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 07.02.2019

Fast Track Admission to Law School

Beginning in the coming academic year, the JKU will introduce a new admissions procedure to study law. The new procedure is unique in Austria.

News 07.02.2019

Officially Opening of the Institute of Lawyer Law

The Faculty of Law at the JKU recently welcomed a new institute: Austria’s first Institute of Lawyer Law.

News 05.02.2019

LIT Law Lab Supports Digitizing Austrian Administration

LIT will help to create a digital office.

News 25.01.2019

Symposium “Migrant Crime – Myth or Reality?”


The issue of migrant crime is a highly charged, controversial topic in today’s media. A symposium at the JKU took a closer, scientific look at the...

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