Excellent, profound and thoughtful. - The EBS Universität prepares you intensively for the First Examination in Law (formerly 1st State Exam) and offers the possibility of an integrated additional qualification in business (MA or MSc). Whether as an attorney, judge or prosecutor, in companies, authorities and organisations: for graduates of the EBS Universität all doors are open.
The classical training to become a fully qualified lawyer consists of a university degree with the completing first legal examination (formerly first state examination), the subsequent legal clerkship and the second legal examination at the end. Only after passing the second legal examination are you qualified as a lawyer to make full use of all professional possibilities of a lawyer, e.g. as a public prosecutor or judge. The top priority of our Law Studies programme is the first legal examination, for which we prepare you intensively.
The Law Studies programme at EBS Universität is divided into semesters with a lecture period of 15 weeks each. The periods are divided into basic studies, advanced studies, study abroad and special studies. The programme begins yearly in fall and spring term. After just three years, you will earn your first professional qualification with the Bachelor of Laws (LL.B.). In addition, you will have the opportunity to acquire an additional business management qualification.
In the seventh semester, the intensive preparation for the first legal examination (former state examination) starts, which can be taken after the eighth semester as a so-called Freischuss (§ 21 Abs.1 JAG Hessen). During the examination preparation you will benefit from the integrated one-year Examinatorium – examination preparation courses to achieve your personal best result. This increases your chance of taking a graduation with honours - and thus of taking the most highly remunerated positions. During the semester break, you will complete internships (which you can also complete abroad) with a total duration of three months. In addition, the integrated business studies can be completed with a Master in Business (MA) or a Master of Science (MSc).
Don’t lose any time, start your studies in spring.
With the second study start in spring, we offer you maximum flexibility. The second start is also an excellent opportunity for lateral entrants to transfer from another law faculty to EBS Universität.
Didactic concept: Modern learning methods for the best results
The lectures are structured, visualised and interactive. The lectures are followed up and deepened in working groups. In self-study groups you will prepare the coming lectures.
Another special feature of Law Studies programme at EBS Universität is the sequencing of lectures. Lectures in a specific subject area are grouped into blocks of five weeks each. They take place consecutively and conclude directly with a performance certificate.
According to the latest findings of modern university didactics, this special study structure enables students to engage more intensively with a subject or subject area. In this way, what has been learned is anchored in the long-term memory and better examination results will be achieved. There are no concentrated examination phases at the end of each semester, which reduces the examination load for the students. The competence-oriented examination performance also ensures continuous performance feedback.
You can look forward to modern teaching and learning methods, excellent lecturers from science and practice as well as the special promotion of your competences. We actively support you in ensuring that you pass your examinations with top results.
More about the didactic concept
Civil law, public law, criminal law
The focus of the studies is the imparting of excellent legal knowledge and skills. The core curriculum consists of the subjects civil law, public law and criminal law.
These contents are constantly repeated and deepened in the study programme, thus consolidating the knowledge. This is done on the one hand by integrating courses into the curriculum to repeat and deepen what has been learned. On the other hand, the last academic year serves exclusively to prepare students for their examinations: During this year, students attend lectures, examination courses and trial examinations that prepare them intensively for the state compulsory subject examination. It is no longer necessary to attend a private revision course.
All students spend a compulsory semester at one of around 90 partner universities abroad. Here you will improve your knowledge of foreign languages, expand your intercultural competence and acquire the ability to make comparative legal references to foreign law. In addition, you can also complete one or both parts of the obligatory elective internship abroad.
During their studies, all students complete three internships with a total duration of three months during the semester breaks. The practical study periods provide our students with an insight into legal and administrative practice as well as the opportunity to apply the acquired knowledge to real cases. The first part of the internship is compulsory and takes place at a local or regional court. You can complete your elective internship e.g. in a law firm or the legal department of a company.
In addition, practical references are also produced in the courses. In particular, experienced lecturers from practice are employed in the main areas.
The first legal examination is divided into a (state) compulsory subject examination and a (university) special subject examination. 30 % of the final grade in the special field examination is included in the overall grade of the first legal examination.
Major international law firms and commercial enterprises are looking for highly qualified junior lawyers who can demonstrate initial experience in business law. At EBS Universität, you can choose from a variety of areas of specialisation related to business law. EBS Universität is the first law faculty to offer a focus on digitalisation.
In the areas of logic, ethics, philosophy and mediation, you will develop new perspectives and will receive thought-provoking impulses to pursue other approaches and to fully understand the effects of your own actions. In addition, soft skills – such as rhetoric, conversation, presentation and negotiation techniques – are encouraged.
Due to the close cooperation with the EBS Business School faculty, you will receive a comprehensive additional qualification in business administration. You will learn to understand economic interrelationships and to include them in your legal work. The unique combination of law and economics represents an asset for your further professional career.
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