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Civil Law (2012/2013)

Study Cycle: Second Cycle (Postgraduate)
Faculty: Law
Academic year: 2023 / 2024
Title: Master of Legal Sciences / Field: Civil Law
ECTS: 60 (1 year) Accrediation

The Civil Lawstudy program aims to provide a range of modules that will form the basis of information and advanced knowledge on CivilLaw matters for the purpose of training students to basic legal professions related to this field by providing solid knowledge, the specific and systematic institutes and concepts of Civil Law in R. Macedonia and comparative knowledge to the region and the EU.

The Law Faculty diploma is recognized by the Chamber of Lawyers and Notaries in RM. Exercise of legal professions requires formal registration in these organizations. Graduation in the Faculty of Law enables students to approach the relevant state bodies, especially in judicial branch as courts and public prosecutors. The Law Faculty has signed cooperation agreements with the Academy for training of judges and public prosecutors in the RM. Students who will have the ambition to deal with scientific research work, the Law Faculty of SEEU, enables the continuation of the studies-PhD studies.

Knowledge and understanding
  • Has detailed knowledge of civil law, as well as materialаnd procedural as well as basic norms in key areas of civil law;
  • Has detailed knowledge of the principles and institutes of civil law, including the origin and contents;
  • Assess the areas of civil law in a critical manner, the scientific and practical standpoint.
Applying knowledge and understanding
  • Develops and promotes analytical and research skills of selecting the problems in theory and practice through the use of legislative acts and judicial practice;
  • Identifies and analyzes the most complex problems, taking an active part in all phases of civil procedure and can perform complex issue civil legislation (including work as a judge, lawyer, notary) after having acquired the qualifications required under legislation RM.
Making judgement
  • Performs more critical thinking through methods of analyzing and comparing.
  • Develops skills of solving problems through case-law practices of more complex national and international cases.
Communication skills
  • Utilizes proper terminology for complex and specific issues in the area of civil law sciences;
  • Is able to reach decisions and work more directly and effectively in all stages of civil court procedure.
  • Is involved in research based legal argumentation and debate;
  • Utilizes the official languages of the University as well as more advanced computer skills in research work;
Learning skills
  • Develops a regulation of research to be used in their profession.
  • Creates a practice of lifelong learning and service through being involved in training persons that work in the state institutions of crime prevention.

Semester 1

  • [6 ECTS] Research Methodology
    Students will be able to: * To apply the main methods of legal and other research. * To collect research material in a critical way that is relevant and which are cited by the authors in their responses. * To understand the scope of the research and access to various methods of research, being able even to their critical review. * To study the relationship between legal theory and research practice through an advanced approach. * To apply skills and knowledge learned in their theses.
  • [6 ECTS] Material Civil Law
    The concept of the curriculum aims for students to acquire the ability to apply their practical knowledge of civil law, a skill that every lawyer should possess. Largely expected by the student is the ability to develop the technique of proper application of legal rules (reading and interpretation of civil legal norms). Also, the student is expected to possess normative technique: Transactions (contracts, wills), preparation of various types of complaints (lawsuits, complaints, objections, requests), and the preparation of judicial acts (judgments, decisions) and acts other administrative bodies (decisions, contracts) that stimulate and change the civil legal relations.
  • [6 ECTS] Trade Law
    Students familiarize themselves with legal regulations on the exercise of any business activity, organization of business entities, conditions for establishment and registration of business entities and individual dealer, and the ways of the cessation of business entity, the methods of creating a business and conditions legal relationship such conditions, the effects and consequences, with securities work: protection of intellectual property rights, ways of protecting businesses from unfair competition, and ways to protect consumers.
  • [6 ECTS] Elective course 1
    • Civil Procedural Law
    • Family and Inheritance Law
    • Comparative Civil Law
    • Law of Obligations
    • Property Law
  • [6 ECTS] Elective course 1
    • Civil Procedural Law
    • Family and Inheritance Law
    • Comparative Civil Law
    • Law of Obligations
    • Property Law

Semester 2

  • [24 ECTS] Master Thesis
    This module enables students to transfer their skills and knowledge to research and make more complex the task of the master thesis. The module is designed to be fully practical and students to acquire the necessary knowledge and skills to approach writing the thesis. The module has unique return result-to enable students to write the master thesis with minimal difficulties, and with maximum efficiency. The course aims to improve research techniques and style of writing paper, taking account to stop illegal means, such as plagiarism and infringement of copyright, which are prohibited by the Statute of SEEU.
  • [6 ECTS] Free elective course 1
    • Domestic Violence
    • Selected Advanced Topics in IT Applications for Preparing a Scientific Paper
    • Selected Advanced Topics in Applications for Statistical Data Processing