University of Ljubljana
The University of Ljubljana was founded in 1919 and is the oldest and largest higher education and scientific research institution in Slovenia. It has more than 40.000 undergraduate and postgraduate students and employs approximately 5.600 higher education teachers, researchers, assistants and administrative staff in 23 faculties and three arts academies. The University is listed amongst the top 500 universities in the world according to the ARWU Shanghai, Times THES-QS and WEBOMETRICS rankings. The Faculty of Law is one of the founding faculties of the University of Ljubljana and the largest law faculty in Slovenia. It offers its students an intellectually exciting learning environment with high academic standards at undergraduate and postgraduate level, promoting both legal knowledge and critical thought. Located in a renovated building complex at the very centre of the city of Ljubljana, the Faculty boasts a large teaching staff working in nine departments, six further associated research institutes and the most extensive law library in the region.
Maja Čarni Pretnar
Maja Čarni Pretnar, LLM, is a doctoral student at the Faculty of Law, University of Ljubljana. She graduated from the Faculty of Law in Ljubljana in 2003 and obtained an LLM degree specialising in EU law at the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (K.U. Leuven) in 2004. In 2015 she enrolled in the Doctoral Study Programme of Law, during which her research primarily focused on civil procedural aspects of resolving cross-border child abduction situations. She is currently employed by the Ministry of Justice of the Republic of Slovenia at Directorate for Civil Law, where her tasks include taking part in working group for the implementation of the newly adopted Family Code and preparing a draft of Non-Contentious Civil Procedure Act for the procedural implementation of Family Code. She has practical experience in international and EU law, having worked at the Permanent Representation of the Republic of Slovenia to the EU in Brussels, also at the time of Slovenia’s Presidency to the Council of the EU in 2008 (2007-2008). She acquired knowledge of judicial and court system when preparing for the Slovenian State Legal Exam, which she successfully passed in 2011 and since 2014 her interest involved family and children law which has henceforth resulted in collaborating with international research group within projects dealing with cross-border protection of children and families – Protection of Abducting Mothers in Return Proceedings: Intersection between Domestic Violence and Parental Child Abduction – POAM.