PRAVNI ZAPISI • Year III • No. 1 • pp. 108-125
PROFESSOR VODINELIĆ’S SYSTEMATICS OF CIVIL LAW
Saradnik u nastavi, Pravni fakultet Univerziteta Union u Beogradu
Pravni zapisi, No. 1/2012, pp. 108-125
civil law; systematics of civil law; introduction to civil law; general part of civil law; civil law science
The paper analyses the scientific contribution of professor dr dr h.c. Vladimir V. Vodinelić to date and singles out the novelties he introduces to domestic theory of civil law in his works, and particularly in his latest textbook Civil Law: An Introduction to Civil Law and the General Part of Civil Law (2012). The paper focuses on the designed and applied systematics of civil law, giving special attention to the differentiation between the introduction to civil law and the general part of civil law. After a comparison with the concept, contents and systematics applied in other recent civil law textbooks, the conclusion is that this textbook is the most comprehensive, most complete and the most extensive one, and also seems to include most examples. It differs from other textbooks, inter alia, by in fact including two textbooks in one, thus allowing the student to identify the application of civil law norms to every-day situations, while at the same time explaining the functions of the institutes and the practical legal significance of the divisions. In addition to considering the genesis of this professor Vodinelić’s work, by identifying three central steps that can be detected after analyzing his legal opus so far, special attention is given to the analysis of the didactic contribution of this renown civil lawyer and the methods he uses to make civil law matters more approachable to students.