Faculty of Law
The history of the Faculty of Law began just after World War I, with the foundation of Masaryk University itself.
The Faculty of Law has enjoyed unperturbed periods of academic and pedagogical progress, but has also seen hardship: for decades, the school was closed outright—first during World War II (when all institutions of higher education were shuttered) and then for 15 years under the communist regime.
In its present incarnation, the Faculty of Law is a modern, forward-looking faculty whose pedagogy goes hand-in-hand with research. It is also an important educational centre that prepares students for their professional lives in all branches of law, including European and international. Comprised of thirteen different departments, the school, which was the first in the Czech Republic to introduce the systematic clinical and practical teaching of legal skills, educates future lawyers, judges, and members of other professions who require broad knowledge and expertise in all fields of law.
Research at the Faculty of Law is conducted in numerous areas including human rights and their shift from the international to the national level, European constitutional law and politics, interaction between the law and the economy, questions of incongruity with international law, intellectual property, and more.
The Faculty of Law has established numerous contacts with foreign professionals and educational and academic institutions at both the individual and institutional levels, and cooperates intensively with Czech legal institutions such as the Constitutional Court and the Supreme Court.
It participates in the operational programme Education for Competitiveness and each year hosts workshops and conferences, including Days of Law, a conference that discusses contemporary legislative problems, Cyberspace, a conference focused on IT legislation, and COFOLA, an international conference for young academics.
The Faculty provides opinion reviews, expertise, and personal consultations to academics and hosts a public library that houses the European Documentation Centre, which collects important information on both the European Union and the European Council.
For more information, visit https://www.law.muni.cz/content/en/.