UM has entered into an exchange agreement with the Bucerius Law School in Hamburg, Germany, which will afford two UM students the opportunity to complete a full semester of German, European and International law courses, all taught by English American, German and other law professors in the coming fall semester. Absolutely no knowledge of German is required. Course credits earned in Hamburg will count toward your UM degree.
The Bucerius law school is Germany's first private law school, and its style of instruction is a melding of U.S. and German approaches. Students from Bucerius have excelled in competition with students from other German Law Schools who take the German equivalent of the Bar Exam.
Bucerius has similar exchange programs arranged with some of the world's top law schools, including Buenos Aires in Argentina, Wellington in New Zealand, Osgood Hall in Canada, and Oxford and Cambridge in England. The U.S. schools include Stanford, Duke, Georgetown, NYU, Cornell, Penn, Northwestern, U.C. Berkeley, Michigan, Texas and Virginia. Bucerius has already nominated two students to spend the upcoming fall semester with us in Miami.
Hamburg is one of the great cities of Europe, Germany's second largest city and its largest port. Cultural, recreational and travel opportunities abound. The Bucerius campus is located adjacent to a park in an attractive section of the city within easy walking distance of the city center. There are many good restaurants and night spots nearby. Weekend excursions by train are easily arranged to Amsterdam, Copenhagen, Berlin and other parts of Germany.
Miami students will pay their regular tuition to UM, and pay nothing to Bucerius. (Exception: Bucerius arranges for German language courses to be given on its campus for those who are interested. There is a separate fee. However, the rate is very low because Bucerius subsidizes the lessons.)
Because this is such an excellent opportunity, and because the current agreement only allows for two students in each direction, placement in the program will be competitive; we will select the two most qualified students to propose to Bucerius. They will make the final decision on admission.
There is no application form at this stage. All we need now is:
We need to receive this information by March 8th for fall semester. Please send application to Sandy Abraham, Executive Liaison, firstname.lastname@example.org.