Faculty bodies include:
The Director is the manager and legal representative of the faculty.
The Director executes the decisions of the Governing Board at the direction of the president of the Governing Board and on this basis performs the following tasks:
- signs contracts that refer to financial and other burdens,
- represents the faculty in legal transactions,
- implements the decisions of the Governing Board on status, organisational and institutional changes of the faculty as well as its organisational units,
- executes the decisions of the Governing Board on employment relationships and other personnel and personal matters,
- is responsible for monitoring the records of contracts, acts and other documents of the faculty, as well as the decisions of the Governing Board and the Dean,
- gives instructions to other faculty bodies within the competency of the Governing Board regarding a legally correct use and interpretation of the Founding Act and the Statute of the faculty as well as other legal bases for the faculty’s operation,
- has other authorisations and responsibilities in accordance with the Founding Act, this Statute and the decisions of the Governing Board of the faculty.
The head of the Secretariat of the faculty is the Secretary appointed by the Governing Board for the term of two (2) years and can be reappointed.
The requirements for the appointment of the Secretary are as follows:
- at least level 8 of education (Slovenian Qualifications Framework – SQF),
- a statement of management and organisation skills,
- at least 2 years of work experience in comparable positions,
- fluency in at least one of the world languages.
The Secretary’s work is directly monitored, led and directed by the president of the Governing Board and the Director. The Dean monitors, leads and directs the Secretary’s work within their competency in accordance with the directions of the Governing Board.
The Governing Board can dismiss the Secretary prior to the expiry of their term or can temporarily suspend the implementation of their term of office if:
- they operate unlawfully and irregularly,
- they break the acts of the faculty,
- they do not operate in accordance with the decisions and instructions of the Governing Board,
- any of the reasons for termination of employment relationship in accordance with the law arises,
- they lose trust of the Governing Board,
- they propose their own dismissal.
The Main Secretary of the Faculty: Nina Pegan, mag. prav.
The Academic Assembly comprises all higher education lecturers, researchers and higher education associates, who are, in the current academic year, performing teaching or scientific research activity on the basis of a valid contract or employment relationship with the faculty. The representatives of students also participate in the work of the Academic Assembly so that their number accounts for at least one fifth of all Academic Assembly members.
The Academic Assembly:
- elects members of the Senate in accordance with the provisions of the Founding Act of the faculty and this Statute,
- gives general guidelines in connection with the study programmes and their implementation as well as other proposals and initiatives to the Senate,
- deals with reports on the work of the faculty as well as submits proposals and initiatives to the Senate,
- performs other tasks determined with this Statute and other general acts of the faculty.
The Academic Assembly rules at meetings, which can also be correspondence meetings. The Academic Assembly meets when necessary but at least once in a current academic year. The Secretary of the faculty convenes the Academic Assembly meetings at the Governing Board’s or Dean’s request.
The Academic Assembly elects a president from among its members. The president chairs meetings, formulates minutes of the meetings and monitors the execution of the decisions until the next Academic Assembly meeting is convened.
President of The Academic Assembly:
- Prof Arne Marjan Mavčič
The Senate is an academic body of the faculty responsible for higher education scientific, academic and professional matters. It consists of at least nine (9) and no more than thirteen (13) members. The members are elected by the Academic Assembly from among the higher education lecturers who are holders of at least one of the pedagogically implemented courses, and from among the students. All fields of study, scientific disciplines and study programmes of the faculty are equally represented in the Senate. The number of Senate members is determined by the decision of the Governing Board.
With regard to their function, the Dean and the Student Council representatives are members of the Senate. At least a fifth of the Senate members are students. Members of the Senate are elected by the Academic Assembly. The term of office of the Senate members lasts for two years and they can be re-elected after the expiry of this period.
The Senate decides on all matters regarding the implementation of the study programmes of the faculty as well as on new programmes and changes to the existing programmes.
