The law department at Bifröst University specializes in training law students for industry and business. The undergraduate program (180 ECTS credits) can be completed in two and a half years or three years. Gifted students, or students who have completed a part of a degree elsewhere, may finish the program in two years. Students can only be admitted to the program if the have finished the Icelandic matriculation examination or have an equivalent educational background.
Students finish a strong selection of courses in business in addition to basic subjects of law focusing on acquiring the expertise necessary for running a modern company in a complicated and entangled legal environment. The law program aims at moving away from rote learning practices, which are still too common in law departments around the world, giving the students the necessary training and stimuli to become independent thinkers and actor.
Bifrost University has been an active partner in Law Without Walls from 2013. The project is a part-virtual collaboratory that aims for students to develop the skills necessary to provide effective legal services in today’s marketplace. LawWithoutWalls teams up students from several law and business schools around the world with academic, lawyer, and entrepreneur mentors to develop business plans that tackle the main problems facing legal education and practice today. It centers on the intersection of law, business, technology, and innovation. It is designed to embrace and meet the challenges of the economic pressures, technological advances, and globalization that have reshaped the legal market.