Summer Programs

Assessment & Credit

Earn credit toward your legal studies

Successful completion of the program will earn you both a certificate and academic credit.

Final Assessment

You will be assessed based upon your performance in the two-day final negotiation workshop and on a two-hour written exam.

Credit Load

Though not accredited by the American Bar Association, the program follows the ABA's standards for Student Study at a Foreign Institution to offer you credit for your undertakings; the course has been structured to provide up to 5 ABA credits, taking into account instructional hours and out-of-classroom work.

Please note that the number of credits recognized within your program of study is at the discretion of your home university, e.g., US law schools may award fewer than 5 ABA credits.

If you are seeking to transfer credit, be sure to consult with your home institution before committing to the program to ensure that your participation will be recognized. Your academic advisor may be required to approve a foreign course of study in advance of the program.

European students will have the possibility to collect European Credit Transfer System (ECTS) points. Successful completion of the program will provide up to 10 ECTS points.


All 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.

Attendance and active participation in at least 80% of program activities (including lectures, seminars, workshops—both on- and off-campus—and group work sessions) is required in order to earn credit for the program.

Continuing Legal Education (CLE) Credit

UC Hastings is an approved provider of California MCLE. Attorneys licensed in California may satisfy their full 25-hour MCLE requirement by completing the Summer Program, except for the required hours in Legal Ethics, Prevention / Detection / Treatment of Substance Abuse or Mental Illness, and Elimination of Bias in the Legal Profession. Attorneys licensed in another state should consult their bar to determine whether California MCLE programs may be used to satisfy their CLE requirements. The Summer Program will issue a Uniform Certificate of Attendance to assist attorneys licensed outside California in obtaining CLE credit.


Tools for today's environment

From the thought-provoking lectures of notable industry experts to the vigorous negotiation trainings, and even the extraordinary selection of international students with different legal backgrounds, my Bucerius learning experience was so much more than I expected—it equipped me with the valuable tools I need as an IP lawyer in today's environment.

Jay, USA

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