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

  • 96 incoming students from 54 partner universities in 23 countries
  • 110 outgoing students at 66 partner universities in 27 countries 

Bucerius Summer Program in International Business Law

  • 36 participants from 19 countries

Bucerius / UC Hastings Summer Program in International IP Transactions

  • 27 participants from 12 countries

Bucerius Summer Program in Legal Tech

  • 33 participants from 20 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

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