Prof. Sima Avramovic. Prof. Sima Avramovic

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Sima Avramovic, S.J.D., Professor of Law at the University of Belgrade Faculty of Law is regarded as one of the foremost Serbian authorities on comparative law, legal history, Roman law, and rhetoric. Since 2012 he serves as the Dean of the University of Belgrade Faculty of Law.

Prof. Avramovic with Senator Fulbright, 1984

Avramovic has a command of seven languages, including English, German, Greek, French, Italian, Russian and Serbian, and knows two classical languages – ancient Greek and Latin. He has over one hundred books and articles to his credit. Selected scholarship includes the pioneering books Rhetorike Techne (2008), State-Church Law in Serbia (2007), Comparative Legal Traditions (2006), Аrs Rhetorica (2002), General Legal History (2001), The Court Speeches of Isaeus and the Law of Athens (1988), Early Greek Law and the Code of Gortyn (1977), Evolution of Testamentary Freedom in Ancient Greek Law (1981), Foundations of Modern Democracy, Selected Declarations and Charters on Human Rights (1989). Recent articles include “Searching for the New Law on Religious Freedom in Serbia” (European Academy of Sciences and Arts, Weimar 2006), “Simulation of Athenian Court – A New Teaching Method” in the Balkans Law Review (2006), “The Rhetra of Epithadeus and Testament in Spartan Law” (Austrian Academy of Sciences, Vienna 2005), et al. His book Ars Rhetorica was proclaimed as Book of the Year 2002 (FRY Official Gazette Award) and he received the prestigious Italian award Premio romanistico internationale “Gérard Boulvert” for the Italian translation of the book Court Speeches of Isaeus and the Law of Athens. In 1984, he was a Fulbright Scholar at the University of Maryland.

Avramovic extensively serves as an eminent lecturer at leading universities in Greece, Macedonia, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Austria, the United States, Germany, England and Scotland. His current academic assignments include the following: President of the Commission for the University of Belgrade Bologna Follow Up, President of the Statutory Commission of the University of Belgrade, Member of the OSCE/ODIHR Panel of Experts, Editor-in-Chief of the law journal Annals of the Faculty of Law in Belgrade, Member of the Universities’ of Serbia Conference, Member of the Section for Sources of Serbian Law at the Serbian Academy of Sciences and Arts, President of the Center for Cooperation among Religious Communities, President of the Society for Roman Law and Classics Forum Romanum, President of the Alan Watson Foundation (an international group of legal scholars) and he leads the Center for Oratory Institutio oratoria. In addition, Avramovic is the founder of the monthly bulletin of the University of Belgrade Faculty of Law (Acta Diurna). He is also an editorial board member for the General Encyclopedia of Law, the Journal of Matica Srpska for Classical Studies, and the European Lawyer Journal. Avramovic holds the Juris Doctor, Master of Laws and Doctor of Juridical Science degrees from the University of Belgrade.

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Faculty of Law

University of Belgrade

Bulevar Kralja Aleksandra 67

11 000 Belgrade, Serbia

Phone: (381) 11-302-7652

Fax: (381) 11-322-1299



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