After the departure of the 92 participants of the Bucerius Summer Programs at the end of July, things quieted on campus. But only for a little while because in early September Bucerius Law School welcomed 89 international students from 54 partner universities in 24 countries. Students took part in a three-day orientation program from September 4-6. They will spend the fall semester in Hamburg while the German Bucerius students spend their compulsory semester abroad at partner institutions throughout the world.
The courses in the International Exchange Program are taught by Bucerius Law School professors as well as lecturers from external institutions from Germany and the world. This year, the line-up includes Prof. Peter Hay (Emory Law School, USA), Prof. TAN Cheng Han (National University of Singapore) and Prof. Colin Crawford (Tulane University Law school, USA). Insights from practitioners from several law firms from within the law school’s network complete the curriculum.
The courses with a focus on international and comparative business law include "Essential themes in Corporate Law", “Global Trends in International IP Law and Digital media Law”, "International Commercial Arbitration" and "Practical Aspects of Mergers and Acquisitions" as well as lectures on "Law Firms of Tomorrow" and "Business Mediation & Conflict Resolution".
To familiarize the participating students with their new host country, coursework is complemented by a wide-ranging extracurricular program which includes events and tours in and around Hamburg and a study trip to Berlin and Potsdam.