A comprehensive structural reform at the Paris Lodron University Salzburg (PLUS) came into force at the beginning of 2022. The PLUS now consists of six faculties. The Faculty of Law was transformed into the Faculty of Law, Business and Economics (RWW).

The RWW Faculty is divided into the following departments: The departments of Economics, Business Management as well as Legal Theory, International and European Law have been created. These three join the existing departments of Labour Law and Business Law, Public Law, Private Law and Criminal Law and Criminal Procedural Law.

The combination of law and economics in a single faculty is what distinguishes the PLUS’s profile in this area.

Dean: Univ.-Prof. DDr. Johannes Michael Rainer

“Law and economics within the same faculty offers even greater opportunities for cooperation than ever before. The idea to merge the two is a result of common research questions and the increase in demand for interdisciplinary approaches in discipline-oriented research,” emphasises Dean Prof. Johannes Michael Rainer.

“Teaching will benefit from this transdisciplinary approach and integration of both law and economics,” says Rainer.

Facts & Figures

Research and teaching staff:                           136,5 employees

Professorships and equivalents:                     45,4

Programme/student uptake:                           3.446

Locations:                                                       In the heart of the historical city centre: Toskanatrakt | Kapitelgasse/Neue Residenz | Edith-Stein-Haus/Edmundsburg

Link zur Fakultät:                                   

(The dates and figures refer to the winter semester 2021/22.)

Edmundsburg, Salzburg

Edmundsburg am Mönchsberg | Photo: © Kay Müller

Edith-Stein-Haus am Mönchsberg | Photo: © Kay Müller

Juridische Fakultät Innenhof

O.Univ.-Prof. DDr. Johannes Michael Rainer


Paris Lodron University Salzburg | Faculty of Law, Business and Economics

Churfürststrasse 1 | A-5020 Salzburg

Tel: +43 662 8044 3001

Email to O.Univ.-Prof. DDr. Johannes Michael Rainer

Photo: Toskanatrakt | © Kay Müller