The Faculty has its origins in the Administrative Studies Programme that was offered by the Higher School of Education in Szczecin, established in 1973. On 12 July 1984 the Sejm (Lower House of Parliament) passed an act on the establishment of the University, and the Institute of Law and Administration was incorporated into it.
The research conducted at the Institute of Legal Sciences varies in nature: descriptive, explanatory, empirical, quantitative and qualitative. With regard to the research problems, the academic staff carry out theoretical, theoretical-practical and practical research, placing it in a historical as well as a comparative legal context.
The areas of particular interest include the issues of constitutional law, administrative law and proceedings, environmental law, financial and tax law, criminal law and proceedings, civil law and proceedings, commercial law, family law, business law, labour law, public international law, European Union law, and local self-government law.