The Western University of „Vasile Goldiș” in Arad (Romanian: Universitatea de Vest "Vasile Goldiș") is a private university located in Arad, Romania. The spiritual patron of the university is Vasile Goldiș, a prominent Romanian politician, pedagogue, publicist, member of the Romanian Academy and a key figure of the Union of Transylvania with Romania in 1918. The Faculty of Law was founded in the first year of operation of the University in 1990-1991.
It is the first private law school in Romania, whose final accreditation was confirmed by the Romanian Parliament in March 2002. Since the academic year 2012-2013, the Faculty of Law has a new leadership that strives to continue the rich tradition of the legal school of Arad and to strengthen ties with the European legal elite. The high standard of scientific research is reflected in the organisation of the legal part at the international symposium, the "Arad Academic Days" and by publishing in national and international periodicals and in the "Legal Studies" journal of the Faculty of Law. The proof of the high level of scientific research and the important international relations maintained by the Faculty of Law was an international conference organised jointly with the University of Vienna in 2012 on the recoding of private law in Europe. It was the most important international conference in Romania in recent years, with over 30 teachers from 20 European countries.
Furthermore, students who distinguish themselves in scientific research are guaranteed participation in these academic events.
The Faculty has a teaching and research infrastructure that meets European standards, including an information centre of the European integration office for the protection of human rights and a computer lab for legal and judicial information.