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Rechtswissenschaft

First State Examination in Law

First Law Exam

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The thematic focus of Jurisprudence is on the content, emergence, formulation and application of the norms which are binding in social and economic relations.

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Basic data

Title on graduation

First State Examination in Law

Standard course length

10 Semester

ECTS-Credits

sole subject
270CP

Language of delivery (mainly)

German

Admission requirements

For inclusion in a master's degree is the completion of studies at the Bachelor's level requirement.
The subject-specific entry requirements are set out in the current Aufnahme-/Zulassungsordnung (admission regulations).
It also includes the different deadlines for the provision of evidence.

Gute englische Sprachkenntnisse werden empfohlen. Im Studium müssen englische Sprachkenntnisse auf dem Niveau B2 nachgewiesen werden.

More information at Application and enrolment

Enrolment for new students

for winter semester

admittance limited. A selection procedure takes place.

Subject to selection procedure

Deadlines for applications/enrolment

15.07.

Places to study are awarded through the dialogueorientated service procedure (DoSV).

Enrolment for advanced students

for winter and for summer semester

admittance limited

Deadlines for applications/enrolment

15.07. resp. 15.01.

Contact

DESCRIPTION OF SUBJECT

The thematic focus of Jurisprudence is on the content, emergence, formulation and application of the norms which are binding in social and economic relations.

OCCUPATIONAL FIELDS AND CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

Subsequent non-teaching occupational fields

Pursuant to Bremen regulations concerning legal training (BremJAPG), students receive an education which qualifies them to take up legal careers in an increasingly integrated European Union and in a constantly changing society: they learn how to fulfil the requirements of the constitution of a democratic welfare state determined by the rule of law. Based on an appropriate curriculum, studies encompass a critical perusal of the academic methods, knowledge and learning capacity necessary for fulfilling tasks in the practice fields of jurisdiction, legal administration and legal consultation. The contents and methods contained in the programme of studies are designed to overome any separation between theory and practice. This is achieved especially by means of providing a socio-scientific foundation and approach, as well as by taking into consideration the requirements of occupational practice.

Together, the university course, the subsequent two-year legal internship and the second state law examination qualify students for the German magistracy (Befähigung zum Richteramt). Graduates can then choose between legal careers at the bar, the judiciary and the administration, as well as in private companies.

Teacher training (Lehramt)

No courses available for students training to be teachers at state-run schools

Possibilities for additional qualifications

To qualify as a legal practitioner, students of law must complete a two-year Referendariat, ending with the second state exam.

OBJECTIVES AND CONTENTS OF PROGRAM

Detailed list of available courses in online course prospectus

Stages of study / curricula / description of modules

Studies encompass societal, economic, political and gender-specific aspects of law and its historical and philosophical foundations, as well as interdisciplinary and socio-scientific approaches. Students also trace the relationship between European and international law. Students are taught the working methods involved in the occupational practice of the judiciary, legal advocacy and legal administration and the necessary key competences and specialist knowledge of foreign languages. The courses contained in the area programmes are designed to enable students the opportunity to pursue their individual academic interests and to deepen their knowledge in compulsory advanced courses, as well as to make acquaintance with associated interdisciplinary and international aspects. Additionally, students learn how to deal critically and independently with special legal matters and novel legal issues concerning topics beyond their own knowledge boundaries.

Course schedule

Major fields

Students can choose between the following specialisations (it may not always be possible to offer all these options):
- environmental, technical, economic; national, European, and international law
- democracy, human rights, fundamental freedoms; national, European, international
- labour and social law in international and supranational contexts
- health and medical law, as well as consumer law
- European and national business law
- penal law and criminal policy in Europe.

General studies

Practical

Work practicals involving a total of three months are to be undertaken in the periods between semesters.