The decisions of the Senate, to be adopted following prior consent from the Governing Board of the faculty, are those that have financial and business consequences, those regarding the number of admission places and limited enrolment, passing general and individual acts, decisions on new or changed existing study and scientific programmes as well as other programmes and projects of the faculty, personnel, personal and all other decisions that require the allocation and use of financial funds. The Governing Board decides which matter has financial consequences.
The Senate performs the following tasks:
- adopts proposals of study programmes,
- appoints members of the Senate of the university, who represent the scientific disciplines and professional fields that are fostered by the faculty,
- appoints higher education lecturers, researchers and higher education associates to the titles, except Full Professors and Senior Researchers; it nominates a candidate for appointment to the title of Full Professor and Senior Researcher to the Senate of the university,
- appoints three members of the Habilitation Committee of the university,
- decides on the withdrawal of the titles of a higher education lecturer, researcher and higher education associate,
- decides on the withdrawal of the title of a graduate,
- appoints a three-member committee which reports on the teaching and research qualifications of a candidate in the process of appointment to the title or withdrawal of the title,
- adopts the research and development programme,
- adopts the annual working plan of the faculty,
- appoints a three-member committee for the defence of the dispositions of doctoral dissertations and the qualification of candidates for doctoral dissertations,
- confirms the topics and mentors for doctoral dissertations,
- appoints a three-member Evaluation Committee, confirms the evaluation of the Committee and appoints members to defend the submitted doctoral dissertations,
- adopts professional opinion on young researchers and decides on their candidature,
- discusses and decides on the opinion of the Student Council of the faculty regarding its competencies,
- appoints its working bodies to carry out tasks in individual fields,
- decides on a candidate’s appeal in the recognition procedure of education obtained abroad,
- takes care of monitoring the quality of the educational and scientific research work,
- is responsible for the implementation of the European Credit Transfer System (ECTS) as well as the coordination of related tasks,
- decides on other matters in accordance with the law, this Statute, and other general acts of the faculty,
- examines the students’ requests for faster advancement.
- Prof. Peter Jambrek,
- Prof. Ernest Petrič,
- Prof. Arne Marjan Mavčič,
- Prof. Andrej Anžič,
- Prof. Bojan Grum,
- Prof. Marko Novak,
- Prof. Jernej Letnar Černič,
- Prof. Anže Erbežnik,
- Assoc. Prof. Sara Ahlin Doljak,
- Asst. Prof. Anja Strojin Štampar,
- Barbara Hribar, student,
- Sebastjan Svete, student.
The Governing Board is the faculty’s managing, operating and decision-making body. It comprises at least two members. The number of the members is determined by the founder. Each member has one vote. The founder appoints the members for two years.
The Governing Board decides on financial, business, and asset matters and takes care of the material operation of the faculty. The competencies of the Governing Board are:
- decides on material, financial, business and organisational questions,
- adopts the Statute and other faculty acts, such as the Act on the Systematization of Job Positions at the faculty as well as regulations, price lists, criteria and others,
- appoints the Dean and Vice Deans, following prior opinion of the Senate,
- appoints the Director and the chief Secretary,
- appoints the chief accountant,
- appoints the Disciplinary Committee,
- submits proposals to the Senate for decisions within its competency, regarding the disposal and use of financial funds,
- adopts the decisions on tuition fees and the price list of other services,
- adopts investment plans,
- decides on personnel and personal issues,
- decides on the formation and position of organisational units and appoints the heads of the faculty organisational units in accordance with the Statute,
- decides on the introduction of new study programmes at the faculty as well as on changes to the existing study programmes,
- decides on contractual relations and authorises the Director to sign contracts on behalf of the faculty,
- decides on all other programmes or projects of scientific, research, consultancy, publishing or any other nature from the fields of activities for which the faculty is registered.
