Presentation of the Université libre de Bruxelles
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The Faculty of Law

A little history…
When the University of Bruxelles was first founded in 1834, it included 4 Faculties: Philosophy and Letters, Science, Medicine, and Law, or to be more precise the “Faculties of Law and Administrative and Political Science”.
In 1841 the title was changed to the “Faculty of Law”, although the teaching of administrative and political science was maintained in the curriculum right up to 1897.

Another distinctive characteristic: it was only in 1967 that the Faculty instigated the first cycle over two years. Until then, students spent their first years at the Faculty of Philosophy and Letters (doing the equivalent of today’s Bachelor undergraduate degree).
As concerns the School of Criminology, this was founded by Leon Cornil (Professor of criminal law) in 1935, as he wished to study phenomena associated with criminality via other disciplines than just law. In 2010, the Faculty and School merged to give birth to the present “Faculty of Law and Criminology” that you are about to discover soon…

CONTACTS:
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  • 2150 STUDENTS

  • 230 RESEARCHERS AND ASSISTANTS

  • 140 FACULTY TEACHING STAFF

  • 6 RESEARCH CENTRES

  • 5 SPECIALISED MASTERS (MAC)