Bachelor of Laws
Law and Economics

Law and Economics

The degree program Law and Economics, as the name indicates, focuses on the interface between law and economics. The economic analysis of law examines the effect of legal regulations on human behavior.

The goal is to compare the actual impact of a law with the effect intended by legislators. The purpose of such analysis is to assess whether a given legal norm can achieve its intended goals. Such assessments are important whenever new legal norms or the interpretation of existing ones could or are intended to influence human behavior.

Consequently, the program consists of the study of law and the economic analysis of law. In law courses, students acquire in-depth knowledge of the different core areas of law (civil, criminal and public law) and learn to apply laws to specific cases. This includes the ability to formulate case solutions in the form of expert legal opinions. In addition, the degree program integrates fundamental courses from the economics curriculum such as mathematics, statistics, and microeonomics. In cross-disciplinary courses, students learn to apply economic methods to legal questions (economic analysis of law). The language of instruction is German.

Possible lines of work:

Corporate legal departments, corporate legal consulting, consultancies (consulting for litigation strategies), contract and compliance management (optimization of contracts, conflict management), public administration, academia (teaching/research on universities, research institutions, etc.)

Local NC (DoSV)
NC values ​​from previous semesters
2020/2021 Wintersemester
Grade: AVG: 1,8 | WAI: 0 | - L
Waitingtime: WAI: 3 | AVG: 2,7 | - -
2018/2019 Wintersemester
Grade: AVG: 1,9 | WAI: 0 | - L
Waitingtime: WAI: 4 | AVG: 2,9 | S -
2017/2018 Wintersemester
Grade: AVG: 1,9 | WAI: 1 | - L
Waitingtime: WAI: 6 | AVG: 3,2 | - -
2016/2017 Wintersemester
Grade: AVG: 1,9 | WAI: 0 | - L
Waitingtime: WAI: 6 | AVG: 3,4 | - L
2015/2016 Wintersemester
Grade: AVG: 1,8 | WAI: 0 | - L
Waitingtime: WAI: 5 | AVG: 3,3 | - -
Bachelor of Laws
6 Semester
Winter semester

University entrance qualification (e.g. Abitur)

German language proficiency (CEFR level C1)

At the University of Bonn, multilingualism and cultural diversity are considered to be valuable resources that complement subject-specific qualifications. This is why, in addition to curricular language modules, students have access to a diverse range of language-learning offers, including the independent-study offers at the Center for Language Learning (Sprachlernzentrum, SLZ) in which they can autonomously learn a foreign language or enhance existing language skills. Furthermore, students can apply for the “Certificate of Intercultural Competence” free of charge, which promotes extra-curricular and interdisciplinary activities of international or intercultural nature.

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