Prof. Slavko Carić, Ph.D. 1936 - 2006
Dr. Slavko Carić was born on 6th June, 1936 in Odžaci, Vojvodina, Serbia. He finished his elementary and high school education (was an outstanding student) in Novi Sad in 1955. He graduated from the Faculty of Law in Belgrade in 1959. During his studies he was very active in many student organizations. He received his Ph.D. at the Faculty of Law in Belgrade in 1964, immediately after which he started working as an assistant professor at the Faculty of Law in Belgrade.
Slavko Carić worked as a teaching assistant at the University of Novi Sad from 1960, then in 1965 he became an assistant professor, since 1969 he was an associate professor and since 1974 full professor at the Faculty of Law in Novi Sad. He held a Chair in Economic-Legal Sciences and was a manager of postgraduate studies in the economic department. He was married, with two children.
During 1963 and 1969 he resided in Switzerland and Austria for the purpose of professional development and, as a Humboldt fellow, he spent more than two years in Germany. He presented his papers at over 80 scientific and professional conferences, out of which 20 at conferences held abroad.
Slavko Carić, Ph.D. made an exceptional contribution to educating new scientific workers. He was a mentor in preparation and publication of 20 doctoral dissertations and 24 master's theses.
In April 1996, prof. Slavko Carić was elected a permanent member of Serbian Scientific Society.
For over 30 years, prof. Slavko Carić performed the function of an arbitrator in external trade disputes, in Yugoslav and foreign arbitrations (Vienna, Zurich, and Frankfurt am Main). During the same period he was very intensively engaged on the creation of a large number of laws in our country.
He was the Dean of the Faculty of Law in Novi Sad two times, and a Vice-rector of the University of Novi Sad in two mandates.
In October 2000, the Scientific and Teaching Council of the University of Novi Sad elected prof. Slavko Carić to be the acting rector of the University of Novi Sad, whereas organs of the Faculty of Law in Novi Sad elected him Dean.
For more than 17 years, prof. Slavko Carić was one of the organizers of Kopaonik School of Natural Law (Kopaonička škola prirodnog prava) and since 2004 Zlatibor Legal Days (Zlatiborski pravnički dani) were also organized by prof. Slavko Carić.
Prof. Slavko Carić was the president of the Yugoslav Society for Theory and Practice of Commercial Law and International Commercial Law as well as President of the Association of Lawyers in Vojvodina.
Prof. Slavko Carić was a very respectable professor and a scientific worker in the field of commercial law and international commercial law, not only in our country but also abroad. He was the author of 87 books, numerous reviews and articles in the field of law. The work of prof. Slavko Carić on encyclopaedias is of special importance (Legal Encyclopaedia, Encyclopaedia of Economics, Property Law Encyclopaedia).
Prof. Slavko Carić passed away in February 2006.