APPLICATION AND ENROLMENT

Recommended abilities/ target groups/ requirements placed on students

Die Rechtsanwendung setzt neben positivem Wissen eine bestimmte Mischung an Gespür, (juristischer) Phantasie und Methodik voraus. Wichtig ist es, konkrete Interessenlagen verstehen und erfassen zu können und ein Gespür für die Notwendigkeiten und Bedürfnisse der Praxis zu entwickeln.
Fleiß, Selbstorganisation und Interesse zum Lesen von Sachtexten sind ebenso wichtige Voraussetzungen wie soziale Kompetenz und Kommunikationsfähigkeit. Darüber hinaus sind sehr gute Deutschkenntnisse in Wort und Schrift erforderlich. Die Beteiligung an Diskussionen auch in größeren Gruppen und die Teamarbeit mit anderen Studierenden kann zu einem großen Teil zu einem erfolgreichen Abschluss des Studiums beitragen.

Admission requirements

For inclusion in a master's degree is the completion of studies at the Bachelor's level requirement.
The subject-specific entry requirements are set out in the current Aufnahme-/Zulassungsordnung (admission regulations).
It also includes the different deadlines for the provision of evidence.

Gute englische Sprachkenntnisse werden empfohlen. Im Studium müssen englische Sprachkenntnisse auf dem Niveau B2 nachgewiesen werden.

Admission regulations

Admission

for advanced students

admittance limited


Applications via

Deadline for application (beginner)

  • 15.07. for winter semester

Deadline for application (advanced)

  • 15.07. for winter semester
  • 15.01. for summer semester

Beginning of course for new students

WiSe

Beginning of course for advanced students

WiSe and SoSe

FORMALITIES

Type of studies

undergraduate studies

Time involved

full time study

Studies as

sole subject

Degree/qualification

First Law Exam

Title on graduation

First State Examination in Law

Standard course length

10 Semester

ECTS-Credits

sole subject
270CP

Accreditation


as sole subject
by: AAQ
from: 16.09.2016

Federal law on support in education

10 Semester

Costs

Semester fee 382,67 €

Bremen has a study account model (Studienkontengesetz).

Language of delivery (mainly)

German

Regulations

Examination regulations
Admission regulations

RESEARCH AND TEACHING

CONTACT AND COUNSELLING

Faculty

Departmental counseling

Gabriele Weiß
Building: GW1
E-Mail: studienzentrum-jura(at)uni-bremen.de
Fon: 0421.218.66066

Studies centre

Gabriele Weiß
Building: GW1
E-Mail: studienzentrum-jura(at)uni-bremen.de
Fon: 0421.218.66066

Faculty secretariat

Michael Krüger
Building: GW1
E-Mail: mikg(at)uni-bremen.de
Fon: 218-66002

Department secretariat

Michael Krüger
Building: GW1
E-Mail: mikg(at)uni-bremen.de
Fon: 218-66002

Examination’s Board secretariat

Michael Krüger
Building: GW1
E-Mail: mikg(at)uni-bremen.de
Fon: 218-66002

Status

31.10.2019
Description of subject

DESCRIPTION OF SUBJECT

The thematic focus of Jurisprudence is on the content, emergence, formulation and application of the norms which are binding in social and economic relations.

Occupational fields and career opportunities

OCCUPATIONAL FIELDS AND CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

Subsequent non-teaching occupational fields

Pursuant to Bremen regulations concerning legal training (BremJAPG), students receive an education which qualifies them to take up legal careers in an increasingly integrated European Union and in a constantly changing society: they learn how to fulfil the requirements of the constitution of a democratic welfare state determined by the rule of law. Based on an appropriate curriculum, studies encompass a critical perusal of the academic methods, knowledge and learning capacity necessary for fulfilling tasks in the practice fields of jurisdiction, legal administration and legal consultation. The contents and methods contained in the programme of studies are designed to overome any separation between theory and practice. This is achieved especially by means of providing a socio-scientific foundation and approach, as well as by taking into consideration the requirements of occupational practice.

Together, the university course, the subsequent two-year legal internship and the second state law examination qualify students for the German magistracy (Befähigung zum Richteramt). Graduates can then choose between legal careers at the bar, the judiciary and the administration, as well as in private companies.

Teacher training (Lehramt)

No courses available for students training to be teachers at state-run schools

Possibilities for additional qualifications

To qualify as a legal practitioner, students of law must complete a two-year Referendariat, ending with the second state exam.

