Bachelor of Arts - law (minor)

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Deadlines do not apply to courses in law, the State Examination and the LL.B.!

Information for students studying for a Bachelor's degree with a minor in law or for students in the teacher training for economics and law.

Dear students,

the time period for registering for and withdrawing from examinations is usually 10 weeks. The deadline for the winter term ends on 23.12.19. Please register for the examinations in advance so that there is time to sort out any potential issues.

Law - Bachelor (minor) Show content

Law as a minor for a Bachelor’s degree can be studied in the Faculty of Law of the University of Jena in a reformed course. The programme has been designed afresh from the perspective of study feasability, practical relevance and the relation to the respective major subject, and the range of courses offered has been greatly expanded.

The Law Faculty offers the law minor in one of three fields of law, namely public law, civil law and criminal law. The program focuses on one field of law only, but also includes individual courses from the other fields so that students can broaden their basic legal knowledge. The aim of the minor is to convey basic legal understanding, subject-specific knowledge and skills as well as legal methodology. Through practice in legal reasoning, knowledge of legal terminology and legal material as well as learning how to solve cases, students benefit from an expansion of their professional opportunities within their respective main discipline.

The aim of the course is to enable students to independently assess simple legal issues and to acquire basic legal knowledge in the chosen field of law. Term and seminar papers in particular help to assess the student's ability to work scientifically. Studying a specific field of law enables students to acquire specialized knowledge, basic theories and models, as well as procedural methods and case solution techniques.

The course is divided into compulsory and optional modules. The introductory courses of the chosen field of law are designed to provide students with basic legal knowledge. This knowledge is then expanded and deepened through intermediate and advanced courses. Students also acquire legal background knowledge by attending corresponding introductory courses on legal history, legal philosophy, legal theory and legal sociology.

In the winter term 2010/2011, the Faculty of Law decided to introduce some changes to the law minor in order to improve the program. The aim of the changes was to create more options, to reduce module examinations and to give students the opportunity to intensify their studies qualitatively and to individualise their course of study. In particular, by revising the module catalogue we were able to convert some compulsory modules into elective modules by increasing credit points. For example, the practice for advanced students (Übung für Fortgeschrittene) is now an elective for Bachelor students. Students of this programme in advanced semesters can also apply for these changes to apply to them retroactively without further conditions. Applications can be submitted in the Studienberatung, room 2.50. We recommend that all students in question submit this application. Performance which exceeds programme requirements can be "rewarded" by means of additional modules.

For all questions regarding the general organization of examinations, please contact the ASPA de ( Academic Study and Examination Office) at the University of Jena. If you have specific questions regarding academic credits in the subject "Law", please contact the examination office of the law faculty or the head of studies and teaching.

Public law - Bachelor (minor) Show content

The University of Jena offers the possibility to study law as a minor subject in three fields of law:

  • Public law
  • Civil law
  • Criminal Law

Public law comprises public international law, constitutional law, administrative law and the law of the European Union. During the course of studies, students will acquire basic legal understanding, specialized knowledge and skills as well as experience of legal methodology. They learn to solve simple legal issues independently and gain basic knowledge of public law. Academic research is practiced and documented through term papers and a research paper.

Further information is available here.

Criminal law - Bachelor (minor) Show content

The University of Jena offers the possibility to study law as a minor subject in three fields of law:

  • Public Law
  • Civil Law
  • Criminal Law

Criminal law within a country's legal system comprises those legal norms by which certain acts are prohibited and linked to a punishment as a legal consequence. The primary objective of criminal law is to protect certain legal interests, such as life and property, as well as the security and integrity of the state and fundamental values of community life. During the course of studies, students acquire basic legal understanding, specialized knowledge and skills as well as experience of legal methodology. They learn to solve simple legal issues independently and gain basic knowledge of criminal law. Academic research is practiced and documented through term papers and a research paper.

Further information is available here.

Civil law - Bachelor (minor) Show content

The University of Jena offers the possibility to study law as a minor subject in three fields of law:

  • Public law
  • Civil law
  • Criminal Law

In the minor with a civil law focus, students mainly grapple with the fields of law covered by the German Civil Code (BGB). In addition to the BGB - General Part, the law of contractual and non-contractual obligations, the law of property as well as the law of succession and family law, there are also courses on fundamental legal subjects. During the course of studies, students acquire basic legal understanding, specialized knowledge and skills as well as experience of legal methodology. They learn to solve simple legal issues independently and gain basic knowledge of civil law. Academic research is practiced and documented through term papers and a research paper.

Further information is available here.

Registering for examinations Show content

Generally, students are required to register for exams via Friedolin within the first ten weeks of the lecture period.

Registering for exams after this period is generally not permitted. The examination board of the ASPA de (Academic Studies and Examination Office) has the power to decide on special applications.

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