About Bucerius Law School


A green campus in downtown Hamburg

Bucerius Law School is located in between Hamburg's downtown area and the popular "Planten un Blomen" city park. The campus is easily accessible via public transportation.

The main building of Bucerius Law School was built at the beginning of the 20th century by the architect Albert Erbe and housed the Institute of General and Applied Botany for almost a century. In 1919, the Institute became a part of the newly founded University of Hamburg. In 1999, the ZEIT-Stiftung Ebelin und Gerd Bucerius purchased the building from the City of Hamburg and renovated it to meet the needs of a modern university. The renovations were done with care to preserve the building’s historic beauty.

Twelve classrooms equipped with the latest technology facilitate efficient teaching. Faculty and student lounges, as well as a cafeteria with an outdoor patio, encourage communication among all members of the Bucerius community and foster an informal atmosphere at the Law School.

Construction of the Auditorium was completed in December 2003. The building, enclosed in a glass facade, harmoniously blends in with the existing historical building. The Auditorium’s lecture hall seats approximately 450 people and the reception area accommodates up to 300 people.

The Law School is continuing to expand. The foundation stone for the newest building on campus was laid in 2006 and was completed in June 2007. The cafeteria and library have been relocated to the newest building on campus, which carries the name of its sponsor – the “Bucerius Center for Graduate Studies – Deutsche Bank Hall.” The rooms that became available through this move have been renovated to create more lecture halls, classrooms and offices.

Wireless internet on campus

The wireless network allows students to access the university network and internet from anywhere on campus. In addition, students have access 24/7 to the computer labs and library, both of which are equipped with fast internet, printers and scanners. Students can digitally organize their studies through the Bucerius intranet – this makes registering for courses and discussion groups, downloading course materials, evaluating courses, etc. Furthermore, a personalized weekly class schedule and an overview of exam grades keep students up-to-date about the progress of their studies.

Auditorium of the Bucerius Law School