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Law, Department

Fachbereich Rechtswissenschaft at the FU Berlin

  • Van't-Hoff-Straße 8
  • 14195 Berlin
  • Phone: +49 30 838-52527
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Basic information

Total number of students 2,540 *
Share of external repetitions visited 54.5 %

Support during the study entry phase

Total score for support in the study entry phase 12/12 points

Exam preparation

Exam preparation 6/10 points
exams preparation - specific offers 3/4 points
Exam Preparation - Training 2/4 points
Exam preparation - additional services 1/2 points

Results of study

Exam results 31.7 %


Third party funds per academic 21.6 T€
Doctorates per professor 1.2

Students' assessments on undergraduate, presence-learning-courses

Teacher support 2.4
Support in studies 2.4
Courses offered 2.5
Study organisation 2.1
Exams 3.1
Assistance with exam preparation 2.1
Research orientation 2.5
Job market preparation 3.0
Support for stays abroad 1.9
Rooms 1.9
Library 1.7
IT-infrastructure 1.7
Overall study situation 2.1
Self-study places 1.9

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Further information provided by the department

  • Special features regarding teaching
    Integrated Bachelor of Laws, free university repeater & exam course (44 exams); comprehensive range of key qualifications, including practice; FU Law Clinic; international competitions (European Law Moot Court Competition; Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court; Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot Court; Model European Union / Model United Nations); extensive range of courses in English on international law; regular guest lectureships of Anglo-American professors.
  • Special features regarding the international orientation
    Over 70 partner universities abroad; possibility to provide services for the entire area of specialisation, including a university focus area examination, at over 50 partner universities abroad (DAAD awarded); DFG Research Group: "The International Rule of Law - Rise or Decline?"; English-language Master’s degree in International and European Business, Competition and Regulatory Law (MBL) with students from some 14 countries per year; Themis: additional commercial and international law certificate programme for students.
  • Special features regarding the equipment
    All lecture halls and seminar rooms are equipped with modern media technology; WiFi and Education Roaming are available across the campus. The library, which has 800,000 volumes and 680 periodicals, as well as all the important online research options for Law, offers 520 workstations with all the technical standards (PC workstations, connections). Separate parent-child study room for children of different ages with fully equipped workstations.
  • Special features regarding research activities
    Characteristic fields in research are internationalisation and Europeanization of the legal system, fundamental questions as well as the transfer of rights in the promotion and use of the discourse with practice, such as on the basis of well-known commentaries on the law; DFG Research Group: "The International Rule of Law - Rise or Decline?"; "FU Empirical Legal Studies Centre" ("FUELS") - Institute for Empirical Legal Research; International doctoral program "Human Rights under Pressure", continuation of the legal-historical joint research of the former excellence cluster TOPOI
  • Other special features
    In addition to the specialist library (including parent-child rooms), the department has its own three large lecture halls and numerous seminar rooms, a cafeteria and a student café (Cafe Tatort) of the student council initiative. The buildings are framed by a green park landscape in the immediate vicinity (all three minutes’ walk) to the Henry Ford tree (Audi Max), the central university library and the Veggie-Mensa cafeteria. The campus can be reached via the very close underground station "Freie Universität" with the U3, which goes from Dahlem via the city centre to Friedrichshain without changing trains.
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Last update 2020: Data collected by the CHE Center for Higher Education.
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