Dear Incoming Students
With your admission to our faculty for the spring semester 2019, you will soon be travelling to Lucerne to study in the heart of Switzerland, surrounded by the beautiful Swiss Alps. With this newsletter we inform you about the classes, key semester dates, upcoming events as well as some organisational issues.
I look forward to welcoming you in February. In the meantime, I wish you a wonderful Christmas holiday.
Prof. Dr. iur. Bernhard Rütsche
Dean of the Faculty of Law
Incoming Welcome Event | Monday, 18 February 2019 | 10 am until 2 pm
Please reserve Monday, 18 February 2019, in your calendar for the formal meeting of incoming students. The office of student advisors will provide you with a wealth of information relevant for your stay in Lucerne from the organisational, academic, and purely practical point of view. The formal part is followed by a lunch sponsored by the Faculty of Law. Details about the meeting will follow in due course. Attendance at the formal part of the Incoming Welcome Event is mandatory. We kindly ask you to register for the Incoming Welcome Event by e-mail (studienberatung-rfremove-this.@remove-this.unilu.ch) at the latest by 19 December 2018.
Start of Courses
Courses (except for certain block courses and guest lecture courses) start on Monday, 18 February 2019. Lectures customarily begin 15 minutes past the hour; usually 2-hour lectures mean 2 x 45 minutes, with a 15-minute break.
Course Offerings Spring Semester 2019
Course descriptions are listed in the course catalogue: https://vv.unilu.ch (you have to select the “Frühjahrssemester 2019”). The descriptions for all law courses in English are separately listed again in this booklet: "Courses in English".
All undergraduate students are allowed to enrol in Master courses.
Course schedules are available here: → Bachelor / → Master
Courses exclusively for incoming students
Introduction to Swiss Law
This course gives an overview on the Swiss legal system, the organisation of the Swiss state and the principles of the Swiss political system. Participation is highly recommended. Further details are published in the course catalogue.
Introduction to Public International Law
This course is designed as a ‘crash course’ in the beginning of the semester and seeks to provide a solid understanding on the nature and functioning of public international law, its legal sources and its subjects. More details on the structure and contents of the course are available in the course catalogue.
Block Course "International Capital Markets"
IMPORTANT: The registration deadline for the block course "International Capital Markets" (6 – 8 May 2019) is 10 January 2019. If you are interested in participating in this course, please register by e-mail to studienberatung-rfremove-this.@remove-this.unilu.ch. Places are distributed on a “first come, first served” basis.
There will be an introductory session on 13 December 2018, 4:15 pm; room 4.B02 at the University of Lucerne. Students who wish to take the course and are not able to attend the introductory session should contact the student advisory team (studienberatung-rfremove-this.@remove-this.unilu.ch).
Registration for courses does not happen until February. You will receive your student-account together with your personal @stud.unilu.ch e-mail address by the end of January 2019. Course registrations can only be done with these account details. We will inform you in due time about the registration process.
Examinations for Master courses in English take place 27 May – 6 June 2019. Examinations for all Bachelor courses and Master courses in German take place 7 June – 1 July 2019. Detailed information regarding the examination application procedure will follow shortly after the start of the semester.
Global Legal Studies Programme
The Faculty of Law in Lucerne proudly offers a certificate programme "Global Legal Studies: International Economic Law, Human Rights and Sustainability". The programme is specifically designed for incoming students. For more information on the GLS programme, please take a look at the flyer.
Core Dates Spring Semester 2019
|11 – 14 February ||Welcome week |
|18 February ||Incoming Welcome Event; start of courses |
|28 February ||Carnival / no courses |
|4 March ||Carnival / no courses |
|4 – 22 April ||Examination registration period |
|19 – 28 April ||Easter break / no courses |
|24 May ||End of courses |
|27 May – 6 June ||Examinations for Master courses in English |
|30 May ||Ascension / public holiday |
|10 June ||Whit Monday / public holiday |
|20 June ||Corpus Christi / public holiday |
|7 June – 1 July ||Examinations for all Bachelor courses and Master courses in German |
|End of July ||Release of grades |
For questions feel free to contact the student advisory team at: studienberatung-rfremove-this.@remove-this.unilu.ch