About Bucerius Law School

Facts & Figures

Bucerius Law School at a glance

Bucerius Law School is the first private law school in Germany. The school was founded in 2000 by the ZEIT-Stiftung Ebelin and Gerd Bucerius. Bucerius Law School is formally accredited by the German Council of Science and Humanties.

Legal Studies

  • 594 enrolled students (including State Examination candidates)
  • 35% women
  • 10 % receive federal financial aid
  • 33 % receive financial aid from Bucerius or through loans

Bucerius Master of Law and Business

  • 44 enrolled students from 27 countries

International Exchange Program

  • 94 incoming students from 57 partner universities in 24 countries
  • 109 outgoing students at 66 partner universities in 23 countries  

Bucerius Summer Program in International Business Law

  • 37 participants from 24 countries

Bucerius / UC Hastings Summer Program in International IP Transactions

  • 33 participants from 17 countries

Bucerius Summer Program in Sports Law

  • 18 participants from 14 countries

Academic Staff

  • 31 Professors

    • 16 chairs with around 72 research assistants and post-doctoral research fellows
    • 3 Juniorprofessors
    • 6 Affiliate Professors
    • 4 Honorary Professors
    • 2 Professors Emeriti

  • around 80 German and international visiting faculty from academia and the legal practice per year

Administrative Staff

  • around 54

Management

  • President: Professor Dr. Dr. h.c. mult. Katharina Boele-Woelki
  • CEO: Meinhard Weizmann
  • Chairman of the Supervisory Board: Professor Dr. Michael Göring

The Bucerius Law School is a not-for-profit organisation that is 100% privately funded.

  • Total budget 2015: € 17.2 million

    • 47% ZEIT-Stiftung Ebelin und Gerd Bucerius
    • 30% tuition fees
    • 23% third party donations and commercial activities