A key component of the Bucerius philosophy
Bucerius is proud of its wide-ranging partnerships with prestigious higher education institutions worldwide, which—complimented by an active network of more than 2000 international alumni and supported by liaison offices in the USA and China—provide opportunities for student and faculty exchange, joint programming and professional development.
Bucerius Law School is proud to maintain vibrant academic partnerships with leading law faculties across the globe.
All partnerships cover student mobility, including exchanges within the ERASMUS framework. A term abroad is a mandatory component of the LLB curriculum for Bucerius students and, each fall, approximately 100 exchange students spend one semester in Hamburg.
Within this portfolio of high-profile partnerships, deeper bilateral collaborations with select universities have been developed and include joint study programs as well as research projects and academic events.
Recognizing the importance of international experience and sharing expertise among colleagues, Bucerius also conducts administrative staff exchanges within its network.
Transatlantic Advisory Council (TAC)
The Transatlantic Advisory Council was established in 2019 to support Bucerius Law School’s interests in the United States. Its members have been part of the Bucerius Law School community for many years, be it as lecturers, full-time faculty or students and alumni. They know both Bucerius and the legal community in the United States very well. They give feedback on the law school’s U.S. strategy and offer assistance in connecting with the Bucerius community in the U.S. through events, such as lectures and other gatherings to foster the transatlantic exchange of ideas and to encourage identification with Bucerius Law School and its global community.
The Transatlantic Advisory Council cooperates closely with the President of Bucerius Law School, Katharina Boele-Woelki and Inga Diercks-Ferm, Assistant Director (USA) in the International Office.
Learn more about the members of the Transatlantic Advisory Council.
The Hamburg Liaison Office Shanghai represents the interests of Bucerius Law School in China; it supports the institution at educational fairs, reinforces Sino-German exchange and research collaboration, assists in the organization of local seminars and workshops and acts as an intermediary in maintaining relations with international alumni in China.
The liaison office was opened in 1986, the year that Shanghai and Hamburg became sister cities, and represents the Senate of the Free and Hanseatic City, local Chamber of Commerce, Tourist Board and Business Development Corporation.
For more information contact Ms. SU Jing 苏静.
International Alumni Network
Since its founding in 2000, Bucerius Law School has welcomed more than 2000 international students to its International Exchange Program, the Master of Law and Business Program and the Bucerius Summer Programs. These former students now make up the growing Bucerius International Alumni Network.
The International Alumni Network stays connected through numerous activities around the globe. Bi-annual international alumni reunions take place in Hamburg every other year. When they are not held in Hamburg, reunions are organized in collaboration with the ZEIT-Stiftung in other major cities throughout the world including, in recent years, London, New York City and Washington, DC. Regional international alumni chapters have been established in order to connect alumni from and currently based in regional areas where large alumni communities exist.
The Bucerius Alumni Association was founded in 2004 by the first class of LL.B. graduates. The association is autonomous and independent, but works closely with Bucerius Law School and especially with the Alumni Relations Department. The main goal of the association is to promote cohesion and contact between the former members of Bucerius Law School and their university.
It is open to all graduates of the LL.B., but also to alumni of the Master of Law and Business (LLM/MLB) program and the International Exchange Program participants. Over 90% of LL.B. graduates join the Alumni Association.