About the Faculty of Law – University of Copenhagen

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About the Faculty of Law

Fundamentally, the Faculty of Law works towards creating greater knowledge of national and international law. Traditionally, legal research has been focused on the study of Danish law, but concurrent with an internationalisation the Faculty has adapted its research. Today, the researchers are also highly involved in the interaction between Danish law and other legal orders.

The Faculty of Law was among the four original faculties at the founding of the University of Copenhagen in 1479. Ever since the faculty has educated skilled graduates for a broad and diverse labour market. Through a research-based education the Faculty ensures today that its legal graduates have the skills needed to analyse and contribute to interdisciplinary and problem-oriented tasks in both the private and the public sectors at home and abroad.

The Faculty attaches importance to a proactive dialogue with the outside world. One of the ways this is achieved is through a large number of conferences and seminars, where faculty researchers share their experience. A large number of part-time lecturers, who work outside the university, also strengthen the proactive dialogue. A dialogue, which contributes to the students' understanding of their opportunities after studying.

The Faculty of Law is constantly improving and upgrading the education of future lawyers and ensures that they are well equiped for the future labour market. Therefore, both research and education are in touch with reality, and the focus is on constantly creating good and valuable co-operation with public and private institutions.

The Faculty of Law employs approx. 75 members of the academic staff, some 60 PhD students and about 70 members of the administrative staff. There are also around 400 part-time lecturers. On the legal programmes, there are about 4,500 students.