izv. prof. dr. sc. Vanja-Ivan Savić
izv. prof. dr. sc.
Vanja-Ivan Savić

Dr. Vanja-Ivan Savić is a Croatian lawyer. He graduated from University of Zagreb Faculty of Law cum laude, where he obtained his first law degree. Later he obtained Master of Science in Law Degree and Ph.D. at the same University.  He was a British Chevening Scholar at The University of Edinburgh in 2005. As a researcher he worked as International Fellow at DePaul University’s International Human Rights Law Institute in Chicago in 2010. His area of expertise includes Legal Theory, Theory of Law and State, Corporate Criminal Law, Law and Religion and International Human Rights. Legal Theory and Law and Religion are of his primary interest and in that respect he participated at many lectures and conferences held in Croatia and abroad. He attended Harvard University Law School’s Program of Instruction for Lawyers and later conference held at their Islamic Legal Studies Program. He also participated at many law and religion themed conferences: Cracow, Poland; Cluj-Napoca, Romania; Zagreb, Croatia and London, UK. In 2013 he was Visiting Research Associate at the University of Adelaide Research Unit for the Study of Society, Law and Religion. Currently he holds positions of Assistant Professor at the Faculty of Law at the University of Zagreb and Visiting Scholar at Northwestern University’s Buffett Center for International and Comparative Studies where he conducts research connected with law, religion and cohabitation in complex religious and ethnic societies. Dr. Savić’s papers were published in Croatian and English in numerous publications in Croatia and abroad and one article was translated into Vietnamese. Dr. Savić is interested to promote Law and Religion as a discipline in his home county Croatia and to explore how Religion interferes with Law and with functioning of the State, especially how it can shape governing structures within Political Systems. He speaks English and French and uses Spanish and is also familiar with Arabic and Hebrew letters. He earned Bar Exam Certificate.


Published papers recorded in the Croatian Scientific Bibliography Database (CROSBI)