From the earliest of times, societies of people have implemented core ideas regarding societal guidelines and ideas of rules and regulations to govern the community. The same applies towards the idea of a country as an (inter)personal political organizational form as well as for the international community as an organizational form of (inter)country society.
During earlier periods, the structure of regulations and country were much simpler and it was rather feasible for everyone to easily participate in legal matters. Today, society is more highly specialized and includes distinct divisions of labor in all areas and levels. It has become increasingly necessary to educate people in the areas of law, state and national regulations in order for society to have a sufficient number of legal experts available. The complexities of today’s living conditions have created a number of isolated legal cases and situations for which there appear to be insufficient resolutions, in turn demanding an interdisciplinary approach in order to regulate them
To address these and many other topics, the Faculty of Law offers a wide-range of base knowledge and in-depth specialization courses in many different areas to prepare students to understand interdisciplinary tasks and become generalists who will be in a position to understand the law as cultural manifestation in all of its historical depth and dogmatic dissimilarity as well as to understand societal preconditions and consequences and, in individual cases, find and procure solutions. On a national and international scale, we strongly believe that students of law studies should be provided with the highest level of education in regards to quality.
Above all, this extensive program ensures ample professional training and leaves the Austrian model of a scientific education at a university, including practical on-hands training, in tact. The Faculty of Law places great importance on life-long learning by providing numerous postgraduate programs.
The Faculty of Law is aware that the mere transfer of expert knowledge is not enough to manage the complex problems of society today and seeks to provide each individual with a way to address basic questions of human existence. The Faculty of Law is dedicated to the concept of education by science and believes this does not only ensure a relevant outlook and a distinct power of judgment, but can also combine intellectual probity with tolerance and a heightened, value oriented sense of responsibility towards society and the environment in particular.
In addition to education and continual education, the Faculty of Law supports continual and supplementary education for its faculty and staff at all levels, including professional mobility. The faculty highly values didactic instruction aimed at educating future managers and leaders as well as helping students to develop superior team skills.