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(minor - Bachelor of Arts)
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Authority for the accreditation of academic credits
Decisions regarding the accreditation of academic credits for the law minor (B.A.) are made exclusively by the Academic Study and Examination Office (ASPA) of the University of Jena.

At the Faculty of Law of the University of Jena you can study law as a minor for a Bachelor of Arts degree. The Faculty of Law has redesigned the minor program and restructured it from the perspective its study feasability, practical relevance and the relation to the relevant major subject, and has greatly expanded the range of courses offered.

The Law Faculty offers the law minor in one of three fields of law. The fields to choose from are

  • Public law
  • Civil law and
  • Criminal law.

The program focuses on one field of law only, but also includes individual courses from other fields to enable students to 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. Students are intended to greatly expand their professional opportunities within their respective main areas of law by shaping their legal perception, studying legal terminology and legal content as well as learning how to solve cases.

The aim of the course is to enable students to evaluate independently simple legal scenarios 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.

Structure of the course (supplementary subject in the two-subject bachelor):

The course is divided into introductory, intermediate and advanced courses. There are also three supplementary courses.

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 (Supplementary courses).

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