Mirela Krešić (Zagreb, 1975) graduated from the Faculty of Law University of Zagreb (1998). At the postgraduate studies in civil law, she defended her master’s thesis on the topic “Lease of agricultural land in Croatia since the middle of the 19th century and in contemporary law” (2005) and her doctoral thesis on the topic “Legal inheritance according to the General Civil Code in the Croatian-Slavonic legal area 1853-1946 ” (2009). She is fluent in English and speaks German, Italian and Spanish.

She has been employed at the Faculty of Law since 2001, is a full-time professor at the Department of Croatian Law and State History (2022) and a head of the Department of Legal History and Roman Law (2019). Since October 2021, she has held the position of vice dean for teaching, mobility, students and study programmes.

At the integrated undergraduate and graduate study in Law, she is one of the holders of the compulsory course Croatian legal history in the European context, the holder of the elective course Legal history of women – Croatian heritage and European environment, and she participates in the teaching of the elective course Citizens’ rights – traditional foundations, as well as the course Croatian Legal History in the European Context. At the specialist study in European law, she is one of the holders of the European Legal Tradition course, and at the doctoral study in Legal Sciences, she teaches Research Methodology in Legal Sciences.

She participated in a number of projects of the Ministry of Science and Education and the University of Zagreb, as well as European projects (Max-Planck-Institut für Europaische Rechtsgeschichte; Universität Kassel). She is currently a collaborator on the project of the Croatian Science Foundation “European roots of modern Croatia: transfer of ideas in the political and cultural field”/IP-2018-01-2539 and the project of the European Universities Erasmus + Program of the European Union/”UNIC – European University of Post -industrial Cities” in which she co-leads the working group for inter-university mobility at the University of Zagreb.

She has presented at numerous international and domestic scientific and professional conferences, and briefly trained at the Max-Planck Institute for European Legal History in Frankfurt, Germany. She is the author of numerous scientific papers published in domestic and international publications.

She is a member of the editorial board of “Journal on History of Law” and “Časopis za suvremenu povijest” and professional associations: „Juris Diversitas“, “European Society for Comparative Legal History, “Forderverein Europaische Rechtskultur e.V.” and “Društvo za hrvatsku povjesnicu”.