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2019 / 20
CHE University Ranking
Law, Department

Fachbereich Rechtswissenschaft

  • Universitätsstraße 10
  • 78457 Konstanz
  • Phone: +49 7531 88-2181
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Basic information

Total number of students 1,760
Share of external repetitions visited 30.0 % *

Support during the study entry phase

Score for offers before studies - Score 4/8 points
Score for offers at start of studies 10/14 points
Score for offers in the first year of studies 6/11 points
Total score for support in the study entry phase


Third party funds per academic 10.8 T€
Doctorates per professor 0.9

Students' assessments on undergraduate, presence-learning-courses

Teacher support 2.6
Support in studies 2.6
Courses offered 2.5
Study organisation 2.0
Exams 2.7
University repetitions 1.8
Research orientation 2.5
Job market preparation 2.6
Support for stays abroad 2.3
Rooms 2.5
Library 2.2
IT-infrastructure 1.9
Overall study situation 2.0

Degree courses without details

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Further information provided by the department

  • Special features regarding teaching
    Strict curriculum in the initial study phase with effective examinations; Large number of small tuition groups, around 90 groups, very small units that allow for incredibly effective work; Large choice of specialisations, particularly in Economic Law; specialisations are strongly focused on the labour market; comprehensive, newly designed exam preparation programme; focus on practice in all phases of the course thanks to four judges and public prosecutors that teach full time; preparatory courses for visits abroad.
  • Practice oriented teaching formats in master's degree courses
    example cases; business and simulation games; case studies;ontract design tutorials; negotiation tutorials; project workshops and work; field trip to companies; lectures by practitioners; learning by research; variety of lectures by practitioners
  • Special features regarding the international orientation
    Dual Master’s in Comparative Legal Studies in German, European and Chinese Law, with the Tongji University, Shanghai; Joint student and research seminars with universities in China, Japan Korea, Colombia, Estonia; Large number of ERASMUS partner universities and excellent support by internationalisation coordinators; Close links in Europe through membership in the renowned Rotterdam Law Network; Visiting professors teaching courses on English, French, Spanish, Italian, Turkish and South American law.
  • Special features regarding the equipment
    Completely renovated 24-hour library; modern facilities in the library, latest media technology, wide range of online content; Learning and working platform ILIAS for digital supplementation and networking of courses; Online textbooks with e-library; extensive research options, including Juris and beck-online, as well as many other data bases; All classrooms equipped with modern media technology; Use of new media in almost all courses; WiFi access; Large number of PC workstations, also in the legal section of the library; Extensive online materials for exam preparation courses.
  • Special features regarding research activities
    Focus on economic law across all three fields of law; focus on international law across all three fields of law; inter-disciplinary research, participation in the Cluster of Excellence "Cultural Foundation of Social Integration"; Research centre on immigration and asylum law; Institute for Empirical Research in Law, close link between research and practice; Joint research projects with Chinese universities particularly in the field of Civil and Criminal Law; Close research links to South America in the field of public law; Close research connections with Japan and Korea.
  • Website with further information on research activities
  • Characteristics of assistance to differently abled persons
    The Faculty is supported by the university in promoting students with chronic health issues. Students can request personnel assistance during courses, in the preparation for exams and in the submission of applications in the examination procedure. Special accommodation can be arranged via the Seezeit student union.
  • Characteristics of diversity advancement
    The Faculty actively promotes a maximum of diversity. An open and respectful environment is in place for staff. Differences are seen as enriching. Accordingly, (teaching) projects that serve these objectives are promoted. The course on “Training in Legal Jargon” bears mentioning: students with different personal backgrounds are promoted individually. According to a scientific study, students with a migrant background in Konstanz perform above-average on exams.
  • Other special features
    Four judges and prosecutors assigned full-time to teaching, thus close integration of court and prosecutor practice; Participation in the "University 2012" development programme, whereby additional professorships are set up in practically relevant areas in coordination with the Chamber of Industry and Commerce (IHK); additional close links to practice through honorary professorships held by lawyers in Patent Law, Copyright Law, Contract Design with International Relations, especially of Common Law; In addition, numerous teaching positions for industry representatives in the key areas.
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Last update 2017: Data collected by the CHE Center for Higher Education, Germany.
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