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2019 / 20
CHE University Ranking
Law, Department

Rechtswissenschaftliche Fakultät

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

Total number of students 1,540
Share of external repetitions visited 32.2 % *

Support during the study entry phase

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


Third party funds per academic 6.1 T€
Doctorates per professor 2.0

Students' assessments on undergraduate, presence-learning-courses

Teacher support 2.0
Support in studies 2.0
Courses offered 2.0
Study organisation 1.6
Exams 2.5
University repetitions 2.1
Research orientation 2.1
Job market preparation 2.3
Support for stays abroad 1.9
Rooms 1.8
Library 1.9
IT-infrastructure 1.9
Overall study situation 1.9

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Further information provided by the department

  • Special features regarding teaching
    Excellent staff-student ratio; Excellent contact with the teaching staff; Comprehensive support through lecture-related study groups, tutorials, university exam revision courses and written exam courses, as well as condensed written exam courses; Practical relevance; Interdisciplinary approach; Training in foreign legal systems in the original language by native speaker lawyers in the Law and Language programme; opportunity to participate in German and foreign language moot courts with very good balance of winners; key qualifications; Diverse opportunities to specialise through key areas.
  • Special features regarding the international orientation
    In-depth study of foreign jurisdictions as part of the Law & Language programme (four languages ​​available); Opportunity to participate in moot courts supported by special entry seminars by coaches and practitioners; Large number of partner universities for ERASMUS exchanges and very good support from the university in terms of organisation and funding; International specialisation (SB 6: International Law); Additional option: LLB degree International Legal Studies in preparation for legal practice in England and Wales.
  • Special features regarding the equipment
    Comprehensive availability of legal databases; Excellent WiFi coverage throughout the University; PC pool, PC workstations in the library; UN depositary library; lecture theatres and seminar rooms are very well equipped with technology, which allows for comprehensive multimedia support in lectures.
  • Special features regarding research activities
    The individual research projects cover current socio-political issues, such as: Legal aspects of new media, digitalisation and data protection; Digital Justice; Impact of Brexit on Private International Law; International penal system in Germany; European corporate and capital market law; Legal-philosophical questions of migration. In addition to the research projects of the chairs, there are affiliated institutes for Energy Law, Endowments, Notary Law and Rule of Law Research, which also conduct practical and inter-disciplinary research.
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  • Characteristics of assistance to differently abled persons
    Students with chronic health or physical issues are granted individual and needs-based equalisation of disadvantages, such as deadline extensions for exams (intermediate examination), writing time extensions for individual exams or provision of computers for the visually impaired.
  • Characteristics of diversity advancement
    The Faculty promotes diversity in various areas, such as: Personal advice and individual support for prospective students and students with disabilities or chronic illness; Mentors for international students; “German Legal Language for International Students” course; Courses for lawyers who graduated abroad; International Tutoring Service; Binational doctorates; Periods abroad are promoted; Advice for prospective students with a migration background; Language and integration courses and free auditing of courses for refugees.
  • Other special features
    The Faculty of Law of the FSU Jena stands out for its varied additional range of study and continuing education options, in additional to the conventional study of law, as well as for its strong focus on practical aspects; 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.
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Last update 2017: Data collected by the CHE Center for Higher Education, Germany.
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