The Faculty of Legal Sciences (FPN) is committed to training personnel essential to our area, with the aim of faster and better development of our community. Through the curriculum of the Faculty of Legal Science, students acquire basic knowledge in the field of law and, with the help of the gained basic knowledge, they master in different professional fields; thus acquiring premises necessary for successful work in public and private institutions.
They are also closely associated with different fields of law, such as civil law, criminal law, administrative law, constitutional law, etc. The Faculty of Legal Sciences at the University of Business Studies began operating in the academic year 2011/2012.
The mission and vision of the Faculty of Legal Sciences summarizes development strategy of the University of Business Studies which, in partnership with prestigious universities in the country and abroad, and as signatories of the Bologna Declaration, verify the institutional framework of building legal institutions in the Republic of Srpska, based on the principles of European jurisprudence, with global and structural knowledge of human output and with innovative and creative competencies and skills.
The Faculty of Legal Sciences at the University of Business Studies in Banja Luka, with its curriculum, includes modern social trends in the field of legal science. The FPN, with its modern programs regulated according to the teaching programs of the surrounding area, appropriate literature, as well as trained personnel for the listed modern development, contributes to the adequate modern general legal education and the inclusion of our territory in the European and global integration.
The objectives of our curriculum are reflected through the acquisition of theoretical, methodological and practical knowledge in the field of business, labor, social, contract, criminal, inheritance, international, public and private law, defining the output profile of the graduate student. Students are trained to apply theoretical and methodological knowledge of legal doctrines to institutions, companies, public sector and public central and local governments, with appropriate competencies and skills in all areas of European and national law.
Very important part of education in the field of legal sciences is to introduce students to the basic content of information technologies, its role in legal institutions and governance systems in administration and local government. Students are also trained to use information technology in state and private institutions, where records are kept in archives and files; to use the best programming languages and software for solving current problems in the work of various state and non-state institutions.
Students get to know the basic concepts of constitutional law, such as questions of the political system, holders of government and issues related to human rights and freedom.
Civil and criminal law are the two basic pillars of every faculty of legal sciences. The Students level of education is considerably depends on the curriculum. Obligation law, criminal law and civil law are especially significant in this field.
An important segment of the law study is the issue of labor and social rights. Studying materials from the field of comparative law is particularly important for gaining wider knowledge. The study of the economic system and economic policy allows students to, with a certain degree of knowledge, be included in institutions that implement European law and European legal standards, as well as law in national legislation.
In legal theory and practice of this innovative study program called “Legal science”, integrative aspects of legal and economic relations in the economy and society should come to the fore, in correlation to the current economy trends and laws of the European Union, where European finances are particularly emphasized. In this context, the knowledge in financial, banking, stock exchange, tax and budget law stands out, in correlation to the legal institutions of the public sector and environmental policy.
In the final instance, management of knowledge in the field of corporate law, humanitarian law, environmental law, intellectual property law, minority rights law, the rights of the European integration, etc., reflects the futuristic aspects of legal education with multidimensional, multidisciplinary and multi-ethnic implications of the Bologna process implementation.
Students of the Faculty of Legal Sciences have great employment opportunities in the Republic of Srpska, and in the region, in institutions such as courts, public prosecutors’ offices, state agencies, advocacy, notary offices, commercial enterprises, institutes and all other institutions where presence of a legal counsel is necessary.