BC Law and Bucerius Law School, the first private law school in Germany and ranked as the best in the country, will partner on a joint program in law and business that will launch in August 2015. Students who successfully complete the program will earn a JD from BC Law and an LLM master’s degree in law from Bucerius. The Bucerius degree combines English-language course work in both law and business with an integrated internship at a top business or business law placement in Germany.
“We are thrilled to partner with one of the best new law schools in Europe to offer our students this opportunity,” said BC Law Dean Vincent Rougeau. “As we continue to expand our global offerings, we are looking strategically at the best partners to fit our students’ needs. The Bucerius LLM is a very unique program and we’re certain it will appeal to our students looking to build expertise in international law and business.”
Students would enter the Bucerius LLM program after successful graduation from BC Law. The program offers both a tuition discount and expedited review of applications from specially selected BC Law graduates.
“After earning a JD from Boston College and an LLM from Bucerius, graduates of the program will be uniquely positioned to contribute as legal professionals in a global marketplace,” said BC Law Professor Kent Greenfield, who will coordinate the program at BC.
The Bucerius program is open to both BC students in the final semester of their third year and recent BC Law graduates. Applicants to the LLM program will compete for BC-Bucerius Scholarships, offering significantly discounted tuition at Bucerius. BC applicants will also be able to apply for a living expenses grant and several outside funding sources.
Bucerius will offer students several housing options, from dorms to private homes and a Law School villa. Students are also free to rent apartments in Hamburg.
Beginning immediately, Greenfield will review applications and select the final list of students. EU regulations require the student have one year’s work experience, which can be prior to or contemporaneous with their JD. Successful applicants must meet Bucerius matriculation requirements.
For more information, contact: Kent.Greenfield@bc.edu.