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Programme:

Civil Law

Study Cycle: Second Cycle (Postgraduate)
Faculty: Law
Programme Code: N-MLAWCIV120C
Academic year: 2017 / 2018
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 the 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.

Law Faculty diploma is recognized by the Chamber of Lawyers and Notaries in RM. Exercise of legal professions requires formal registration in these rooms. The diploma 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 engage scientific research work, the SEEU Faulty of Law, enables the continuation of third cycle studies (PhD studies).L

Knowledge and understanding

- Has detailed knowledge of civil law, material and 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.
- Assesses the areas of civil law in a critical manner, scientific and practical standpoint.

Applying knowledge and understanding

- Develops and promotes analytical and research skills and of solving the problems in theory and practice through using 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 issues of 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

  • [MCL-0101] [6 ECTS] Property Law (Applied Program)
    The course objective is for students to gain: - the ability to practically apply their knowledge of property law, a skill that must be held by each lawyer. - theoretical and practical knowledge in the field of property law as a very important and current field in the legal system of the Republic of Macedonia. - knowledge about the system of property law and legislation in this area. - the ability to master the technique of proper application of the legislation (reading, interpretation and application of legal norms to concrete cases) in the field of property law. - detailed introduction of the property law institutes in the legal system of the Republic of Macedonia.
  • [MCL-0102] [6 ECTS] Civil Law (Applied Program)
    This course aims to provide students with the ability to practically apply their knowledge in the area of civil law, ability that every lawyer must possess. In the area of Civil Law, the student is expected to master the technique of proper application of the legal regulations (reading and interpretation of legal norms). Also, the student is expected to master the technique of preparation of legal acts: (contract, testament), preparation of various types of complaints (lawsuits, appeals, objections, requests) as well as drafting acts of judicial authorities (sentences, decisions), and other acts of administrative bodies (decisions, contracts) that create, change and cease civil-legal relations. In addition, the curriculum Civil Law - Applied Program aims, to enable students to become acquainted with the realization of civil law institutes (general, real, obligatory and inheritance law) in practice. By mastering this material, the student is expected to acquire the ability to use his/her theoretical knowledge of civil law in solving practical cases.
  • [MCL-0103] [6 ECTS] The Contractual Law and the Law of Compensation of Damage
    The objective of the course is: - to enable students to independently identify and critically analyze the basic concepts of contract law; - to develop skills for applying acquired knowledge in the practice of concluding contracts, providing legal advice for successful implementation of contracts and resolving disputes that will arise from contracts;
  • [6 ECTS] Elective course
    • [EMCL0030] Intelectual Property Law
    • [EMCL1010] Insurance Law
    • [EMCR-04] BAR Exam Preparation
    • [EMCL-07] Notary Law
    • [EMCL-02] Contemporary Property-Legal Relations of Spouses
    • [EMCL-03] Bankruptcy Law and Bankruptcy Procedure
    • [EMCL-04] The Enforcement and Non-Contentious Law
  • [6 ECTS] Free elective course
    • [MFE01] Rhetoric
    • [MFE02] Multilingualism and multiculturalism
    • [MFE03] Selected Advanced Topics in IT Applications for Preparing a Scientific Paper
    • [MFE04] Selected Advanced Topics in Applications for Statistical Data Processing
    • [MFE05] Professional Communication
    • [MFE09] Labor Market
    • [MFE08] Methodology of Teaching
    • [MFE10] Philosophy of Social Sciences
    • [MFE11] Project Management
    • [MFE12] Optimization Methods
    • [MFE13] Ethical and Legal Issues in Information Technology (IT)
    • [MFE14] Protection of Human Rights

