Hamburg, Germany

Legal Technology and Operations

when 1 July 2024 - 19 July 2024
language English
duration 3 weeks
credits 10 EC
fee EUR 2500

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 and young professionals who want to look behind the curtain of legal technology and understand how it will effect 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. It is expected that participants can prove previous exposure to or interest in the subject area.

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
The course-credit system is based on the American Bar Association (ABA) guidelines, with one credit hour being equivalent to 700 minutes of classroom time. European students are able to earn ECTS points.

All participants follow one set curriculum that earns them 5 ABA / 10 ECTS credits.

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 2500: Early Decision Deadline: March 1 (15% discount)

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. are not included in the cost of tuition.


Alumni, students from partner universities and applicants who are officially recommended by Bucerius alumni or faculty also receive a discount of 15%.
Some limited funding is available for partial need-based scholarships for highly-qualified applicants.

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