Members of Governing Board:
- Peter Jambrek, president and member,
- Olga Jambrek, assistant president, Member
The Dean is the academic and professional head of the faculty. They lead and represent the faculty regarding its professional, educational, scientific and research as well as other higher education activities.
The deanery comprises the Dean, the Vice Dean and the Secretary of the faculty.
The Dean is appointed and dismissed by the Governing Board for the term of two years and can be reappointed. Before the appointment and dismissal, the Governing Board obtains prior opinion of the Senate and the founder’s consent. The Dean is appointed from among higher education lecturers who are holders of at least one of the pedagogical courses.
The Dean of the faculty has the authorisations and responsibilities in accordance with the Founding Act of the faculty and this Statute. They perform the following tasks in particular:
- convene and normally chair the meetings of the Senate of the faculty,
- coordinate educational, scientific research, and other work at the faculty,
- in cooperation with the Governing Board, they take care of and are responsible for the legality of the faculty’s operations and for the execution of its liabilities determined by the law, other regulations and general acts of the faculty,
- in cooperation with the Senate they adopt the criteria for the quality of the faculty, study programmes, scientific research as well as professional work,
- are responsible for monitoring, determining and ensuring the quality of the processes of self-evaluation,
- regularly report to the Senate, the Governing Board and the founder about the work of the faculty on their own proposal or upon a proposal received from the Senate, the Governing Board or the founder,
- promote doctors of science together with the rector,
- present awards of the faculty,
- submit proposals to the Senate for decisions within its competency, and monitors the execution of its decisions,
- submit proposals to obtain consent of the Governing Board for implementation of tasks in their area of competency,
- implement instructions of the Governing Board regarding legally correct use and interpretation of the Founding Act, the Statute, the decisions of the Governing Board and the Director,
- perform other tasks in accordance with the regulations and general acts of the faculty.
Dean of New university, European Faculty o Law:
Prof. Jernej Letnar Černič
The faculty has one or more Vice Deans.
Vice Deans assist the Dean with the tasks set by the Dean and deputise for them in the time of their absence. The Dean must obtain consent of the Governing Board for the decision of deputisation. Vice Deans are appointed and dismissed by the Governing Board.
The Vice Dean is appointed and dismissed by the Governing Board for the term of two years and can be reappointed. Before the appointment and dismissal, the Governing Board obtains prior opinion of the Senate and the founder’s consent. The Vice Dean is appointed from among higher education lecturers who are holders of at least one of the pedagogical courses.
The Vice Dean assists the Dean with the tasks set by the Governing Board, or independently runs the school which implements a certain study programme of the faculty. The Vice Dean performs tasks connected to the pedagogical, academic and student matters of the faculty, and in agreement with the Dean, they also participate in performing other tasks determined in this Statute. The Vice Dean, who runs a certain organisational unit of the faculty, is accountable to the faculty for their work on the basis of a contract on the introduction and realisation of a programme or project, as well as to the actual founder of the project or programme. The faculty can also have Vice Deans for other fields of activities at the faculty.
Vice Dean of New University, European Faculty of Law
Prof. Bojan Grum
The Student Council comprises student representatives enrolled at the faculty. The Student Council deals with and gives its opinion to the competent bodies on the Statute of the faculty, on all matters that refer to the rights and duties of the students, as well as adopts and implements extracurricular programmes for the students in collaboration with the student community.
If the opinion from the previous paragraph is not taken into consideration, the Student Council can request that a competent body re-examines a particular matter and decides on it. In the event of this, the decision is adopted if 2/3 of all members of the competent body vote in its favour.
The Student Council has at least five members.
The term of office of the Student Council members lasts one year.
Members of the Student Council are elected directly at elections by the students of the faculty. The elections are generally held in the second half of October. The method of calling the elections, the candidacy procedure and the procedure for holding elections are specified in more detail in the Rules on the Election of the Student Council.
The Rules on the Election of the Student Council are adopted by the Governing Board of the faculty following the prior opinion of the Student Council.
