Faculty of Law at Copenhagen University

The Faculty of Law (Det juridiske fakultet) at the University of Copenhagen is Denmark's largest law school, and one of the largest in Northern Europe, with approximately 4000 law students. One of the main objectives of the Faculty is to intensify contacts with foreign universities and law schools. These contacts have greatly increased in recent years. They include such activities as encouraging research and studies abroad, international student exchanges, faculty exchanges and a developing programme for visiting scholars.

The Faculty of Law at the University of Copenhagen has existed since 1479 when the University was founded. The instituting statute founding the Faculty is still preserved in the archives of the Danish Royal Library. The University of Copenhagen is the largest university in Scandinavia and the only Scandinavian university ranked among the top 50 universities worldwide. The Faculty of Law of the Royal Frederick University in Norway, established in 1811 as the second law faculty in then-Denmark-Norway, was based on the curriculum of the University of Copenhagen Faculty of Law and retained strong similarities until recently.

The Faculty's research covers a wide range of topics. Additionally, the Faculty has a number of research centres:

  • CEC - Centre for European Constitutionalization and Security
  • Centre for Pension Law
  • Centre for Studies in Legal Culture
  • FOCOFIMA - Forum for Company Law and Financial Market Law
  • WELMA - Legal Studies in Welfare and EU Market Integration
  • Centre for Information and Innovation Law (CIIR)
Europe Denmark
Institution type
Non French Institutions University or university institute