|Name of the study programme:||Law|
|Field of study:||30. Law/ISCED-F 0421 Law|
|Cycle/level of qualification:||first/ISCED 6|
|Academic title:||bakalár/Bachelor (Bc.)|
|Form of study:||full-time/part-time|
|Code PraF UK AIS2||bPRV17/bPRVx17/bPRVx23|
|Standard length of study||three years (full-time)/four years (part-time)/three years (part-time from 2023)|
|Method of study||attendance method|
Graduates of the first cycle law study programme complete all the essential legal disciplines of the national legal order, which have a significant theoretical basis. He or she shall be familiar with the law of the European Union in its essential links with the national legal order. Can think analytically and solve problems of practice at a solid level.
In practical terms, it is applicable: in preparatory work in the judiciary, as a practitioner in public administration, in corporate law, legal management and NGO law. The graduate is able to prepare normative legal acts and issue individual administrative acts within the framework of decision-making activities in public administration, and to deal with private non-litigious relations of natural and legal persons, including business entities.
A graduate of the first cycle law study programme is able to think analytically and synthetically in all legal branches of the national legal order, which make up the legal system, with a deep and lasting theoretical, philosophical and ethical foundation and the basics of foreign legal terminology. Through a system of elective courses and compulsory electives, he can complete his specialisation in particular branches of law, while clinical subjects will bring him even closer to practice during his studies.
Structure of subjects
The structure of compulsory courses is chosen so that the student acquires theoretical knowledge of law and becomes familiar with all legal branches of the Slovak legal order and learns to apply them in practice, while the teaching of individual positive-legal disciplines begins from the first year.
Compulsory elective courses
The basic building block of the structure of the compulsory elective courses is the teaching of professional legal terminology, stylistics of professional legal texts and their translation, where students can choose to study English, German or French.
The acquired skills in the field of a professional foreign language is an irreplaceable comparative advantage of our graduates and allows them to study not only individual subjects in a foreign language but also the entire study programme in a foreign language in the future.
In addition, compulsory elective courses are included as an alternative, developing subjects focused on administrative law: cultural and social administration, health law, administration of administrative and political affairs, economic administration, land law, construction law.
Electives develop a student's studies and allow them to tailor their studies to their interests and preferences. In addition to law subjects, physical culture subjects are also included among the elective subjects, and thus, in addition to the development of the spirit, our students can also exercise their bodies in the newly renovated gymnasium.
The study of law includes theoretical knowledge and practical skills in the understanding and application of law. Law is an interrelated, internally structured system of generally binding norms for the functioning of human society in accordance with the principles of democracy and the rule of law. The study of law takes place from the perspective of the legal order of the Slovak Republic in the context of the law of the European Union and international law or from the perspective of transnational law, taking into account legal comparatistics. It is based on the principle of a democratic rule of law, respect for the human person, protection of fundamental rights and freedoms, as well as the principles of honest legal professional and scientific activity.
- on the basis of the acquired knowledge of the theory of law and the concept of the rule of law, will acquire knowledge of the principles of the organisation and activity of the state as well as the ability to apply methods and forms of activity in public administration in terms of standard-setting and application of law,
- knowledge of private law with an emphasis on the extra-judicial implementation of law,
- is oriented on the basis of knowledge of European Union law with substantial links to the national legal order.
- Acquires the ability to apply legal norms and to design practical procedures and solutions to public and private law legal situations,
- acquires the ability to apply procedures in decision-making in public administration,
- acquires the ability to represent natural persons and legal entities in the settlement of disputes out of court.
- acquires the ability and responsibility to work as a manager in both the public and private sectors,
- acquires the ability and responsibility to conduct a conversation between the parties to a dispute and an independent conversation with a client in order to identify legal problems on the one hand and non-legal problems on the other,
- acquires the ability and aptitude to pursue a Master's degree.
Main learning outcomes
(V1) has a broad knowledge of the various branches of the legal system of the Slovak Republic (constitutional law, civil law, commercial law, labour law, administrative law, economic law, criminal law) and identifies the interrelationships between them, including a critical understanding of theories, concepts and principles;
(V2) has a broad knowledge of legal theory and Roman law, including historical and philosophical context;
(V3) has a command of the mechanics of the exercise of public power through the relevant authorities, with particular reference to the exercise of legislative, executive and judicial power in the state;
(V4) is familiar with European Union law with substantial links to the national legal order;
(V5) is proficient in the methodology of interpretation and application of legal norms and fact-finding; has the ability to gather and interpret relevant legislation, case law, legal doctrine and other legal information, and to make informed decisions that also take into account social, scientific and ethical considerations;
(V6) is familiar with systems and methods of obtaining legally relevant information (legislation and related documents, decisions of courts and administrative authorities, professional and scientific legal literature) and is able to search case law and the current state of legal opinion (doctrine) in relation to specific issues;
(V7) is able to think analytically and synthetically in all branches of the national legal order that make up the legal system, with deep and sustained theoretical, philosophical and ethical foundations; has the sense of innovation required to deal with complex and unpredictable problems in the field of law and to propose practical procedures and solutions;
(V8) is able to communicate information, concepts, problems and solutions in the field of law to professional and lay audiences, is able to work creatively in the field of law, and is able to demonstrate an adequate knowledge of the knowledge of the chosen legal issue and to apply his/her skills in the collection, interpretation and processing of the basic professional literature, which may include its application in practice or the solution of a subtask related to the student's future field of study; if hypotheses are presented in the thesis, they must be capable of being verified.
