Summer Programs

Exams & Credit

Earn credit toward your legal studies

During your stay in Hamburg, you can earn up to 6 ABA credits, equivalent to 12 ECTS points.

Credit Load

While all participants are required to enroll in a minimum of three courses, you are encouraged to follow additional topics to explore your own interests.


The program follows American Bar Association (ABA) guidelines to offer participants credit for their undertakings. Each course is worth one ABA credit and is designed to include 700 minutes of in-class instruction and culminate in a final assessment, e.g., a written exam, essay or in-class presentation.

Courses are taught using the Socratic method with lecturers requiring preparation through a combination of reading and completion of short assignments. During class meetings, active participation is encouraged.


If you are a European student, you can collect European Credit Transfer System (ECTS) points, which your home university may choose to accept toward your program of study. Each course will provide two ECTS points, such that you have the option to earn up to 12 points from participation in the program.


Grades are based upon your performance in exams, presentations and/or final projects. The scale ranges from A+ to F, with regular attendance and active participation required for a successful outcome.


Participants who successfully complete the program will receive a certificate of participation and transcript of grades; if you are seeking to have credit recognized toward your degree program, you should explore the policies of your home university in advance of your participation.


Interconnected courses

The quality and variety of the summer program was beyond my expectation. Courses were well-designed and interconnected—I truly benefited from taking all six of them and am sure that the knowledge I learned and friends I made this summer will stay with me for a long time.

Jennifer, China

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