Starting from the 2021-2022 school year, the Union University School of Law in Belgrade (UUSL) will organize and implement a new accredited Master Academic Studies Programme (MA) in Law (LLM). Its completion leads to obtaining an academic title of Master in Law (LLM).

The aim of this study programme is for students to advance their general and specific professional competencies in certain fields of law in order to have a base to apply for employment and fulfill the requirements necessary for engagement in various legal professions in the judiciary, public administration or the business sector.

Based on students’ individual needs, the study programme provides them with an opportunity to participate in creating their own education path by choosing among a variety of study modules incorporating key fields of legal profession and the ways of public administration, the judiciary and corporate actors, including the field of ecological law as a contemporary legal discipline. The contents of the study modules is in line with some parts of the curricula of the courses preparing novice lawyers for the bar exam, as well as other professional exams (such as the one for public administration employees, a notary public, a public enforcement officer or a mediator’s license), facilitating thus acquisition of special theoretical knowledge and practical skills that makes passing such exams much easier. Besides specialist knowledge in a given field, successful engagement in legal professions assumes good knowledge of the functioning of the entire legal system. Therefore, the study programme interlinks various branches of law and legal disciplines in order for students, each according to his/her own needs and interests, to gain an insight into their mutual interdependence.

Eligibility

LLM enrollment terms and conditions are the following:

  • Completed a four-year (240 ECTS credits) Undergraduate Bachelor Programme in Law (BA in Law) with a university level law school;
  • Completed a four-year Undergraduate Programme in Law with a university level law school acc. to regulations before the 2005 Higher Education Law entered into force;
  • Completed a 240 ECTS credits undergraduate programme with a like humanities and social sciences university level school, aka a four-year undergraduate programme with a relevant university level school acc. to regulations before the 2005 Higher Education Law entered into force, provided that the curricula and syllabuses of such schools are compatible with those of the UUSLB, acc. to its general provisions legislative acts.

Master Academic Studies in Law – List of Activities, Mandatory and Elective Subjects

Subjects/

Teaching contents

ACTIVE TEACHING (AT) – Weekly Total AT Group Subject/status Other ECTS
1. Lectures 2. Practice 3. OFT* 4. IRP**
Semester I
Legal research methodology basics 2 2 2 90 TM***/Mandatory (M) 12
Study  module No. 1 – Administrative law
Comparative public administration 2 2 60 SP****/M 6
Seminar – Administration law 2 2 60 TM/M 6
Primary elective subject (PES)****** 2 1 45 PA*****/Elective (E) 4
The second module elective subject (SMES)******* 2 1 45 PA/E 4
Study  module No. 2  – Criminal law
Criminal law and protection of victims 2 2 60 SP/M 6
Seminar – Criminal law 2 2 60 TM/M 6
Primary elective subject (PES)***** 2 1 45 PA/E 4
The second module elective subject (SMES)******* 2 1 45 PA/E 4
Study  module No. 3  – International commercial law
International commercial law 2 2 60 SP /M 6
Seminar – International commercial law 2 2 60 TM/M 6
Primary elective subject (PES)***** 2 1 45 PA/E 4
The second module elective subject (SMES)******* 2 1 45 PA/E 4
Study  module No. 4  – Judicial organisation law
Judiciary system 2 2 60 SP /M 6
Seminar – Judicial organisation law 2 2 60 TM/M 6
Primary elective subject (PES)***** 2 1 45 PA/E 4
The second module elective subject (SMES)******* 2 1 45 PA/E 4
Study  module No. 5  – Family law
Children’s rights and the family 2 2 60 SP /M 6
Seminar – Family law 2 2 60 TM/M 6
Primary elective subject***** 2 1 45 PA/E 4
The second module elective subject (SMES)******* 2 1 45 PA/E 4
Study  module No. 6  – Ecological law
Ecological law 2 2 60 SP /O 6
Seminar – Ecological law 2 2 60 SP /O 6
Primary elective subject (PES)***** 2 1 45 PA/I 4
The second module elective subject (SMES)******* 2 1 45 PA/I 4
TOTAL 8 6 4 2 300 32
Semester II
Final / graduation /

MA paper preparation

20 300 M 10
Internship M 90 3
MA paper 20 300 M 30 15
TOTAL 20 300 120 28
TOTAL IN THE FINAL YEAR 8 6 4 22 600 120 60

* OFT – Other forms of teaching.

** IRP – Individual research paper.

*** TM – Theoretical and methodological subjects.

**** SP – Scientific and professional subjects.

***** PA – Professional and applied subjects.

****** Primary elective subject (PES) of a chosen study module. The primary elective subjects list is the following (the student chooses one of the two subjects listed):

Study module – Administrative law
Local self-government law
Judicial monitoring of public administration

Study module – Criminal law
Penal law
Penal sanctions enforcement law

Study module – International commercial law
EU commercial law
International commercial arbitration

Study module – Judicial organisation law
Notary public – Capacity and function
Enforcement – Capacity and function

Study module – Family law
Family members’ property relations
Family mediation

Study module – Ecological law
International ecological law
Ecological damage liability

******* The list of the second module elective subjects (SMES) comprises of all optional subjects from the remaining modules (the student chooses one of the ten subjects listed).

Curriculum / Subjects

Costs

The LLM tuition fee is  1,200 EUR per year and is payable in the local currency (RSD) at the middle exchange rate of the National Bank of Serbia (NBS) on the day of the payment. The mandatory enrollment amount is 240 EUR, while the rest of the tuition fee may be paid in eight monthly installments of 120 EUR each. The tuition fee for students paying its total amount at enrollment is 1,100 EUR.