Academia

About 3,000 prospective jurists pursue legal studies at the Faculty of Law at the University of Hamburg. The Faculty is distinguished for its orientation and proximity within Europe as well as internationally. Special emphasis is given to issues concerning business law, and collaboration with adjacent disciplines such as economics is promoted. Dispute resolution is incorporated as part of the legal education studies and includes courses focussing on areas such as mediation. Practical experience in arbitration can be gained when students participate in the Faculty's Vis-Moot-Court team, which in recent years has been very successful.

For further information visit www.jura.uni-hamburg.de.

The Bucerius Law School is Germany's first private law school to be licensed by the state. It was founded by the ZEIT-Stiftung Ebelin und Gerd Bucerius in 2000. The school offers legal studies where students can earn a Bachelor of Law (LL.B.). It also prepares students for the first state examination. The school also offers a master’s program and has the right to award doctoral and post-doctoral degrees. Many of the school's graduates achieve above-average results.

For further information visit www.law-school.de.

The Max-Planck-Institute for Comparative and International Private Law is dedicated to completing foundational comparative law research in foreign European and international private law, commercial law, economic law and procedural law. The MPI for Private Law accomplishes its mission by methodically analysing foreign legal systems and drawing comparisons with German law. The institution's library holds one of the world's most comprehensive private law collections, with current holdings totalling approximately 460,000 volumes.

For further information visit www.mpipriv.de.