Department of Theory of Law and Legal History

Within its educational activities, the department teaches theory of law, legal philosophy, Roman law, canon and confessional law, as well as legal history. The individual members of the department focus their scholarly activity on research in methodology of law, historical development of private law institutes, the Roman foundations of the present law, comparative law studies, and current philosophical concepts in law.

Department of Private Law and Civil Procedure

The department provides education in civil law, corporate law and civil procedure. It also operates the Doctoral degree program Theoretical Legal Sciences in the field of Civil Law and the rigorosum procedure in Civil Law, Business Law and Labour Law. The UP Faculty of Law is accredited for the habilitation procedure in Civil Law as well. The Department of Private Law and Civil Procedure is the workplace of the Intellectual Property Law Research Group; several members of this group also participate in teaching LL.M. courses in Intellectual Property Law.

Department of International and European Law

The department provides education and research in international public and private law and European law. It also operates the Doctoral degree program Mezinárodní a evropské právo/International and European Law in both Czech and English. The department is accredited for the rigorosum procedure in the fields of International Public Law, International Private Law and European Law. A number of domestic and international research projects have been carried out at the department (GAČR, IGA, FRVŠ, Visegrad Fund, Jean Monnet Multilateral Research Group). The department is also the seat of the Jean Monnet Chair and the Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence, supported by the European Commission. It is also the workplace of a research group for legal regulation of migration in the EU.

Department of Constitutional Law

The department provides education in key fields of public law, particularly the state-science foundations of public law, constitutional organizational law and fundamental rights law. The department is focused on educational, as well as scholarly and research activities. It is accredited for the Doctoral degree program Theoretical Legal Sciences in the field of Constitutional Law and participates in other fields of Doctoral study offered at UP FL. It also organizes the rigorosum procedure in Constitutional Law.

Department of Criminal Law

The department provides teaching of the State Exam course Criminal Law. The basic mandatory courses are Criminal Law 1-3 and Criminal Law in decisional practice. The department also offers a range of facultative courses (e.g. Criminalistics or Criminology). It focuses on both educational and scholarly and research activities. It is also accredited for the Doctoral degree program Theoretical Legal Sciences in Criminal Law, as well as the rigorosum procedure in the same field.

Department of Administrative and Financial Law

This dynamically developing multidisciplinary department is focused on educational as well as scholarly and research activities in important fields of public law: administrative law, financial law, environmental law and social security law. Apart from education, members of the department also participate in the development of these fields through their scholarly activity, including publication activities, participation in conferences, investigation of grants and projects, foreign scholarly stays, etc. The department also closely collaborates with other specialized workplaces ranging from other faculties of law in the Czech Republic to important judicial institutions (the Constitutional Court, the Supreme Administrative Court).

Department of Political and Social Sciences

The department provides a wide range of courses in social sciences concerning the areas of political science, the European Union, economics, mediation, philosophy, psychology and sociology. The department of Political and Social Sciences is one of the key departments involved in the modern interdisciplinary field of the study of European Studies Focused on European Law. This field provides an interlinked knowledge of the process of European integration from the viewpoint of political science, law and economics, and provides its students with a unique perspective on the European Union, its operations and the position of the Czech Republic within it. Extensive international collaboration provides students with a number of opportunities to study abroad and, upon fulfilling all prerequisites, receiving a diploma from a foreign university (Paris Lodron Universität Salzburg) within the so-called double degree program.

Department of Languages

This is a dynamically developing department focused specifically on educational, as well as scholarly and research activities in the field of English, French and German terminology. The department offers more than 60 courses in legal English, French and German, but also Latin. It also provides professional language preparation within the Doctoral degree program Theoretical Legal Sciences. Apart from educational activities, members of the department also participate in development of the particular fields through their scholarly activity involving professional publication activities, participation in conferences, involvement in grants and projects, professional stays abroad, etc.