The History of the Faculty

The History of the Faculty

The Faculty of Law for Commerce and Judiciary in Novi Sad was established in 2000 as part of the University Business Academy in Novi Sad. It was established under a different name: Faculty of Law for the Education of Graduate Jurists for Commerce and Judiciary. Its seat was in Novi Sad, at Cvećarska 1.

Based on rich academic and professional experience, being a full professor and the Department Chair for Economic and Legal Sciences at the Faculty of Law, University of Novi Sad, the Faculty founder, Prof. Slavko Carić PhD, implemented the knowledge he had been accumulating for years and created a modern system of teaching and working with students, which was totally unique at the time.

The curriculum was conceptualized with a focus on highly specialized courses directly related to the economic situation in our country, which was in the process of transition at the time and the old education system could simply not adapt to the arising new trends. The specialized courses introduced in the curriculum were in connection with modern banking, operation of business entities and judiciary system. Some of the new courses were: EU Law, Diplomatic and Consular Law, International Trade Law etc. The mentioned courses deal with the role of international law and international community, as well as the way in which international systems and globalization affect he situation in our country and our judicial system. Hence, our students were expected to acquire the comprehensive knowledge of our own judicial system and see how it is related to the international law.

What contributes to the education of generations of young professionals is practical work and internship which the Faculty organizes on a regular basis in some of the leading banking and judicial institutions. This is of great importance as it enables our students to apply the acquired knowledge in practice. As support to the curriculum designed in this way, we have also adjusted our teaching methods to fit the needs of small, mentoring groups. This approach was one of the prescribed standards according to the Bologna Declaration, but the one which had not been so commonly used in those days.

In the academic year 2006/2007, when the Faculty moved to a more spacious building at a different location (Geri Karolja St. no.1), that was just one of many things that the Faculty has done in order to provide its students with constantly improving study conditions and quality standards.

While defining and structuring the curriculum, the Faculty was led by students’ interests, their orientation towards quality education and professional expertise in their chosen fields.