Bachelor of Law

The General Part of the Contract Law (OR) and Liability Law (taught in German) are being moved from the assessment level to the advanced level, whereas Roman Civil Law (taught in German) is being moved from the advanced level to the assessment level. The pressure is being taken off the Bachelor’s degree advanced level as part of the Study Reform 2021. This will create more room for civil law modules, in particular.

Overview of Modules at the Assessment Level from Fall Semester 2021

At the assessment level, students demonstrate that they have what it takes to study law. The assessment level comprises a total of 60 ECTS credits.

Students must complete the following individual modules*:

Module Module Type ECTS

Einführung in die Rechtswissenschaft

Compulsory

3

Juristisches Arbeiten

Compulsory

3

Privatrecht I (Personenrecht)

Compulsory

4.5

Strafrecht I (Allgemeiner Teil)

Compulsory

12

Öffentliches Recht I (Staatsrecht, Grundrechte)

Compulsory

18

Römisches Privatrecht

Compulsory

7.5

Rechtsgeschichte

Compulsory

6

Methodenlehre und Rechtstheorie

Compulsory

3

Fallbearbeitung Assessment

Core Elective

3

*Modules listed in German are taught exclusively in German.

Overview of Modules at the Advanced Level from Fall Semester 2021

The advanced level comprises a total of 120 ECTS credits that are earned by completing compulsory, core elective, and elective modules.

Students must complete the following individual modules*:

Module

Module Type

ECTS

Privatrecht II (OR, Haftpflichtrecht)

Compulsory

19.5

Strafrecht II (Besonderer Teil, Strafprozessrecht)

Compulsory

15

Öffentliches Recht II (Allgemeines Verwaltungsrecht, Öffentliches Verfahrensrecht)

Compulsory

12

Privatrecht III (Sachenrecht, Familienrecht, Erb-/Güterrecht)

Compulsory

16.5

Internationales Privatrecht

Compulsory

6

Handels- und Wirtschaftsrecht (Gesellschaftsrecht)

Compulsory

12

Völkerrecht/Europarecht

Compulsory

9

Wahlpflichtpool Grundlagen (Rechtsphilosophie, Rechtssoziologie, Verfassungsgeschichte)

Core Elective

3

Wahlpflichtpool OR/ZGB (Arbeitsrecht, Kindes- und Erwachsenenschutzrecht, Medizinrecht, Versicherungsrecht)

Core Elective

6

Fallbearbeitung Privatrecht

Core Elective

3

Fallbearbeitung Öffentliches Recht/Strafrecht

Core Elective

3

Proseminararbeit

Compulsory

3

Bachelorarbeit

Compulsory

6

Elective Pool

depending on the module

6

*Modules listed in German are taught exclusively in German. 

Repeat Examinations

Assessment Level:

The compulsory modules can be repeated once.
The case study core elective modules can each be repeated twice. They can be substituted with other modules from the core elective pool.

Advanced Level:

The compulsory modules can be repeated twice.
The maximum number of failed attempts for the Common Subjects and Swiss Code of Obligations/ Swiss Civil Code core elective pools is two each.
The modules of the two case study core elective pools can each be repeated twice. They can be substituted with other modules from the corresponding core elective pool.
The elective modules offered by the Faculty of Law can each be repeated twice. They can be substituted with other modules from the elective pool. The other elective pool modules are governed by the provisions of the relevant faculty or department.

Level Transitions

Assessment Level – Advanced Level

In order to register for modules in the advanced level, students must first have completed the assessment level; it is not possible to take advanced level modules in advance.

Bachelor’s Level – Master’s Level

Bachelor’s students who have obtained at least 150 ECTS credits at the Faculty of Law can take as many Master’s modules in advance as they want. Work on the Master’s thesis may only begin in the Master’s degree program.

Transitional Regulations

Who is Affected?

The transitional regulations apply to students who started the UZH Bachelor of Law program before the Fall Semester 2021, but who have not completed it or been permanently excluded. Starting in the Fall Semester 2021, students will be transferred to the Bachelor’s degree program based on the new regulations. The previous modules will then no longer be offered if they are not continued in the new degree program.

What Needs to Be Kept in Mind?

