Faculty of LawComenius University in Bratislava

WHY A NEW BUILDING?

  • Comenius University in Bratislava (CU) is the oldest university in Slovakia, and the Faculty of Law of the Comenius University (Faculty of Law) is the oldest faculty of law and after the Faculty of Medicine the second oldest faculty taking them all.
  • The Faculty of Law, as a part of a public university, is located in the building at Šafárikovo square No. 6 in Bratislava together with the Rector´s Office of CU and part of the Faculty of Arts of CU, while the Faculty of Law uses approximately one third of these premises. This spatial situation was not quite satisfactory even at the end of the 1980s, let alone today when the number of students has multiplied compared to the past.
  • In recent years, it has been shown that physical premises are one of the major threats to the success of the Faculty of Law of Comenius University in Bratislava at both national and international level.
  • Over the past five years, we have made a number of reforms to the study, greatly made the study more exacting, added new subjects and more new clinical (practical) subjects will be added, many of them in the form of compulsory subjects, many subjects have a higher hour allocation compared to the past. If these forms of teaching are to be effective and prepare students for practice, they must be implemented in smaller groups.
  • Lack of public premises for students makes it impossible for students to meet at the faculty after their lectures and seminars and limits their extracurricular activities. The Faculty of Law organizes many events for students, but for capacity reasons, it is always necessary to interrupt or move lessons at the venue of the event.
  • Lack of premises also limits the faculty in organizing extra events where interaction between the faculty and the student as well as mutual partner experience can be improved.
  • Currently, there is no room for new offices; the new members of the faculty whether employees or PhD students are either compelled to share office premises or are being moved between vacant premises. In the current situation, it is difficult for university teachers to align the scientific work, consultations and examinations for which the premises are used with the schedule of colleagues with whom they share the premises.
  • Insufficient administrative premises limit administrative staff in fulfilling their tasks, which ensure the proper functioning of the faculty but also contribute to ensuring the educational process and scientific activities.
  • Lack of premises has also a serious impact on the functioning of new study programmes such as a Master's Degree Study Programme in English focused on International Law and European Union Law. A Bachelor's Degree Program in Management and Law in English, organized in cooperation with the Faculty of Management of CU, is being prepared.