The Law Faculty in Peja has started work as a branch of the Faculty of Law of the University of Prishtina in the academic year 2010/2011 according to the decision of the leading board of the UP. The preparatory work together with the management of the Faculty of Applied Business Sciences (FASB) started in June 2010 after the announcement of the admission contest for students in this branch. Until the beginning of the learning process, lesson rooms and other accompanying infrastructure were prepared. The lesson started to take place on: October 1, 2010 and the academic part was organized by the management of this institution while the logistics and infrastructural part from the management of the FASB.
The branch of the Law Faculty in Peja, as well as the center in Pristina, the responsible structures have been approached seriously by applying the same standards that have been interlinked for an intensive process of legal education reform, in accordance with European most advanced standards and international higher education. Over the last two years, efforts have been made and major steps towards applying the Bologna system for Higher Education and continuous progress has been made in the area of quality assurance of teaching, learning and assessment of the knowledge of the studies and in many the field of law and legal education in this institution, including radical changes to curricula in accordance with the legislation in force in the Republic of Kosovo and in accordance with the most advanced European and international higher education standards.
Transformation of the Law Faculty branch from the University of Prishtina into academic units – Law Faculty within the Public University “Haxhi Zeka” in the legal plan is enabled by the Decision of the Steering Council of the UP and the Tripartite Agreement of Understanding. This process of legal transformation has been followed with special care by not creating any situation or vacuum in the curriculum implementation plan which, even earlier and now, has the aim of adequately educating and professionalizing younger generations of lawyers Providing them with knowledge, experience and development of analytical, theoretical and practical skills and skills necessary to practice the profession of lawyer in practice.
Through constant changes, based on the principles mentioned above, the Law Faculty of Public University “Haxhi Zeka” without compromise will be committed to providing high quality of teaching, learning, assessment of student knowledge and improving conditions within existing capacities to provide effective education. By reviewing and refreshing study programs, analyzing them in the area of competence and the possibility of continuing in the near future with programs of advanced cycles, the Faculty of Law offers profiling of lawyers in adequate directions in many disciplines of law, in accordance with their preferences and in accordance with Kosovar and wider market needs. At the same time, this institution through numerous collaborations and projects with different subjects both inside and outside the country, enables students access to a wider network in academic and professional institutions, creating conditions for local and international perspectives.
Law Faculty will coordinate with the Law Faculty programs of the University of Prishtina in particular with the study programs that will be offered by the Summer and Winter University to experience the diversity of academic programs and the international study environment.
Now, conditions for studies in Public, Law Faculty of University “Haxhi Zeka” in Peja, are optimal and are more likely choice as to the subjects during the learning process, as well as other research and educational activities. However, given the general conditions of higher education in Kosovo, limited opportunities for substantial investment in improving overall infrastructure and sufficient staffing levels, as well as ongoing demands for student numbers increase, the process of reforming the legal education towards improving the quality and quality of teaching, learning and evaluating student knowledge in this institution are a continuous process towards the realization of its mission.