The Heidelberg University Faculty of Law , located in Heidelberg, Germany, is one of the original four constituent faculties of Heidelberg University. Founded in 1386 by Rupert I, Elector Palatine, it is the oldest law school in Germany. In recent years, the school was ranked between #24 and #36 globally by the QS World University Ranking by subjects.
Besides the first professional degree in law, and various doctoral programs, the school offers a general Master of Laws program for foreign-educated lawyers, a specialized LL.M. in corporate restructuring, as well as a specialized LL.M. in international law, the latter being offered exclusively at the Heidelberg Center in Santiago, Chile. Teaching is delivered through lectures, tutorials, Moot courts and seminars. The school also runs the Max Planck Research School for Successful Dispute Resolution in International Law in cooperation with the Max Planck Institute for International Law. Law students have to cover a wide range of compulsory subjects. After the intermediate examination, they can choose one of eleven elective subjects , in Heidelberg: Legal history and Historical Comparative Law; Criminal Law and Criminology; German and European Administrative Law; Labor Law and Social Legislation; Tax Law; Business Law; Commercial Law and European Community Law; Civil Procedure; Conflict of Laws; Public International Law; Health Care Law. Thomas Lobinger and the exam preparation course "HeidelPräp!" won the Ars legendi-Award 2014 for excellence in higher education didactics, donated by Stifterverband für die Deutsche Wissenschaft and German Rectors' Conference. Heidelberg is home of Germany's oldest student law review "StudZR".
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