Semester 2

  • [MCL-0201] [6 ECTS] Trade Law and the Law of Associations
    Objectives of the course: To enable students to become familiar with the legal rules for the pursuit of an activity. The manner of organizing the business entities, the conditions for establishing and registering business entities and the sole proprietor, as well as the ways of termination of the business entities; the methods for establishing a business relationship, the conditions for the emergence of those relations, the effects and the consequences; Working with securities;
  • [MCL-0202] [6 ECTS] Contentious Law
    The course objectives: - Provides students with appropriate theoretical knowledge in contentious law, as a positive branch of law and science. - Provides students with theoretical knowledge of the key concepts and institutions of the contentous law, such as the notion of contentious procedure, the principles of contentious procedure, subjects of the contentious procedure, evidence, court hearings, procedural actions and deadlines for their execution, court decisions, legal remedies against decisions, special procedures, etc. - Introduces students to the body of issues and problems related to the concept of contentious law, as well as to the path of the historical development of the institutions of contentious law. - Enables students to learn and analyze the main institutes of contentious law in the context of legal and theoretical references from Europe and beyond; - Encourages analytical and critical thinking in students related to the problems the contentious law the Republic of Macedonia currently is facing.
  • [MCL-0203] [6 ECTS] Contemporary Family Law
    By studying the subject, Contemporary Family Law, students are expected to gain knowledge on the modern legal regulation of relationships in marriage and family, as well as other relationships that arise from marriage and family. Students gain in-depth knowledge of basic principles of the contemporary family law in the Republic of Macedonia, and more widely in Europe and the world. Students learn in details the new trends in the development of the institutions of family law, both from the envisaged literature and from the positive laws that regulate these relations, i.e. the Family Law in the Republic of Macedonia and the comparative laws.
  • [6 ECTS] Elective course
    • [EMCL0030] Intelectual Property Law
    • [EMCL1010] Insurance Law
    • [EMCR-04] BAR Exam Preparation
    • [EMCL-07] Notary Law
    • [EMCL-02] Contemporary Property-Legal Relations of Spouses
    • [EMCL-03] Bankruptcy Law and Bankruptcy Procedure
    • [EMCL-04] The Enforcement and Non-Contentious Law
  • [6 ECTS] Free elective course
    • [MFE01] Rhetoric
    • [MFE02] Multilingualism and multiculturalism
    • [MFE03] Selected Advanced Topics in IT Applications for Preparing a Scientific Paper
    • [MFE04] Selected Advanced Topics in Applications for Statistical Data Processing
    • [MFE05] Professional Communication
    • [MFE09] Labor Market
    • [MFE08] Methodology of Teaching
    • [MFE10] Philosophy of Social Sciences
    • [MFE11] Project Management
    • [MFE12] Optimization Methods
    • [MFE13] Ethical and Legal Issues in Information Technology (IT)
    • [MFE14] Protection of Human Rights

Semester 3

  • [MCCR1120] [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.
  • [MCL-0301] [6 ECTS] Conflict of Laws
    This course will teach the general institutes, as well as the notions and relations within the area of conflict of laws.
  • [MCL-0302] [6 ECTS] Contemporary Systems of Inheritance Law
    By studying the subject Contemporary Systems of Inheritance Law, students are expected to acquire knowledge on the legal regulation of the relations of inheritance, on the basic principles of inheritance in the Republic of Macedonia and comparatively with the countries of the European Union and the world through the categorization of hereditary institutes. Also, attention will be paid to the development of inheritance law in the republics of former Yugoslavia in order to clarify border issues and to facilitate the conduct of the inheritance proceedings involving Macedonian citizens who had property in the former Yugoslav republics. The scientific research work of the students will be stimulated through specific tasks, namely, students will prepare themselves for each subsequent lecture in order to encourage their creativity and desire for research.
  • [6 ECTS] Elective course
    • [EMCL0030] Intelectual Property Law
    • [EMCL1010] Insurance Law
    • [EMCR-04] BAR Exam Preparation
    • [EMCL-07] Notary Law
    • [EMCL-02] Contemporary Property-Legal Relations of Spouses
    • [EMCL-03] Bankruptcy Law and Bankruptcy Procedure
    • [EMCL-04] The Enforcement and Non-Contentious Law
  • [6 ECTS] Elective course
    • [EMCL0030] Intelectual Property Law
    • [EMCL1010] Insurance Law
    • [EMCR-04] BAR Exam Preparation
    • [EMCL-07] Notary Law
    • [EMCL-02] Contemporary Property-Legal Relations of Spouses
    • [EMCL-03] Bankruptcy Law and Bankruptcy Procedure
    • [EMCL-04] The Enforcement and Non-Contentious Law

Semester 4

  • [LAW-THESIS-120] [30 ECTS] Master Thesis
    This module enables students to transfer their skills and knowledge to research and make more complex task of 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.
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