Overview

Since it began in 2009, the U.S.-German Summer Law School in International and Comparative Law has earned a global reputation for excellence. The Summer School is the flagship of law programs in international high-quality teaching located at the Justus Liebig University Giessen. We are proud to host students from all over the world again every summer.

All of our courses are designed to impart knowledge in the highly popular fields of international and comparative law. The courses, all of them are taught in English, combine high-quality teaching with a wide range of cultural and social activities. In addition to the academic part of the program, two three-day field trips to Berlin and Hamburg will add a practical element to the content learned in class. These field trips will also show students some of the most beautiful places in Germany. Further, students are encouraged to attend German language courses. The schedule leaves free time for participants to explore Germany and other European countries on their own. Located in the heart of Europe, Giessen is the perfect starting point for short trips to Paris, London or Prague.

Above all, studying abroad will help everyone broaden their horizons by bringing them closer to foreign people and cultures. Additionally, and maybe also most important - it's fun!

We hope you will take the full advantage of the high-quality courses, the truly international environment and the numerous opportunities that the U.S.-German Summer Law School in International and Comparative Law offers.

We are looking forward to welcoming you to Giessen for the U.S.-German Summer Law School in International and Comparative Law 2019.

Directors of the U.S.-German Summer Law School

Click here for an overview of the directors of the U.S.-German Summer Law School

Giessen

The city of Giessen is located in the Rhine-Main-Region close to the economic center Frankfurt and marks almost the direct middle of Germany. The location combines the amenities of small and middle sized towns with lots of green spaces in the cities and a wonderful landscape just outside the door.