCA) and International Nuclear Law Association (INLA). She is a member of the Editorial board of Revija za evropsko pravo and of the International Advisory Board or International Encyclopaedia of Laws. As a lawyer linguist professor Stanivuković was member of the Editorial Board and main advisor for Serbian version of Eurovoc from 2003-2010.

Her areas of academic interest include Private International Law, International Commercial and Investment Arbitration, International Contract Law, and Legal Protection of Foreign Investments.
Prof. Stanivuković is the author, co-author or editor of over 60 academic books or articles. She speaks English and French.

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Dušan Nikolić, Ph.D., Full Professor

Duan Nikoli

Dušan Nikolić, Ph.D., Full Professor

 

Dr. Dušan Nikolić is a full professor at the Faculty of Law of the University of Novi Sad (Serbia). He is a doctor honoris causa and an honorary professor of the University of Pecs (Hungary).
He graduated from the Faculty of Law of the University of Novi Sad in 1986 and completed his Magister studies at the same Faculty in 1990 with the thesis entitled Legal Regulation and Protection of Cybernetic Functions. In 1994 he won his Ph.D. from the Faculty of Law of the University of Belgrade, with his Ph.D. thesis entitled The Notion of a Civil-law Sanction, which was defended with the highest distinction (summa cum laude).
At the Faculty of Law of the University of Novi Sad, he has been teaching Introduction to Civil Law (since 1995) and Real Property Law (since 1995), at the undergraduate study programme level. From 1995 to 2000 and during 2003, he taught Law of Obligations. At the Faculty of Sciences of the University of Novi Sad he taught Environmental Law. At the doctoral studies level, he has been teaching the following subjects: System of Private Law, Private Law in the European Union and Law of Urbanism, Architecture and Civil Engineering, all since 2008.

As a researcher and a visiting professor, he stayed at the Faculty of Law of the University of Geneva (Switzerland), Max Planck Institute for Comparative and International Private Law in Hamburg (Germany) and the Faculty of Law of the University of Maribor (Slovenia).  Within inter-university cooperation, he visited numerous scientific and higher education institutions in almost all parts of the world. Upon invitation, he held lectures at the magister and doctoral studies level at several foreign universities.

He actively participated in work of several national and international organizations and associations. He was a coordinator of the Organization of Young Researchers of Vojvodina (1986-1988), a member of the Presidency of the Yugoslav Association of Medical Law (1997-1999), a member of the steering cometee of the Central and Eastern European University Network-CEEUN, headquartered in Venice (2003-2005). He has been a member of: the International Academy of Comparative Law (Académie internationale de droit comparé) headquartered in Paris (since 2007), the Commission on Environment and Energy of the International Chamber of Commerce, headquartered in Paris (since 2007), the Presidency of the Association of Lawyers of Serbia (since 2011), the International Academic Association on Planning, Law, and Property Rights, (since 2012), the World Society of Mixed Jurisdiction Jurists (since 2015). He is an honorary vice-president of the International Association of Sports Law, headquartered in Athens (since 2008) and а fellow of the European Law Institute, headquartered in Vienna (since 2014). He has been a member of the steering board of UNIADRION group of universities, headquartered in Ancona (since 2016) and a member of the Scientific Society of Serbia (since 2017).

He participated in many scientific conferences in country and abroad. He presented national reports for Serbia at the General Congress of the International Academy of Comparative Law in Utrecht (2006), Washington (2010) and Vienna (2014). As a member of the delegation of the International Chamber of Commerce, he participated in several international high-ranking meetings on sustainable development, climate change and environmental protection, organized by the United Nations.

He was a member of several scientific and professional bodies of the Republic of Serbia: the Commission for Accreditation of Institutions of Higher Education (2003), Working group for drafting the Code of Ownership and other Property Rights (2005-2009), National Scientific Council of the Ministry of Environmental Protection (2008-2010), National Council for Higher Education (2011--2014 and, 2015), working group within the Ministry of Education, Science and Technological Development of Serbia, for drafting the Law on Science and Research (2018).

