About

Bucerius Law School

Studying at Germany's top-ranked law school

Bucerius Law School is Germany's first private law school. After its foundation in 2000, it quickly established its position as the top-ranked law school and has maintained this rank since 2008.

Bucerius Law School was founded by the ZEIT-Stiftung Ebelin und Gerd Bucerius, one of Germany's largest private foundations. Located on its own little green campus in central Hamburg, it offers perfect conditions for international students to make the most of their studies as well as their time in Germany's second-largest city.

Top marks in the CHE Ranking

The prestigious CHE University Ranking has repeatedly awarded top marks to Bucerius Law School, commending it for its first-rate study conditions and excellent student-to-professor ratio.

The school is particularly known for its German-taught law degree program, which leads up to the First German State Examination.

The English-taught programs offered by Bucerius Law School include the Master of Law and Business (LL.M./MLB) and three intensive Summer Programs.

"Seemingly overnight the Bucerius Law School has established itself as the most elite - though perhaps the only elite - law school in Germany."

Christoph Luschin
Southwestern Journal of International Law
Germany's Top-Ranked Law School Since 2008

Why the Bucerius Master of Law and Business?


✔ Intensive 1-year full-time Program in the beautiful city of Hamburg, German

✔ Unique practice-oriented, interdisciplinary approach for young professionals, ideally with a business or legal background

✔ Two degree options: LLM (Master of Laws) or MLB (Master of Law and Business)

✔ 100% taught in English, by renowned faculty members from around the globe

✔ Specializations in Arbitration, Entrepreneurship or Legal Technology and Operations

✔ Intensive career advising and a wide range of networking opportunities

✔ Fully accredited, TOP ranked University

✔ International student body and faculty, as well as a growing global alumni network

✔ Small classes, exceptional administrative and personal support

✔ Full and partial scholarships available

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