Faculty of Law - instructions for students who began their studies before August 1, 2017

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By selecting a degree programme you are able to see the general content as well as the possible degree programme-specific content. You do not have to select a degree programme to see the Open University's instructions.

NB! The content of this page applies only to students studying in the degree programmes launched prior to 1 August 2017. You need not make any selections in the degree programme menu above because it is intended only for students studying in the new degree programmes.

Below are the instructions of your Faculty for the reinstatement of the right to study, the equivalence between studies in the old and new degree requirements and the expiry of studies, as well as timetables for information sessions and PSP workshops. Please first read the instructions intended for all students!

Degree education:

Bachelor’s Programme in Law
Master’s Programme in Law
Master’s Programme in International Business Law

Other studies:

For instructions for all students completing their degrees during the transition period of the degree reform, please click on Completing your degree by 31 July 2020?

Reinstatement of the right to study and applying for an extension

If you apply to the Faculty for a reinstatement of your right to study or an extension of your right to study, you must enclose a study plan with your application. You can draw up the plan using the transcript of studies mailed to you as well as the degree structure and information in the WebOodi portal. Below is a template for personal study plans.

If you continue to study in accordance with the old degree requirements, your studies will not expire. If you transfer to a new degree programme, your studies will expire after ten years in accordance with the University’s provisions.

Tables of equivalence and completion of studies

Tables of equivalence:

All teaching is provided in accordance with the latest degree requirements. Tables of equivalence have been drawn up for students completing their degree according to the old requirements, so you can see which new course replaces which old requirement.

See this table if you intend to complete your Bachelor of Laws degree in accordance with the old degree requirements (2016–2017):
Table of equivalence for the Bachelor of Laws degree for students following the old degree requirements (pdf)

See the table below if you intend to transfer to the new Bachelor’s Programme in Law (2017–2020). Please note that the new degree programmes do not accept studies completed more than ten years ago.
Table of equivalence for the Bachelor of Laws degree for students transferring to the new degree programme (pdf)

Table of equivalence for the Master of Laws degree (pdf)

Table of equivalence for the Master’s Programme in International Business Law (pdf)

Completion of studies

You can complete studies:

  • By attending teaching in accordance with the latest degree requirements. The table of equivalence indicates which new courses correspond to those in the old degree requirements.
  • By completing book examinations in accordance with the old degree requirements. For the dates and times of book examinations, please see Instructions for students. Book examinations based on the old degree requirements can be found in the 2016–2017 course catalogue in WebOodi.
  • You must register for all courses and examinations in WebOodi.

Schedule for submitting your Master's thesis. Please choose Master's Programme in Law from the degree programme selection.

WebOodi and course catalogues

If you wish to continue your studies in accordance with the old degree requirements (2016–2017), you can find the right course catalogue in WebOodi as follows: Front page of WebOodi --> Instruction and courses --> Course catalogues --> Faculty of Law --> Oikeustieteellisen tiedekunnan opinto-opas 2016–17...2019–20. For the book examinations for intermediate studies based on the old degree requirements, please see the old course catalogue (codes beginning with 20...). The examination timetable for the academic year 2019-2020 will be published in WebOodi by the end of June 2019.

You can find the courses in the new Bachelor’s Programme in Law as follows: Front page of WebOodi --> Instruction and courses --> Course catalogues --> Faculty of Law --> Bachelor of Laws Degree Programme, Helsinki, 2018-2019.

All studies required for a LLM degree as well as all optional courses can be found as follows: Front page of WebOodi --> Instruction and courses --> Course catalogues --> Faculty of Law --> Oikeustieteen maisterin koulutusohjelma, Helsinki, 2018–19.

Preliminary information on courses in the 2019–2020 academic year has been published on this site. Please note that the finalised information will be available in WebOodi by the end of June 2019.

Provisions concerning students following the old degree requirements

This section provides Faculty-specific provisions concerning students who are following the old degree requirements.

Support for students recommencing their studies

Info session on transition period

An info session about the ending of the transition period for students studying according to the old degree requirements will be held on Friday 24th May 10 AM-12 PM in Porthania’s Lehtisali P219. Info session in Finnish for Bachelor and Master of Laws students will be held at the same time in Porthanias Suomen laki hall. After the info session, you may visit the pop up study guidance from 12.30 PM til 2 PM in Porthania’s Lehtisali. Please bring your transcript with you.

Book an appointment

To book an appointment with a student adviser, go to Vihta.

Before booking an appointment, draw up a personal study plan, indicating the studies you have completed thus far. Also have a careful look at the tables of equivalence. Bring your personal study plan with you to your appointment.