An international focus has been a fundamental building block of the Bucerius Law School education program since the university’s founding. This feature is strongly embedded in the program’s structure and is further facilitated through an established network of leading international jurists. Thanks to the generous support of the Joachim Herz Stiftung, Bucerius can now take the next step towards internationalization. Namely, though the creation of a transatlantic exchange program for young German and American scholars.
A focus on distinguished young legal scholars
The Joachim Herz U.S. Exchange Program at Bucerius Law School for Young Legal Scholars focuses on budding scholars whose research is concerned with the diverse aspects of comparative law and who want to spend time abroad. The focus is on young, academically outstanding scientists from the Bucerius Law School and our partner universities in the USA. The research period is planned to be around three months long and a sum of up to 7,000 euros will be granted.
Research abroad: a clear benefit in every aspect
Speaking about the exchange program, Bucerius’ Dean Professor Dr. Katharina Boele-Woelki said, “More than ever, today’s legal scholars are called upon to grapple with various legal systems and their cultural and historical backgrounds. An international research stay brings a clear professional benefit, broadens horizons, and allows one to examine certain problems from another perspective. The direct debate with colleagues of another legal system enriches scientists, strengthens their intercultural expertise, and, additionally, betters their language skills.”
The goal: to facilitate transatlantic encounters
The Joachim Herz Stiftung is a long-term committed partner of Bucerius Law School to promote the fields of education, science, and research. The Stiftung is not only the kick-starter and trailblazer for the further development of professional skills: It also places personal development in the forefront of the Stiftung’s work. Dr. Henneke Lütgerath, chairman of the Joachim Herz Stiftung’s board of directors said, “We want the strengthen transatlantic cooperation, scientific exchange, and networking. That is why we support outstanding scientists who think outside the box and overcome boundaries through international research stays. With our exchange program, our top priority is to facilitate encounters between young academics and well-established researchers, on both sides of the Atlantic.”
Due to this approach, and its founder’s historical proximity to the USA, the Joachim Herz Stiftung is the perfect partner for our university to facilitate the international exchange of young scholars and, through this, the next step for internationalization at Bucerius Law School.
For further information about the Joachim Herz U.S. Exchange Program at Bucerius Law School for Young Legal Scholars contact Kasia Kwietniewska, Director of the International Office, at kasia.kwietniewska(at)law-school.de