Basic studies at our Faculty last four years. The BA is attained once the student has passed all the mandatory and elective courses within the study programme that they had selected, and have gained 240 ECTS credits. Upon graduation, the students will receive the title of Bachelor of Science in Law.

Accreditation certificate

Student competencies – learning outcome

The aim of this study programme is to prepare our students for the legal profession. It includes a number of legal or law-related disciplines which we believe are necessary not only to gain understanding of the law and its role in society, but also to develop critical thought, debating skills and ability to implement the law. In addition to theoretical, academic and normative approach to law, our students are given an opportunity to gain practical skills and experiences through working as interns in a number of institutions.

During the course of the first year, only mandatory courses are taught. Elective courses become available from the second year onwards. An elective course that is not selected during the course of one academic year can be selected during the following academic year, together with other elective courses on offer. This allows our students to gain a solid foundation in the legal profession, but also allows them to study parts of the law that they are most interested in and for which there is a higher demand. Such a structure enables them to pursue their studies further – MA or PhD studies – and become specialists in a particular area of the Law.

Types of teaching

Teaching is done through lectures and practice sessions. In addition, within the framework of certain courses, the students are given an opportunity to become interns at courts, state institutions, lawyers’ offices, scientific institutions and legal clinics. Our students take part in moot trials, i.e. making different decisions which give them an opportunity to implement and check the knowledge they acquired during particular courses. The students are taught legal skills but also how to write legal acts. And finally, they are encouraged to think independently by producing written papers with the help and individual support of their mentors. All these activities are mandatory before a student is allowed to sit an exam.

BA STUDY PROGRAMME

1st year

COURSE SEMESTER NUMBER OF LESSONS LECTURES & PRACTICE SESSONS /WEEK ECTS*
Mandatory courses
Introduction to Jurisprudence and Human rights winter
summer
3+1
2+1
11
Introduction to Civil and Corporate Law winter
summer
3+2 14
Foreign language I** winter
summer
2+0 6
Family Law Summer 2+1 5
Winter 3+0 4
Constitutional law Summer 5+2 11
 Legal informatics Summer 2+2 5
Roman law Winter 2+0 4
Total  ECTS 60

*   ECTS (European Credit Transfer System) – A number of credits that reflects a student’s performance during the course of their studies (lectures, practice sessions, mid-term exams, final exams, theses), internships and independent work such as studying in a library or at home.

** Foreign language – Students are given to choose one of the languages (English, German or Italian) as mandatory, and the remaining two may be selected as elective courses.

Nº of credits required for enrolling in 2nd year is 37 ECTS.

2nd year

COURSE SEMESTER NUMBER OF LESSONS LECTURES & PRACTISE SESSIONS/WEEK ECTS
Mandatory courses
Property Law winter
summer
3+2
2+2
12
Foreign language II winter
summer
2+0 6
Commercial Law Winter 5+2 10
Criminal Law – general part Winter 4+2 9
Criminal Law – Penal law Summer 2+2 7
Inheritance Law Summer 3+2 7
Comparative law Summer 3+0 5
Elective courses* (select one)
Judicial Organisation Law Summer 2+0 4
Medation Summer 2+0 4
Total ECTS 60

* Changing elective course – A change of elective course is permitted provided that at the time the request for change is handed in, the student has met all the pre-exam requirements for the subject they mean to opt for. The final decision is taken by the Dean upon receipt of written request from the student.

Nº of credits required for enrolling in 3rd year is 37 ECTS credits acquired during the previous academic year, or a total of 74 ECTS credits acquired during the course of two previous academic years.

3rd year

COURSE SEMESTER NUMBER OF LESSONS LECTURES & PRACTISE SESSIONS/WEEK ECTS
Mandatory courses
Administrative Law winter
summer
3+1
2+1
9
Company Law winter
summer
3+1
2+1
8
Obligation Law summer 3+1
2+1
12
Foreign language III winter
summer
2+0 6
International Public Law winter 2+2 5
Civil procedure summer 5+2 12
Elective courses* (select two)
Criminalistics summer 2+0 4
Criminology with Penology summer 2+0 4
Media Law summer 2+0 4
Medical Law summer 2+0 4
Total ECTS 60

Optional course: Legal skills

Minimum required for enrolling in 4th year is 37 ECTS credits during the previous academic year, or a total of 111 ECTS credits during the course of three previous academic years.

4th year

COURSE SEMESTER NUMBER OF LESSONS LECTURES & PRACTISE SESSIONS/WEEK ECTS
Mandatory courses
Criminal Procedure winter
summer
3+2
2+1
11
Foreign language IV winter
summer
2+0 6
Labour Law winter 4+1 6
Tax Law winter 2+1 5
International Private Law winter 3+1 5
Introduction to Stock and Commodity Exchange Law winter 3+0 5
EU Law summer 2+1 5
Intellectual Property Law summer 3+1 5
Elective courses* (select three)
International Commercial Law Summer 2+0 4
Transportation Law Summer 2+0 4
Arbitration Law Summer 2+0 4
Insurance Law Summer 2+0 4
IT Law Summer 2+0 4
International Criminal Law Summer 2+0 4
Total ECTS 60

Optional course: Legal skills. For more information click here

Senior undergraduate status

Students of the fourth year attain senior undergraduate status at the end of that academic year, i.e. on 30th September of the current year.

Over the course of the following 6 months – until 31st March of the following year they are not required to pay additional fees. As of 1st April, students are required to pay one quarter of annual fees for next 6 months. Senior undergraduate status can be extended for a maximum of two years.