Bucerius / UC Hastings Summer Program in International IP Transactions

July 10 - 28, 2017
Bucerius Law School, Hamburg, Germany


The Bucerius / UC Hastings Summer Program in International IP Transactions is designed for advanced law students and recent graduates. Applicants are expected to have a keen interest and/or experience in the field of intellectual property law. Each year Bucerius Law School accepts 30 participants into its program.

If you apply before the Early Bird Deadline on March 1, you will receive a decision regarding your admission by the end of March. If you apply before the Standard Deadline on May 1, you will receive your admission status by the end of May.

Please note that applications received after the standard deadline will be considered only if space is available.

Education Level

Applicants from countries (such as the United States) where law is studied at a graduate level, must have completed at least one year of law school at the time the program begins. Applicants from countries (such as Germany) where law is studied at the undergraduate level, must have completed at least two years of their legal education. Applicants should be able to demonstrate prior coursework or work experience in the field of intellectual property law.

Language Requirement

Participants are expected to have a good command of English and must submit proof of their language proficiency. Students who are currently enrolled in an English-taught degree program, as well as graduates of such programs, are exempt from this requirement. Please note that German language skills are NOT necessary. Optional language coursework is available for those who wish to boost their German skills (or get started with the language) in the weeks before or after the summer program.

Applicants may submit any of the following to satisfy the minimum requirement for participation:

  • TOEFL Internet-Based Test (IBT): 90
  • IELTS Academic Program: 7.0
  • CAE: B or CPE: C
  • ILEC

In certain situations, we may be able to waive the test requirement and arrange for a telephone interview to assess your English skills, e.g. if you spent a significant amount of time in an English-speaking country or were enrolled in numerous courses or a short-term program taught in English. If you do not have a (valid) English proficiency certificate and would like to discuss this option, please feel free to contact us.

"The hands-on approach is the best asset of the summer program and is appreciated by employers as well. I believe my participation in the program played an advantageous role in my being hired to work for the licensing department of Microsoft."

Miina Viitaala (Finland)