Univ.Ass. (prae-doc) Mag. Janko Paunović


Janko Paunović is a doctoral candidate and and University Assistant (prae-doc) for Univ.Prof. DDr. José-Domingo Rodríguez Martín at the Institute for Roman Law and Ancient Legal History at the University of Vienna.

Janko's doctoral research is on the modern reception of Roman law in southeastern Europe, supervised by Univ.Prof. DDr. Rodríguez Martín. His work is based on archival research, with a focus on medieval statutes of Adriatic cities under Venetian rule, as well as on civil jurisprudence of the 19th century, with special reference to the circumstances in Montenegro during the legal transformation and modernization of the 19th century.

Janko’s broader research interests include the legal status of the Roman province of Illyria and its citizens in the wider Empire, and the interaction between Roman law and local custom.

Before starting his doctoral research in 2022, Janko worked at the Oberlandesgericht Wien (Court of Appeals of Vienna)the Straflandesgericht Wien (Regional Criminal Court of Vienna), and the Bezirksgericht Donaustadt (District Court of Donaustadt), as well as in legal practice.

T: 43 1 4277 34433

E-mail: janko.paunovic[at]univie.ac.at 

Sprechstunde: nach Vereinbarung

Schwerpunkte der wissenschaftlichen Tätigkeit

  •     Römisches Recht
  •    (Römische) Rechtsgeschichte
  •   Privatrechtsvergleichung
  •   Zivilrecht


Laufende Projekte

  •         Rechtswörterbuch (deutsch-serbisch), Universität Belgrad

Der vorläufige Arbeitstitel des Dissertationsvorhabens von Janko Paunović lautet:

  •         "Zum Recht der Mitgift im Statut von Kotor"


Das Exposé zum Dissertationsvorhaben ist über diesen Link abrufbar.


1. 'Roman Province of Illyricum and the Legal Status of the Illyrians in it', Studia Iuridica Montenegrina, 2023, pp. 51-66.

2. 'The Status of slaves (servi, ancille) in the Statute of Kotor (1616, Venice) and its Roman Legal framework', Les Ecrits Historiques 3-4, 2023, pp. 103-121.

3. 'The use of Checks and balances" in the Statute of Kotor (1616),  Les Ecrits Historiques, 1-2, 2023, pp. 47-71.

4. 'Portraits of parlamentarians and lawyers from the Bay of Kotor in Vienna in the mid- 19th and early 20th centuries, Annual of Maritime Museum in Kotor, LXXI, 2023, pp. 291-295.

5. 'Musterfall Römisches Recht', JAP 2022/2023, pp. 207-212.