Welcome to the Faculty of Law!

Legal norms and parameters govern our co-existence, competition in business, and provide safety and security. Communities of people need rules and laws, and we need legal experts to define the laws that apply to all areas of life.

Legal education at the JKU does not mean primarily learning the law by heart. Communicating legal methods is in the foreground. It's a modern approach that allows students to master the challenges of the rapidly changing legal system and situation - whether in private law, public law, criminal law, corporate law, European law or in one of the other areas of specializations we offer in law studies.

The JKU is the first university in Europe to offer the Multimedia Diploma Degree Program in Law.  First introduced at the JKU in 2004, the program boasts over 850 online students a year.

In addition to pursuing well-known legal professions such as becoming an attorney or judge, JKU graduates can also pursue a career in business or public administration.

Dean's Office at the
Faculty of Law


Johannes Kepler University Linz
Altenberger Straße 69
A-4040 Linz/Austria


Bank Building,
2nd Floor, Room 208

Office Hours

Monday-Thursday: 8.00 AM - 3.30 PM


+43 732 2468 3201


Current News
News 07.11.2018

Successful Symposium in Honor of Prof. Velten's Birthday

How do you best honor a criminal law expert on her 60th birthday? True to style, of course, with a symposium focusing on criminal law.

News 07.11.2018

Land of the Rising Trade Sun: Conference on Japanese Agreement

The Brexit, trade agreements with Japan, and national security were part of the conference agenda for customs and foreign trade law.

News 06.11.2018

"A Specter is Haunting Europe": Karl Marx Bicentenary

Since the financial crisis of 2008, a specter has once again been haunting Europe and Karl Marx has become current again.

News 16.10.2018

Online Hate – The Limits of Digital Freedom

An event at the JKU will focus on fighting "Hate Speech".

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