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



Study Law at the JKU Linz

Laws are important to our society, which is why we need legal experts in all areas of life. The JKU has an outstanding law degree program. Watch the video below to learn more about what it's like to study law and how everyone in society benefits.


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Current News
News 26.01.2021

Austria's Code of Criminal Procedure Now Available in One Volume

Four years of work, 3,500 pages: Setting new standards, the Linz Commentary on the Code of Criminal Procedure is finished.

News 20.01.2021

"Worthless Life" - The Courts during the Second Republic and the NS Euthanasia Program

A new study at the JKU aims to focus on a particularly important topic: The prosecution of perpetrators who carried out the Nazi’s euthanasia program.

News 23.12.2020

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Information Session with the Kepler Society

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