The Student Council makes decisions at meetings, which are public in nature. A decision is adopted if the majority of members present have voted in its favour, under the condition that the majority of members are present.
A president, who is elected from among the members of the Student Council, runs the Student Council. In their absence, the vice president of the Student Council, who is elected from among the members of the Student Council, runs the Council.
Minutes of the meetings of the Student Council are taken and are then signed by the president of the Student Council or, in their absence, by the vice president.
The operation and means of organisation of the Student Council are determined in more detail in the Rules of the Student Council. The Rules of the Student Council are adopted by the Governing Board of the faculty following the prior opinion of the Student Council.
In the 2021/22 academic year, the Student council has the following members:
- President: Matic Grum, 1st year, university study programme in Law and management of infrastructure and real estate
- Vice President (Unit Ljubljana): Matej Babnik, 1st year, university study programme in Law and management of infrastructure and real estate
- Vice President (Unit Nova Gorica): Neja Marc, 3st year, university study programme in Law
- Secretary: Zala Murn, 2st year, university study programme in Law
- Deputy Secretary: Tea Kelavić, 2nd year, university study programme in Law
Members of Student council of New University, European Faculty of Law:
- Barbara Hribar, additional year, postgraduate study programme in Law
- Sebastjan Svete, 1st year, postgraduate study programme in Law
The Habilitation Committee is a working body of the Senate of the faculty.
The Habilitation Committee comprises at least five members who are elected by the Senate of the faculty from among the higher education lecturers who fulfil the requirements for election into the Senate of the faculty. The student representative is also part of the Habilitation Committee.
The Habilitation Committee gives its opinion in the process of appointment to the titles and ensures the unified use of criteria for appointment to the titles of higher education lecturer, researcher and higher education associate.
The Habilitation Committee also gives its opinion on the withdrawal of the titles from the previous paragraph.
The Habilitation Committee works at meetings and has a quorum if the majority of members are present at the meeting. Their decisions are adopted with the absolute majority of Committee members.
The term of office of the Habilitation Committee members lasts for two years and they can be reappointed after the expiry of this period.
The Faculty Habilitation Committee consists of:
- Peter Jambrek, PhD
- Ernest Petrič, PhD
- Krešimir Puharič, PhD
- Janez Čebulj, PhD
- Kaliopa Dimitrovska Andrews, PhD
- Sara Ahlin Doljak, PhD
- Urša Ravnikar Šurk, student
The Academic Committee and its president are appointed by the Governing Board for the period of two years with the possibility of reappointment. It comprises at least four members, among whom there must be at least one representative of the Law course, one representative of the Law and Management of Real Estate course, as well as one representative of students.
The Academic Committee:
- decides on the possibility of completing the studies in the undergraduate programme Law (1st cycle) on the basis of an article,
- discusses and approves the topics of master’s theses and confirms the mentor or co-mentor,
- appoints an Expert Committee for the evaluation and defence of the master’s thesis,
- submits proposals to the Senate for the appointment of an Expert Committee to assess the suitability of the topic of the doctoral dissertation,
- submits proposals to the Senate for the confirmation of the topic and the mentor or co-mentor of the doctoral dissertation,
- submits proposals to the Senate for the appointment of an Expert Committee for the evaluation of the doctoral dissertation,
- submits proposals to the Senate for the approval of the assessments of the Expert Committee for the evaluation of the doctoral dissertation and the appointment of an Expert Committee for defence,
- decides on the enrolment of students in study programmes,
- considers requests for transferring between study programmes,
- considers requests for extension of the topic of master’s and doctoral theses,
- on the basis of the student’s request, decides on enrolment of a student in the same year (repeat enrolment) and the enrolment of a student into a higher year, in the event that they have not fulfilled all the obligations determined in the study programme for the enrolment into a higher year (conditional or exceptional enrolment),
- on the basis of the student’s request issues a reasoned opinion on faster advancement of a student,
- on the basis of the student’s request decides on the application for taking higher year exams early,
- on the basis of the student’s request decides on the application for the replacement of the elective course,
- on the basis of the student’s request decides on the application criteria for issuing a special needs student status, student athlete status or student artist status,
- on the basis of the student’s request deals with the requests for student status extensions,
- on the basis of the student’s request decides on the recognition of obligations of official and unofficial education or practical training,
- on the basis of the student’s request decides on the exemption from compulsory practical training.
