• Application Deadline
  • 19 days
    Duration
Can we use algorithms to predict court decisions? Can we design routine contracts in a way that parties understand them without a lawyer? Can we teach machines to exercise due diligence for an M&A transaction or bankruptcy case? How can law firms use technology and alternative providers to boost their service offerings? Join Bucerius Law School this summer and explore the future of legal services.
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Overview

Skills for a dynamic professional environment

The legal marketplace and our justice system are entering a period of profound change. Both technological and organizational advances are dramatically reshaping the way we think about law, provide access to justice and research legal knowledge. The Bucerius Summer Program in Legal Technology and Operations will provide you with a thorough understanding of the interaction between legal services, technology and the law itself.

Intensive study with leaders from academia and practice

A consequence of the excitement surrounding legal technology and innovation is that much of the current conversation is not supported by an understanding of issues underlying the topic. To combat this phenomenon and promote in-depth exploration and discussion, a team of faculty members will address legal technology from a variety of perspectives: lecturers bring with them years of first-hand experience and represent both academia and leading names in industry.

Your three-week stay in Hamburg will provide intensive study during core classes and a series of lecturers and discussions to complement in-class work.

Theory combined with real world experience

Courses begin with Socratic-style, interactive meetings to make sure you gain a solid theoretical understanding of material before you apply it to real world scenarios. Taking part in the program, you will solve challenges provided by industry partners, work with authentic data and design a project that connects all courses under a common theme. You apply legal process improvement, project management and legal design to real world scenarios. Working as part of an international team, you will discover how to get reliable insights from legal data and understand the market mechanics of the legal services industry.

The Legal Technology and Operations programme is offered at Bucerius Law School , Germany's leading law school. 

This program is designed for advanced law students, recent graduates and young professionals who want to look behind the curtain of legal technology and understand how it will impact their careers and the profession as a whole. Industry leaders, prominent researchers and field innovators will share their knowledge in hands-on classes and workshops.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details:

    Early Bird Deadline: March 1 (15% discount on tuition fee)

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 19 days
    • Duration description

      3 weeks

  • Credits
    10 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • More information Go to the programme website

Programme Structure

Core sessions:
  • Computational Law and Rules-Driven Automation
  • Innovation Diffusion in the Legal Industry
  • Introduction to Legal Analytics and Artificial Intelligence
  • Introduction to Legal Design
  • Introduction to Legal Operations
  • Legal Technology in Dispute Resolution
Discussions and lecture series:
  • Behavioral Control by Algorithms
  • The Market for Legal Services
  • Modeling, Measuring and Mapping the Law
  • Introduction to Legal Technology
For a full and up-to-date overview of all the courses offered, please consult the program's website.

Audience

This program is designed for advanced law students, recent graduates and young professionals who want to look behind the curtain of legal technology and understand how it will impact their careers and the profession as a whole. Industry leaders, prominent researchers and field innovators will share their knowledge in hands-on classes and workshops.

Lecturers

Selection of 2019 faculty:

  • Prof. Dr. Daniel Katz
  • Prof. William Henderson

  • Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Hoffmann-Riem
  • Stephanie Corey
  • Corinna Coupette
  • Margaret Hagan
  • Markus Hartung
  • Dr. Riikka Koulu
  • Prof. Daniel Linna Jr.
  • Dr. Roland Vogl
For more information of the experts teaching in this program, please refer to the program's website.

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    90

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:

    7

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score:

    577

    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks.

General Requirements

  • Applicants from countries where law is studied at a graduate level (such as the United States), must have completed at least one year of law school at the time the program begins.
  • Applicants from countries where law is studied at the undergraduate level (such as Germany), must have completed at least two years of their legal education by the start of the program.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    1900 EUR/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1900 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 19 days.
  • National

    1900 EUR/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1900 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 19 days.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.

Living costs for Hamburg

  • 897 - 1420 EUR/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

Early Bird Discount: Apply before March 1 and receive a 15% discount on your tuition fee!
Students who apply before the Early Bird Deadline and are accepted in the first round of applications are eligible for a 15% discount off the normal tuition fee. Unsuccessful Early Bird applications will be reconsidered in the second admissions round in May. The Early Bird Discount may not be combined with any other discounts. Information about all other kinds of discounts and scholarships is available on the program website.

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