Objectives and contents of program

OBJECTIVES AND CONTENTS OF PROGRAM

Detailed list of available courses in online course prospectus

Stages of study / curricula / description of modules

Studies encompass societal, economic, political and gender-specific aspects of law and its historical and philosophical foundations, as well as interdisciplinary and socio-scientific approaches. Students also trace the relationship between European and international law. Students are taught the working methods involved in the occupational practice of the judiciary, legal advocacy and legal administration and the necessary key competences and specialist knowledge of foreign languages. The courses contained in the area programmes are designed to enable students the opportunity to pursue their individual academic interests and to deepen their knowledge in compulsory advanced courses, as well as to make acquaintance with associated interdisciplinary and international aspects. Additionally, students learn how to deal critically and independently with special legal matters and novel legal issues concerning topics beyond their own knowledge boundaries.

Course schedule

Major fields

Students can choose between the following specialisations (it may not always be possible to offer all these options):
- environmental, technical, economic; national, European, and international law
- democracy, human rights, fundamental freedoms; national, European, international
- labour and social law in international and supranational contexts
- health and medical law, as well as consumer law
- European and national business law
- penal law and criminal policy in Europe.

General studies

Practical

Work practicals involving a total of three months are to be undertaken in the periods between semesters.

Application and enrolment

APPLICATION AND ENROLMENT

Recommended abilities/ target groups/ requirements placed on students

Die Rechtsanwendung setzt neben positivem Wissen eine bestimmte Mischung an Gespür, (juristischer) Phantasie und Methodik voraus. Wichtig ist es, konkrete Interessenlagen verstehen und erfassen zu können und ein Gespür für die Notwendigkeiten und Bedürfnisse der Praxis zu entwickeln.
Fleiß, Selbstorganisation und Interesse zum Lesen von Sachtexten sind ebenso wichtige Voraussetzungen wie soziale Kompetenz und Kommunikationsfähigkeit. Darüber hinaus sind sehr gute Deutschkenntnisse in Wort und Schrift erforderlich. Die Beteiligung an Diskussionen auch in größeren Gruppen und die Teamarbeit mit anderen Studierenden kann zu einem großen Teil zu einem erfolgreichen Abschluss des Studiums beitragen.

Admission requirements

For inclusion in a master's degree is the completion of studies at the Bachelor's level requirement.
The subject-specific entry requirements are set out in the current Aufnahme-/Zulassungsordnung (admission regulations).
It also includes the different deadlines for the provision of evidence.

Gute englische Sprachkenntnisse werden empfohlen. Im Studium müssen englische Sprachkenntnisse auf dem Niveau B2 nachgewiesen werden.

Admission regulations

Admission

for advanced students

admittance limited


Applications via

Deadline for application (beginner)

  • 15.07. for winter semester

Deadline for application (advanced)

  • 15.07. for winter semester
  • 15.01. for summer semester

Beginning of course for new students

WiSe

Beginning of course for advanced students

WiSe and SoSe
Formalities

FORMALITIES

Type of studies

undergraduate studies

Time involved

full time study

Studies as

sole subject

Degree/qualification

First Law Exam

Title on graduation

First State Examination in Law

Standard course length

10 Semester

ECTS-Credits

sole subject
270CP

Accreditation


as sole subject
by: AAQ
from: 16.09.2016

Federal law on support in education

10 Semester

Costs

Semester fee 382,67 €

Bremen has a study account model (Studienkontengesetz).

Language of delivery (mainly)

German

Regulations

Examination regulations
Admission regulations
Research and teaching

RESEARCH AND TEACHING

Contact and counselling

CONTACT AND COUNSELLING

Faculty

Departmental counseling

Gabriele Weiß
Building: GW1
E-Mail: studienzentrum-jura(at)uni-bremen.de
Fon: 0421.218.66066

Studies centre

Gabriele Weiß
Building: GW1
E-Mail: studienzentrum-jura(at)uni-bremen.de
Fon: 0421.218.66066

Faculty secretariat

Michael Krüger
Building: GW1
E-Mail: mikg(at)uni-bremen.de
Fon: 218-66002

Department secretariat

Michael Krüger
Building: GW1
E-Mail: mikg(at)uni-bremen.de
Fon: 218-66002

Examination’s Board secretariat

Michael Krüger
Building: GW1
E-Mail: mikg(at)uni-bremen.de
Fon: 218-66002

Status

31.10.2019