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University of Bayreuth, Press release No. 067/2024 - 21.06.2024

The University of Bayreuth is one of the best universities for law

Law students at the University of Bayreuth are in particularly high demand: almost 500 HR managers stated this in a recent survey conducted by WirtschaftsWoche. The University of Bayreuth landed an excellent sixth place in the top 10 in Germany.

"Bayreuth character" has been a hallmark for graduates for generations - also among HR managers. What our alumni confirm has now once again been substantiated by a survey. The employer branding consultancy Universum asked 483 HR managers for WirtschaftsWoche which universities they recruit law graduates from. A good quarter of the HR decision-makers worked in companies with more than 1000 employees, the majority (a good 30 percent) in companies with 100 to 500 employees. 

The University of Bayreuth performed very well in this survey, ranking sixth in Germany. 

The law degree program in Bayreuth is the tailor-made suit among law degree programs in Germany. We focus on tailored supervision in the smallest possible groups and with the greatest possible proximity between students and lecturers. Our degree program is enhanced by the interdisciplinary and international additional courses on offer as well as the opportunity to acquire an LL.B. in Law and Economics in a double degree program - this is where our Faculty of Law and Economics plays to all its strengths,

Prof. Dr. Christoph Krönke, Dean of Law.


Students who study law in Bayreuth have access to the traditional legal professions of the bar, the public prosecutor's office, administration, the judiciary or the notary's office. There are also career opportunities in large and medium-sized commercial enterprises, tax consultancies and auditing firms. Governmental, commercial and non-profit organizations, both national and international, or political parties are also possible employers. 

Thanks to the (additional) skills and content typically taught in Bayreuth without silo thinking, a lateral entry into almost all areas of business life and politics is also possible: the additional business and technical science courses are unique here, with which students at the University of Bayreuth can sharpen their legal profile in the long term. The Bayreuth additional qualification with the degree "Business Lawyer (University of Bayreuth)" is unique in Germany. 

More information at: https://www.wiwo.de/erfolg/hochschule/hochschulranking-2024-das-sind-die-besten-unis-fuer-jura/29850018.html

Florian Gillitzer

Florian Gillitzer

Strategic Projects & University Reporting (SPuR)
University of Bayreuth

Phone: +49 (0)921 / 55-5209
E-mail: florian.gillitzer@uni-bayreuth.de

Olga Gassan

Olga Gassan

Unversity Marketing

Phone: +49 (0)921/ 55-5317
E-mail: olga.gassan@uni-bayreuth.de