Law studies (LL.B./State examination)


Program Description

A full law degree combined with business administration.

The professional demands on lawyers are increasing. What counts in a dynamic professional field is more than just technical qualifications: Potential employers pay particular attention to communication and negotiation skills, and international and business experience are also very popular. So exactly what is taught at EBS.


  • Degree: First legal examination (formerly 1st state examination) // Bachelor of Laws (LL.B.)
  • Duration of study: 8 semesters
  • Language: German
  • Start of studies: Every year in September and January
  • ECTS: 242
  • Major: Business Law
  • Total costs: € 7,470 / semester


  • Three degrees in less than five years
  • integrated semester abroad
  • individual care
  • small study groups
  • intensive, integrated exam preparation
  • close cooperation with renowned law firms and companies


The law course is divided into a total of eight semesters with a lecture period of 15 weeks each. The structure provides for a basic course, a main course, a stay abroad and a focus course. The course begins in the winter or summer semester of each year. After just three years, you will acquire the Bachelor of Laws (LL.B.) your first professional qualification. In addition, you will have the opportunity to acquire an additional business management qualification.

The intensive preparation for the first legal examination (former state examination) begins in the seventh semester, which can be taken after the eighth semester as a so-called free shot (Section 21, Paragraph 1 JAG Hessen).

During the semester break, you will complete internships in Germany or abroad with a total duration of three months. In addition, the integrated business administration course content can be completed with a Master in Business (MA) or with a Master of Science (M.Sc.).


  • Abitur or equivalent school leaving certificate
  • English language proficiency certificate (e.g. TOEFL iBT or IELTS)
  • Very good knowledge of German
  • Passing the EBS admission procedure


You are studying at one of the top universities worldwide: EBS Universität regularly achieves top positions in university rankings.

You will receive three academic degrees in less than five years: The top priority of the course is the first legal examination (formerly the 1st state examination), for which we prepare you intensively. With the Bachelor of Laws (LL.B.) you will also receive an attractive degree from us after just three years. You can then opt for a Master of Arts (MA) or Master of Science (M.Sc.) at EBS Business School.

You will meet business economists on an equal footing. One special feature is the economics course components at EBS: These are part of the course from the start. This means you can acquire a Master's in Business for Legal Professionals (MA) in just one semester or a Master's (M.Sc.) in Finance, Management, Real Estate or Automotive Management at EBS Business School in just one year.

You will gain practical knowledge with real added value: you will benefit from our network of highly attractive corporate partners during your studies. The intensive involvement of well-known law firms and companies in teaching ensures that you are in close contact with practice and that you can build your own network from the first semester onwards.

You will gain international experience at some of the best universities in the world: EBS stands for internationality. All students spend a semester abroad.

You benefit from a high quality of learning: With small learning groups and intensive support such as For example, with events such as “Successful writing of exams” or “Legal learning”, we offer you assistance for optimal preparation for exams and results with top grades.

You receive active study and career support: The EBS Center for Legal Education brings you into contact with well-known law firms, companies and organizations during your studies with coaching, training and advice as well as recruiting events, network activities and the placement of internships.

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Under the umbrella of the private, state-recognised EBS Universität für Wirtschaft und Recht you will find a programme portfolio that is unique across Germany consisting of Bachelors, Law, Masters and ... Read More

Under the umbrella of the private, state-recognised EBS Universität für Wirtschaft und Recht you will find a programme portfolio that is unique across Germany consisting of Bachelors, Law, Masters and doctoral programmes as well as top-class executive education for working professionals. Our Business and Law School reap the benefit from their synergies, building a strong foundation for innovative research and continuing education activities of high practical relevance. Read less
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