The Faculty of Law and Administration of the University of Silesia in Katowice, Poland is one of the leading faculties in Poland, recently top-ranked among the three best law faculties in Poland. The Faculty has been awarded also with a distinctive grade by the National Accreditation Commission. Members of the Faculty conduct highly qualified research in law. We offer studies in three main programmes: law, administration and business-law. The number of students totals 500 at regular courses and 300 as part-time (extramural) students yearly. The Faculty also offers a wide range of modules to foreign students within the frame of the Erasmus+ programme. There is a special offer for PhD students: in cooperation with foreign universities we conduct the prestigious international programme, called “The Programme in European Private Law for Postgraduates (PEPP)”,. We have also specialized schools, “the School of Chinese Law and Culture” and “the School of U.S Law”.
The number of academic teachers employed in the Institute of Law totals 120. The research covers all the main fields of law: theory and philosophy of law, constitutional law, administrative law, civil law, penal law, private and public international law. In particular, the studies recently carried out in the Institute of Law concerned such issues as human rights, equality and protection of vulnerable persons, gender gap, protection of religious freedom, animal protection, international conflicts, different aspects of criminalistics and criminology, the role of the criminal law in children protection, the contract law in the private international law, cross-boarder litigation, tenancy law and housing policy, European company law, competition law, insolvency law, labour law, protection of personal data.
Members of our Institute of Law have authored a large number of academic publications. They take part in domestic and international academic groups and participate in many international conferences. We have obtained numerous research grants. The international cooperation makes it possible to participate organize important international events, among others the Climate Law and Governance Day 2018 – Conference within the COP24 2018 UN Conference, which was held in Katowice.