Law at the HSG HSG, one of Europe's leading business universities, offers a number of attractive legal degrees. Informal atmosphere Over the past years, the HSG has had an average of 540 law students. Thus, the Law School of the HSG is one of Switzerland's smaller law faculties. It exhibits an especially favourable coaching ratio (number of students per professor) and offers a homely atmosphere. The day-to-day life at our Law School is marked by close contact between lecturers and students, which promote the success of the studies. Business-oriented All legal course programmes at the HSG are characterised by broad content and business orientation. The foundation for a clear understanding of how enterprises and national economies work is laid out right from the first year of studies in St.Gallen. This type of understanding is necessary to appreciate many areas of law, such as corporate law, capital market law or certain areas of contract and administrative law. Employers appreciate the ability of the graduates from St.Gallen to look at law from a broader perspective. In practice, this ability is often the key to success when it comes to the elaboration of practical solutions as a lawyer, judge or specialist in administrative law. Interdisciplinary In addition to legal skills, HSG jurists gain insight into other relevant subject areas. Foreign languages and the fundamentals of business administration and economics are part of the course syllabus. Furthermore, the contextual studies enable the students to acquire key competencies that are important for a career (rhetoric, presentation technique, etc.) or to pursue other interests, e.g. in the field of psychology, history, philosophy or sociology. These interests can be enlarged upon at the Master's and Ph.D. levels. Freedom of choice after the Assessment Year At the HSG, all students (economics, business, international affairs and law) complete their first year (so-called Assessment Year) together. In this way, they acquire a broad basis of general knowledge. From the second year of their studies, they concentrate on their selected course of studies. This also means that the students have already studied for two semesters before they decide whether they would like to study Law, Business Administration, Economics or International Affairs. Students who decide to study Law can then additionally choose between the two Bachelor's programmes "Law" (BLaw) and "Law and Economics" (BLE). At the Master's level, there are three Master's programmes to choose from: the two German Master's programmes "Law" (MLaw) and "Law and Economics" (MLE) and the English programme "International Law" (MIL). Career perspectives HSG graduates with a degree in law are greatly appreciated for their broad and sound knowledge, their openness to new developments, their attitude to work and their social competencies. Not surprisingly, then, law firms, courts, administrations as well as international organisations and legal departments of companies actively establish and maintain regular contact with the HSG and its law students. Experienced practitioners regularly participate in teaching units, offer interesting glances into the prospective professional world and help to establish networks. For HSG graduates who would like to enter the field of public law, the proximity to Switzerland's largest court, the Federal Administrative Court in St.Gallen, offers interesting opportunities.