Ranko Keča, Ph.D. Full Professor

Keca Ranko

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

Kovacek - Stanic Gordana

Gordana Kovaček Stanić, Ph.D. Full Professor

Born in Novi Sad in 1958. A 1981 graduate of the Novi Sad Faculty of Law, 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 defended her 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 Gordana Kovaček Stanić, Ph.D. teaches courses in Family Law and Law of Inheritance both to law students and students of the group for Internal Affairs. She also teaches elective courses in Comparative Family Law at Master studies, as well as Comparative Chld Law at Doctoral studies, used to teach Practical legal education (family law).

In 1982, as a postgraduate student, she attended a course in Private International Law at the Hague Academy of International Law. As a Ph.D. student she spent four months at the University of Uppsala (Sweden) in 1989. She also visited Christ’s College at the Cambridge University (Great Britain) twice (1996, 1997) as a part of the project supported by the British Council. As a fellow of European Coimbra group of faculties she visited University of Bristol Faculty of Law, for her scientific advancement (July 2003). She was on scientific advancement at Freie University in Berlin, Germany, DAAD program (October 2010).

From 2002 until 2004 she served as a Director of the Legal Clinic education programme 2002-2004 which was supported by the ABA/CEELI. She took part in annual conferences of the ABA/CEELI and Balkan Law School Linkage Initiative (Budva, 2001; Skopje 2002), as well as in legal clinic courses (Nix, 2001; Skopje, 2002). In April of 2003 she visited University of Rutgers School of Law (New Jersey, USA) with the Balkan Law School Linkage Initiative programme.

Professor Gordana Kovaček Stanić presented academic papers at national conferences (Novi Sad, Belgrade, Niš) and international conferences (International Family Law Association: in Prague, Czech Republic, 1998; Tossa de Mar, Spain, 2003; Beijing, China, 2004; Salt Lake City, USA, 2005; Chester, UK, 2007; Wienna, Austria, 2008; Tel Aviv, Israel, 2009; Nasau, Bahami; 2011 Lyon, France 2011) and in Medicine and Law Symposiums in Maribor, Slovenia (2006, 2008, 2010, 2012).

She is 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 is a member of the International Society for Family Law and The International Academy for the Study of the Jurisprudence of the Family. 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 is a a member of an expert group for drafting the Act on the protection of children of wrongfull international abduction or retention.Area of academic interest: comparative family law, with special reference to parenthood (rights of a child, status of a child – issues of motherhood and fatherhood, parental custodial care, and family law issues regarding medically assisted conception). In the area of marital law, she focuses on the study of forms of partnership unions, property rights within partnership unions, and a unique institution of a “family home”.

Professor Gordana Kovaček Stanić is the author or co-author of several books and  over 100 academic writings published in national and foreign journals. She also wrote several encyclopedic entries.

Languages: English (fluent), Russian, Italian, French.

Books:

In Serbian:
1. Gordana Kovaček Stanić, Legal Aspects of Parenthood, Cemtar 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, Novi Sad, 2005.
5. Gordana Kovaček Stanić, Family Law: Partnership, Child and the Guardianship Law, Novi Sad  , 2007, 2009. 
6. Gordana Kovaček Stanić, Legislation on Human Reproduction with  Biomedical Assistance, Novi Sad , 2008. 
7. Gordana Kovaček Stanić, On doctoral dissertation of Jovan Hadzic, in the book: Jovan Hadžić - the causes of divorce, according to the teachings of Eastern Orthodox Church of Christ (editor: D.Nikolic), Matica srpska, Novi Sad, 2010. 

8. Gordana Kovaček Stanić, Right on Biomedical Assisted Conception as a Human Right, in Memorial to Dejan Janča (editor T. Miščević), Beograd, 2011.

In English:

9. 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.

10. 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.

11. Gordana Kovaček Stanić, Self-determination in Parent-Child Relationships in Serbia and Montenegro, in Miquel Martín-Casals, Jordi Ribot Igualada (Ed.): The Role of Self-determination in the Modernisation of Family Law in Europe, Girona, Documenta Universitaria, 2006.

11. 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,.

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.

13. Gordana Kovaček Stanić, Consequence of Divorce: Contacts Between Child and Parent (and Other Persons), U: Divorce - Causes and consequences, Peking, 2004.

14. 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, .

15. 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.

16. Gordana Kovaček Stanić, Serbia- Family Home, In: Panforti M. D., Valente, C., (Ed.): Rapporti familiari ed esigenze abitative, Modena, Mucchi, 2012.

