The Law and Economics Foundation’s bodies include the Board and the Auditor. The Board – the superior body of the foundation – meets once a year. The first President of the Law and Economics Foundation was Kaspar Villiger, who has now been replaced by Prof. Dr. Peter Nobel. The Board consults with renowned representatives of academia, business and politics. The management of the ongoing businesses was delegated to the Executive Committee.


The purpose of the Law and Economics Foundation is to promote the development and implementation of the programs for a Bachelor and Master of Arts in Law and Economics at the University of St. Gallen. The support provided extends to both individuals and institutions involved in the program. The financing is supplemented by services rendered to the public sector in accordance with public service mandates.

This is conducted through endowments as well as income generated with a view to support the interdisciplinary legal and economic education, training and research at the University of St. Gallen. Finally, the Foundation promotes the cooperation with research and business, and the exchange with national and international institutions in the field of Law and Economics.

The Foundation does not pursue any commercial purposes.


The Law and Economics Foundation promotes study programs for both a Bachelor and a Master of Arts in Law and Economics at the University of St. Gallen. Funds needed for the latter as well as other important aspects of the program are derived from companies, foundations and individuals. Due to the success of the study programs at the University of St. Gallen and the growth and expansion of its activities, the foundation will be dependent upon further sponsorships in the future.



For information with regard to sponsorship and support, please contact us under info@le-foundation.com.