First Examination in Law
The law degree programme at EBS Law School leads to the qualification "First Examination in Law", previously called the "First State Examination". Since 2005, in addition to the state compulsory subject examination (70% of the overall grade) there is a university examination (focus area, 30% of the overall grade), it is therefore no longer a pure "state examination".
The compulsory subject examination is set and marked by the Hesse State Justice Examination Office in accordance with Hesse JAG (Hesse Legal Education Act). It consists of six supervised papers on each of the three areas of law: civil law, public law and criminal law. As a rule, the papers are written consecutively over a period of two weeks and are followed by an oral examination. The questions in the compulsory subject examination deal first and foremost with problems of substantive law and touch on procedural issues in civil procedure, criminal procedure, administrative procedure and constitutional procedure.
The focus area examination at EBS Law School is held in accordance with § 24 of the JAG.