The road to the First German State Exam

The goal of the degree program offered at Bucerius Law School is to train fully-qualified lawyers ready for the German market; lawyers who have received a sound, internationally and practice oriented legal education. To be admitted to the Law School as a student, applicants must go through a two-stage written and oral selection process. To be admitted to the application process, candidates need to have excellent German and English language skills.

Approximately 450 students complete their studies after 12 trimesters (four years) and are awarded the degrees Bachelor of Laws (LL.B.) and the First German State Examination. All students are required to spend one trimester abroad at one of our partner universities, around 90 located in 30 different countries. In return, we welcome students from all over the world to Bucerius Law School each year from September to December. A sophisticated foreign language program for jurists, lectures on economic and business basics and a general course of studies (“Studium generale”) are integral components of the program. In short: The legal education offered at Bucerius Law School is streamlined, international and practice oriented.

Over 75 % of Bucerius Law School graduates finish the First State Examination with “outstanding” results and receive an average grade of over 10 points. This by far exceeds the average results normally achieved in Germany.

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