Law has been taught in Erlangen since the University was founded in 1743. Many prominent legal experts have studied at the University and contributed to its development. Today this long-standing tradition is continued by the modern, future-oriented School of Law.
The School of Business, Economics and Society is one of the most well-known in Germany. It originated from the Nuremberg Commercial College for Business and Social Science and began teaching its first 180 students at Findelgasse 7 in 1919. Interdisciplinary co-operation between business studies, economics, and the social sciences has been a defining factor ever since.