Become part of our law school

Bucerius Law School is completely privately financed. The solid financial foundation provided by the ZEIT STIFTUNG 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.

Why become a donor?

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.

Opportunities for your donation

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.

Visiting Lecturers

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.

Chairs or Professorships

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.

International Exchange Program Professorships

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.

Institutes & Centers

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.

Building Endowment

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.

Naming Opportunities

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.

Thank you to...

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.

  • Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer (seit Gründung)
  • Hengeler Mueller (seit Gründung)
  • Bucerius Education GmbH
  • Claussen-Simon-Stiftung
  • Dr. Harald Hack Stiftung
  • G. u. L. Powalla Bunny's Stiftung
  • Kirkland & Ellis
  • McDermott Will & Emery LLP
  • Siemens AG
  • Stiftung Mercator
  • Taylor Wessing

  • Asklepios Kliniken
  • CMS Hasche Sigle
  • DLA Piper UK LLP
  • Ecclesia Versicherungsdienst GmbH
  • Gleiss Lutz
  • GvW Graf von Westphalen
  • Hogan Lovells International LLP
  • Joachim Herz Stiftung
  • KNPZ Rechtsanwälte
  • Latham & Watkins LLP
  • Luther
  • Mercedes-Benz Hamburg
  • Schleswiger Versicherungsverein a.G.
  • White & Case

  • Addleshaw Goddard LLP
  • Advant Beiten
  • A&O Shearman
  • Baker Tilly
  • Bodenheimer
  • Boston Consultung Group
  • Chatham Partners LLP
  • Clifford Chance
  • Delivery Hero SE
  • Deutsche Notarrechtliche Vereinigung e.V.
  • Eisenführ Speiser
  • Eversheds Sutherland
  • Fieldfisher
  • Flick Gocke Schaumburg
  • Funk Gruppe GmbH
  • Görg Rechtsanwälte
  • Greenberg Traurig LLP 
  • Hamburgische Notarkammer
  • Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek
  • Johanna und Fritz Buch Gedächtnis-Stiftung
  • Lambrecht
  • Linklaters LLP
  • LSP Lindemann Schwennicke & Partner
  • Milbank
  • MOMENI Group Foundation
  • Noerr LLP
  • Norton Rose Fulbright LLP
  • Reimer Rechtsanwälte
  • Reius Rechtsanwälte
  • Renzenbrink & Partner
  • Roxin Rechtsanwälte
  • Schomerus & Partner
  • Spangenberg
  • Stiftung zur Förderung der Bucerius Law School
  • Sullivan & Cromwell LLP
  • Tsambikakis & Partner
  • Watson Farley & Williams LLP
  • YPOG

  • Archer Daniel Midland - ADM Germany GmbH
  • Asche Stein Glockemann Verstl Wiezoreck
  • Clyde & Co
  • Esche Schümann Commichau
  • Hanefeld Rechtsanwälte
  • Humanistische Stiftung
  • Leo Schmidt-Hollburg Witte & Frank
  • Marx Siebert Rechtsanwälte
  • Menold Bezler
  • Neuwerk
  • Tanja-Irion.Law
  • Weizmann Stiftung
  • Wiese Lukas

  • Dieter Becken
  • Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. mult. Katharina Boele-Woelki
  • Prof. Clifford Larsen
  • Prof. Dr. Ingrid u. Ingolf Schirmer
  • Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c.mult. Karsten Schmidt

  • Dieter Hubertus Pawlik

  • Bucerius Alumni e.V.
  • Dr. Nikolaus Föbus
  • Dr. Friedrich Rosenfeld
  • Dr. Malte Schafstedde
  • Dongzhen Yu (MLB)

We thank the Alfried Krupp von Bohlen 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.

Contact us

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.

RA Andrea Leuck-Baumanns

Relations & Development

Tel.: +49 (0) 40 3 07 06 – 101
Fax: +49 (0) 40 3 07 06 – 208
E-Mail: andrea.leuck-baumanns(at)