Sima Avramović

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Sima Avramović
Avramović speaking at the European Commission (Brussels)
55th Dean of Belgrade Law School
Assumed office
October 2012
Preceded by Mirko Vasiljević
Personal details
Born Simeon Avramović
(1950-07-19) July 19, 1950 (age 67)
Belgrade, Serbia
Nationality Serbia Serbia
Alma mater Belgrade Law School (J.D.)
Belgrade Law School (LL.M.)
Belgrade Law School (S.J.D.)
Occupation Professor

Sima Avramović (Serbian: Сима Аврамовић / Sima Avramović) (b. 1950) is one of the foremost Serbian authorities on comparative law, legal history, law and religion, Roman law, and rhetoric, and the Dean of the University of Belgrade's Law School.[1] Avramović is the current President of the University of Belgrade's Senate.

Avramovic extensively serves as a distinguished lecturer at leading universities in Greece, the Republic of Macedonia, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Austria, Italy, 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 Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe/Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights Panel of Experts, Editor-in-Chief of the Belgrade Law Review, 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, and he leads the Center for Oratory Institutio oratoria.[2] In addition, Avramovic is the founder of the monthly bulletin of the University of Belgrade's Law School (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. In 1984, he was a Fulbright Scholar at the University of Maryland. Professor Avramovic has a command of English, German, Greek, French, Italian, Russian and Serbian, and knows two classical languagesAncient Greek and Latin.[3]

Legal scholarship[edit]

Avramovic 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 Tradition (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 (F.R.Y. 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.

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  1. ^ "Утврђен предлог кандидата за избор декана и чланова Савета Правног факултета Универзитета у Београду". University of Belgrade Faculty of Law. Retrieved 20 June 2012. 
  2. ^ "About Us". Alan Watson Foundation. Retrieved 14 June 2012. 
  3. ^ "Sima Avramović". University of Belgrade Faculty of Law. Retrieved 14 June 2012.