A summer at Germany’s top law school

July 4 - 22, 2022

Join talented law students and young professionals from all over the world for a challenging three-week summer program in Hamburg.

Choose your subject of interest

Legal Technology and Operations

Legal Technology and Operations

Discover how technology will change the future of law and legal services and influence your future career.

International Business Law

International Business Law

Hone your expertise in business law, gain international experience, earn extra credits and build a global network.

Licensing Transactions in Intellectual Property

Licensing Transactions in Intellectual Property

Gain new insights into IP policies and practices while perfecting your negotiation skills.

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Student Services

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6 Reasons Why


✓ 1:1 interaction with top-notch lecturers

✓ Certificate from Germany's top law school

✓  Talented participants from across the globe

✓  Up to 12 additional ECTS

✓  Extracurricular program

✓  Top location, top services

What participants say


Excellent lecturers

"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."
Hugh, Switzerland, Licensing Transactions in Intellectual Property

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!"
Emek, Turkey, International Business Law

Practical approach

"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."
Justus, Germany, Licensing Transactions in Intellectual Property

Outstanding campus

"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."
Nynke, The Netherlands, International Business Law

Valuable network

"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."
Jonas, Denmark, Licensing Transactions in Intellectual Property

Beautiful city

"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."
Jenny, Canada, International Business Law

Bucerius Law School's Summer Programs

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:

All courses take place from July 4 - 22, 2022 on the campus of Bucerius Law School in Hamburg, Germany. The deadline for enrollment is April 15, 2022. Applicants who submit their materials by March 1, 2022 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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Legal Technology and Operations

Legal Technology and Operations

International Business Law

International Business Law

Licensing Transactions in Intellectual Property

Licensing Transactions in Intellectual Property


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