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Civil Law (2022/2023)

Study Cycle: Second Cycle (Postgraduate)
Faculty: Law
Programme Code: N-MLAWCIV60C
Academic year: 2023 / 2024
Title: Master of Legal Sciences / Field: Civil Law
ECTS: 60 (1 year) Accrediation
Decision: Decision for starting of the program

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 RNM and comparative knowledge to the region and the EU.

Law Faculty diploma is recognized by the Chamber of Lawyers and Notaries in RNM. 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 RNM. 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).

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 analyses 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 RNM.
Making judgement
  • Performs more critical thinking through methods of analysing 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

  • [CM168] [6 ECTS] Civil and Property Law (Applied Program)
    The aim of the course Civil and Property Law (Applied Program) is: • To provide students with relevant knowledge on civil and property law, as positive branches of law and as science, including the current theoretical definition of these branches of law. • To provide students with theoretical knowledge on the main notions and institutes of civil and property law, such as: principles of civil law, legal capacity, capacity to act and liability capacity of natural and legal persons, legal affairs, property right, right of servitude, right of pledge, real burdens, the right of long-term lease on construction land etc. • To introduce students to the corpus of issues and problems related to civil and property law, as well as the path of historical development of civil and property law institutions, such as: subjective civil rights, legal affairs, property, ownership, pledge, servitude, real burden, etc. • To enable students to recognize and analyse key institutions of civil and property law in the context of legislative and theoretical references in comparison with European legislative and theoretical references and beyond. • To stimulate analytical and critical thinking among students regarding the problems faced today by the Civil and Property Law of the RNM. • To enable students to make the appropriate theoretical and practical differences of notions and phenomena of legal-civil character, respectively legal-property character in the legal system of RMV, to distinguish their basic and essential characteristics, as well as to note their importance and functioning in practice.
  • [CM162] [6 ECTS] Family Law (Applied Program)
    In this subject the students will acquire knowledge for the contemporary forms of family relations, national and contemporary regulations of this relations, the new mechanism for the alternative dispute resolution in family disputes-family mediation, the new institutes from the family law such as (The new technology of artificial reproduction: Artificial insemination, in vitro fertilization, surrogate motherhood, “Three-parent baby” technique, co-parenting; single mother by choice, Post humous reproduction); Joint Custody after divorce; Marriage contract; The Legal Status of Marital Home. In this subject the students also will learn about the reforms in family legislation of Republic of North Macedonia.
  • [CM161] [6 ECTS] Trade Law (Applied Program)
    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 establishment and registration of the business entities and the sole proprietor as well as the ways of termination of the business entities; the ways of establishing a business legal relationship, the conditions for the occurrence of those relationships, the effects and the consequences; working with securities: hacks for protection of industrial property rights and ways to protect business entities from unfair competition: ways to protect consumers, etc.
  • [CM160] [6 ECTS] Law of Obligations (Applied Program)
    To provide students with the basic knowledge of the obligation law, necessary for concluding an obligation legal relationship; to provide students with basic knowledge on how to conclude contracts and apply the law institutes. By learning this subject, students are enabled to be able to conclude certain agreements as sources in the law of obligations, are able to distinguish what kind of responsibility it is, who should be responsible and under what conditions.
  • [6 ECTS] Elective Course
    • [EM517] Labour Law (Applied Program)
    • [EM518] Assisted Reproductive Technology and Parental Right
    • [EM519] Comparative Parental Right
    • [EMCL-02] Contemporary Property-Legal Relations of Spouses
    • [EMCL0030] Intellectual Property Law
    • [EMCL1010] Insurance Law
    • [EM522] Bankruptcy Law
    • [EM520] The Legal - Civil Responsibility for the Caused Damage
    • [EM521] Contract Law
    • [EM525] Alternative Solution of Disputes
    • [MCCL2023] Comparative Civil Law
    • [EM526] Land Law
    • [EM527] Registration of Real Estate Rights
    • [EM528] Gender Equality and Non-Discrimination
    • [EMCL-07] Notary Law
    • [EMCL05] Legal Clinic - Civil Law
    • [MCL-0301] Conflict of Laws

Semester 2

  • [CM211] [6 ECTS] Master Thesis Writing
    Course aims: - Enabling students to research the objective truth through implementing research methods, techniques and instruments; - Enabling students to follow and critically interpret research results and implement them in specific situations; - Implementing fundamental research methods, data collection procedures and their statistical processing; - Enabling students to use fundamental methodological rules while writing scientific and professional papers.
  • [CM170] [6 ECTS] Civil Procedure Law (Applied Program)
    Course aims: - Provide students with in-depth knowledge of the enforcement and non-contentious law, and to develop specific skills for their implementation in practice. - Provide students with theoretical knowledge on the main concepts and institutes of enforcement and non-contentious law, such as: the notion of court proceedings in general, the types of court proceedings and the relations between them, the principles of enforcement and non-contentious law, the subjects of enforcement procedures and non-contentious procedures, the procedural actions and deadlines for their execution, the decisions in enforcement procedures and non-contentious procedures, the decision-making tools, etc. - Familiarize the students with the corpus of issues and problems related to the concept of enforcement and non-contentious law as well as the historical development of their institutions. Enable students to recognize and analyse the key enforcement and non-contentious institutes in the context of legislative and theoretical references in comparison with legislative and theoretical references in Europe and beyond. - Encourage analytical and critical thinking in students related to the problems faced nowadays by the Enforcement and Non-contentious Law in the Republic of North Macedonia. - Enable students to make theoretical and practical differences between the notions and phenomena of Enforcement Law and Non-Contentious Law in the legal system of the Republic of North Macedonia; to identify their basic and essential characteristics, as well as to be able to understand their importance and function in practice.
  • [CM190] [18 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.