20 Years Bucerius Law School

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Bucerius at a Glance

Bucerius at a Glance

Find out what makes our law school so unique and what drives us.

Research & Faculty

Research & Faculty

Explore the research profile of Bucerius Law School and learn about our academic work.



Learn about the international study programs that Bucerius Law School has to offer.


Professor Payandeh – Expert for the Federal Parliament

Professor Payandeh – Expert for the Federal Parliament

Prof. Dr. Mehrdad Payandeh advocates for replacing the term "race" in the constitution in an expert hearing of the Legal Affairs Committee

Forschung & Fakultät
Bucerius Master of Law and Business Graduation 2021

Bucerius Master of Law and Business Graduation 2021

Bucerius Law School celebrates 15 years of the MLB Program, bids farewell to the Master of Law and Business class of 2021 and welcomes the class of…

Architecture Competition Successfully Completed

Architecture Competition Successfully Completed

In the architecture competition regarding the expansion of the university, the jury unanimously chose the design of the Hamburg based company Kraus…


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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

"The law school is incredibly well-organized. Contrary to many other institutions, many tasks are being performed by real professionals. That creates a special kind of room for research activities."
Chair of Public Law IV - Public Law, Science of Public Administration and Comparative Law

Prof. Dr. Jens Prütting

"It's only here that one meets exceptional student candidates - straight out of high school - with whom you can discuss procedural justice during intake interviews and in fact come across a central theme for one's own academic research."
Chair of Civil Law VII – Civil Law, Medical Law and Health Law

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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".

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.