Hochschule für Rechtswissenschaft
University description (as per official university website)
Bucerius Law School is Germany’s first private law school with the right to award doctoral and post-doctoral degrees. It was founded by the ZEIT-Stiftung Ebelin und Gerd Bucerius in 2000. Bucerius Law School has been licensed by the state and has been accredited by the "Wissenschaftsrat" (German Science and Humanities Council).
Legal studies with the degrees Bachelor of Laws (LL.B., accredited) and the German First State Examination in Law
Length of studies: 4 years (8 semesters/12 trimesters), including a five-month semester abroad following the 6th trimester, as well as an internal exam preparation program
Bucerius/WHU Master of Law and Business Program – Joachim Herz Program
One-year, English-taught program to train legal and business professionals for the global market taking an interdisciplinary approach to legal and management questions.
BUCERIUS/WHU MASTER OF LAW AND BUSINESS – JOACHIM HERZ PROGRAM
The Bucerius/WHU Master of Law and Business – Joachim Herz Program (MLB) program is offered as a joint program by Bucerius Law School and the WHU – Otto Beisheim School of Management (located in Vallendar close to Koblenz). It is a one-year, English-language program.
With this master’s program, the two private universities are responding to the increased need in the global economy for legal and business professionals, who have solid knowledge of international business law as well as international management. The academic program consists of complementary law and business courses, an intercultural course of general studies and courses geared toward strengthening professional skills. In addition, participants complete an eight-week internship. At the end of the course of studies, students are required to write a master’s thesis.
The MLB program is designed for international, highly-qualified university graduates, who ideally have already gained some work experience. Tuition for the one-year program of studies is € 22,000. The program helps arrange financial support from companies and foundations. Highly qualified non-German applicants with a business/economics background will be considered, for example, for a Joachim Herz Fellowship. These Fellowships, generously provided by the Joachim Herz Stiftung, provide not only financial assistance, but also entitle Fellows to participate in a variety of networking and other activities sponsored by the Joachim Herz Stiftung.
To discover more about the MLB program and the application process, we invite you to view our internet site at: www.bucerius.whu.edu
INTERNATIONAL EXCHANGE PROGRAM
Bucerius Law School offers a one-semester, English-language International Exchange Program each year from September to December. We welcome approximately 80 students from our partner universities to Bucerius – in exchange, Bucerius students spend their mandatory trimester abroad at one of our partner universities. The exchange students to Bucerius Law School participate the “Program in International and Comparative Business Law” that was designed especially for them. In this respect the program is very unique.
Bucerius Law School faculty, international visiting faculty and practitioners teach in the program. The courses offered comply with the standards set by the American Bar Association (ABA) and the European Credit Transfer System (ECTS). Courses cover subjects such as Comparative Intellectual Property, The Law of the European Union, International Commercial Arbitration, Cross-Border Activities and Transactions, The Law of the WTO, Comparative Law as well as a survey of German Law. The application deadline for this program is March 31 of each year.
The foreign students and visiting faculty receive administrative support from the International Office in addition to advice, information and extensive services related to studying at Bucerius and life in general in Hamburg. Among other things, the International Office team supports exchange students in finding a room or apartment, in applying for a student visa, opening a bank account and in purchasing suitable insurance policies. To smooth the transition into daily life in Germany, each foreign student is looked after by a German Bucerius student as part of a Buddy system.
The International Office organizes a wide range of extracurricular activities to introduce exchange students to German history and culture. This includes, among others, city tours, one-day excursions to Landmarks surrounding Hamburg, visits to theaters and museums, international evenings and sport events with the German students as well as speeches about Germany’s political system, current affairs and the transatlantic relationship. Furthermore, exchange students may participate in a five-day study trip to Berlin and Potsdam that has been organized especially for them. Detailed Information...
BUCERIUS SUMMER PROGRAM (HAMBURG)
Bucerius Law School organizes the "Bucerius Summer Program in International Business Law", an intensive four-week English-taught course for international and German students. The aim of this program is to impart knowledge and understanding of the forces shaping international business law. This helps students meet the increasing requirements of companies and law firms in this field. Seven courses in international business law are offered and students can earn credits. Applicants must have completed at least two years of law studies at the time the program begins.
The "Bucerius Summer Program" is supported by Linklaters.
BUCERIUS SUMMER PROGRAM
JULY 18 – AUGUST 13, 2010
Bucerius Law School organizes the Bucerius Summer Program in International Business Law, an intensive four-week English taught course for international and German law students and graduates. The aim of this program is to impart knowledge and ensure that the participants understand the forces shaping international business law. This will help students meet the increasing requirements of companies and law firms in this field. The program is open to law students and graduates from all over the world. Applicants should have completed at least one year of law studies.
The next Bucerius Summer Program in International Business Law will take place from July 18 to August 13, 2010 on the Bucerius Law School campus in Hamburg, Germany.
There are two deadlines for the application to the Bucerius Summer Program 2010. To qualify for the reduced tuition fee students must submit their application by January 15, 2010. All other applications must be received by April 30, 2010.
The Bucerius Summer Program (pdf) is supported by Linklaters.
Emek Toraman Colgar, Research Assistant, Bilgi University, Turkey
By participating in the Bucerius Summer Program in International Business Law I had the opportunity to engage in a vigorous legal education from well respected law professors and outstanding lawyers from world leading law firms. I believe that these great lecturers’ legal knowledge shall affect my professional life in a very positive way.
Andrej Zeher, Slovakia
I found the schedule well designed to meet my expectations and enjoyed the style in which all the lectures were taken. Professors tried to combine sufficient theoretical knowledge gained in the course of lectures with practical demonstrations based on model cases, role plays and case studies. Apart from extending the scope of legal knowledge and training of practical legal skills I was encouraged to participate in many extracurricular activities focused on strengthening social networking and relations between students as well as professors from different parts of the world.
Joseph Peck, Student, Charleston School of Law, USA
I enjoyed the exposure to areas of traditional business studies that would not be available to me at my current law school. The best part of the program was getting to meet people from so many countries, learning the differences in culture and the different qualifications for becoming a lawyer around the world. I would strongly recommend this unique program to my fellow students and other professionals. The faculty, organization and facilities at Bucerius Law School are second to none.
Huanghe Xiao, Deputy Chief Judge, China
The Bucerius Summer Program was a good opportunity for me to get to know aspects of EU laws and legal practice in Germany. The experienced instructors and their dedication to the program really enhanced the courses.