The Bucerius Master of Law and Business
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The one-year Bucerius Master of Law and Business (LLM /MLB) is the ideal program for law and business graduates, as well as graduates of other disciplines who strive to work at the intersection of law and business. The program is taught entirely in English but offers also German as a Foreign Language courses.
Depending on the focus of their studies, graduates are awarded either a Master of Laws (LLM ) or a Master of Law and Business (MLB ).
A Word from the Dean, Professor Clifford Larsen
In order to give students a comprehensive education at the intersection of law and business, the unique LLM/MLB curriculum takes the life-cycle of a business enterprise and pursues both the legal and business aspects of that development. This includes the founding of the enterprise, transforming the firm into a publicly-held enterprise, going international, merging with or acquiring another firm, and restructuring a firm that has financial difficulties. By using the development of an enterprise as its structural backbone, the Program creates synergies among its various modules. As a result, the students study more efficiently and obtain a better overall understanding of the interrelationship of law and business.
Students analyze the realization of an entrepreneurial idea, investigate the founding of a business enterprise, and evaluate the international growth and development of that enterprise. Elective modules allow students to deepen their knowledge in additional areas of law and business. A mandatory internship and writing of a master’s thesis add practice-oriented and research components to the Program.
As a result of this curriculum, LLM /MLB graduates boast an impressive set of skills and knowledge with direct relevance for work in international companies, law firms, and other organizations. They belong to that group of cutting-edge professionals who have been systematically trained to take an interdisciplinary approach to legal and management questions.
- Offered by Bucerius Law School, Germany’s top-ranked law school
- Interdisciplinary 1-year program taught entirely in English
- For law and business graduates with some work experience
- Graduates receive either an LLM (Law and Business) or a Master of Law and Business (MLB )
- Strong career services and internship support
- International student body and faculty from academia and practice
- Excellent administrative support
- Focus on employment-relevant knowledge and skills
- Scholarships available
Bucerius Law School is Germany’s leading private and state-accredited law school; it has been referred to as a German “Ivy League” institution (Christoph Luschin in: Southwestern Journal of International Law 2012). 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. Bucerius Law School is an intimate campus institution with some 20 full-time professors, dozens of guest lecturers, 500 LLB students, 100 exchange students, 50 LLM/MLB students and almost 300 Ph.D. students. Institutes and centers for Transnational IP, Media and Technology Law and Policy, Corporate Law and Capital Markets Law, and 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 LLM degree at Bucerius Law School are excellent. The school is located on a leafy campus in the center of Hamburg. All Bucerius 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, a napping room 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.
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Last updated August 31, 2017