Welcome to the Faculty of Law in Ljubljana

Welcome Reception for Incoming Exchange Students

On Thursday, 1 October 2020, the International Relations Office of the Ljubljana Faculty of Law organized an official welcome reception for incoming exchange students of the winter semester of the academic year 2020/21. Despite the current situation we were happy to welcome 41 exchange students from 17 different countries. At the introductory meeting, which was held in the golden lecture hall, the students were first greeted by the Vice Dean for Study Affairs, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Primož Gorkič.  After that several presentations about the University, the organization of studies and the possibilities of using library services at the Faculty of Law were given. International students were also addressed by faculty’s tutors (buddy students) and a representative of the ESN Ljubljana University Association. International students also received a special information brochure and a bag with promotional materials. 

The meeting was followed by a guided tour of the center of Ljubljana (in two separate groups). 

Some photos are available in the gallery.


Dean's Address

The Ljubljana Faculty of Law, established in 1919, is one of the founding members of the University of Ljubljana and the largest law faculty in Slovenia. On 15 April 1920, the first dean of the Faculty, Professor Leonid Pitamic, marked the beginning of the Faculty's teaching and research activities with an inaugural lecture titled "Law and Revolution”, emphasising that "we can neither make, share nor find justice, if there is no justice within ourselves”.

Ever since, the Faculty has offered its students an intellectually exciting learning environment with high academic standards at undergraduate and postgraduate level, promoting both legal knowledge and critical thought. We are very proud of our motto "The Tradition of Excellence”.

Through the years, the Faculty of Law remained committed to its mission to provide its students with the best possible legal education so as to prepare them for all the traditional legal professions. Today, it is not only the oldest but also – by any measure – the best law faculty in Slovenia. Located in a renovated building complex at the very centre of the city of Ljubljana, the Faculty boasts a large teaching staff working in nine departments, six further associated research institutes and the most extensive law library in the region.

In addition to educating excellent legal experts, the Faculty of Law is committed to the development of legal science and law in Slovenia. Its staff and students are engaged in legislative and social processes, namely in the following ways: through research and practical work within the institutes operating at the Faculty or in one way or another associated with it, through participation in legislative drafting, where with in-depth and extensive knowledge of specific fields they endeavour to ensure expert formation of legal texts, through participation in expert meetings aimed at training professionals from various fields and exchange of views (cooperation with the Judicial Training Centre, the Bar Association and the Chamber of Notaries) through commenting and clarifying legal issues in mass media.

We also nurture our international outlook and reputation. This is shown not only in the European, comparative, and international focus embodied in our study programmes, but also in the high mobility of our students and teaching staff, frequent visiting lecturers and other distinguished guests, successful participation in international student competitions, and a growing portfolio of international conferences and similar events taking place at the Faculty.

You are welcome to read the pdf version of our booklet which contains information on the history and current work of the Ljubljana Faculty of Law. We hope that it will trigger your curiosity and encourage you to visit us, perhaps already in the academic years 2018/19 or 2019/20, when – in celebration of the 100th anniversary of the Faculty – we plan to prepare several events to mark this honorable age.

Professor Grega Strban, Dean

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Video Presentation of the University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Law

Tradition of Excellence - Video Presentation of the University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Law