23 Oct 2017

Taboroši Scholarship 2017

About the Scholarship

The Taboroši Scholarship is established in memory of Professor Svetislav Taboroši, by family and former students who have been inspired by the Professor’s work and dedication to academic research and innovative problem solving in the practice of business law.  A brilliant teacher and scholar, Professor Taboroši strived to educate his students on the most recent trends in legal academic thought and the importance of critical thinking in academic and professional analysis of international law & economics.  The Scholarship is awarded annually to a student of the senior year at the University of Belgrade, Faculty of Law who, through a short analytical paper of one of professor’s publications, best embodies his spirit of academic exploration and promotion of academic research amongst peers specializing in law & economics.  The Scholarship is also the first of its kind, established in memory of a Professor by his former students, at the University of Belgrade, Faculty of Law and as such it aims to inspire other alumni of the University of Belgrade to support the future of Serbian academics and society and honor the giants on whose shoulders they stand.

About the Professor

Professor Svetislav Taboroši dedicated 42 years to the study of law as a means of regulating markets, both in socialist and free market economies.  Professor Taboroši was a tenured professor of Economic Law at the University of Belgrade, Faculty of Law, as well as a member of the Serbian Scientific Society and National Council for Consumer protection.  The Professor was among the first of his peers to pioneer a reformed academic approach to Serbian business law and law in general by insisting on original contribution to the study of topical and practically relevant issues as a key element of academic research.

He started his career at the Institute for Economics of Investments (1970), and was soon elected a teaching assistant at the University of Belgrade, Faculty of Law, where, in 1992, he was appointed as a tenured professor at the Department of Legal and Economic Sciences.  During the several decades of his career, the Professor gave a multitude of lectures on idiosyncratic issues faced by transitional economies at universities such are NYU Stern Business School, University of Bridgeport and Central European University.  Moreover, with the aim of supporting student involvement in academic research of law and economics, he served as a member of the advisory board at the University of Belgrade, Faculty of Law Student Economic Law Review since its establishment.  He was also actively involved in the legislative process, with special interest in consumer protection – he participated in drafting the Consumer Protection Act (2005) and the related consumer protection strategy.

Scholarship for the academic year 2017/2018

The scholarship shall be awarded based on the analytical paper of one of Professor’s graded by a board comprised of members of Taboroši family, professors of the University of Belgrade, Faculty of Law, and attorneys specializing in business law.  Further information on the requirements, deadlines and necessary documentation are available at www.geciclaw.com/sr/taborosi-stipendija.