On December 16, 2022, Bucerius Law School bid farewell to its first post-pandemic batch of international exchange students. After having to cancel the program in 2020 and 2021, the Bucerius community was thrilled to have 79 exchange students from 51 partner universities in 24 countries back on campus.
Together with the Master of Law and Business students, the international exchange students always bring a most international flair to campus that will be missed in the spring term.
Exploring New Topics
The curriculum offered a wide range of practice-oriented courses in international and comparative business law. Aside from an obligatory “Introduction to German Law”, the students were free to choose their courses according to their own interests. The selection ranged from “Practical Aspects of Mergers & Acquisitions” to “Introduction to EU Law” to “International Commercial Arbitration” to “Law and Music” and “Sustainability, Innovation and IP”, amongst many others.
Class representative Joey Ortiz from Seattle University School of Law shared: “Coming to Bucerius was the best decision I could have made for my law career. It opened new passions for me and connected me to new lifelong friends. The program was both enriching academically and socially. I can’t recommend Bucerius enough.”
Exploring a New Culture
As studying abroad should go beyond “just” studying law, the international office offered numerous extracurricular activities to familiarize the students with their host country’s culture: sightseeing in Hamburg, Lüneburg and Lübeck (including a visit to its famous Christmas markets), museum visits and networking events with the Bucerius student community.
Exchange Program Manager Saskia Lindner said: “It was a pleasure to accompany the students and answer their inquisitive questions while they explored their home away from home and gained insights into the German culture.” Aside from these organized extracurricular activities, the exchange students also took advantage of Hamburg’s location in Germany and Europe to explore the country and its neighbors during their time off.
We wish these new members of the Bucerius international community the very best and hope to see them again soon.