Bachelor’s Degree Program

Bachelor’s Introductory Study Period

These examinations will only take place after the second semester (June). The examinations in the subjects Private Law I, Criminal Law I, and Public Law I are written examinations lasting 2 hours each.

Registration on KSL opens at the beginning of the spring semester.

Spring Semester 2021

Criminal Law I Montag, June 7, 2021
Private Law I Wednesday, June 9, 2021
Public Law I Friday, June 11, 2021

Anyone who fails this set of examinations must repeat them in August of the same year. This set of examinations is failed if the average grade is below 4.0 or if more than one examination receives an insufficient grade. The repetition includes all three examinations, regardless of the grades achieved in the first attempt.

Participants will receive an email regarding the opportunity to view examinations after they have been graded.

Please note: Only students who have failed the set of introductory period examinations can request copies. In cases where the average grade for the set is above 4.0 and not more than one examination has an insufficient grade, viewing is not possible.

Students cannot have more than one insufficient grade and must reach an overall average grade of at least 4.0 (Art. 12(3) RSL RW of June 21, 2007, including the amendments until May 22, 2014).

Students who have failed their first attempt of the introductory Bachelor’s examinations are automatically signed up for the second round through the Dean’s Office. Students do not have to register to take that set of examinations again.

Spring Semester 2021 - Dates for Second Attempt of the Introductory Bachelor’s Examinations

Criminal Law I Monday, August 16, 2021
Private Law I Wednesday, August 18, 2021
Public Law I Friday, August 20, 2021

Students who earned study certificates required for admission to the Bachelor's degree program in a language other than German and whose native language is not German must complete the introductory study period by the end of the fourth semester.

In addition, for those students, it is possible to submit a formal request to the Dean's Office for an extension of the examination time, adding extra minutes to the scheduled examination time. Such requests should be addressed to Ms. Sylvia Kilchenmann and need to be submitted before the withdrawal deadline passes.

Bachelor’s Main Study Period

The Bachelor's examinations during the main study period are scheduled for January and June. The current dates are listed below. The Dean's Office announces the opening of the registration period on KSL and will not accept any late examination registrations.

Foundational Module (Grundlagenfächer)

The Dean's Office recommends completing the foundational modules at the end of the third and fourth semesters, with each written examination lasting two hours. Students who failed the examination in their first attempt can repeat the examination at the end of the following semester.

Private Law II + III, Criminal Law II + III, Public Law II + III, and Economic Law 1 + 2

The Dean's Office recommends taking these examinations only after having attended all lectures and case study exercises (Übungen). Each examination lasts five hours, except for Economic Law, which lasts four hours.

Please note: If successful passing grades in accordance with the regulatory requirements for the foundational modules for the third and fourth semesters of the Bachelor's degree are not met, failed subjects may be repeated once. This is the case if the average grade is below 4.0 or if there are more than two insufficient grades (or more than three insufficient grades for students who commenced their studies before the fall semester of 2015). Provided that the regulatory requirements listed above are met, singular insufficient grades can be left as they are (compensation).

In the event of insufficient grades, students must repeat the examination by the end of their 10th semester of the main study period for the Bachelor’s in Law degree.

Fall Semester 2021 - Exam Schedule for Students who have Completed their Third and Fourth Semesters

Foundational Modules Monday, January 3, 2022
Public Law II + III Wednesday, January 5, 2022
Economic Law 1 + 2 Friday, January 7, 2022
Private Law II + III Monday, January 10, 2022
Criminal Law II + III Wednesday, January 12, 2022

Participants will receive an email separately regarding the opportunity to view their examinations after they have been graded.

Students cannot have more than two insufficient grades and must attain an overall average grade of at least 4.0 (Art. 19(1) RSL RW of June 21, 2007, including the amendments until May 22, 2014).

Repeating Foundational Module Examinations

Only students who achieve an insufficient grade on their first attempt or whose request for postponement was approved can register for the second date. Otherwise, registrations are not recognized and will be deleted.

Dates for the repetition of the foundational module examinations can only be scheduled after the withdrawal period has expired.

Repeating any other Bachelor’s Subject Examination

Examinations for these subjects are set up every semester. Students who fail in their first attempt can register for a repeat examination.

Students who earned study certificates required for admission to the Bachelor's degree program in a language other than German and whose native language is not German can submit a formal request to the Dean's Office for an extension of the examination time, adding extra minutes to the scheduled examination time. Such requests should be addressed to Ms. Sylvia Kilchenmann and need to be submitted before the withdrawal deadline passes.