- on the basis of the student’s request decides on the application for the continuation of studies after more than two years of suspension,
- on the basis of the student’s request decides on the application for recognition of obligations performed abroad on the basis of the Erasmus + exchange programme,
- appoints a professor if the course does not have a specific co-performer who assesses the subject as part of a double assessment,
- decides on a joint assessment if the assessments of the two assessors differ and if the assessors do not give a harmonized joint assessment,
- appoints a professor, if the course does not have a specific co-performer who is present at the lecture of the course holder and takes short minutes of it,
- keeps records of minutes on monitoring the implementation of courses,
- performs other tasks related to the academic activities of the faculty if no other faculty body is competent for them.
The Academic Affairs Committee consists of:
- President of the Academic Affairs Committee: Prof. Marko Novak, PhD
- Prof. Sara Ahlin Doljak, PhD
- Prof. Boštjan Kerbler, PhD
- Prof. Petra Ferk, PhD
- Laura Glaner, student
The Disciplinary Committee comprises three (3) members, each having their own deputy. The president of the Disciplinary Committee and their deputy are nominated by the Governing Board from among the educational staff of the faculty. A second member and their deputy are nominated by the Dean from among the employees of the Secretariat of the faculty. A third member and their deputy are nominated by the Student Council from among the students of the faculty.
On the basis of nominations, the Disciplinary Committee is appointed by the Senate of the faculty. The term of office of the Disciplinary Committee lasts for two (2) years and the members can be reappointed on the expiry of their term.
The Dean decides on the implementation of any disciplinary proceedings. It is possible to appeal to the Dean against the decisions of the Disciplinary Committee.
The Rules on Disciplinary Responsibility of the Students of New University regulates the disciplinary proceedings in more detail.
Members of the Disciplinary Committee are:
- dr. Boštjan Kerbler, president
- Margerita Jurković, deputy
- Tina Besednjak, assistant
- Nina Pegan, deputy assistant
- Urša Ravnikar Šurk, student
- Petra Doles, deputy student
Members of the Quality Committee of the faculty are appointed by the Senate of the faculty on the Dean’s proposal. It comprises at least six members, from among whom the Senate of the faculty appoints a president of the Committee.
The Committee comprises representatives of all the main interest groups, including the higher education lecturers, researchers, students, professional staff, administrative staff and external agents.
The Committee performs the following tasks:
- preparation of the annual quality report (a self-evaluation report),
- regularly monitoring the quality of studies and submitting proposals for its improvement,
- regularly monitoring the quality of scientific research and submitting proposals for its improvement,
- other tasks in the field of monitoring and improving quality, as is determined in the Quality Manual.
The Quality Manual of the Faculty of Slovenian and International Studies regulates the Committee’s operation in more detail.
Members of the Quality Committee of European Faculty of Law, New University until 31.10.2022 are:
- Dr. Boštjan Kerbler, Higher education teacher
- Dr. Marko Novak, raziskovalec (president)
- Eva Križaj, student
- Nina Pegan, Main Secretary
- Tina Besednjak, Head of Department for Student and Academic Affairs
- Nataša Kolavčič, Head of the New University Centre for Career Development and International Mobility
- Valerija Stopar, UKNU
- Martina Dolžan, accounting
- Doris Horvat, Promotion Adviser
- Jure Švigelj, Employers‘ representative
- Tadej Petejan, Alumni representative