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2019 / 20
CHE University Ranking
Law, Department

Juristische Fakultät

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Basic information

Total number of students 2,330
Share of external repetitions visited 21.2 % *

Support during the study entry phase

Score for offers before studies - Score 3/8 points
Score for offers at start of studies 4/14 points
Score for offers in the first year of studies 0/11 points
Total score for support in the study entry phase


Third party funds per academic 12.2 T€
Doctorates per professor 1.5

Students' assessments on undergraduate, presence-learning-courses

Teacher support 2.0
Support in studies 1.9
Courses offered 1.7
Study organisation 1.6
Exams 2.1
University repetitions 1.3
Research orientation 1.9
Job market preparation 2.0
Support for stays abroad 1.9
Rooms 1.4
Library 1.7
IT-infrastructure 1.5
Overall study situation 1.5

Degree courses with details

Degree courses without details

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Further information provided by the department

  • Special features regarding teaching
    Extensive exam revision courses: Institute for the Didactics of Law (3 teaching professorships); Continuous annual course, also during semester breaks; Weekly exam preparation course; Half-yearly written and oral mock exams; Individual exam analysis. 28 areas of specialisation; international focus: Key area “Foreign Law”; Subject-specific foreign language training: Multi-level; 9 languages; Including the basics of foreign legal systems; Certificate of Higher Education in Common Law and LL.B. (Univ. of London); English study certificate; Study certificate “East-European Law"; Moot Courts; Law clinics; Virtual courses.
  • Special features regarding the international orientation
    Institute of International and Foreign Law; Centre of European Law; Research Centre for Human Rights in Criminal Proceedings; Chair of Common Law; Subject-specific foreign language training; Numerous certificates (some also in English) in foreign, European and international law; Dual-degree programmes (with France: licence en droit; Spain: grado en derecho); Numerous specialisation areas with an international focus; Over 50 partner universities; LL.B. (Univ. of London); Master's "German law for foreign students"; Dual Master’s “German and Russian Law”; Certificate of basic command of German law.
  • Special features regarding the equipment
    Seminar rooms/lecture theatres are equipped with projectors and some have multimedia equipment; WiFi access across campus; very well-equipped PC pools; Electronic platforms, also for digital and virtual forms of learning: stud.ip, ILIAS; Databases: incl. Beck Online, Juris, Westlaw, Nexis, HeinOnline; E-journals and e-books; Some video recordings of lectures with possibility of online streaming for students.
  • Special features regarding research activities
    Excellent and wide-ranging research in the core subjects of civil law, public law and criminal law. Key areas in the fields: “Economics and Employment", "Finances and taxes", "Europe and International Dimensions of Law", "IT, Media, Communications and Digitalisation", "Fundamentals of Law", "Processes and Methods". High number of doctorates each year. ERC Advanced Grant. BMBF-funded projects. DFG Graduates College.
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  • Characteristics of assistance to differently abled persons
    Write time extension for exams and tests; Study period extension; Exam mode substitution (e.g. written instead of oral exam in case of stuttering); Provision of special aids; Entrance doors largely barrier-free; Brochure “Studying with disability and chronic illness at the University of Passau”.
  • Characteristics of diversity advancement
    Chair of Common Law; Visiting lecturers programme with EUI Florence; Approval of English dissertations; Supervision and support for international doctoral students; Wide range of English-taught courses; Master's "German law for foreign students"; Dual Master’s “German and Russian Law”; Resources for international visiting professors/guest lectures; Targets set in connection with the university’s equality concept.
  • Other special features
    Very short distances from the faculties to the central facilities (Dean’s Office, student advisory services, International Office, library, cafeteria, sports centre); Very good communication/supervision ratio between lecturers and students; Modern faculty building; Lecture halls and seminar rooms in top condition (in structural and technical terms); Highly diverse student body (students from all over Germany and a high percentage of international students).
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Last update 2017: Data collected by the CHE Center for Higher Education, Germany.
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