Course participants with lecturer Danka Stojaković (centre) and Miroslav Djordjević (on her right), the local IRZ representative in Serbia
Course participants with lecturer Danka Stojaković (centre) and Miroslav Djordjević (on her right), the local IRZ representative in Serbia
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On 11 March 2019, a new course on German legal terminology began in Belgrade for German-speaking law students and other law professionals. The format for this kind of event was launched more than 15 years ago. The course is organised jointly by the Faculty of Law at the University of Belgrade and the IRZ and financed by funds from the German Federal Foreign Office allocated to Germany’s contribution to the Stability Pact for South-East Europe.

With almost 30 participants, interest in the event is particularly high this year. One of the reasons for this could be that the course has allowed many of its previous graduates to qualify for further employment in German law. Quite a few of them have been able to apply successfully for grants for study and research visits to Germany, thanks to the skills gained during this course. Some of them have also written (or are still writing) doctorates and master’s theses on German law or are currently working in the field of German-Serbian legal relations.

The course in German legal terminology is being led by the specialist in German studies, Danka Stojanovic, M.A., who is also author of the textbook “Nemački za pravnike” (German for law professionals). Fitting in with the design of this textbook, the focus of the course is on practical exercises and working with German legal texts from real-life situations.