Education in the field of Law is carried out within five-year unified program (full cycle). The minimum requirement for access to the program is the secondary school graduation certificate (matriculation certificate). The unified full-cycle program is carried out as full-time, part-time and extra-mural course.
From the beginning of the academic year 2013/2014 unified Master course in the field of Law is carried out according to a completely new and innovative syllabus in the whole country. For the first seven semesters students attend lectures and classes in obligatory subjects including basic fields of law (like penal law, civil law, financial law). However, they have a choice in independent creation of their own educational path for the last three semesters by selecting one of the four main specializations (private law specialization, economic and financial specialization, penal-legal specialization and public law specialization), twelve additional specializations, and numerous subjects within them.
Graduates of legal studies are granted the professional title of Master of Laws. It allows the holder to apply (after the passed entrance examination) for all legal trainings, which prepare to carry out legal professions (like barrister, legal adviser, notary, judge, prosecutor). Graduates of legal studies may also develop their career in different professions. Wide knowledge in various fields of law makes them valuable employees for public administration institutions, business entities and nongovernmental organizations. Graduates with the professional title of Master of Laws can also continue their education on post-graduate studies and third cycle studies (doctoral), also in the field of law.
LEGAL TRAININGS EXAMINATIONS
Statistics performed by the Ministry of Justice show that studies at Faculty of Law and Administration of the University of Gdańsk prepare very well for entrance examinations for legal trainings. For example, among people who graduated in Law at the University of Gdańsk and took the entrance examination for legal trainings as barristers, legal advisers and notaries the pass rate was 57%, which was the eight result in Poland taking faculties of law into consideration.