The Law School Apart from a conventional degree course in law, the Law School also offers a combined course in Law and Economics and an English Master in International Law. The Law School was founded in 2011 as the successor of the Department of Law which had been established in 1931 and forms the legal pillar of the internationally renowned University of St.Gallen. It comprises 15 professors, 19 associate and honorary professors, nine assistant professors and numerous international visiting professors. Additionally, there are over 20 habilitated lecturers and more than 100 further lecturers (as of AS 2016). Number of students AS 2014-AS 2015 BLaw BLE MLaw MLE MIL DLS AS 2014 126 151 100 127 36 81 AS 2015 148 145 109 137 54 87 The LS-HSG includes the Institute for work and employment research (FAA-HSG), the Research Center for Information Law (FIR-HSG), the Research Institute for Legal Sciences (FR-HSG), the Institute of Public Finance, Fiscal Law and Law and Economics (IFF-HSG) and the Institute for Legal Studies and Legal Practice (IRP-HSG). All course programmes in law blend in with the overall HSG strategy and are characterised by the broad integration of knowledge from the field of economics, a profound international perspective and contextual studies that convey foreign languages as well as the cultural aspects of jurisprudence. Research carried out at the LS-HSG is characterised in particular by its practical focus and trans-disciplinary approach.