 

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Danica Popov, Ph.D. Full Professor

Popov Danica

Danica Popov, Ph.D. Full Professor

Born in Skoplje in 1952. She graduated from the Novi Sad Faculty of Law in 1974 where she also received her LL.M. degree in 1979 having defended LL.M. thesis titled “Self-Management Workers’ Control”. She defended her doctoral dissertation “Contract on Purchase of Investment Equipment” in 1985 at the Novi Sad Faculty of Law. In 1975 she was elected for the assistant at the Department of Commercial Law. In 1988 she was elected to the position of assistant professor at the Department of Civil Law where she was promoted to associate professor in 1998 and to full professor in 2003. Professor Danica Popov, Ph.D. teaches courses in Civil Law (general part & property) both to law students and students of the Internal Affairs studies group.

In 1979 she visited the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies in London.

She served as judge at the Court of Honor of the regional Chamber of Commerce in Novi Sad.

Area of academic interest: civil law (general part), property and commercial law.

Professor Danica Popov is the author/co-author of several books and over 80 academic articles.

Languages: English, German.

Books:
1. Danica Popov, Contract on Purchase of Investment Equipment, Naučna knjiga, Belgrade, 1989.
2. Danica Popov – Radenka Cvetić – Dušan Nikolić, Textbook for Civil Law, vol. I – General Part, TIM NT, Novi Sad, 1991.
3. Danica Popov – Radenka Cvetić – Dušan Nikolić, Textbook for Civil Law, vol. II – Property, Nauka, Beograd 1992.
4. Danica Popov, Civil Law – General Part, SCI, Novi Sad, 1997 (second edition – 1999).

5.
Danica Popov, Concept and Types of a Possession, Futura, Novi Sad, 2002.

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Dušan Nikolić, Ph.D. Full Professor

Nikolic Dusan

Dušan Nikolić, Ph.D. Full Professor

Born in Pančevo in 1962. He graduated from the Novi Sad Faculty of Law in 1986. In 1990 he received his LL.M. degree from the same faculty of law with thesis “Legislative Regulations and Protection of Cyber Functions”. In 1994 at the Belgrade Faculty of Law he defended his doctoral dissertation titled “Sanctions in Civil Law” which was graded with highest distinctions. His teaching career started in 1986 when he was elected for the assistant at the Department of Civil Law. In 1995 he was promoted to the assistant professor, in 2000 to the associate professor and in 2005 to the full professor. As an assistant he taught practical exercises in Civil Law (general part and property), Civil Law and Law of Inheritance, and Law of Obligations both to law students and students of the Group for Internal Affairs at the Novi Sad Faculty of Law. He also taught Law for Economists at the Faculty of Economics (Departments in Novi Sad and Subotica), and a course in Economic and Legal Aspects of Environmental Protection at the Institute for Biology at the Novi Sad Faculty for Natural Sciences and Mathematics.

Professor Nikolić teaches Civil law, Property law, and from time to time, Obligation law.

As a visiting professor and researches professor Dušan Nikolić visited The Law Faculty of the University of Geneva (Switzerland) in 2002 and 2004, Max Planck Institute for Comparative Law and International Private Law in Hamburg (Germany) in 2004, and the University of Maribor Faculty of Law (Slovenia) in 2005. He also made shorter study visits to around twenty foreign universities on the basis of inter-university cooperation programmes.

Professor Dušan Nikolić was a co-ordinator of social sciences research projects of the Young Researches of Vojvodina. He served as a judge at the Court of Honor of the regional Chamber of Commerce in Novi Sad as well as of the Chamber of Commerce of Serbia. He was a member of the Presidium of Yugoslav Association for Medical Law; he was a member of the Accreditation Committee for institutions of higher education at the Ministry of Education of the Republic of Serbia; member of the Management Board of the Student Center in Novi Sad. He also was a member of several Faculty’s bodies and committees. He mentored seminar papers and theses in the course of LL.M. studies. He participated in preparation of legislative drafts of several federal and state laws. He was the Dean of the Novi Sad Faculty of Law (2002-2004).

He is a member of the Novi Sad University Council, a member of the Council of Experts for Multidisciplinary Studies at the University of Novi Sad, a member of the Management Board of the Central and Eastern European University Network with the headquarters in Venice (Italy), a member of the Board of editors of Transition Studies Review, a member of the Center for monitoring the implementation of the European Constitution with the headquarters in Rome. Professor Nikolić is the President of the Association of Teaching Staff for a European University. He is also the Editor-in-Chief of an international journal (European Lawyer Journal), a member of the working group for preparation of the draft of the Law on Property and a member of the Social Sciences Board of Matica Srpska. He is a director of Matica Srpska project titled: Private law in Vojvodina between the two world wars.

