Bucerius Law School is completely privately financed. The solid financial foundation provided by the ZEIT-Stiftung Ebelin und Gerd Bucerius combined with income from tuition fees and appropriations from an increasing number of law firms, companies, foundations and private sponsors enable Bucerius Law School to excel in both research and teaching.
By supporting the Bucerius Law School you join a close community of "friends and benefactors". Each academic year you will be invited to attend our festive Opening Ceremony as well as the traditional Sponsor's Day. As a Partner or Donor will be furthermore have the opportunity to discuss the strategic development of the university.
Bucerius Law School makes sure that its supporters have privileged access to its students, even before they graduate. Our Career Office supports you in finding qualified interns for your company or organisation and you get to meet our students during our Graduates' Fair in September.
Chose a form of cooperation that you feel comfortable with! Donations may be made to the school's general operating budget or may be marked for a special purpose, and every donation is appreciated.
Complementing the Bucerius faculty, scholars and professionals are invited to teach at Bucerius. Donations supporting these visiting lecturers and the costs associated with their teachings ensure a wide range of rich offerings for students.
Scholarships are a critical component for the Law School and its students as close to 25 percent of Bucerius students require some form of financial assistance to complete their degree. Your gift can help ensure that every deserving student receives the necessary support.
An endowed professorship is perhaps the highest academic honor that the university can bestow upon a member of its faculty. The donors of endowed professorships are among the Law School's most generous and far-sighted benefactors. Endowing a professorship includes an opportunity to name the endowed chair and enables Bucerius to expand its course offerings. If desired, donors may also contribute a part of a chaired position, such as a teaching assistant.
The International Exchange Program offers students the unique opportunity to gain first-hand knowledge of German, European, international and comparative business law. Funding a visiting professorship in the international program directly contributes to Bucerius' mission of training lawyers for transnational challenges.
Bucerius Law School strives to establish centers with specific research interests, which focus on law, but also on interrelated fields such as politics and economics. Deutsche Bank Private Banking, for example, has supported the Institute for Foundation Law and the Law of Non-Profit Organizations.
The endowment of a university is its financial heart - it means everything to the institution’s health and value. Whether it is attracting the best students and faculty, expanding its excellent programs or generating new, cutting edge research, a solid endowment insures that there is a steady flow of income to grow while leaving the principal untouched as security. In addition to the solid financial backbone of the school which is the ZEIT-Foundation, Bucerius Law School aims to build its own endowment. Investments into Bucerius' future can be made by a direct gift to the endowment or by endowing professorships, scholarships, etc.
The most prestigious giving opportunity is to name facilities of our school after a loved one, an entire family, a foundation, a firm or a company. This is a very special honor that will perpetuate their memory and transform Bucerius Law School's opportunities for excellence. Examples are the Heinz Nixdorf Foundation which supported a fully-equipped electronic classroom featuring booths for simultaneous interpreters and video conferencing facilities as well as the Deutsche Bank AG which made an exceptional commitment by funding the Bucerius Center for Graduate Studies – Deutsche Bank Hall.
We know that Bucerius Law School’s success and accomplishments would have never been possible without the generous support of our partners in excellence. Every donation is highly appreciated and helps us to fulfill our mission of educating lawyers for transnational challenges in a rapidly changing world.
- Bucerius Education GmbH
- Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer
- G. u. L. Powalla Bunny’s Stiftung
- Dr. Harald Hack Stiftung
- Hengeler Mueller
- Klaus Tschira Stiftung gGmbH
- McDermott Will & Emery LLP
- Siemens AG
- Taylor Wessing
- The Boston Consulting Group GmbH
- Asklepios Kliniken
- Beiten Burkhardt
- CMS Hasche Sigle
- DLA Piper
- Ecclesia Versicherungsdienst GmbH
- Gleiss Lutz
- Hogan Lovells International LLP
- Joachim Herz Stiftung
- Kirkland & Ellis
- KNPZ Rechtsanwälte
- Latham & Watkins LLP
- Linklaters LLP
- Robert Bosch-Stiftung
- White & Case LLP
- Addleshaw Goddard (Germany) LLP
- Allen & Overy
- Baker McKenzie
- Clifford Chance
- Covington & Burling LLP
- Delivery Hero SE
- Deutsche Notarrechtliche Vereinigung
- ECE Projektmanagement GmbH & Co. KG
- Flick Gocke Schaumburg
- Funk Gruppe GmbH
- GvW Graf von Westphalen
- Hamburgische Notarkammer
- Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek
- Huth Dietrich Hahn
- Johanna und Fritz Buch Gedächtnisstiftung
- Marx Siebert Rechtsanwälte
- Max Kade Foundation
- nbs partners
- Norton Rose Fulbright LLP
- Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan LLP
- Raschke von Knobelsdorff Heiser
- Raue Rechtsanwälte
- Reimer Rechtsanwälte
- Renzenbrink & Partner
- Roxin Rechtsanwälte LLP
- Ruge Krömer Rechtsanwälte
- Rügenwalder Mühle
- Schnittker Möllmann Partners
- Stiftung zur Förderung der Bucerius Law School
- Sullivan & Cromwell LLP
- Tsambikakis & Partner Rechtsanwälte
- Watson Farley & Williams LLP
- Humanistische Stiftung
- Leo Schmidt-Hollburg Witte & Frank
- Mammut Consulting GmbH
- Manner Spangenberg
- Schill + Seilacher "Struktol GmbH"
- Wiese Lukas
- Becken, Dieter
- Bisotti, Dr. Marcello A.
- Heydebreck, Dr. Tessen von
- Jahr, Heike
- Schmidt, Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c.mult. Karsten
- Schmidt-Syaßen, Dr. Inga
- Pawlik, Dieter Hubertus
- Bucerius Alumni e.V.
We thank the Alfried Krupp von Bohnen und Halbach Foundation as well as the Heinz Nixdorf Foundation for their commitment in the founding year of the Bucerius Law School and all those who wish to remain anonymous.
We invite you to participate in the endeavor of advancing our school. If you are interested in joining our success story, the options are numerous. Contact the Department of Relations & Development to discuss your cooperation with the Bucerius Law School.