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The Faculty of Law and Administration University of Gdańsk

The Faculty of Law and Administration of the University of Gdańsk has been one of the leading research and education centres in Poland for almost 50 years, ranked in the highest category of faculties of law and administration in Poland. Activity of the Faculty of Law and Administration refers to the centuries-old tradition of teaching law in Gdańsk. There are 137 academics employed at the Faculty of Law and Administration, including 7 professors, 31 associate professors and 56 doctors of judicial science. They conduct their activities within 16 departments, one independent centre and seven institutes. The Faculty of Law and Administration provides rich education offer, which has been taken up almost 4,400 students.

Fields of study

  • Law

    Education in the field of Law is carried out within a five-year unified Master’s programme. The unified full-cycle programme is carried out as a full-time, an extra-mural and a part-time course. Graduates of legal studies are granted the professional title of Master of Law and can apply (after the passed entrance examination) or continue their education on post-graduate studies and thrid cycle studies (PhD program).

  • Criminology

    It is a modern and pioneering interdisciplinary field of study in the whole country and was set up in 2013. Courses are based on the latest achievements in biology, chemistry, political science, philosophy, law and other disciplines. Studies in this field are carried out as a three-years study programme of the first cycle (Bachelor) and a two-year study programme of the second cycle (complementary Master studies). Programmes are carried out as full-time and extra-mural programmes.

  • Law in Administration and Economy

    It is the inter-faculty field of studies exploiting fully the potential of the Faculty of Law and Administration, the Faculty of Social Sciences and the Faculty of Management. Education is carried out as a five-semester study of the second cycle (Master studies).

  • Taxes and Tax Consulting

    Taxes and Tax Consulting is a new inter-faculty field of study. It is established as first-cycle programme and second-cycle programme. The objective of this programme is theoretical and practical preparation to carry out the activities of tax consulting, which is also the preparation for the professional qualifying examination in this area.

  • Administration

    Studies in this field are carried out as a three-year study programme of the first cycle (Bachelor) and a two-year study programme of the second cycle (complementary Master studies). Both courses are carried out as full-time and extra-mural programmes. During the course of study students get familiar with fundamental disciplines of legal knowledge.

  • Insurance

    t is interdisciplinary course, which was set up in 2019 by the Faculty of Law and Administration and the Faculty of Management as a full-time programme of the second-cycle.

Studies in English

Programmes in English supplement a rich and diverse education offer of the University of Gdańsk. European Business Administration is a full-time programme lasting 3 years (3 semesters) after which students will be awarded Bachelor’s degree. European and International Business Law was started in academic year 2017/2018 as the second-cycle extramural programme. The Faculty of Law and Administration offers four-year extra-mural doctoral studies in law in English and in Polish language.

The Faculty of Law has intensive cooperation with foreign research and education centres. The Faculty’s academics are engaged in the implementation of prestigious research projects. There are numerous winners of scholarships funded by research institutions with distinctive position on the map of the science world. The Faculty of Law participates and organizes many research events of international character and scope.

Postgraduate studies organized by the University of Gdańsk give the possibility of acquiring specialized knowledge about selected issues or legislative solutions referring to different branches of law. The educational offer of the Faculty of Law and Administration includes fourteen courses, for example:

Post-graduate Studies in Taxes and Tax Law,
Post-graduate Studies in the European Union Financial Market Law,
Post-graduate Studies in Company Law,
Post-graduate Studies in Intellectual Property Law and Law of New Technologies,
Post-graduate Studies in Legal Conditions of Running Business Activity.

Foreign law schools

In addition, five Foreign law schools offer unique possibility of learning law of selected states:

British Law School – founded in cooperation with British Law Centre a joint venture between the University of Warsaw, the University of Cambridge and Juris Angliae Scientia, a British educational charity.

American Law School – founded in cooperation with the Chicago-Kent College of Law.

French Law School – founded in cooperation with the Faculty of Law Toulouse Capitol 1 University.

German Law School – founded in cooperation with the Institute of Eastern European Law of the University of Cologne.

Chinese Law School – founded in cooperation with the Chinese University in Beijing: China Youth and Confucius Institute in Gdańsk.

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IALS

The International Association of Law Schools is a private, non-political, non-profit, volunteer, collaborative, learned society dedicated to serving the world wide legal education community. It is an association of more than 160 law schools and departments from over 55 countries representing more than 7,500 law faculty members. Our primary mission is the improvement of legal education throughout the world.

The idea for an international association of law schools emerged from several meetings of legal educators from around the world who recognized the growing inter-relationship of norms from transnational legal systems. The first such meeting was held in Florence, Italy in the year 2000, and consisted of 50 invited legal educators from twenty-seven countries. This meeting led to additional meetings of international legal educators, and during the May 2004 meeting in Hawaii, 130 legal educators from forty-seven different countries unanimously adopted a resolution to form the International Association of Law Schools. In May 2005, a select group of legal educators from fourteen different countries, representing all types of the world’s legal systems, gathered in Istanbul, Turkey, and agreed to the terms of a charter for the International Association of Law Schools. In October 2005, the IALS was incorporated under the laws of the District of Columbia in the United States of America.

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Authorities

  • Wojciech Zalewski

    Dean of the Faculty of Law and Administration, Professor of University of Gdańsk, Head of Criminology Department.
  • Anna Jurkowska-Zeidler

    Vice-Dean for Research and Student Affairs, Professor of University of Gdańsk at the Department of Financial Law.
  • Piotr Uziębło

    Vice-Dean for Full-Time Studies, Professor of University of Gdańsk at the Department of Constitutional Law and Political Institutions.
  • Marcin Michał Wiszowaty

    Vice-Dean for Part-Time Studies, Professor of University of Gdańsk at the Department of Constitutional Law and Political Institutions.

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Organizing Committee

  • Tomasz Tadeusz Koncewicz

    Professor of University of Gdańsk, Head of the Department of European and Comparative Law, 2017 – 2018 LAPA Crane Fellow, Program in Law and Public Affairs at Princeton University, 2019 Fernand Braudel Senior Fellow at the European University Institute in Florence.
  • Michał Gałędek

    Professor of University of Gdańsk at the Department of Legal History.
  • Olga Śniadach

    Assistant Professor of University of Gdańsk at the Department of European and Comparative Law.
  • Anna Podolska

    Assistant Professor of University of Gdańsk at the Department of Human Rights and Legal Ethics.
  • Tomasz Widłak

    Associate Professor of University of Gdańsk at the Department of Theory and Philosophy of Law and State.
  • Marcin Michalak

    Assistant Professor of University of Gdańsk at the Department of Legal History.

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Organizing partner

The Foundation for the Development of the University of Gdańsk is to support the activities and development of the University of Gdańsk. This goal is realized through financial and material help as well as cooperation with the university units. The Foundation provides service, commercial and training activities. Among other things, it performs service related to conference organization, symposia, scholarly workshops and realization of academic projects. The Foundation has major experience in terms of implementation and management of educational, environmental and investment projects.