About us

The Faculty of Law was among the first faculties of the newly founded Bielefeld University to admit students and to start teaching in the fall of 1969. The university then had a total of 270 students in all departments. The very first lecture was in law. Today, 29 full time professors, supported by their respective teams, other renowned experts and first-rate practitioners, teach and research at our faculty, which currently is the academic home of about 4.000 law students.

From the beginning the faculty has striven for excellence in teaching as well as in research to contribute to the university’s overall mission. It offers first-class training in legal theory, doctrine, and practice in order to broaden and deepen legal and interdisciplinary thought. Our faculty has produced leaders in law, government and society, most notably including several Justices appointed to the Federal Constitutional Court, the European Court of Justice and the State Constitutional Court. Members of the faculty play an active role in the legal and political discourse in Germany and Europe through numerous publications, lectures and academic conferences or by serving as counselors to the Federal and State Government as well as political parties.

We are committed to access for a broad range of students with diverse backgrounds.

© 2017 Fakultät für Rechtswissenschaft » geändert 14.05.2018 von Sebastian Kraus


Faculty of Law
Bielefeld University
Universitätsstraße 25
33615 Bielefeld

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