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About the study programme

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The postgraduate study programme in Law is based on the principles of the Bologna Declaration. It relates to the university undergraduate study programmes in Law, and together they form a complete five-year study cycle. A student who completes the postgraduate study programme in Law can start the required traineeship and then take the state bar exam, provided they have previously completed a university study programme in Law worth 180 credits.

Graduates of the postgraduate study programme in Law can continue their academic education by enrolling in various postgraduate doctoral programmes that are based on theoretical and practical knowledge of law.

The postgraduate study programme lasts two years or four semesters and is equivalent to 120 credits. The first three semesters are intended for attending lectures, seminars and study workshops. The fourth semester is allocated for the preparation and defence of the Master’s thesis, which is worth 30 credits.

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Professional Title

After fulfilling the requirements for the completion of postgraduate study programme Law II the graduate student acquires the title Master of Law (behind the name and surname).

Abbreviated Title: LL.M.


Study Mode

The postgraduate study programme in Law is implemented as fulltime (with concession) or part-time (without concession) study. Lectures are organised in the morning and afternoon in two locations, i.e. in Nova Gorica and in Ljubljana. Studies at the European Faculty of Law are primarily focused on ensuring high-quality expertise and applicable knowledge and skills that serve graduates and employers alike as added value in the labour market and in employment.

Following the model of renowned international universities, the Faculty introduced e-learning, where the student does not come to the teacher but instead the teacher comes to the student. This study mode represents an exceptional opportunity for people who do not feel comfortable with the conventional study mode. The main advantages of e-learning are the flexibility of the study process and the possibility to adapt it to the individual’s needs. It is suitable for students who find it difficult to attend lectures due to distance to the place of study and for employed students and students with special needs.

Students

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Enrolment criteria and continuation of studies in accordance with transfer criteria

Enrolment in the first year of the postgraduate study programme in Law is available to candidates who have completed:


a) a first cycle study programme in the relevant professional field (Law (38));
b) a first cycle study programme in other professional fields (Social Sciences (31)and Business and Administration (34)) and have acquired at least 180 credits and completed additional study obligations worth 16 credits. The candidates can complete the additional study obligations during their first cycle study or, prior to enrolling in this postgraduate study programme, by passing the exams for the following courses: Introduction to Jurisprudence (8 credits) and Criminal Law (8 credits);
c) a first cycle study programme in other professional fields (all other ISCED fields) and have acquired at least 180 credits and completed additional study obligations worth 24 credits. The candidates can complete the additional study obligations during their first cycle study or, prior to enrolling in this postgraduate study programme, by passing the exams for the following courses: Introduction to jurisprudence (8 credits), Criminal Law (8 credits) and Introduction to Civil Law (8 credits);
d) a study programme leading to a higher education degree in other professional fields (Social Sciences (31) and Business and Administration (34)) that was adopted between 1 January 1994 and 11 June 2004 and have completed additional study obligations worth 16 credits. The candidates can complete the additional study obligations during their first cycle study or, prior to enrolling in this postgraduate study programme, by passing the exams for the following courses: Introduction to Jurisprudence (8 credits) and Criminal Law (8 credits);
e) a study programme leading to a higher education degree in other professional fields (all other ISCED fields) that was adopted between 1 January 1994 and 11 June 2004 and have completed additional study obligations worth 24 credits. The candidates can complete the additional study obligations during their first cycle study or, prior to enrolling in this postgraduate study programme, by passing the exams for the following courses: Introduction to Jurisprudence (8 credits), Criminal Law (8 credits) and Introduction to Civil Law (8 credits).

Enrolment requirements are also met by candidates who have completed an equivalent study abroad.


If a decision on limited enrolment is adopted, candidates will be chosen with regard to:


• the average grade of undergraduate studies – up to 60% of points (every one tenth of the candidate’s average grade above 5.0 represents one point);
• the grade for the diploma thesis – up to 40% of points (every grade above 5.0 represents one point).

This is subject to the decision of the Study Affairs Committee.


The Faculty also enables the continuation of studies and enrolment in chosen study programmes in accordance with transfer criteria. Information on the continuation of studies in accordance with transfer criteria is available to candidates at the Faculty.