Bucerius Summer Programs 2018: exploring new directions in law

Eleventh summer program cycle kicks off with new focus on Legal Technology and Operations

The stage for the next cycle of Bucerius Summer Programs has been set with this year’s kickoff having taken place on July 9. With special attention paid to Legal Technology and Operations in the newest program track, Bucerius Law School once again proves its leading position as an innovative institution of higher education.

A high-potential “newbie” is stimulating the summer programs and has already set high expectations: “Legal Technology and Operations” focuses on the digitalization of legal services—a topic that has increasingly gained relevance within the past years. The practice-oriented and interdisciplinary academic program is Bucerius Law School’s response to current developments in the legal industry. In addition to seminars and lectures held by well-known experts from the United States and Europe, the curriculum includes a study trip to the German “Capital of New Law,” Frankfurt/Main – thanks to generous support from partnerships with Baker McKenzie and Axiom. “The number and quality of applications was remarkably high,” says Dirk Hartung, Executive Director Legal Technology. “It clearly shows the demand for specialized, tailor-made study programs and how accurately we planned the study content.”

Apart from “Legal Tech”, two established programs in “International Business Law” and “International Intellectual Property Transactions” (in cooperation with our American partner university UC Hastings) attract students and practitioners from all over the world to Hamburg each year. This summer, 96 motivated participants from 33 countries are currently enjoying the joint learning and networking experience, bringing even more international flair to campus.

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Lena Johannes, Program Manager Clifford Chance International Office