Next Session: July 1 -19, 2024
✓ 1:1 Interaction with top-notch lecturers
✓ Certificate from Germany's top law school
✓ Up to 12 additional ECTS or 6 ABA credits
✓ Networking with participants from across the globe
✓ Practice-oriented courses
✓ Visits to companies and organizations
✓ Extracurricular program
✓ Beautiful city
✓ Small and welcoming campus
✓ Excellent administrative support
"The quality of the lecturers was stunning and the program was an overall joy to follow. Not only did I learn a lot about IP, but actually got even more interested as the course went on."
First-rate law school
"I was really honored to be part of Bucerius Law School, even if just for one month. I found it stimulating, informative and idea-provoking, and the overall organization of the program was first-rate. I have no hesitation recommending the program to anyone else!"
"Being a part of a group of more than ninety people, who came from more than forty countries, was awe-inspiring. I got to discuss law and politics with new-found friends from Canada and Macedonia, have tea with a friend from Poland, and food and culture with a friend from Mexico. That is not something that I get to experience very often in South Africa."
"Not having much experience as a practitioner, I valued the summer program as a great complement in bridging the gap between in-depth academic education and practice-relevant aspects of problem-solving."
Skills for the future
"The program provided not only the legal theory behind legal tech advancements but also exposure to the world of legal tech in practice. This program teaches lawyers of the future to not only survive, but thrive, in an ever-evolving legal landscape. I enjoyed every moment!"
"There are things to do for everyone—my highlights were staying up with classmates to prep for a moot trial, watching a full house ballet at the Staatsoper, sitting by a beautiful lakeside cafe on a Sunday afternoon and bathing in the sun at Timmendorf beach."
"The campus with all its facilities is amazing. The 'nap room' was something I had never expected to find on a university campus, but it is a great facility. The library stood out for me as well, as did the green surroundings of the law school—great for studying and relaxing."
"I encourage anyone to come to Bucerius for a summer course. It's a fantastic place to meet young professionals in a great environment. The faculty seems a pretty well kept secret outside of Germany, considering its rankings and academic setting. It has given me both great academic input and expanded my network to many new places."
"We were given insights into the industry best practice, by world class experts and leaders in their respective fields which are very useful to my role as an in-house lawyer."
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Three intensive summer programs in law
Spend your summer at Germany's leading law school! Bucerius Law School offers three challenging three-week summer university programs in various fields of law:
- International Business Law,
- Licensing Transactions in Intellectual Property, and
- Legal Technology and Operations.
All courses take place from July 1 - 19, 2024 on the campus of Bucerius Law School in Hamburg, Germany. The deadline for enrollment is May 1. Applicants who submit their materials by March 1 profit from a 15% discount on the tuition fee as part of the Early Bird Discount.
A summer school for advanced law students and young professionals
Bucerius Summer Programs cater to applicants who have completed at least two years of law studies at the undergraduate level, or one year of law studies at the graduate level. The summer school also welcomes postgraduate applicants and applications from young professionals.
An intensive academic experience complemented by first-class student services
Bucerius Summer Programs are designed to offer participants an intensive academic experience. The curricula have been carefully assembled and include workshops, seminars and lectures from renowned academics and legal practitioners. Sessions provide one-on-one interaction with lecturers and tutors and promote comparative treatment of topics through group discussions.
In addition to upholding the highest academic standards, Bucerius Law School provides its students with first-class services, ranging from a diverse extracurricular program to comprehensive advice on immigration procedures and finding affordable accommodation.
Credit-bearing, international experience and a top-notch academic network
Taking part in a Bucerius Summer Program is a rewarding experience for law students seeking to expand their domestic legal training. Aside from the obvious benefit of earning up to 12 ECTS points of academic credit, courses offer the opportunity to gain international experience and become part of an academic network of leading legal practitioners.
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