Comparative Law Project brings students from Bosnia and Herzegovina

Fourth cohort of students take part in pro-bono project

This week and next, 12 students from Bosnia and Herzegovina are taking part in the fourth assembly of the project “Comparative Constitutional and European Union Law” on the Bucerius campus.

In close collaboration with Dr. Christof Maria Fritzen, Ambassador to Bosnia and Herzegovina of the Sovereign Military Order of Malta, Bucerius Law School supports the organization of this pro-bono project to provide young legal scholars from the country with an opportunity to expand their understanding of Constitutional and European Law. By promoting further study in these areas, the project targets future leaders and endows them with the skills and knowledge necessary to support the accession of their homeland to the European Union.

The first phase of the project took place this past fall in Sarajevo. Students met with visiting academics to begin their comparative study of EU Constitutional Law. In addition to Fritzen, the pool of visiting lecturers included Bucerius research assistants Anika Klafki and Moritz von Rochow. During the second phase, students have continued close work with Fritzen, Klafki and von Rochow and additionally engaged Bucerius Professor Dr. Jasper Finke, Junior Professor for Public Law and Public International and European Law.

Outside of lectures and group discussions, time in Hamburg includes visits to local offices of transnational law firms, a day-long seminar at the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea (ITLOS) and various extracurricular activities to provide an introduction to the region.

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Balin Loftus, Clifford Chance International Office

Hamburg