International Business Law Summer Course, 10-28 July 2017, Bucerius Law School, Germany

Publish Date: Jan 11, 2017

Deadline: Mar 01, 2017

Gain international experience and build a global network

What are the relevant legal questions of corporate governance? What principal business and legal issues play a role in cross-border mergers? How should international disputes in commercial relations be resolved—before a court or through arbitration? Would mediation be a better choice?

Explore these questions and boost your expertise in the field of International Business Law this summer! Join renowned academics and practitioners for this intensive three-week course of study at Bucerius, Germany’s top law school.

The program is designed for advanced law students and recent graduates wishing to acquire in-depth knowledge in the field of international business law and gain valuable intercultural communication skills by working in small groups with students from different legal backgrounds.

Boost your skills and resumé

Preparing for work at a law firm or company dealing in international banking, trade law or consumer transactions? Regardless of whether you are enrolled as a student or already in practice, the Bucerius Summer Program in International Business Law can help you to boost your skills in these areas and increase marketability!

Interactive learning and intercultural exchange

By working in small groups with students from different legal backgrounds, you will be able to gain valuable intercultural communication skills while acquiring in-depth knowledge in the fields of international business law and comparing perspectives with participants from across the globe.

Socratic-style course meetings promote interactive dialogue, inquiry and close cooperation with your peers and lecturers.

Compile your own curriculum

The program is flexible and allows you to customize your schedule by selecting coursework best suited to your personal interests and needs. You may select between three and six courses based upon your interests.


Classes are held five days a week over the course of three weeks. They do not meet in parallel, such that you may enroll in as many courses as you wish. You are free to choose from six topics, all offered by distinguished professors and practitioners from Germany and abroad. You must choose at least three courses, but may also follow more.

Classes are scheduled between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. and paired with extracurricular activities that you may participate in at no additional cost.

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.

ABA: The program follows American Bar Association (ABA) guidelines to offer participants credit for their undertakings. Each course is worth one ABA credit, with a credit hour being equivalent to 700 minutes of classroom time.

ECTS: 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.

Grading: 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.

Fact Sheet

Course Dates July 10-28, 2017
Application Deadline March 1 (early bird)  &  May 1 (regular deadline)
Language English
Tuition Fee EUR 1800
Places 30

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