Study

The Faculty of Law of Comenius University in Bratislava provides the university education in all three degrees of study, in both daily and external form – in the bachelor's and master's degree programmes, the study programme called LAW studied within the study branch called Law (No. 3.4.1) is offered; a joint study programme called ECONOMICS and LAW studied within the study branches of National Economics (No. 3.3.1) and Law (No. 3.3.1) is offered solely in the bachelor's degree programme (this study programme is organised in cooperation with the Faculty of National Economy at the University of Economics).

The bachelor's degree programme graduates are capable of holding positions within the public administration as well as managerial positions in the private sector. However, the majority of them proceed to the master's degree programme. After completing their traineeships and further qualification examinations, the Masters of Law are capable of practising as judges, attorneys, notaries public, prosecutors or distrainors. They can also become in-house counsels or hold the majority of positions within the public administration.

The Faculty also provides the third degree university education in the following fields: Theory and History of State and Law (No. 3.4.2.), Constitutional Law (No. 3.4.3.), Administrative Law (No. 3.4.4.), Commercial and Financial Law (No. 3.4.10.) (in all cases, in both the daily as well as external form of study); Criminal Law (No. 3.4.7.) and Civil Law (No. 3.4.11.) (both of them in solely the daily form of study).

Students interested in law studies normally think of it as being boring and not creative, consisting only in memorizing different rules and texts of respective Acts. However, such images are wrong and do not reflect the modern era of law studies. Dealing with and solving simulated practical cases has become a standard part of the education process at our Faculty. The given method requires that the students are sufficiently prepared for the lessons by acquiring the theoretical knowledge and by studying the pertinent judicial decisions beforehand. Moreover, they also have to show that they are able to work with the respective legal regulations. The aim of this method is to teach the students to think in the right way in terms of legal issues and to make the student be able to prepare justified solutions and various legal submissions and decisions which would be able to succeed in practise later. These foundations are connected with the newly developed concept of the so-called clinical legal education which is primarily targeted at preparing the students for their future professional practice. This concept subsists in preparing legal opinions or participating in internships or various international moot court contests.

At present, there are more than forty courses taught in English at our Faculty. We expect that the entire law master's degree programme in English will be prepared within the following year which will be focused on teaching predominantly the international law and EU law. The graduate of this study programme will have a greater chance of finding a job with respect to all legal professions, especially within the international institutions and multinational corporations and law firms.