Europa-Institut is one of the oldest institutions of its kind in Europe and offers a Master´s program (LL.M.) in “European and International Law.” The Master’s program qualifies as a model program for European Studies and is accredited by ACQUIN and CEQUINT. Since its foundation, the Europa-Institut has done innovative research in the areas of European and International Law both on a regional and international level. Moreover, the Jean Monnet Chair for European Law and European Integration actively supports the Europa-Institut’s focus in the fields of European Integration, Human Rights, and International Economic Law.
Through the implementation of DAAD funded projects, such as the “Academic Reconstruction of South East Europe,” the Europa-Institut has gained valuable experience and expertise in the region and aims to become the focal point of expertise in European and International Law in Germany with a geographical emphasis on South Eastern Europe.
Founded in 1808, the Faculty is ranked among the top 500 universities according to the Shanghai Academic Ranking of World Universities. It has established worldwide academic and professional relations and cooperation with numerous law schools in Europe, USA and Asia. For several years, the Faculty of Law has offered a specialized postgraduate course in European Union Law and an English-language master’s course in European Integration, in cooperation with the European University Centre of the University of Lorraine (France).
The Faculty of Law at the University of Montenegro, was established in 1972 and was one of the first in the region to adopt the principles of the Bologna Process. Over the past decades, it has developed cooperation with numerous academic and non-academic institutions in the country and abroad. It hosts a Centre for Human Rights and the professors of the Faculty of Law are among the leading experts in the development of the Montenegrin legislation and its compatibility with EU Law.
Established in 1946, the faculty is the oldest higher education institution in Bosnia and Herzegovina. This is the largest Law Faculty in B&H with the focus of teaching and research in Civil Law, Public Law and International Law, which includes: Theory and Philosophy of Law, Criminal Law, Economics, and Legal History and Comparative Law. In addition to the permanent faculty members, several professors from other faculties and adjuncts from legal practice are engaged in the teaching process.
The faculty of Law “Iustinianus Primus” in Skopje is part of the biggest and oldest university in Macedonia. It has established academic cooperation with 70 faculties throughout the world, has incorporated modern technology in its educational process, and has opened several research centers. Together with the University of Strasbourg, the law faculty offers a Double Degree Program (LL.M.) in Intellectual Property Law and is proud to host a Jean Monnet chair entitled, “Integration in the EU: the law of the EU, Theory and practice”.
The Faculty of Law at the University of Tirana was established in 1954, and offers a Master’s Degree in European Union Business Law in addition to a wide range of courses related to European Union Law and International Law. The faculty maintains close partnerships with several universities including: the University “Sapienza” Rome, University of Utrecht, Faculty of Law at Kadir Has University (Turkey), and the Max Planck Institute for Comparative and Private International Law (Hamburg, Germany).
The Faculty of Law at the University of Zagreb was established in 1776, and offers the full range of study programs from an integrated BA-MA general law program and advanced Master’s programs to a doctoral program. Additionally, it has over 110 Erasmus contracts, and bilateral agreements with universities outside of Europe. The Faculty of Law also hosts a Jean Monnet chair of European Public Law, which aims to advance graduate and post-graduate education and legal research in field of European Law.
The South East European Law School Network (SEELS), based in Skopje, is the first institutionalized trans-border network of law faculties of public universities in South Eastern Europe. The SEELS consists of 13 public law faculties of universities from 6 South-East-European countries: Tirana (Albania), Sarajevo, Zenica and “Dzemal Bijedic” Mostar (Bosnia and Herzegovina), Zagreb, Split, Osijek and Rijeka (Croatia), Skopje (Macedonia), Montenegro as well as Belgrade, Kragujevac and Nis (Serbia). SEELS strives to strengthen and enhance regional integration, maintain the rule of law, facilitate EU integration, and approximate the processes of SEE countries by offering high quality legal education, research, professional training and publishing as well as regional exchange of legal academic know-how and information.