Law, Department

Uni Düsseldorf - Juristische Fakultät

Heinrich-Heine-Universität Düsseldorf
Universitätsstraße 1
40225 Düsseldorf
Telephone: +49 211 811-1414


Further degree courses of the department  
Total number of students 1980  
Share of external repetitions visited 46.2 %
Score for offers before studies - Score 5/8 points
Score for offers at start of studies 11/14 points
Score for offers in the first year of studies 4/11 points
Total score for support in the study entry phase
Third party funds per academic 21.7 T€
Doctorates per professor 1.7
Teacher support 2.1
Support in studies 2.1
Courses offered 2.2
Study organisation 1.5
Exams 2.5
University repetitions 1.9
Research orientation 2.1
Job market preparation 2.4
Support for stays abroad 2.1
Rooms 2.3
Library 1.8
IT-infrastructure 1.9
Overall study situation 1.7


Special features regarding teaching
Highly practice related: Many renowned practitioners among teaching staff, good teacher-student ratio; Extensive working group programme up to the 4th semester, corrected mock exams and assignments, individual exam clinic; Intensive exam preparation: Revision course and exam writing course with lecture notes and sample solutions, oral mock exam and mock presentation; E-learning; international focus: German-French study course, additional studies in Anglo-American Law; Extensive programme to teach subject-specific foreign language skills, (international) moot court competitions.

Special features regarding the international orientation
Courses focusing on comparative law; References to foreign law; Use of subject-specific foreign languages; Numerous exchange programmes and research projects with faculties abroad; Especially close exchange with the School of Law Herzliyah / Israel; German-French undergraduate and graduate courses with a dual degree; Accompanying studies in Anglo-American law; Doctorate in joint supervision with a faculty abroad.

Special features regarding the equipment
Commercial and separate specialist databases, teaching and learning portals with collaboration areas, personalised student information system, online publications, lecture recording (media library) and streaming (online and in other lecture halls), podcasts, electronic voting system, e-learning, interactive online case solutions planned for the exam preparation course, full WiFi coverage, modern multimedia seminar room equipment, video conferencing, PC workstations, online user service of the library, Friends and Alumni Association: Online job portal, blogs (Corporate Law, Insurance Law).

Special features regarding research activities
German and International Economic Law: Commercial and company law, intellectual property law and copyright, antitrust and competition law, insurance law, bankruptcy and reorganisation law, criminal business law, business administrative law, economic administrative law, energy law; Tax Law; European and International Law; German and International Information Law; Medical Law; German and French business, labour and social law; Party law; Law of the digitalisation of the political process.

Website with further information on research activities

Characteristics of assistance to differently abled persons
Central advisory centre for students with disabilities and chronic illness, e.g. mediation between teachers and students; Advice on equalisation of disadvantages at exams; Writing time extensions; Provision of special exam rooms; Funding for disability-related costs; Individual assistance when necessary; Implementation of study materials and PC workstations for the blind; Information on barrier-free access to buildings and lecture halls; Issue of euro keys; Rental of microport system; Group for students with Asperger's syndrome.

Characteristics of diversity advancement
Family-oriented assignment of working groups, e-learning tools to improve the flexibility of the course, session on life-work balance for lawyers, home office for employees with children, barrier-free access to Juridicum, working group “Language and Law” for students with a migrant background, International Office, room of silence and prayer, development of young researchers and talents through awarding of prizes for outstanding coursework and exam achievements, gay-lesbian-bi office of the student union, central Diversity coordination office.

Other special features
Modern faculty building; Modern specialist library with training programme and extended opening times; Integration of legal practice in teaching; Where possible, individual guidance for students (small groups in working groups and seminars); Moot court competitions and mooting school on various topics in national and international law; E-learning office; University language centre; Active Friends and Alumni Association; Didactic training for teachers.

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Last update 2017: Data collected by the CHE Center for Higher Education.

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