(C3) Responsibility and independence
(V9) can carry out preparatory work within the justice system, work as a professional in state and local government, in legal management or within the non-governmental sector;
(V10) is able to deal with non-litigious civil matters, primarily at the level of the national legal order;
(V11) is able to prepare normative administrative acts and issue individual administrative acts within the framework of decision-making activities in public administration and to deal with relations of obligation of natural and legal persons;
(V12) is able to manage complex activities or projects related to the field of law or public administration, to take responsibility for decision-making in unpredictable work or learning environments and to take responsibility for managing the professional development of individuals and groups;
(13) has the ability to critically evaluate the relevance of legal information and data and to make socially responsible and moral decisions on this basis.
Other additional knowledge and skills
The orientation towards the graduate's employment in practice is reinforced by forms of so-called clinical legal education, which broaden the graduate's practical skills and abilities.
The graduate's employability is also strengthened by the basics of foreign legal terminology. Through a system of elective courses and compulsory electives, the graduate can complete his/her specialisation in particular branches of law, while clinical subjects will bring him/her even closer to practice during his/her studies.
Employment of Bachelor's graduates
- Judicial authorities (courts, prosecutor's office): carrying out preparatory work within judicial authorities
- Public administration (state administration and local government): professional employee in public administration
- Non-public sector: professional staff in law, legal management and NGO law
Upon completion of the follow-up Master's degree, the graduate may (subject to fulfilment of other legal conditions) pursue the professions of judge, prosecutor, lawyer, bailiff, notary public and other professions, functions and positions in the public administration and the private sector that require a second degree in law.
Required competences and prerequisites for admission.
The basic condition for admission to the bachelor's study programme in law, field of study law is the acquisition of a complete secondary education completed by the matriculation examination. Other conditions, namely: the deadline for submitting applications for studies, the conditions of admission, the method of verifying their fulfilment shall be published by the faculty no later than 20 September of the academic year preceding the academic year in which the study is to begin. The studies shall comply with the requirements for the purposes of mutual recognition of professional qualifications under specific regulations.
Conditions of admission to study at Comenius University in Bratislava, Faculty of Law, pursuant to Section 57 of Act No 131/2002 Coll. on Higher Education and on Amendments and Additions to Certain Acts, as amended, and information pursuant to Article 3(5) of the Rules of the Admission Procedure at Comenius University in Bratislava (Internal Regulation No 4/2021):
Admission procedure rules at Comenius University (VP 4/2021)
Full-time form of study
Recommended study plan:
Part-time form of study
Recommended study plan:
A prerequisite for completing the study programme is:
(a) obtaining 180 credits,
b) submission and defence of a thesis,
c) successful completion of the state examinations, including the defence of the thesis.
The student may take the state examination
a) after obtaining at least 173 credits
b) after successful completion of all compulsory courses and compulsory elective courses in the composition determined by the study programme, except for the state examinations,
(c) is not subject to disciplinary proceedings; and
(d) has settled all financial obligations to the faculty and the University, in particular tuition fees and fees related to studies.
Members of the Board:
|prof. JUDr. Mária Srebalová, PhD.||VUPCH||VTČ|
|Co-guarantors:||prof. JUDr. Marek Števček, DrSc.||VUPCH|
|doc. JUDr. Ing. Ondrej Blažo, PhD.||VUPCH|
|doc. JUDr. Eduard Burda, PhD.||VUPCH|
|doc. JUDr. Peter Lukáčka, PhD.||VUPCH|
|Students:||Viliam Valerian Vendelín Dohňanský|
|Externé prostredie:||JUDr. Petra Príbelská, PhD.|
|JUDr. Pavol Szabó, LLM.|
Meetings of the Board:
|Date:||Description:||Minutes (in Slovak):|
|27.04.2022||discussion of the description of the profile of a graduate||Zápisnica|
|05.05.2022||approval of the description of the profile of a graduate||Zápisnica|
|07.12.2022||approval of thesis supervisors, changes of lecturers and approval of course assignments||Zápisnica|
|30.01.2023||discussion and approval of changes to the recommended curricula for study programs and changes to the semester course placement in the curriculum||Zápisnica|
|10.05.2023||evaluation of the study programme and verification of the sustainability of the study programme||Zápisnica|
|15.05.2023||approval of changes of lecturers||Zápisnica|
|08.06.2023||discussion of the proposal to approve the inclusion of new elective courses in the study plan within the study programme||Zápisnica|
|12.10.2023||approval of updates to curriculum descriptions, internal evaluation reports, thesis supervisors, changes to lecturers; discussion of student feedback||Zápisnica|
|30.05.2022||Accreditation Council of the FLAW CU||Rozhodnutie|
|19.08.2022||Acreditation Council of CU||Rozhodnutie|
|02.02.2023||Accreditation Council of the FLAW CU||Rozhodnutie|
|02.02.2023||Accreditation Council of the FLAW CU||Rozhodnutie|
|29.06.2023||Accreditation Council of the FLAW CU||Rozhodnutie|
Descriptions of the study programme and internal evaluation reports:
|12.10.2023||bPRV17 opis (updated version)|
|12.10.2023||bPRVx17 opis (updated version)|
|12.10.2023||bPRVx23 opis (updated version)|
|12.10.2023||bPRV17/bPRVx17/bPRVx23 VHS (updated version)|
Magistrát hlavného mesta SR Bratislavy
SOUKENÍK – ŠTRPKA, s. r. o., advokátska kancelária
Únia podnikových právnikov SR
Generálna prokuratúra Slovenskej republiky
IKRÉNYI & REHÁK, s.r.o.
Slovenská advokátska komora