Associate Professor, Mirela Krešić

She was born in 1975 in Zagreb where she finished elementary and high school education and graduated from the Faculty of Law, Universitiy of Zagreb in 1998. At the mentioned faculty she obtained her LL.M (Master in Law) in 2005 and PhD in 2009 (her doctoral thesis: Zakonsko nasljeđivanje prema Općem građanskom zakoniku na hrvatsko-slavonskom pravnom području 1853.-1946. / Intestate succession according to the Austrian General Civil Code on the Croatian-Slavonian legal area 1853-1946). After graduation she joined Payment Transactions Institute (ZAP; today Financial Agency/FINA) and it’s Human Resource Department (1998-2001). From 2001 she is a member of the Chair of Croatian History of Law and State at the Faculty of Law University of Zagreb as a junior researcher (2001-2005), assistant (2005-2009), senior research assistant (2009-2011), assistant professor (2011-2016) and associate professor (2016). At Integrated undergraduate and graduate study she teaches compulsory course Hrvatska pravna povijest u europskom kontekstu (Croatian Legal History in the European Context), elective course Prava građana – tradicijske osnove (Rights of Citizens – Traditional Foundations), as well as course for foreign students in English Croatian Legal History in the European Context. Also, she is a main teacher for elective course for fifth year students Woman’s legal history – Croatian tradition and the European context. At Doctoral programme in legal sciences – module European Law – she teaches course Europska pravna tradicija (European Legal Tradition). She participated as a team member on two international projects: The Rise of Modern Constitutionalism 1776.-1849.; University of Kassel, supported by Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft; coordinator: prof. dr. H. Dippel (2003.-2010.) and Rechtskuturen des modernen Osteuropa: Traditionen und Transfers; Max Planck Institut für Euröpaische Rechtsgeschichte; coordinator: prof. dr. Marie Therese Fögen (†); (2003.-2007.). She was the project leader of the project Modernization of Croatian legal area – tradition and transfer, funded by University of Zagreb, 2015-2016). She also worked as an associate on four Croatian projects: The new Croatian legal system – history of Croatian law and its European legal-historical preconditions; Croatian legal history – using contemporary methodics to a better legal education; Croatian legal culture in European frame: tradition and modernization; Rule of law in modern European and Croatian legal tradition.

 

Within the project, she will investigate the transformation of the legal status of women within the marriage, family and society in Croatia during the long 19th century. The turning point for the legal standing of women in Croatia was the implementation of the Austrian General Civil Code because it equalized it in greater part with the legal status of men. She will investigate the models of (not) implementing these changes in the atmosphere of the traditional and patriarchal Croatian society, and compare them to the switches that occurred in the legal status of women in other European countries.

Selected bibliography:

  1. Primaljstvo u Hrvatskoj i Slavoniji 1876.-1918.: zakonodavni okvir ustroja primaljske službe, Historijski zbornik, god. LXVIII (2015), 2, str. 277-295 (co-author: Monika Ratitičan);

2.Entitlement of female descendants to property of Croatian Communal Household, Journal on European History of Law, 2 (2011), 2, str. 73-85;

  1. Pozakonjenje izvanbračne djece uslijed ratnih okolnosti – naredba hrvatskog bana iz 1917., Leutar, Zdravka (ur.), Zbornik radova Međunarodne znanstvene konferencijeSocijalni rad i borba protiv siromaštva i socijalne isključenostiprofesionalna usmjerenost zaštiti i promicanju ljudskih prava, Zagreb, Zaklada Marija De Mattias, 2011., str. 185-202;
  2. Intestate succession of female descendants according to the Austrian General Civil Code on the Croatian-Slavonian legal area 1853-1946, Annals of the Faculty of Law in Belgrade – Belgrade Law Review, LVIII (2010), 3, str. 121-136;
  3. Zakonsko nasljeđivanje bračnih drugova prema Općem građanskom zakoniku na hrvatsko-slavonskom pravnom području, Zbornik Pravnog fakulteta u Zagrebu, 60 (2010), 2, str. 527-554;

6. The Matrimonial Law of the Muslims of Croatia 1916-1941, Beck Varela, Laura; Gutierrez Vega, Pablo, Spinosa Albert (ur.), Crossing Legal Cultures, Muenchen, Martin Meidenbauer Verlagsbuchhandlung, 2009., str. 365-380.

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