Welcome to the Faculty of Law

The Faculty of Law of the University of Basel can look back on a history of more than five hundred years and is the oldest Faculty of Law in Switzerland. Despite its long tradition, it has always oriented its research and teaching towards future legal developments. The quality of the courses offered and its attractiveness as a place to study are measured every day by its flexibility in absorbing new developments and topics and by its ability to make these accessible to teachers and students.

With various forms of teaching, the Faculty of Law offers a holistic legal education that is optimally adapted to the requirements of practice. Due to its geographical location in the border triangle, teaching and research are well networked not only nationally but also internationally. Within the framework of cooperation programmes, joint courses of study are offered together with the universities of the Upper Rhine and the University of Geneva.