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University of Silesia in Katowice

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Faculty of Law and Administration
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The history of the Faculty dates back to 1965 when it was a part of the Katowice Branch of the Jagiellonian University, comprising just a few institutes.
Nowadays, the Faculty is one of the best law faculties in Poland, according to the evaluation of scientific units carried out by the Ministry of Science and Higher Education.

The Faculty is located in a modern building equipped with eight big auditoriums, plenty of seminar rooms and cafés. Our modern library —with several dozen computers and Internet seats —offers access to more than 300 periodicals and over 150,000 books. Students get free access to international legal databases, such as BeckOnline, Westlaw, HeinOnline or SpringerLink.

The Faculty is entitled to grant doctoral and other degrees in Law. The Faculty offers full- and part-time studies in Law (a five-year Master’s degree programme), as well as full- and part-time studies in Administration (Bachelor’s and Master’s degree programmes) and Business, as well as a Master’s course in English in International Business Law and Administration. There is also the possibility of studying for a doctorate or postgraduate diploma (courses available in Cyber Science, Law in Medicine, Business Administration, Commercial Law, Public-private Partnership, Policy and Law in Social Care). Apart from regular classes and lectures, students have the opportunity to train as lawyers in various structures of judicial and civil administration.

Apart from traditional lecture rooms, the Faculty has a newly equipped computer room and specialist laboratories (such as a forensic and photographic lab). Additionally, our students have an opportunity to put the theory into practice and participate in moot courts taking place in a dedicated courtroom.

Faculty members deal with a wide range of legal issues, from Roman law, through private, commercial, and administrative law, labour and social security law, mining and local government law, international law, and environmental law to aspects of criminal law, criminology, forensic sciences and artificial intelligence. Faculty members also work as legal experts for the government, courts of law and local government institutions.

The Faculty’s undergraduates pursue a vast array of extracurricular activities, publish their research, and participate in conferences, competitions and debates organised by student groups and associations. The Faculty cooperates with a variety of international universities and academic institutions.

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