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Commercial Law (LLB)

What is Commercial Law about?

Increasingly complex economic environments require equally complex legal regulations. There is a need for experts with knowledge beyond that of lawyers with a background in economics or economists with a legal background.

In Commercial Law, you acquire the skills and knowledge required to fill this gap. In addition to the foundations of economics and law you are introduced to the areas of law which are relevant for economics, such as company and employment law. In the higher semesters, you can specialise in the areas that interest you most.

What can I do with this degree?

Experts with an academic background in both law and economics are in high demand. As a commercial lawyer, you can work in tax consultancy, auditing and corporate consultancy in the areas of finance, sales, procurement, human resources in industrial and trade companies or for service providers.

You can also work for

  • insurance companies and financial service providers,
  • in real estate and public administration,
  • arbitration, legal departments or law firms.

Commercial Law is also an excellent basis for further studies, such as a Master's degree in commercial law, a Magister Legum/Master of Laws (LL.M.) degree or a law degree to become a fully qualified lawyer (State Examination).

What qualities and skills do I need?
  • interest in law and economics
  • ability to cope with two subjects
  • ability to investigate and evaluate aspects from several different perspectives
Good reasons for choosing to study at FAU
  • The small number of students provides for a familiar atmosphere. You are not one of hundreds and you can get to know your fellow students and lecturers.
  • In first and second semester tutorials you get excellent support to find your way around. You are allocated a tutor, a student from a higher semester, who can answer your questions and give you tips for everyday university life.
  • In the integrated language courses you can obtain English skills and valuable language certificates. You learn technical language and practice your speaking skills in legal and business English,
  • and have the chance to improve your general English proficiency or learn new languages.
  • It is also possible to spend some time abroad or do placements. Placements and stays abroad can be integrated in the degree programme and accredited as course achievements.
Potential challenges
  • Economics is an integral part of Commercial Law. Therefore, mathematics is indispensable. You should refresh and refine your mathematical skills in the early stage of your studies. This might be difficult. However, in addition to the lectures, we offer tutorials for extra support.
  • Lectures take place both in Erlangen and Nuremberg. The economics-related lectures take place in Nuremberg, the law-related lectures take place in Erlangen, which means that you have to be prepared to commute between the two locations. However, you will have the opportunity to get to know both cities well.
  • As you will study both economics and law you have to be able to concentrate and work on both subjects equally.
Degree programme start date and application deadlines

The FAU website provides an overview of the current application deadlines as well as information on the selection process and how to apply.

Start date of degree programme: Winter Term

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Degree type: Bachelor of Laws (LLB)
Type of study: One subject Bachelor's degree programme
Location: Erlangen
Standard duration of study: 6 Semester
Start date of degree programme: Winter Term
Language: German
Admission: Numerus clausus
Size: (50-99 Students)
Early entrance programme: no
Part-time study: no
Faculty: Faculty of Business, Economics, and Law