Bachelor’s degree modules that were completed successfully before the changeover will be credited toward the revised Bachelor’s degree program on the basis of the number of ECTS credits acquired in accordance with the provisions of the old program regulations. Compulsory and core elective modules must be completed in accordance with the new program regulations. At least 180 ECTS credits are required for the Bachelor’s degree. Depending on which modules have already been completed, completing the new compulsory modules may make it necessary to earn more than 180 ECTS credits. If the required modules have been completed, but 180 ECTS credits have not yet been earned, the missing ECTS credits must be obtained through (core) elective modules. A transition table can be found on this website to help you plan your further studies.

Failed attempts taken up to and including Spring Semester 2021 will not be taken into account, provided that they have not already led to the student’s exclusion from the study program.

Assessment Level Transition Table*

Modules acc. to Old Regulations

ECTS

 

Modules acc. to New or Transitional Regulations

ECTS

Einführung in die Rechtswissenschaft

3

Fulfilled

Einführung in die Rechtswissenschaft

3

Juristische Arbeitstechnik & Methodenlehre

6

Fulfilled

Methodenlehre und Rechtstheorie

3

Juristisches Arbeiten

3

Fallbearbeitung

3

Privatrecht I (OR AT, Personenrecht, Haftpflichtrecht)

15

Fulfilled

Privatrecht I (Personenrecht)

4.5

Privatrecht II (OR, Haftpflichtrecht)*

19.5

Strafrecht I (AT, BT I)

15

Fulfilled

Strafrecht I (AT, BT I)

12

Öffentliches Recht I (Staatsrecht)

15

Fulfilled

Öffentliches Recht I (Staatsrecht, Organisationsrechte)

18

Rechtsgeschichte

6

Fulfilled

Rechtsgeschichte

6

 

Advanced Level Transitional Table*

Modules acc. to Old Regulations

ECTS

 

Modules acc. to New or Transitional Regulations

ECTS

Römisches Privatrecht

6

Fulfilled

Römisches Privatrecht

7.5

Privatrecht II (OR BT, Sachenrecht, Familienrecht, Erbrecht)

18

Fulfilled

Privatrecht III (Sachenrecht, Familienrecht, Erb-/Güterrecht)

16.5

Obligationenrecht BT (Übergangsmodul)*

6

Öffentliches Recht II & III (Grundrechte, Allgemeines Verwaltungsrecht, Öffentliches Verfahrensrecht)

15

Fulfilled

Öffentliches Recht II (Allgemeines Verwaltungsrecht, Öffentliches Verfahrensrecht)

12

 

 

Does not need to be fulfilled by students under the transitional regulations

Proseminararbeit

3

Handels- und Wirtschaftsrecht (Gesellschaftsrecht, Wettbewerbsrecht)

12

Fulfilled

Handels- und Wirtschaftsrecht I (Gesellschaftsrecht)

12

Common Subjects Core Elective Module

6

Fulfilled

Common Subjects Core Elective Module

3

2 Fallbearbeitungen

6

Fulfilled

2 Fallbearbeitungen

6

ZPR/SchKG

9

Is accredited as an elective module

-

-

Völkerrecht/Europarecht

6

Fulfilled

Völkerrecht/Europarecht

9

Internationales Privat- und Zivilverfahrensrecht

6

Fulfilled

Internationales Privatrecht

6

Wahlpflichtmodul Strafrecht

12

Fulfilled

Strafrecht II (BT, Strafprozessrecht)

15

Wahlpflichtmodul Zivil- und Zivilverfahrensrecht

9

Fulfilled

Wahlpflichtmodul OR/ZGB

6

Bachelorarbeit

6

Fulfilled

Bachelorarbeit

6

Steuerrecht

3

Is accredited as an elective module

-

-

Elective modules

6

Are accredited as elective modules

Elective modules

6

Civil Law I and II (taught in German) in accordance with the old regulations are being restructured and will consist of three modules under the new regulations. To ensure that the required competencies can be obtained without repeating material, an examination is offered in addition to the Swiss Code of Obligations Special Section course (otherwise included in the “new” Private Law II module).

*Modules listed in German are taught exclusively in German.