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At a glance

What's so unique about Bucerius Law School? What makes our story such a success? What drives us?


At Bucerius Law School we encourage academic dialogue across borders and disciplines.


Challenge yourself to a unique academic experience at Germany's top-ranked law school.

Explore our international study programs

Master of Law and Business

English-taught | full-time | LLM/MLB | EUR 22.000

Intensive. Intersciplinary. International. This graduate program qualifies young professionals with work experience for a wide range of occupations at the intersection between law and business.

Bucerius Summer Programs

In the interest of safety and with regard to the uncertainties created by the developing global situation, we have chosen to cancel the 2020 Summer Programs.

Visiting students

English-taught | full-time | EUR 4.300

Advanced law students from all over the world are invited to benefit from the Bucerius experience and join our Law School as a visiting student between September and December.

International Exchange Program

English-taught | full-time

A one trimester exchange program in "International Comparative Business Law" offered exclusively to students from Bucerius partner universities.

A German Ivy

"Seemingly overnight the Bucerius Law School has established itself as the most elite - though perhaps the only elite - law school in Germany."

Christoph Luschin, Southwestern Journal of International Law

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Meet the faculty

Prof. Dr. Matthias Jacobs

"I appreciate the close and friendly working relationship with my excellent research assistants, which has already often resulted in common research projects, and the many-facetted opportunities to incorporate new impulses from practice into my research."
Chair of Civil Law III – Civil Law, Labour Law and Law of Civil Procedure
Professor Dr. Hermann Pünder, LL.M., Bucerius Law School, Hamburg

Prof. Dr. Hermann Pünder

"Most of our students are not just extraordinarily talented but also extraordinarily likeable. And they know that it's about the "et ... et": they work hard and they play hard. When such qualities are combined, the result is a wonderful student life."
Chair of Public Law IV - Public Law, Science of Public Administration and Comparative Law

Prof. Dr. Jens Prütting

"Bucerius Law School offers extensive support to address research from an interdisciplinary angle which requires time as well as financial and human resources. All of these resources are provided without excessive bureaucratic effort."
Junior professorship for family-owned enterprises, endowed by Gebr. Heinemann SE & Co. KG

Faculty members

Explore the profiles of our professors and their academic staff.

Institutes and centers

Find out about the work of our research institutes and centers.

Colorful campus in central Hamburg

A time-honored, modernized main building with two contemporary annexes, situated between Hamburg's attractive down-town area and one of the city's largest recreational parks - the Bucerius Law School campus is a hidden gem with wow-effect.

But that is not what makes the campus unique. It's the people. The people who study, teach, work and conduct research at Bucerius Law School every day and live the "Law School Spirit".




Expert Legal opinion by Professor Dr. Birgit Weitemeyer and Dr. Elias Bornemann in the context of the Sustainability Report of the Federal Association…

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Bucerius  Master of Law and Business Graduation 2020

Bucerius Master of Law and Business Graduation 2020

Bucerius Law School bids farewell to the class of 2020

Lawyers and businesspeople have much more in common than I thought

Lawyers and businesspeople have much more in common than I thought

Meet Bucerius Master of Law and Business (MLB) Program’s new Academic Director Business, Professor Dr. Christina Günther, who joins the MLB Program as…

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Bucerius Law School thanks its donors

Founder and main donor

ZEIT-Foundation Ebelin und Gerd Bucerius


Bucerius Education GmbH | Claussen-Simon-Stiftung | Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP | Dr. Harald Hack Stiftung | Hengeler Mueller | Klaus Tschira Stiftung gGmbH | McDermott Will & Emery LLP | Siemens AG | The Boston Consulting Group GmbH


Asklepios Kliniken | Beiten Burkhardt | CMS Hasche Sigle | DLA Piper | Ecclesia Versicherungsdienst GmbH | Gleiss Lutz | Hogan Lovells International LLP | Joachim Herz Stiftung | Kirkland & Ellis LLP | Latham & Watkins LLP | Linklaters LLP | Luther | Robert Bosch-Stiftung | Taylor Wessing | White & Case LLP

... as well as countless other donors, friends, private persons, benefactors, alumni and supporters.