Hamburg, Germany

Legal Technology and Operations

when 3 July 2023 - 21 July 2023
language English
duration 3 weeks
credits 10 EC
fee EUR 2950

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 us this summer and apply legal process improvement, project management and legal design to real world scenarios.

Course leader

Academic Directors: Dirk Hartung, Prof. Dr. Daniel Katz

Dirk Hartung is Executive Director of Legal Technology at Bucerius Law School
Professor Dr. Daniel Katz is the Director of The Law Lab at Chicago-Kent College of Law (IIT)

Target group

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.

Course aim

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.

Credits info

10 EC
Though not accredited by the American Bar Association, the program follows the ABA's standards for Student Study at a Foreign Institution to offer you credit for your undertakings; the course has been structured to provide a total of 5 ABA credits (60 hours of classroom time; one credit hour being equivalent to 700 minutes of classroom time).

If you are a European student, you can collect European Credit Transfer System (ECTS) points, which your home university may choose to accept toward your program of study. Successful completion of the program will provide 10 ECTS points.

If you are seeking to transfer credit, be sure to consult with your home institution before committing to the program to ensure that your participation will be recognized. Your academic advisor may be required to approve a foreign course of study in advance of the program.

Fee info

EUR 2950: Participants with student status receive a 50% discount. In addition to tuition, we recommend budgeting at least EUR 1550 for your stay in Hamburg; while all extracurricular activities are provided free of charge for participants, accommodation, travel expenses to/from Hamburg, etc. all come at an additional cost.
Early Decision Deadline: March 1, 2023 (15% discount)


Early Decision Deadline: March 1 (15% discount)
Alumni and students from partner universities also receive a discount of 15%.
Some limited funding is available for partial need-based scholarships for highly-qualified applicants.