Law (State Examination)

The most important facts at a glance:


State Examination

Standard period of studies:

9 semesters (first state examination)


Winter and summer semester
Applicants with foreign certificates:Language of instruction: German
Required language certificate: DSH-2
Required course for the Assessment Test (Feststellungsprüfung):
S/G- or G-Course.
To find out if you are required to take the Assessment Test, check your Certificate of Recognition.

Admission restrictions:



You find information on the application procedure for international students here.


Please keep in mind that you need a certification of recognition for all foreign certificates. The recognition process takes up to six weeks and the certificate must be included in your application.

Winter semester: June 1 - July 15

Summer semester: December 1 - January 15


Department of Law


Faculty 03: Law, Management and Economics


The accreditation of study programmes for Bachelor and Master Degrees constitutes as a precondition for the granting of state approval.

Subject Matter

Law deals with the applicable law in its totality (treaties under international law, parliamentary laws, ordinances, etc.). Here, the focus is on the interpretation of the law and its application to all aspects of everyday life (relationships and problems of citizens, the state and organizations). The Law course is concerned with legal dogmatic subjects (main area of applicable law: civil law, criminal law, public law), methods of jurisprudence, philosophical, historical and social basis of law (basic subjects). Students are also taught key skills as part of the Law course. The aim of the course is to prepare law students for judicial office, which is a prerequisite for almost all regulated legal professions (e.g. attorney, judge, district attorney).


The International Office offers counselling for international students about the application process and general information.

The Academic Advisory Office offers specific information on the subject (List available in German only).

The Student representatives give information from a student perspective (List available in German only).