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Civil Law (2012/2013)

Study Cycle: Second Cycle (Postgraduate)
Faculty: Law
Academic year: 2022 / 2023
Title: Master of Legal Sciences / Field: Civil Law
ECTS: 120 (2 years) Accrediation

The Civil Law study program aims to provide a range of modules that will form the basis of information and advanced knowledge on Civil Law 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 rooms. Graduate of 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 material аnd 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 the 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] Civil Material 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] Property Law
    The concept of the curriculum aims for students to acquire the ability to apply their practical knowledge of property law. Largely expected by the student to develop the technique of proper application of legal rules of property law.
  • [6 ECTS] Intelectual Property Law
    By studying this module students will gain knowledge about the basics of intellectual property rights and their types and their holders. Also, be trained to recognize and distinguish objects of intellectual property surrounding them every day. Among the rights that have registered, students will be trained on how to fill out an application for patent, trademark, industrial design, and others. Students will gain knowledge to distinguish the creator (author, inventor, creator) from the rights holders (natural persons and legal entities), but also to become acquainted with the rights belonging to (moral, material, etc.).
  • [6 ECTS] Free elective course 1
    • Rhetoric
    • Multilingualism and multiculturalism
    • Selected Chapters of Advanced Topics in IT Applications for Preparing a Scientific Paper
    • Selected Chapters of Advanced Applications for Statistical Data Processing
    • Professional Communication
    • Methodology of Teaching

Semester 2

  • [6 ECTS] Law of Obligations
    By studying the subject of the curriculum students will gain specific knowledge about the basics of Law of obligations and their specific types.
  • [6 ECTS] International Private Law
    Through this module, students will gain advanced knowledge of legal resources to be applied to regulate the civil-legal relations with foreign element (national and international) and mode of regulation of civil-legal relations with foreign element (direct and indirectly (kolizional) that is characteristic only for this module) and the general elements and joint formation and implementation of the IPL by the facts that show foreign elements (facts of identification), and connection points through which institutions avoid application of the merit law.
  • [6 ECTS] Family Law
    The course examines the legal family relationship, matrimonial law and parental rights. After a brief historical overview of the types of families, the course focuses on contemporary themes, namely the situation in the RM. Students are expected to gain knowledge about: Concept of family law at the local and international perspectives, legal resources and marital relations, conditions and forms of their marriage when the spouses are nationals of the country or in the case when one of the spouses has a foreign citizenship, adoption and guardianship in the local and international terms.
  • [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] Free elective course 1
    • Rhetoric
    • Multilingualism and multiculturalism
    • Selected Chapters of Advanced Topics in IT Applications for Preparing a Scientific Paper
    • Selected Chapters of Advanced Applications for Statistical Data Processing
    • Professional Communication
    • Methodology of Teaching

Semester 3

  • [6 ECTS] Civil Procedural Law
    Specific objectives of this program consist of training of students to identify and critically analyze the fundamental institutions of the contested procedure, non contentious and execution procedure as well as to develop skills of applying knowledge gained in practice in relation to the conduct of these proceedings.
  • [6 ECTS] Inheritance Law
    The course examines the legal regulation of transfer of property of the individual over others in case of his death. In particular, studying the legal basis for inheritance, hereditary orders under the Law of RM, the essentials necessary heritage and lineage, heritage testamentale, the possibility of drafting a will and his kind, the conditions of validity of the will, the moment of transfer of property and legacy.
  • [6 ECTS] International Economic Law
    Discipline that studies international legal trends and developments in the international economy, international economic institutions and their operations and activities. The course aims to introduce students to the way of economic activity at the international level and international payments in order to gain specific knowledge about active involvement in international economic activities of local entities.
  • [6 ECTS] Comparative Civil Law
    The course examines the civil systems of different countries, systematic analysis of solutions of the civil laws in the context of existing social conditions and factors, the development trends of civil laws and their harmonization with civil legislation within the EU.
  • [6 ECTS] Elective course 1
    • Bankrupcty Law
    • Insurance Law
    • Domestic Violence

Semester 4

  • [30 ECTS] Master Thesis
    This module enables students to transfer their skills and knowledge to research and make more complex task of the master thesis. This module is designed to be fully practical and students to acquire the necessary knowledge and skills to approach writing the paper. 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.