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.

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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