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Old 04-16-2009, 10:14 PM   #1
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The Humboldt University of Berlin (German Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin) is Berlin's oldest university, founded in 1810 as the University of Berlin (Universität zu Berlin) by the liberal Prussian educational reformer and linguist Wilhelm von Humboldt, whose university model has strongly influenced other European and Western universities. From 1828 it was known as the Frederick William University (Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität), later also as the Universität unter den Linden. In 1949, it changed its name to Humboldt-Universität in honour of both its founder Wilhelm and his brother, naturalist Alexander von Humboldt.


These are the 11 faculties into which the university is divided:
  • Faculty of Law
  • Faculty of Agriculture and Horticulture
  • Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences I (Biology, Chemistry, Physics)
  • Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences II (Geography, Computer Science, Mathematics, Psychology)
  • Charité - Berlin University Medicine
  • Faculty of Philosophy I (Philosophy, History, European Ethnology, Department of Library and Information Science)
  • Faculty of Philosophy II (Literature, Linguistics, Scandinavian Studies, Romance literatures, English and American Studies, Slavic Studies, Classical Philology)
  • Faculty of Philosophy III (Social Sciences, Cultural Studies/Arts, Asian/African Studies (includes Archeology), Gender Studies)
  • Faculty of Philosophy IV (Sport science, Rehabilitation Studies, Education, Quality Management in Education)
  • Faculty of Theology
  • Faculty of Economics and Business Administration

Furthermore there are two independent institutes (Zentralinstitute) that are part of the university:
  • Centre for British Studies (in German: Großbritannienzentrum)
  • Museum für Naturkunde (Museum of Natural History)

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Humboldt-UniversittzuBerlin JuristischeFakultt

Humboldt University of Berlin - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

The Royal Library, now seat of the Faculty of Law.

The Faculty of Law

The law faculty at Humboldt is the partner school for one of Cornell Law School’s joint degree programs, the J.D/M.LL.P. Humboldt also has been willing to accept Cornell students for a semester exchange in the Fall. This is an informal arrangement, however, and students should be prepared to comply with Humboldt’s procedures and application processes, either before departing for Germany or upon arrival in Berlin. Interested persons should contact the Executive Director of the Clarke Center for International and Comparative Legal Studies.

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Founded in 1810, Humboldt is a public university, located on Unter den Linden Boulevard, in the center of Berlin. It is only minutes from the Brandenburg Gate and the Reichstag (Germany’s Parliament Building), as well as from vibrant new commercial districts that have been developed since 1989.

Academic Calendar:
The Fall semester typically begins in early October and lasts through mid-February. Students would have to be prepared to make individual arrangements for early examinations directly with their German instructors, in order to be back in Ithaca for the start of the Spring semester. These arrangements cannot be made by Cornell administrators on the student’s behalf.

Sample Courses:
The Humboldt Faculty of Law offers a one-semester program, “Grundkenntnisse des deutschen Rechts,” especially designed for foreign students. Please see (in German) Humboldt-UniversittzuBerlin JuristischeFakultt

Further Information:
The basic Humboldt University law faculty web site (in German) is: Humboldt-UniversittzuBerlin JuristischeFakultt

HELS - Humboldt European Law School

Die Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, die University of London (King's College) und die Université Paris 2 (Panthéon-Assas) haben das European Law School Network gegründet, um gemeinsam eine integrierte europäische Juristenausbildung anzubieten - den Europäischen Juristen (European Lawyer/Juriste Européen). Jurastudenten aus den drei großen Mitgliedstaaten Deutschland, Vereinigtes Königreich und Frankreich sowie aus anderen Teilen Europas wird eine Ausbildung angeboten, die sowohl bezüglich der curricularen Inhalte als auch hinsichtlich der Methode der Vermittlung erstmals auf die fundamental neuen Gegebenheiten und Anforderungen im zusammenwachsenden Europa zugeschnitten ist. Zur Verwirklichung dieses Ziels wurde im Sommer 2007 an der Humboldt Universität die Humboldt European Law School eingerichtet.

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Adresse / Sitz
Bebelplatz 1 / Unter den Linden 9 / Unter den Linden 11 (Berlin-Mitte)

Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin / Juristische Fakultät / D-10099 Berlin

Verantwortlicher Vertreter
Der Dekan - Prof. Dr. Christoph Paulus, LL.M.
Tel: +30 2093-3334 / Fax: +30 2093-3332

Administration der WWW-Seiten
Das WWW-Team der Juristischen Fakultät
Tel: +30 2093-3600 / Fax: +30 2093-3609
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