The three year 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 180 ECTS credits. Upon graduation, the students will receive the title of Bachelor of Laws.

During the course of the first year, only mandatory courses are taught. Elective courses become available from the second year onwards. 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 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 work as 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.

List of courses by semesters and academic years

Study programme: Basic three year academic studies

YEAR ONE

Course Semester Status Active teaching (Lectures + practice sessions) ECTS
1. Introduction to Jurisprudence and Economy winter M 4+0 7
2. Roman Law winter M 3+0 5
3. Foreign language I (select 1 of 3) winter and summer M 4+0 5
1. English I E
2. German I E
3. Italian I E
4. Introduction to Civil and Corporate Law winter and summer M 6+4 14
5. Family Law winter M 3+1 6
6. History of Law winter M 3+0 5
7. Human Rights summer M 3+1 6
8. Legal informatics summer M 2+2 6
9. Inheritance Law summer M 3+1 6
Total hours of active teaching: 40
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.

YEAR TWO

Course Semester Status Nº hours per week (lectures + practice sessions) ECTS
1. Criminal Law – general part winter M 4+2 10
2. Property Law winter and summer M 6+4 12
3. Foreign language II (select 1 of 3) winter and summer M 4+0 5
1. English II E
2. German II E
3. Italian II
E
4. Constitutional Law winter M 5+2 11
5. Criminal Law – penal law summer M 2+2 7
6. Commercial Law summer M 5+2 11
7. Elective courses II (select 1 of 3) summer M 2+0 4
1.Mediation E
2. Judicial Organisation Law
E
3. Comparative Law E
Total hours of active teaching: 40
Total ECTS: 60

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.

YEAR THREE

Course Semester Status Nº of hours per week (lectures + practice sessions) ECTS
1. Administrative Law winter and summer M 5+2 9
2. International Public Law winter M 3+2 7
3. Obligation Law winter and summer M 5+2 12
4. Labour Law summer M 4+1 6
5. Foreign language III (select 1of 3 ) winter and summer M 6+0 6
1. English III E
2. German III E
3. Italian III E
6. Elective courses (select 5 of 10 (9))
1. Criminology with Penology
summer E 2+0 4
2. Bankruptcy Law summer E 2+0 4
7.
1. Media Law
summer E 2+0 4
2. Medical Law summer E 2+0 4
8.
1. Sports Law winter E 2+0 4
2. Consumer Law winter E 2+0 4
9.
1. Insurance Law winter E 2+0 4
2. Transportation Law
winter E 2+0 4
10.
1. Arbitration Law summer E 2+0 4
2. Misdemeanour Law (as of 2017/18)
summer E 2+0 4
Total hours of active teaching: 40
Total ECTS: 60