Faculté de droit

Bachelor of Law – a broad foundation

Bachelor of Law: an introduction to the fundamentals of law in three stages. Students gain a solid foundation in all of the essential branches of law.

Program content

The bachelor program covers the principal areas of statutory law:

  • private law
  • public law
  • criminal law
  • commercial and business law
  • social welfare law
  • private international law and European law
  • additional courses in Roman law, the history of law, and the philosophy of law provide students with an introduction to legal theory

Special mentions

Even at the bachelor level, students have the opportunity to work on the most topical current legal issues and to concentrate on certain areas of law. By doing this, they can obtain a degree with special mentions:

  • European law
  • religious law (“Utriusque Iuris”)
  • bilingual (French/German)
  • bilingue plus

Special mentions may also be combined with each other.

A clearly structured program

Students receive personal guidance and counselling to help them steer their way through the broad range of offerings. Examinations at the end of each year (IUR I, IUR II, IUR III) provide them with an opportunity to keep track of the progress they are making. Course schedules have been carefully designed to allow students the possibility of also working part-time during their studies. In this way, they can maintain a sound balance between their student, professional, and family lives.

Exchange studies

As part of a well-established international academic network, the Fribourg Law Faculty provides students access to a wide range of additional courses and summer programs at partner universities. Students in the bachelor program are also given the opportunity to participate in the Erasmus Program and certain summer courses, even if, at this level, the credits they receive are not counted towards their degree. Students may also choose to participate in the highly demanding program conducted together with the Panthéon-Assas University and receive a dual “Fribourg-Paris II” degree.