- English-language program
- Curriculum focused on international and comparative business law
- Courses include: Introduction to German Law, Introduction to EU Law; and International Commercial Arbitration
- Spend the fall 3L or 4L semester in Hamburg
- Acquire up to 12 credits toward the J.D. degree
- Limited to two students each academic year
- Semester-long program is divided into two sessions
- One-week exam period follows each session
- Mandatory orientation
- During week between sessions, exchange students may attend an optional week-long study trip to Berlin
- Held at Bucerius Law School, established in 2000 as Germany’s first private law school.
- The Bucerius campus is located in the center of Hamburg, in the Old Botanical Garden next to the Hamburg State Courts.
- The school is small, modern, and well-equipped; facilities accessible to people with disabilities.
Eligibility: Available to current 2L/3L students in good academic standing
To apply, submit the following materials to Sital Kalantry, Associate Dean of Graduate Studies and International Programs:
- Statement of educational objectives
- Seattle U Law transcript (unofficial)
- Faculty recommendation
Selected students must submit the completed Bucerius application materials. Final acceptance subject to Bucerius approval.
Performance requirements and grading methods
- Exchange students are evaluated by the same standards that are applied to other students, which may include any combination of attendance, classroom participation, oral presentation, papers, and written exams.
- Seattle U Law accepts credit for only those courses passed with a C or above; the law school reserves the right to accept or reject any grade for any course taken in the program.
- Grades awarded in this program will appear transcripts provided by Bucerius.
- Grades for courses taken at Bucerius are not included in your law school GPA calculation.
- You pay tuition to Seattle U Law just as you would for a normal semester.
- Participation will have no effect on your financial aid or loans.
- To obtain a German residence permit, you must have health insurance coverage in Germany Students should also be covered in other nations they wish to visit.
- To rent the room or apartment of a German Bucerius Law School student, you will need liability insurance covering them in Germany. Coverage can be purchased through Bucerius Law School at cost.
Cancellation of courses
- Bucerius Law School reserves the right to cancel any course for reasons of insufficient student registration.
- You may withdraw from the program if course changes are announced prior to your departure and you cannot identify satisfactory substitute courses.
- If cancellation of courses occurs after you arrive in Germany, substitute courses must be selected and submitted for approval to the Associate Dean for Student Affairs at Seattle U Law.