On August 29th, the Law School celebrated the graduation of the MLB Class of 2023 with a special ceremony in the Helmut Schmidt Auditorium. It was a wonderful celebration of the hard work and dedication of the class after a year of intensive classes, group work, presentations and the writing of a master thesis.
39 students from 22 countries walked across the stage to receive their diplomas, signifying that they are now Masters of Law and Business. The graduates passed on some very useful advice to the new MLB Class of 2024 who officially enrolled in the MLB Program in the same ceremony.
The ceremony was also streamed live for the many families and friends worldwide who couldn't attend the ceremony in person.
MLB Opening Speeches
Mr. Benedikt Landgrebe, Deputy CEO of Bucerius Law School and MLB Dean Professor Christopher Bisping, hosted the event which was opened with speeches from Professor Dr. Dr. h.c. mult. Katharina Boele-Woelki, Dean of Bucerius Law School, Prof. Dr. Christina Günther, MLB Program Director Business, Markus Baumanns, representative of the Bucerius Global Scholarship Committee and Magdalena Göbel, representative of the Bucerius Alumni e.V. This year’s inspiring keynote speech was given by Sonja Radovic Paul, an MLB graduate of the class of 2018 who reflected on her time in the Program and encouraged the new graduates to always believe in themselves and never give up in pursuing their dream jobs and career paths no matter what. Professor Christopher Bisping gave his graduation speech and the audience were then treated to a wonderful musical interlude.
Prize giving 2023
The prestigious DAAD Prize 2023 for outstanding academic performance and social engagement was awarded to Ms. Laura Streubel from Colombia. Laura showed enormous engagement during her time in the MLB Program. As well as being the class representative, she represented Bucerius in the Law without Walls competition in St. Gallen and completed her social project volunteering at the Special Olympics in Berlin.
For his very timely work on ‘Analysing India’s Efforts to Enforce Contracts: Re-Evaluating the Effectiveness of Commercial Courts’ Mr. Shubham Joshi was awarded the MLB Alumni Prize for the Best Thesis which is generously supported by MLB Graduate Dr. Axel Moeller and the Bucerius Alumni Verein.
AND THE BEST TEACHER AWARDS GO TO
This year’s Best Teacher Awards for Law and Business were awarded to Professor Dr. Stefan Kröll for his course in Arbitration and Professor Dr. Stephan Wagner for his course in Logistics and Supply Chain Management.
Following the ceremony, graduates, and guests continued the celebrations with a reception on the campus.