Prof. Sima Avramovic

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Curriculum Vitae

Academic Preparation

Doctor of Juridical Science, Faculty of Law, University of Belgrade, Serbia, 1981

Concentrations: Legal History, Ancient Law, Greek Law

Dissertation: The Evolution of Testamentary Freedom in Ancient Greek Law

 

Master of Laws, Faculty of Law, University of Belgrade, Serbia, 1977

Concentrations: Legal History, Ancient Law, Greek Law, Roman Law

Thesis: The Code of Gortyn and Ancient Greek Law

 

Juris Doctor, Faculty of Law, University of Belgrade, Serbia, 1977

Languages

-                      Serbian – fluent, English – fluent, German – moderate, Greek – moderate, French – moderate, Italian – moderate, Russian – moderate

-                      Classical Languages: ancient Greek, Latin

Academic Record

Dean, 2012 – present

Faculty of Law, University of Belgrade, Serbia

Full Professor / Chair, 1993 – present

Faculty of Law, University of Belgrade, Serbia

Associate Professor, 1988 – 1993

Faculty of Law, University of Belgrade, Serbia

Assistant Professor, 1982 – 1988

Faculty of Law, University of Belgrade, Serbia

Full Time Research and Teaching Assistant, 1975 – 1982

Faculty of Law, University of Belgrade, Serbia

Part Time Teaching Assistant, 1973 – 1975

Faculty of Law, University of Belgrade, Serbia

 

Courses:
Comparative Legal Tradition; Legal History; Rhetoric

Academic Assignments

Member, OSCE/Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights, 2007 – present

President, Alan Watson Foundation, 2006 – present

Editor-in-Chief, Annals of the Faculty of Law in Belgrade, 2006 – present

Member, Conference of the Universities of Serbia (CONUS), 2005 – present

President, Forum Romanum Legal History Society, 2005 – present

Member, Advisory Board, European Lawyer Journal, Novi Sad, 2005 – present

Member, Section for Sources of Serbian Law, Serbian Academy of Sciences and Arts, 2004 – present

Member of the Board, Faculty of Orthodox Theology, University of Belgrade, 2004 – present

President, Commission for the Univesity of Belgrade Bologna Follow Up, 2004 – present

President, Statutory Commission, University of Belgrade, 2004 – present

Member of the Board, University of Belgrade, 2004 – present

President, Center for Cooperation among Religious Communities, 2002 – present

Program Director, Institutio oratoria – Center for Oratory, 2001 – present

Editorial Board Member, Journal of Matica Srpska for Classical Studies, Novi Sad, 1998 – present

Founder and Editor-in-Chief, Acta Diurna (monthly bulletin of the UB Faculty of Law), 2004 – 2006

President of the Board, Library of the University of Belgrade, 1998 – 2001

Chair of Legal History, University of Belgrade Faculty of Law, 1996 – 1997, 2000 – 2006

Vice President, Forum Romanum Legal History Society, 1992 – 2005

Vice Dean, University of Belgrade Faculty of Law, 1989 – 1991, 1994 –1995

Grants Received

- Fulbright Program Grant (February –July 1984), University of Maryland, Research Project: Quantitative Analysis of the Computerized Data Bank on Ancient Greek Law

- Onassis Foundation Grant (2006)

Professional Memberships

- Vice President, Serbian Society for Ancient Studies

- Editorial Board Member, Journal of Matica Srpska for Classical Studies

- Federal Ministry of Faiths – Act on Religious Freedom, 2000 –2003 (President); 2004 – 2006 (Member)

- Member, Commission for drafting the new Law on Higher Education, 2004

- Member, Société Internationale ‘Fernand de Visscher’ pour l’Histoire des droits de l’Antiquité (SIHDA)

- Symposion, Gesellschaft für griechische und hellenistische Rechtsgeschichte

Honors and Awards

- Premio Romanistico Internazionale Gérard Boulvert – Italian translation of the book “Court Speeches of Isaeus and the Law of Athens”, Napoli 1990

- Book of the Year 2002 (FRY Official Gazette Award) for the book

“Ars Rhetorica”, Belgrade 2002 (co-author O. Stanojevic)

International Cooperation

Selected Lectures:

- University of Athens, Greece (2006)

- University of Skopje, FYR Macedonia (2006)

- University of Sarajevo, BiH (2005)

- Aristoteles University of Thessaloniki, Greece (1999)

- Karl-Franzens Universität Graz, Austria (1996, 2000)

- Wilkes University, Pennsylvania, USA (1990)

- Rutgers University, New Jersey, USA (1990)

- Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, USA (1990)

- Leopold Wenger-Institut, Juristische Fakultät München, Germany (1988)

- University College London, England (1987)

- University St. Andrews, Scotland (1987)

 

Selected Workshops:

- “Human Rights - Ancient and Modern”, Internationales Forschungszentrum

Kulturwissenschaften, Vienna 1996

Communication: “Family identity v. human rights”

 

Selected Congresses:

- SIHDA (Namür 1985; Ferrara-Padova 1989; Amsterdam - Utrecht 1992; Oxford 1993)

