The main goal of the study is to determine the attitudes and perceptions of law students towards different groups of migrants, and especially towards asylum seekers and asylees (refugees). Special research emphasis is on the assessment of the perception of migrants’ rights in the Republic of Croatia, as well as the familiarity of law students with these proscribed rights. Further on, the potential engagement within the students’ future profession in providing (legal) assistance to these groups of migrants is also analyzed. The research aims to explore whether there are differences between students of different law faculties, so it is conducted in four Croatian cities where such studies are available: Zagreb, Rijeka, Osijek, and Split. The research is conducted using a survey method on a sample of law students of the 1st and 4th year of study in four cities: Zagreb, Rijeka, Osijek, and Split. The planned sample includes 150 students for each year of study, which should enable comparisons between individual years (at the same faculty) and between different faculties.
Assist. Prof. Dr. Marko Mrakovčić, Faculty of Law in Rijeka, and Dr. Margareta Gregurović, Institute for Migration and Ethnic Studies, Zagreb