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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


Juridicum Bldg.,
Rm. 112B


+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 06.12.2023

Students Invited to the Federal Fiscal Court

Law students take part in a legal hearing to experience real-world practices in law.

News 06.12.2023

A Workshop “Constitutional Issues of the ECB’s Monetary Policy” at the JKU

The workshop “Constitutional Issues of the ECB’s Monetary Policy” took place at the JKU in November.

F.l.: Christoph Ohler (University of Jena), Bruno de Witte (University of Maastricht), Jochen Güntner (University of Linz), Roman Puff (University of Salzburg), Martina Almhofer (University of Business & Economics Vienna), Paul Weismann (University of Salzburg), Diane Fromage (University of Salzburg), Klaus Tuori (University of Luxemburg), Stefan Griller (University of Business & Economics Vienna), Rainer Palmstorfer (University of Linz), Julia Kreuzhuber (University of Linz), Martin Selmayr (head of EU Commission Representation in Austria); photo credit: JKU
News 06.12.2023

Discussing the Law and Medicine

Experts shared their views on the issue of "Excess Treatment at the End of Life" at the JKU.

The "Learning to Understand Each Other – A Conversation between the Legal and Medical Professions" discussion series. Photo credit: JKU
News 30.11.2023

Annual Customs and Foreign Trade Law Day at the JKU

Business experts and research scholars came together in Linz to share their thoughts on a wide range of topics.


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