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

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), and a member of the scientific council of the journal Forum Iuris Europaeum, Trnava (since 2015).
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

Cvetic Radenka

Radenka Cvetić, Ph.D. Full Professor

Born in Sremska Mitrovica in 1960. She is a 1983 graduate of the Novi Sad Faculty of Law where she also received her LL.M. degree in 1987 with thesis “Integration of Land for Agricultural Use – Legal Aspects”. At the Law Faculty in Niš she defended her doctoral dissertation “Preemption Rights”. She held the position of an assistant at Department of Civil Law from 1984 to 2000 when she was promoted to the assistant professor. She was elected for associate professor in 2005, and for full professor in 2010. She teaches Civil Law (general part and property) law students and Internal Affair Studies Group as well as an optional course in Practical legal education (Civil Law). She is the professor on doctoral studies at Faculty of Law in Novi Sad, study program: private law. As the assistant she taught practical exercises in International Commercial Law and the Law for Economists to students of the Faculty of Economics in Subotica.

Inter-university co-operation programmes gave her the opportunity to visit law faculty in Hale (Germany), Miskolc (Hungary), New Jersey (USA). From 2002 to 2004 she was the secretary of the program Practical Legal Education, realised with the aid of American Association of Lawyers for Central and Eastern Europe (ABA/CEELI). She participated in annual conference of ABA/CEELI AND Initiative for Connection of Balcan faculties of law (Budva 2001, Skoplje 2002, Rijeka 2003), and the courses about legal clinics (Niš 2001, Skoplje 2002). Within the framework for the connection of Balkan law faculties she visited Rutgers University School of Law, Center for Law and Justice, Newark, New Yersey (USA).

She held the position of Vice-dean for Study Affairs from December 2002 to October 2004.

Area of academic interest: general part of civil law, property, law of obligations, civil codes, abuse of rights, damages, types of ownership, pre-emption rights, posession, land registries.

She is the author or co-author of 5 books, around 100 academic articles and several entries in the Lexicon on Civil Law.

Languages: English, Russian.

Books:
1. Danica Popov – Radenka Cvetić – Dušan Nikolić, Textbook for Civil Law, Vol. I – General Part, TIM NT, Novi Sad, 1991.
2. Danica Popov – Radenka Cvetić – Dušan Nikolić, Textbook for Civil Law, Vol. II – Property, Nauka, Belgrade 1992.
3. Radenka Cvetić, Preemption Rights, SCI, Novi Sad, 2002.
4. Radenka Cvetić, Textbook for Case law – Civil Law (Legal Effects of Possession), 3D+, Novi Sad, 2004.
5. Radenka Cvetić, Contemporary Real Estate Public Records, 3D+, Novi Sad 2009. 

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