Bachelor of Law (B Law)
The bachelor’s degree program is divided into the introductory study period and the main study period.
Introductory Study Period
The introductory study period provides students with the fundamentals of the legal system and serves to clarify the student’s aptitude for legal thinking and legal work. It begins in the fall semester and lasts two semesters. After the second semester, i.e. in June, the introductory study period will be completed with an overall examination of the three courses: Private Law I, Criminal Law I, and Public Law I.
In addition to the introduction to the academic fields of Private Law, Criminal Law, and Public Law, a general introduction to the law is provided.
For students not passing the overall examination, i.e. not achieving a grade average of 4.0 or having more than one insufficient grade, it is mandatory to repeat the examination in August of the same year. The second attempt includes – regardless of the grades of the first attempt – all three parts of the examinations.
A postponement of the first or second examination attempt is only possible for important reasons (Article 12(5) of the Study Regulations RW June 21, 2007 with amendments of May 14, 2009 and May 22, 2014). Students must address requests to the Dean’s Office (Ms. Sylvia Kilchenmann). If a request for postponement of the first or second examination has been approved, it must be taken on the next regular date. The completion of further examinations in the Bachelor’s degree program, namely in the Foundational Modules, requires a passed introductory study period.
Students who have failed the overall examination twice or who have failed to appear for the examination and/or repeat examination without approval of a corresponding request shall be excluded from further studies in the Single-Subject Program in Law by decree of the Dean.
Main Study Period
The bachelor’s degree program provides knowledge and skills required as a basis for practicing in all legal professions.
The standard duration of study in the main study period is four semesters.
In the area of the Foundational Modules, students can freely choose two blocks from the modules Legal History I and II, Roman Law I and II, Legal Theory and Theories of the State I and II. Generally, these are taken in the third (Block I) and fourth (Block II) semesters and are each completed with a two-hour examination at the end of the semester.
The module Economic Law is taken over three semesters (Economic Law 1 and 2 as well as exercises) and is completed with a four-hour examination at the end.
The large modules Private Law, Criminal Law and Public Law consist of individual lectures, which are taken from the third to the sixth semester, and are each completed with a five-hour examination.
Active participation in a workshop on Introduction to Technical Basics of Legal Work is required, in order to write a problem set and to register for a seminar. Evidence must be provided when registering for the first written work.
Two problem sets in different fields of law must be solved during the Bachelor’s degree program. The problem sets are issued by the institutes, and students are given a period of three weeks before the due date. The two problem sets together form the bachelor’s thesis.
In addition, a seminar must be completed during the main study period.