To be admitted to the Law School as a student, applicants must go through a two-stage written and oral selection process. Approximately 450 students complete their studies after 12 trimesters (four years) and are awarded the degrees Bachelor of Laws (LL.B.) and the First German State Examination. All students are required to spend one trimester abroad at one of our partner universities, around 90 located in 30 different countries. In return, we welcome students from all over the world to Bucerius Law School each year from September to December. A sophisticated foreign language program for jurists, lectures on economic and business basics and a general course of studies (“Studium generale”) are integral components of the program.
LL.B./First German State Examination
Bucerius/WHU Master of Law and Business – Joachim Herz Program
The Bucerius/WHU Master of Law and Business – Joachim Herz Program (MLB) program is offered as a joint program by Bucerius Law School and the WHU – Otto Beisheim School of Management (located in Vallendar close to Koblenz). It is a one-year, English-language program.
With this master’s program, the two private universities are responding to the increased need in the global economy for legal and business professionals, who have solid knowledge of international business law as well as international management. The academic program consists of complementary law and business courses, an intercultural course of general studies and courses geared toward strengthening professional skills. In addition, participants complete an eight-week internship. At the end of the course of studies, students are required to write a master’s thesis.
The MLB program is designed for international, highly-qualified university graduates, who ideally have already gained some work experience. Tuition for the one-year program of studies is € 22,000. The program helps arrange financial support from companies and foundations. Highly qualified non-German applicants with a business/economics background will be considered, for example, for a Joachim Herz Fellowship. These Fellowships, generously provided by the Joachim Herz Stiftung, provide not only financial assistance, but also entitle Fellows to participate in a variety of networking and other activities sponsored by the Joachim Herz Stiftung.
To discover more about the MLB program and the application process, we invite you to view our internet site at: www.bucerius.whu.edu
International Exchange Program
Each year Bucerius Law School offers a one-semester, English-language International Exchange Program designed especially for some 100 students from our partner universities. This “Program in International and Comparative Business Law,” takes places annually from September to December, during which time undergraduate Bucerius students spend their mandatory trimester abroad at one of our partner universities.
Bucerius Law School faculty, international visiting faculty and practitioners teach in the program. The courses offered comply with the standards set by the American Bar Association (ABA) and the European Credit Transfer System (ECTS). Courses cover subjects such as comparative intellectual property, the law of the European Union, international commercial arbitration, cross-border activities and transactions, the law of the WTO, comparative law, a survey of German law, etc. The application deadline is April 15 of each year.
International students and visiting faculty members receive administrative support from the International Office, their central contact for advice, information and services related to studying at Bucerius and life in general in Hamburg. The International Office team supports exchange students in everything from finding a room or apartment, to applying for a student visa, to opening a bank account and purchasing suitable insurance policies. To smooth the transition into daily life in Germany, exchange students can additionally opt to be part of a buddy family system with other international and German students.
The International Office organizes a wide variety of extracurricular activities to introduce exchange students to German history and culture. These include city tours, day excursions to landmarks surrounding Hamburg, visits to theaters and museums, international evenings and sport events with the German students as well as lectures about Germany’s political system, current affairs and the transatlantic relationship. Furthermore, the International Office organizes a special five-day study trip to Berlin and Potsdam for the exchange students. Detailed Information...
Bucerius Summer Programs (Hamburg)
Bucerius Law School offers two Bucerius Summer Programs (BSP) – the BSP in International Business Law and the BSP in Mediation. Both intensive, English-taught programs are geared towards international and German law students and recent graduates. The aim of the programs is to impart knowledge in and understanding of the forces shaping the respective field, so that students are able to meet the increasing demands of companies and law firms in today’s ever globalizing world. Applicants must have completed at least one year of legal studies at the time the program begins.
From its inception in 2008, the Bucerius Summer Program in International Business Law has been supported by Linklaters.
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