- Symposion (Siena - Pisa 1988; Monterey, USA 1990; Graz 1993; Evanston, USA 2001)

- Dikigorikos syllogos (Bar Association) and Aristotelian University of Thessaloniki (1998)

- Diritto e religione nell'Europa post-comunista (Turin, Italy 2001)

- Recepcija antike u Jugoslaviji – Reception of Antiquity in Yugoslavia (Beograd 2001)      

- Relationship between Church and State in Serbia and Germany (Berlin, 2001)

- New Impulses in the Interaction of Law and Religion  (Provo, Utah – Washington, D.C., 2002)

- Christianity and Politics (Belgrade, 2002)

- Christianity and European Integrations (Belgrade, 2003)

- Ethische Herausforderungen an Politik, sowie an Kirchen und Religionsgemeinschaften (Cadenabbia, 2003)

- Issues in Contemporary Church Legislature   (Belgrade, 2003)

- Staat und private Wirtschaft in der Antike (Belgrade, 2003)

- Tolerance – Living with Religious Diversities (Cadenabbia, 2004)

- Römisches Kaufrecht und sein Einfluss auf die Europäische Rechtsentwicklung (Budapest, 2004)

- Imperium und Provinzen (Zentrale und Regionen) (Sarajevo, 2005)

- Conference on Draft text for a Law on Religious Freedom for Kosovo (Vienna, 2005)

- Antika i savremeni svet – Antiquity and Contemporary World (S. Mitrovica, 2006)

 

Organization of Conferences:

- Internationale Sommerseminar “Staat und private Wirtschaft in der Antike”, University of Belgrade, Faculty of Law, April 23-26, 2003 (in cooperation with the University of Graz Faculty of Law, Prof. Dr. Gerhard Thür)

Recent Projects

- Clinical Legal History – Simulation of Ancient Athenian Court

- Perspektiven des Religionsrechts in Mittel-, Ost- and Südeuropa, national report “Perspectives of Religious Law in Serbia”, (University of Münster/University of Bern, 2003)

- Razvoj pravnog sistema i problemi primene prava (Pravni fakultet u Beogradu, 2003)

- Institucije pravne dr˛ave u uslovima tranzicije  (Pravni fakultet u Beogradu, 2002)

- Srbija kao pravna dr˛ava (Pravni fakultet u Beogradu, 2000)

- Antika u Jugoslaviji – oblasti i recepcija (Ministarstvo za nauku, 1998)

Additional Experience

- Legal Expert Team for Religious Freedom (President), Yugoslav Federal Ministry of Faiths and Ministry of Faiths of the Republic of Serbia (2001 –2003, 2004-2006)

- University Curricula Improvement (Member of the University of Belgrade Delegation, April 15 – May 1, 2001: US Department of State, Universities in Washington D.C., Pittsburgh, Boston, New York)

- Serbian Judiciary Education Assessment Visit (Member of the delegation of Serbian Judicial Group, March 9 – 23, 2002: U.S. Supreme Court, International Judicial Academy, Federal Judicial Center, Massachusetts Supreme Court – Washington DC, Boston)

-  ABA CEELI Balkan Law School Linkage Initiative Conference – Clinical Legal Education (Skopje, Macedonia, December 6 – 8, 2002)

- Seventh Dialogue between the Orthodox Church and the Group of the European People’s Party (Christian Democrats) and European Democrat (Member of The Holly Synod of the Serbian Orthodox Church delegation, Istanbul, October 16-17, 2003)

- Imperium und Provinzen (Zentrale und Regionen), International Seminar, Sarajevo, April 30 – May 4, 2005

- Conference on Draft text for a Law on Religious Freedom for Kosovo, University of Vienna, Institute for Legal Philosophy, Law of Religion and Culture / Austrian Federal Ministry for Foreign Affairs, Vienna, December 2005 (Representative of the Holly Synod of the Serbian Orthodox Church)

- Panel of Experts, Preparatory Meeting for Toledo Guidelines on Teaching about Religion in State Schools in the OSCE Region, OSCE/ODIHR (Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights), Toledo, March 25-28, 2007

Editorials

- Editor-in-Chief, Legal State in Antiquity – Pro et Contra, University of Belgrade Faculty of Law, Belgrade 1998

- Member of the Editorial Board, General Encyclopedia of Law, Belgrade

- Member of the Editorial Board,  Journal of Matica Srpska for Classical Studies, Novi Sad

- Member of the Advisory Board, European Lawyer Journal, Novi Sad

- Editor-in-Chief, Annals of the Faculty of Law, Belgrade

Other Engagements

- Member, Fulbright Admission Commission (2002).

- Member, Konrad Adenauer Stifftung Admission Commission (2004, 2005).

- Students Competition in Rhetoric, UB Faculty of Law (organizer and founder since 1993, in cooperation with Prof. Dr. Obrad Stanojevic)

- Public Speaking Training (organized by Bovan Communications, Inc.)

for: British Tobacco Management (2006), Serbian Association of Managers – SAM (2007), EUnet Managers (2007), et al.

 

Copyright 2013, Sima Avramovic. All rights reserved.                   Edited by Viktor Milosavljevic (alan.watson@ius.bg.ac.rs)