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Law, Department

Rechtswissenschaftliche Fakultät at the Uni Jena

  • Carl-Zeiß-Straße 3
  • 07743 Jena
  • Phone: +49 3641 94-2000
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Basic information

Total number of students 1,420 *
Share of external repetitions visited 50.6 %

Support during the study entry phase

Total score for support in the study entry phase 9/12 points

Exam preparation

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

Results of study

Exam results 28.7 %


Third party funds per academic
Doctorates per professor 1.2

Students' assessments on undergraduate, presence-learning-courses

Teacher support 2.0
Support in studies 2.3
Courses offered 2.2
Study organisation 1.8
Exams 2.5
Assistance with exam preparation 1.8
Research orientation 2.1
Job market preparation 2.6
Support for stays abroad 2.0
Rooms 2.0
Library 2.0
IT-infrastructure 2.0
Overall study situation 2.0
Self-study places 2.5

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Further information provided by the department

  • Special features regarding teaching
    Very good supervision options; excellent contact with the teachers; comprehensive support through working groups accompanying the lecture, tutorials, university exam repetitions as well as exam courses and compact exam courses; practical relevance; interdisciplinarity; training in foreign legal systems in the national language by native-speaking lawyers in the Law & Language programme; Possibility of German and foreign language Moot Courts with a very good record of wins; key skills; diverse possibilities of specialisation within the focus areas.
  • Special features regarding the international orientation
    In-depth study of foreign legal systems as part of the Law & Language Programme (4 languages offered); opportunity to participate in Moot Courts supported by special introductory seminars by coaches and practitioners; large selection of partner universities for the ERASMUS stay and very good support from the university regarding organisation and financing options; international specialisation area (SB 6: International Law);
  • Special features regarding the equipment
    Comprehensive availability of legal databases and e-literature; excellent WiFi coverage throughout the university area; computer pool, computer workstations in the library; UN depositary library; very well equipped lecture halls and seminar rooms that enable comprehensive multimedia support for the courses; Online corrections; Peer2Peer Podcasts.
  • Special features regarding research activities
    The individual research projects cover current socio-political issues, such as: Legal issues of new media, digitalisation and data protection; digital justice; effects of Brexit on Private International Law; Sports Law, Medical Law, International Criminal Law and Energy Law. But research is also continuing on the fundamental questions of Law, such as in the History of Law and Constitution, Legal Philosophy, Corporate Law, Trademark Law and Copyright Law. There are currently 2 interdisciplinary research projects: Europe and Law & History.
  • Other special features
    The Faculty of Law at the FSU Jena is characterised by a wide range of additional courses and further training opportunities in addition to the classic law studies and by a strong practical orientation. For example, Energy Law can produce “energy lawyers”, while the extension course “Labour Law, Organisation and Personnel Management” can lead to a career in human resources management. Evenings with practitioners and career fairs provide insights into the field. Regular pub meetings ensure a good rapport between students and professors.
  • Further information on research activities
  • Further information about study entry phase
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