As a judge of the Court of Honor of the Regional Chamber of Commerce in Novi Sad (1996-1998) and as a judge of the Court of Honor of the Chamber of Commerce of Serbia (1998-2000), he participated in a creation of a legal practice.
As a chosen arbiter he participated in dispute resolution proceedings before the International Trade Arbitration. On several occasions, he was a consultant of the Constitutional Court of Serbia.
At the Faculty of Law of the University of Novi Sad, he performed the following duties: a member of the Teaching and Scientific Council (in several mandates), a member of the Senate (in several mandates), an Acting dean (2000), a Dean (2002–2004), a President of the Working group for preparation of the Institution and Study Programs for Accreditation (2007), a Coordinator of doctoral studies (2008-2010).

At the University of Novi Sad, he performed the following duties: a member of the Council (in several mandates), a member of the Senate (in several mandates), a member of the Council of Experts for Multidisciplinary Studies, a President of the Committee for statutory issues. From 2015 to 2018, he was the Rector (i.e. President) of the University of Novi Sad.
At Matica srpska, the oldest cultural and scientific institution of the Serbian people (etsablished in 1826), he was a member of the Department for Humanities (2005-2008) and the Secretary-General (2008-2012).
He has been actively participating in the shaping of several periodicals as: a member of the publishing council of the international journal Transition Studies Review, Venice–Vienna (2003–2005), a member of the editorial board of the international journal Sports Law Review, Athens (since 2006), a founder and a editor-in-chief of the international journal European Lawyer Journal, Novi Sad (since 2006), a member of the scientific council of the journal Analele Universitatii de vest din Timişoara – seria Drept, Timisoara (since 2007), a member of the editorial board of the Zbornik Matice srpske za društvene nauke (Journal of Matica srpska for Humanities), Novi Sad (2008–2010), a member of the publishing council of the journal Revista de Dreptul Proprietatii Intelectuale, Bucharest (since 2008), a member of the editorial board of the international journal Nova pravna revija (New Law Review), Sarajevo (since 2010), a member of the scientific council of the journal Societas et iurisprudentia, Trnava (since 2013), a member of the scientific council of the journal Forum Iuris Europaeum, Trnava (since 2015) a member of the scientific council of the journal Zbornik radova Pravnog fakulteta u Nišu  / Collected Papers of the Niš Faculty of Law (since 2019).

He was a coordinator of several scientific and development projects.

He authored and coauthored 15 books and about 200 other scientific papers.

According to national criteria, scientific work of professor Nikolić is ranked in the top category in the field of Humanities (A1).

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Radenka Cvetić, Ph.D. Full Professor

Radenka Cveti

Radenka Cvetić, Ph.D. Full Professor

 

Born in Sremska Mitrovica in 1960. She graduated from Novi Sad Faculty of Lawin 1983 where she also received her LL.M. degree in 1987 with the thesis titleIntegration ofLand for Agricultural Use – Legal Aspects. In January of 1995 she passed the Bar examin Belgrade. She defended her doctoral dissertation with the topic Pre-emption Right at Law Facultyin Niš in 1998.

She was elected as an assistant at the Department of Civil Law of the Novi Sad Facultyof Law in 1984, assistant professor in 2000, associate professor in 2005 and full professorin 2010.

At the first degree studies she teaches Introduction to Civil Law and Real Property Law, atthe second degree (master) studies the Law of Land Registries, and at the doctoral studiesin Private Law she teaches the System of Private Law and RealProperty Law-Selected Topics.As an assistant, she held practical seminars in International Commercial Law and the Law forEconomists to the students of the Faculty of Economics in Subotica.

Within the inter-university cooperation she visited the Faculty of Law in Halle (Germany),Miskolc (Hungary), New Jersey (The USA). From 2002 to 2004 she was a secretaryof the program Practical Legal Education, which was organized with the helpof the American Bar Association-Central and East European Law Initiative (ABA/CEELI). She participated at the annual conferences ABA/CEELI and Balkans Regional Rule of Law Network Initiative (in Budva in 2001, in Skopje in 2002, in Rijeka in 2003), aswell at the courses on legal clinics (in Niš in 2001 and Skopje in 2002). Within the Balkans Regional Rule of Law Network Initiative she visited Rutgers University School of Law,Center for Law and Justice, Newark, New Jersey, The USA, in 2004.

From 2002 to 2004 she was a Vice Dean for Academic Affairs at Novi Sad Facultyof Law.

Areas of her academic interest are: general part of civil law, real property law, especially thepre-emption right, possession and land registration.

She speaks English and has a good knowledge of Russian.

She is the author or co-author of 5 books, and over 60 academic and scientific articles

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