Bucerius Law Schoolis the leading private and state-accredited law school in Germany. Its graduates are among the most sought-after in Germany and abroad. Bucerius Law School has achieved this result because it is characterized by its international focus, practical and performance orientation, and attention to the personal development of each individual student. Bucerius Law School was founded in 2000 by the ZEIT-Stiftung Ebelin und Gerd Bucerius, one of Germany's largest private foundations, in order to stimulate new developments in higher education. Some 20 full-time professors, dozens of guest lecturers, and almost 300 Ph.D. students enrich the intellectual life on campus. Institutes and centers for Transnational IP, Media and Technology Law and Policy, for Corporate Law and Capital Markets Law, and for Foundation Law and the Law of Non-Profit Organizations all emphasize the strong link between business and law, the link that is at the heart of the Bucerius MLB and LLM degrees.The conditions for students seeking the MLB or LL.M. degrees at Bucerius Law School are excellent. The campus is located in a park-like environment in the center of Hamburg. All buildings, completely renovated or newly-built, are accessible 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, allowing students to follow their individual study habits. Small-group study rooms facilitate students' working together outside of class; a cafeteria, coffee lounge and small fitness center encourage students to relax and socialize. Because of its location and the quality of its facilities, Bucerius Law School is the site of a wide range of conferences, external lectures, and other international events. The program’s lecturers - both full-time academics and members of the practicing legal and business communities - are approachable and willing to share their experience with students and offer advice whenever needed. As graduates often emphasize, program staff are dedicated to providing strong administrative and personal support to the students.
THE BUCERIUS CAMPUS
The Bucerius Law School campus in Hamburg is very centrally-located in Hamburg but borders one of the city’s most enchanting Botanical Gardens, “Planten un Blomen”. The beautiful campus, which successfully combines both traditional and modern architecture, provides a peaceful haven just minutes away from Hamburg’s main commercial district, shopping areas, and the beautiful Inner and Outer Alster Lakes. Public transportation is just steps away. The main campus building, constructed in 1908, is equipped with state-of-the-art technology, teaching and learning facilities. A modern auditorium for larger lectures and events was added in 2003. The auditorium also houses Bucerius Law School’s grand piano, which students are welcome to use. A new library (open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week), a food court and a coffee lounge were opened in August 2007. Bucerius Law School also hosts conferences and events of international caliber.
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