Bucerius is Germany's first private law school. Founded in 2000 as an alternative to the state-run legal education system, Bucerius offers a practice-oriented legal education with a focus on international business. Its German students are all required to be fluent in English and to spend a semester abroad. Each year in the fall semester, Bucerius hosts approximately 90 exchange students from partner institutions around the world. The courses offered as part of this exchange are taught entirely in English by renowned international and German professors. Courses typically include European Union (EU) law, comparative law, alternative dispute resolution, international business transactions, and German law.
The law school is located on the edge of a beautiful botanical garden in a fully renovated historic building and includes modern classrooms and library facilities. Hamburg, Germany's second largest city, is an elegant cosmopolitan city with parks and canals, cultural amenities, and an active night life. It is also a major education hub with over 65,000 university students.