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Fachbereich Rechtswissenschaft at the Uni Gießen

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Basic information

Total number of students 2,180 *
Share of external repetitions visited 34.8 %

Support during the study entry phase

Total score for support in the study entry phase 8/12 points

Exam preparation

Exam preparation 8/10 points
exams preparation - specific offers 3/4 points
Exam Preparation - Training 3/4 points
Exam preparation - additional services 2/2 points

Results of study

Exam results 56.0 %


Third party funds per academic 11.4 T€
Doctorates per professor 0.9

Students' assessments on undergraduate, presence-learning-courses

Teacher support 2.1
Support in studies 2.2
Courses offered 2.2
Study organisation 1.7
Exams 2.4
Assistance with exam preparation 2.1
Research orientation 2.3
Job market preparation 2.6
Support for stays abroad
Rooms 1.9
Library 1.8
IT-infrastructure 2.1
Overall study situation 2.0
Self-study places 2.3

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Further information provided by the department

  • Special features regarding teaching
    Giessen Model (lecture accompanying working groups in small groups). Practice-oriented. Teaching with the involvement of practitioners, especially in the specialisation areas, key qualifications, in Moot Courts and regular seminars for practitioners. Free comprehensive UniRep exam preparation programme. Courses also in English, French and Spanish. Strongly interdisciplinary teaching with bridges to social science with a focus on peace and conflict research. Mediation training, regular evaluation of all courses; Guest lecturer at the Univ. Madison United States.
  • Special features regarding the international orientation
    Instituto CAPAZ (DAAD Centre of Excellence) for funding the German Columbian Peace process; US German Summer Law School in Intern. and Comparative Law with Marquette University / University of Wisconsin (USA); Hessen Intern. Summer Univ .; Franz von Liszt Institute for International Law and Comparative Law; degree courses: MJI with a focus on European / International Law with a phase abroad, LL.M. German law, LL.M. Partner university. Wisconsin Law School; Refugee Law Clinic; Co-op. with Leibniz Institute HSFK; International Moot Court, Harvard WorldMUN; Co-op. with Univ. Fed. do Grande do Sul (Brazil) / Ajou Univ. Suwon (South Korea).
  • Special features regarding the equipment
    Branch library Law/Economics: 303,000 Volumes, 481 current periodicals; 296 individual workplaces (laptop), 44 group workplaces in Bibl.; copy, print and scan options; numerous online databases with access for students also from outside the university (including Juris - the legal portal, Westlaw; Beck-online and NomosOnline Premium); electronic loan and return; European documentation centre; classroom equipment with modern media technology (projector, whiteboard, loudspeaker); WiFi eduroam; parent-child room. Complete accessibility in the lecture hall building and the library (incl. elevator, toilet).
  • Special features regarding research activities
    Wide-ranging, excellent research portfolio in the individual professorships (including Sports Law, Spree Killings, Compliance, Comparative Law, Environmental Law, Basic Research). Institutes for lawyer-oriented legal training, international Law and Comparative Law (Franz-von-Liszt), jurisprudential basic research (Rudolf-von-Jhering) and Criminal Sciences. Practical seminars in Labour and Environmental Law, Criminology and Health Law. Strong focus on International Law, International and Security Law as well as Migration Law, CAPAZ Institute for Peace and Conflict Research.
  • Other special features
    Studies can be commenced in the summer semester. 3-semester legal English training (UNIcertIII certificate); Mentoring; park-like campus area with historic administration buildings, old trees and a bundled study infrastructure (classrooms, library with group study rooms, cafeteria with lunch, professorships, examination office, dean's office), personal atmosphere, proximity and responsiveness, easy parking directly on campus, rental bike system, modern lecture hall building; Erasmus program, seminars for practitioners (Environmental, Labour and Health Law, criminal sciences); ELSA student group.
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Last update 2020: Data collected by the CHE Center for Higher Education.
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