Areas of academic interest: general principles of civil law, history of civil law, philosophy of civil law, torts, intellectual property law, environmental law, information law, harmonization of private law, law of urban planning and civil engineering.

Languages: English, French, Russian.

Professor Nikolić published several books and over 100 academic articles and other scholarly writings.

Books:
1. Dušan Nikolić, Information Law, Narodna Tehnika Vojvodine, Novi Sad, 1990.
2. Danica Popov – Radenka Cvetić – Dušan Nikolić, Textbook for Civil Law, Vol. I – General Part, TIM NT, Novi Sad, 1991.
3. Danica Popov – Radenka Cvetić – Dušan Nikolić, Textbook for Civil Law, Vol. II – Property, Nauka, Beograd 1992.
4. Dušan Nikolić, Civil Law Sanctions (genesis, evolution, and its contemporary definition), Novi Sad Faculty of Law Publishing Center, Novi Sad, 1995.
5. Commentary of the Act on Property (revised version), SCI, Novi Sad, 1997 (second revised and supplemented edition: 1998, third supplemented edition: 2000, forth edition 2002; fifth supplemented edition: 2003). Publishing Center of the Novi Sad Faculty of Law; (sixth revised and supplemented edition 2004; seventh revised and supplemented edition 2005).
6. Dušan Nikolić, Introduction to Civil Law System, vol. I, SCI, Novi Sad, 1998; Introduction to Civil Law System, vol. II, SCI, Novi Sad, 1999 (second supplemented edition includes both volumes: SCI, Novi Sad, 1999); third revised and supplemented edition: 2001; fourth edition, Publishing Center of the Novi Sad Faculty of Law: 2002; fifth edition, Publishing Center of the Novi Sad Faculty of Law: 2003, sixth revised and supplemented edition, Publishing Center of the Novi Sad Faculty of Law: 2004, seventh revised and supplemented edition 2005).
7. Dušan Nikolić, The Novi Sad Faculty of Law 1955-2000, Novi Sad, 2001 (Second revised and supplemented edition: 2004).
8. Dušan Nikolić, Harmonization and unification of civil law – Elements for strategic development of legal regulations, Publishing Center of the Novi Sad Faculty of Law, 2004.

9. Dušan
Nikolić, Tort Law - Serbia and Montenegro, Kluwer Law International, The Hague - London - Boston, 2007.
10. Dušan
Nikolić, Principal  sources of real estate law, Publishing Center Straight-term faculty in Novi Sad, 2007.
11.Book Generation - Graduates, Cemtar za izdavačku delatnost Pravnog fakulteta u Novom Sadu   , Novi Sad, 2007, (second edition 2008, third edition 2009).
12. The basics of environmental law (editor: Dušan Nikolić), Novi Sad, 2009.
13. Sava Tekelija - Legal dissertation on the causes and purpose of the state (editor: Dušan Nikolić), Matisa srpska , Novi Sad, 2009.
14. Dušan Nikolić, Vlastickeho law reform in Srbsko, chapter in the book: Reform sukromneho rights in strednej a vychodnej Europe (editor: Ian Lazarus), Bratislava, 2009, pp. 171-185.
15. Jovan Hadžic, The causes of divorce, according to the teachings of Eastern Orthodox Church of Christ (editor: Dušan Nikolić), Matica srpska , Novi Sad 2010.

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Marija Salma, Ph.D. Full Professor

Salma Marija

Marija Salma, Ph.D. Full Professor

Born in Novi Sad in 1952. She received her law degree from the Novi Sad Faculty of Law in 1975. She received her LL.M. degree with distinction from the Belgrade Law Faculty in 1983 with thesis “Civil Procedure in Cases of Minor Value”. At the same faculty of law she defended her doctoral dissertation “Preliminary Questions in Civil Procedure”. In 1976 she started her teaching career as the assistant at Department of Civil Law of the Novi Sad Faculty of Law. She was promoted to the position of assistant professor in 2000. Professor Salma was promoted to the position of associate professor in 2005. She teaches Civil Procedure both to law students and students of the Group for Internal Affairs.

Inter-universities co-operation programme enabled her to visit University “Jozef Attila” Faculty of Law (Szeged, Hungary).

She is a member of the Association of Lawyers of Serbia.

Languages: Hungarian, German.

Area of academic interest: civil procedure.

She published several books and around 80 academic articles and scholarly writings.

Books:
1. Marija Salma, Preliminary Questions in Civil Procedure, Pravo, Novi Sad, 1995.
2. Marija Salma: Textbook for Civil Procedure, University of Novi Sad, 2006.

3.
Marija Salma, Non-litigious procedure (general part),   Centar za izdavačku delatnost Pravnog fakulteta u Novom Sadu     , Novi Sad 2008.

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