Our Summer Programs bring together advanced law students and young professionals for an in-depth exploration of current topics in one of three areas of international practice.  Distilled into three intense weeks of study, you will work closely with academics, practitioners and peers from across the globe to build skills for your career undertakings.

The English-taught Master of Law and Business (LL.M. / MLB) prepares young professionals for international careers in which an understanding of both legal and business concepts as well as intercultural skills are essential. The interdisciplinary approach of the program brings lawyers and business professionals from all over the world together in one classroom.

Get a taste of German culture in the beautiful city of Hamburg and establish contacts around the world! Open exclusively to students from Bucerius partner universities, the Exchange Program has an academic focus on International and Comparative Business Law.

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Bucerius Law School and American Friends of Bucerius are pleased to announce the $10,000 merit-based fellowship, funded by the law firm Venable LLP.

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Silver-tongued students excel in moot final

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A buceriusly good start to the semester: the 2018 exchange program kicks off

International exchange students from 23 countries have been enriching campus life since the beginning of September

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What is Bucerius Law School?

In Germany, it is the first choice of law students and law firms alike. The academic community at Bucerius Law School distinguishes itself by its courage to endeavor in new and innovative directions as well as its common goal of striving for unparalleled excellence in legal education.

What differentiates Bucerius Law School?

Bucerius Law School is the first private, non-profit law school in Germany. Established and funded by one of the country’s largest private foundations, Bucerius Law School honors its namesake, Gerd Bucerius, by focusing on the importance of community service and responsibility for others in society. This visionary institution consistently ranks among the top law schools in Germany educating the best and brightest new legal minds today. Bucerius students excel on German state exams and go on to work with leading national and international law firms and corporations, governmental departments and universities.

What does Bucerius Law School offer?

In the heart of Europe, Bucerius Law School connects the world – it offers the legal education, the practical experience and the international network to set its students on a successful and fulfilling career path in today’s increasingly globalized world. Bucerius recognizes the importance of an international education and cultivates an expansive international network of nearly 100 partner universities worldwide and its own representative office in the United States. Bucerius attracts renowned scholars and instructors from the best legal institutions in the world to lecture in its English-language Summer Programs, the Master of Law and Business and its International Exchange Program.

What programs are available for international students?

The Bucerius Master of Law and Business (MLB) is a one-year program that offers young professionals a combination of theory and practice in an intimate setting with a focus on individual attention and professional guidance.

Bucerius offers three intensive, three-week Summer Programs to advanced students and young professionals in the fields: International Business Law, International IP Transactions, and Legal Technology and Operations.

The one-semester International Exchange Program compliments students’ studies at their home universities through not only corresponding coursework but also cultural emersion, historic tours and travel opportunities.

Innovation in law

With innovation as a hallmark, Bucerius Law School continues to develop new programs and services such as Bucerius Executive Education and Conference and Event Management. All Bucerius programs are designed to help participants deepen their theoretical and practical knowledge, engage in debate with their international counterparts and develop their professional network.