Welcome to the U.S.-German Summer Law School

Spend your summer in the Heart of Europe

The Faculty of Law at Justus Liebig University Giessen, the Marquette University Law School and the University of Wisconsin Law are looking forward to host students from all over the world for the 12th U.S.-German Summer Law School in Giessen.

The program combines high-quality teaching with a wide range of cultural and social activities.

During the four weeks in Giessen, students will study in a familiar atmosphere and meet excellent lecturers and practitioners from all over the world. Besides, they have the opportunity to attend a German language course offered at different levels.

Students can join our field trips to the magnificent European capitals, Berlin and Brussels, and enjoy the beautiful German landscape on our Rhine Valley trip.
The program is completed with several optional social events, such as sports, a Summer Barbecue and the accommodation in a hotel with breakfast.

Key Data

  • Program date: July 18th - August 15th, 2020
  • Length: 4 Weeks
  • Credits: 3 ECTS credits per course for successfully passing the academic program + 3 ECTS credit for the successful participation in the optional German language courses

  • Topics
    • International Economic Law & Business Transactions
    • Comparative Constitutional Law
    • Business Ethics and Human Rights Law
    • International Intellectual Property Law

An optional German language course is also offered.

  • Price: 1900€

The price includes all course materials and a supplementary reading list, the accommodation in shared bedrooms (hotel, one bathroom) incl. breakfast, Health, accident and liability insurance, Free public transport within Giessen and the field trips to Brussels and Berlin as well as most social events.

Testimonials SLS Giessen

Hana Karawia, Egypt, Law

"The Summer School was useful for me to a huge extent as it exposed me to essential law fields that are important for my future career and to international students whom I’ve mingled with. I have gained theoretical and practical legal knowledge as well as cultural knowledge from my international colleagues."

Jayanti Mishra, India, Law

"My participation in the summer school has been an enriching and educational experience for me. Both, academically and personally I have gained a lot of knowledge (thanks to the great teachers!), made friends for life and gathered great memories that I will cherish forever."

Francis Sinsai, Gambia, Public International Law

"If you are doubting whether to join or not - don’t hesitate! Pack your bags and brace yourself for a month of rewarding experiences! The program had an impressive balance of academic and social activities. Best of all, the friends I made here made the summer program the most rewarding."

Marcelle B. Cortiano Nagakura, Brazil, Law, IP Law and Comparative Constitutional Law

"When I began looking for summer law courses I was planning to go to England or to the US. But then I found SLS Giessen and it was a grateful surprise. The whole structure of the course is very impressive and the quality of the classes and professors is beyond any expectation I had before, so overall I can say that the SLS was definitely an awesome experience, and an essential part of my life and future career."

Program taught in:
  • English
Last updated September 8, 2019
This course is Campus based
Start Date
July 18, 2020
4 weeks
1,900 EUR
including accommodation and field trips
May 31, 2020
By locations
By date
Start Date
July 18, 2020
End Date
Aug 15, 2020
Application deadline
May 31, 2020

July 18, 2020

Application deadline
May 31, 2020
End Date
Aug 15, 2020

Study Law in Giessen