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Law, Department

Juristische Fakultät at the Uni Göttingen

  • Platz der Göttinger Sieben 6
  • 37073 Göttingen
  • Phone: +49 551 39-7360
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Basic information

Total number of students 3,160 *
Share of external repetitions visited 57.4 %

Support during the study entry phase

Total score for support in the study entry phase 4/12 points

Exam preparation

Exam preparation 5/10 points
exams preparation - specific offers 2/4 points
Exam Preparation - Training 1/4 points
Exam preparation - additional services 2/2 points

Results of study

Exam results 17.9 %


Third party funds per academic 10.9 T€
Doctorates per professor 1.6

Students' assessments on undergraduate, presence-learning-courses

Teacher support 2.6
Support in studies 2.6
Courses offered 2.6
Study organisation 2.0
Exams 3.0
Assistance with exam preparation 2.1
Research orientation 2.6
Job market preparation 2.8
Support for stays abroad 2.3
Rooms 2.3
Library 1.7
IT-infrastructure 1.9
Overall study situation 2.1
Self-study places 2.0

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Further information provided by the department

  • Special features regarding teaching
    Focus on academic training throughout the entire course of study by means of a broad education in the foundation subjects in accordance with the guidelines of the Science Council and a range of opportunities for subject specialisation in the specialisation studies (9 specialisation areas), one-year structured exam preparation course (revision courses, essay writing courses, written exam training, mock oral and written exams), practical learning through participation in several moot courts, studies with a focus on research thanks to overlapping study and research specialisations
  • Special features regarding the international orientation
    Free university courses for language learning; courses in foreign languages; subject-specific foreign language courses and introductions to foreign legal systems; courses offered by foreign professors; over 50 cooperations for student stays abroad as part of the Erasmus programme; possibility to participate in international Moot Courts; pilot faculty in the university programme "Internationalisation of Curricula" with the aim of integrating an international and intercultural dimension into teaching and learning processes; course content and support structures.
  • Special features regarding the equipment
    Approx. 810 workplaces with power supply and WiFi for private laptops; approx. 40 PC workstations, 5 book scanners; free use of all common online databases; state-of-the-art media technology in all lecture halls and seminar rooms; OPAC room for online research; PC training room; court laboratory with recording and presentation options, video conference and smartboard, extensive training and research literature of approx. 354,000 volumes; special libraries: General Theory of the State, Labour Law, Criminology, Agricultural Law, Medical Law, Legal History, International and European Law.
  • Special features regarding research activities
    Unique features in some research fields through intradisciplinary collaboration: research specialisations in Medical Law (also a specialisation in the course) Family, Youth and Educational Law, supporting faculty in the following research institutions: Centre for Modern Indian Studies (CeMIS), Göttingen Centre for Digital Humanities (GCDH) and Centre for Modern East Asian Studies (CeMEAS), Centre for Medieval and Early Modern Studies (GK Expert Cultures from the 12th to 16th Century), Institute for Agricultural Law , German-Chinese Institute of Law (Cooperation with Nanjing University)
  • Other special features
    Diversity focus "Compatibility of family and work": Parent-child room in the immediate vicinity of the library for short-term childcare absences, flexible processing and submission times in the exam course, which is basically designed as a face-to-face event, active information for exam candidates about university opportunities for childcare, support groups for family-friendly times for students with children, parent-child part-time scholarship for academic work employees with child to be looked after (under 12 years)
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  • Information on access restrictions
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Last update 2020: Data collected by the CHE Center for Higher Education.
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