Dr Aleksandra Maganić was born on 3 January 1967 in Zagreb. She completed her primary and secondary education in Osijek.
In 1985 she enrolled in the Faculty of Law, University of Osijek and obtained her Law Degree in 1989. As a student she was awarded the Rector's Prize for exceptional study results twice in 1987 and in 1988. Her grade point average was 4.86 (excellent).
In 1990 she was elected to the position of assistant at the Chair in Administrative Sciences at the Faculty of Law, University of Osijek. She commenced her postgraduate study programme in Business Law and Business Transactions at the Faculty of Law, University of Osijek and passed all exams. From 1990 to 1994 she worked as an assistant at the Chair in Administrative Sciences.
In 1995 she commenced her traineeship at the County Court in Osijek and in 1997 she passed the bar exam.
In July 1998 she resumed working at the Faculty of Law, University of Osijek and was elected to the position of junior researcher- assistant at the Chair in Civil Law and in February 2002 at the Chair in Civil Procedural Law.
After successful completion of her postgraduate study in civil law sciences with grade point average 4.8 (excellent) at the Faculty of Law, University of Zagreb on 19 January 2005 she defended her master thesis The Rechtspfleger-Institute in German Law and Introduction of the Corresponding Office in the Republic of Croatia completed under the mentorship of Prof. Mihajlo Dika.
In September 2005 she was awarded a three-month grant by Max Planck Institut für ausländisches und internationales Privatrecht for the period from 1 May 2006 until 31 July 2006. Although she was awarded a two-month grant by the same institution for the period from 1 January 2007 until 28 February 2007, she stayed at the Institute until 27 March 2007.
She received her doctorate from the Faculty of Law, University of Zagreb on 10 July 2008.
On 29 October 2008 she was elected to the position of senior assistant at the Chair in Civil Procedural Law at the Faculty of Law, University of Osijek.
She was elected to the position of assistant professor at the Chair in Civil Procedural Law of the Faculty of Law, University of Zagreb on 1 January 2010 and to the position of associate professor on 2 December 2015.
She teaches the courses (lectures, seminars, exercises, holds consultations and exams) in Civil Procedural Law at the Faculty of Law, University of Zagreb. In addition, she co-teaches the courses of the civil law module i.e. Non-contentious Law andLaw of Distraint and Notarial Law as well as the courses of the commercial law module i.e. Insolvency Law and an elective course in Organisation of the Judiciary.
Her teaching activities expand to the postgraduate study programme in civil law and family law sciences at the Faculty of Law in Zagreb and postgraduate study programme in company law and commercial law.
She has a teaching position at the postgraduate specialist study programme of Medical law at the Faculty of Law, University of Split.
She was a member of the Ministry of Justice Committee that drafted the Law on Amendments of the Civil Procedure Act of 2013 (Official Gazette 25/13), the member of the Ministry of Social Policy and Youth Committee on drafting Family Law in 2014 (Official Gazette 75/14) and the member of the Committee of the Ministry of Justice in drafting the Law on Non-contentious Proceeding.
Her professional activities also include cooperation with Max-Planck Institute in Hamburg, German Foundation for International Legal Cooperation (IRZ), the European Union of Rechtspfleger as well as with the Judicial Academy of the Republic of Croatia.
She has taken part both in national and international scientific and professional projects, conferences, seminars and workshops, lectured at a number of national and international scientific and professional meetings and organized and co-organized three international scientific conferences.
She is on the List of Arbitrators in Proceedings without an International Element and on the List of Arbitrators in Proceedings with an International Element before the Permanent Arbitration Court at the Croatian Chamber of Economy. She has been an arbitrator in a number of arbitration proceedings.
Since October 2013 she has been a member of the international editorial board of the journal „Societas et iurisprudentia“ published by the Faculty of Law, University of Trnava and is a member of the European Law Institute.
She has an active command of the German and English languages.