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Dr Maja Kostic-Mandic

GA Council

Dr. Maja Kostić-Mandić is a professor at the Faculty of Law of the University of Montenegro. She was born in 1969 in Podgorica. She graduated in June 1991 at the Faculty of Law in Podgorica (she was the winner of the Student Award “December 19” in 1988 and the University of Montenegro Award as a student of the generation of the Faculty of Law in 1990/91). She obtained her master’s degree in 1995 and her doctorate in 2001 at the Faculty of Law of the University of Belgrade in the field of private international law. At the Faculty of Law in Podgorica, she was selected for all positions: she was elected assistant in 1998, assistant professor in 2002, associate professor in 2007, and full professor in 2012.

She completed her most important long-term training at the Swiss Institute for Comparative Law in Lausanne, University College London – UCL, the Central European University in Budapest, the Max Planck Institute for Comparative and International Private Law in Hamburg (as a scholar of institutions and the British government) and Osaka International University in Japan. . She had the most significant study stays at Georgetown University in Washington, Stanford University in California, and Columbia University in New York.

Her main areas of scientific work are private international law, environmental protection law and international commercial arbitration. She also taught at the Faculty of Philology and the Department of Biology, as well as at the Faculty of Economics and the Faculty of Political Sciences of the University of Montenegro.

She is the author of a large number of scientific papers published in international journals and proceedings of international conferences in Switzerland, Germany, the United Kingdom, the Netherlands, Russia, Serbia, Slovenia, Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina and Montenegro. She also worked on a number of international projects (COWI, REC and Human European Consultancy for the needs of the European Commission, OSCE, GIZ, SNV, USAID), and she was engaged in drafting the new Law on International Private Law of Montenegro.

In one convocation, she was a member of the Parliament of Montenegro (2006–2009) and a member of three parliamentary committees. She is at the head of the National Committee of the International Academy of Comparative Law, as well as on the list of arbitrators of foreign trade arbitrations at the Chambers of Commerce of Montenegro, Serbia and Slovenia. She is a member of the Legal and Political Sciences Committee of CANU. She is the vice president of the Association of Lawyers of Montenegro.

She was awarded by the University of Montenegro for his contribution to scientific research and professional work for the year 2020 at the Faculty of Law in Podgorica. She is the author or co-author of several monographs, textbooks and manuals published in the country and abroad.