The Faculty is unique in Switzerland in combining such varied fields of study and research as law, forensic science, criminology and public administration.
The Faculty thus offers a comprehensive university education in law, allowing students to acquire knowledge of positive law as well as the critical and analytical capabilities essential for the practice of any legal profession.
The School of Criminal Justice (SCJ) is an integral part of the Faculty and is the only institution in French-speaking Europe to offer a comprehensive education in forensic science (forensics and criminalistics) and the only University institution in Switzerland to offer Master’s and doctoral studies in criminology.
The Swiss Graduate School of Public Administration (IDHEAP) offers a wide range of courses at Master and post-Master level allowing students to acquire and enhance the knowledge required by specialists in public affairs.
Master of Law, where relevant with subject area:
- Business Law
- Criminal Law
- Labour Law and Social Security
- Legal Theory
- Litigation Law
- International and Comparative Law
- Private and Tax Law of Estates
- Public Law
Master of Law of the Universities Zürich and Lausanne, where relevant with subject area
Master of Law in Legal Issues, Crime and Security of Information Technologies, where relevant with subject area>
° programme taught in English
> basic courses in law and forensic science (BLaw and BSc) offering personalised supervision to students
> a wide range of Masters (MLaw, MSc, MA) allowing students to deepen their understanding of fundamental disciplines and to specialise in fields of competence specific to the Faculty
> a marked interest in legal culture and theory, scientific methodology and the international dimensions of its various fields of study
> a strong focus on innovative fields: environment, telecommunications, cybernetics, criminal investigation, public policies
> high-level research serving students, the scientific world and society in general
> cross-disciplinary courses drawing on the synergy between the Faculty’s three schools (Master of Law in Legal Issues, Crime and Security of Information Technologies, Master of Law in the Legal Professions)