DAAD Summer Law School
Please note that applications for the Summer Law School Program are not being accepted for 2015.

DAAD Summer Law School
The Summer Law School 2012 offers the unique opportunity to receive intensive legal training at one of the most prestigious law schools in Germany, the University of Freiburg.

The Summer Law School placements provide students with the unique opportunity to work in an international firm or organization, to learn about the daily life of a lawyer, consultant or judge, and to gain confidence in an international environment. Last but not least, the internships are a source of mutual cultural and professional enrichment for both, the interns and their hosts.
Eligibility Requirements
The program is open to outstanding candidates in their second and third year of legal studies in a program in the United States, Canada or the United Kingdom. German language skills are not a prerequisite but preferred. A proven interest in the German legal system is helpful.

Terms of Award
If selected, DAAD will provide a scholarship of EUR 650 for the duration of the five week program. Furthermore, each scholarship holder will receive a lump sum for international travel expenses (depending on place of study) and EUR 150 towards national travel needs. DAAD will also provide health insurance as well as accident and personal/private liability insurance. There is no tuition fee for the program.

Accommodation: Hotel rooms will be booked for you by DAAD for your stay in Freiburg and in Berlin. You are primarily responsible for finding and financing accommodation for the duration of your internship as housing for the 4 week period is not provided.
Program Schedule
Schedule: June 17 – June 24 Summer School, University of Freiburg

June 25 – July 19 Internship at a law firm or other institution in Germany

July 20 – July 22 Meeting of all participants in Berlin
Application Guidelines
Complete applications must be submitted by January 15, 2012. Your request will then be forwarded to a law firm, court or other institution, which decides whether to offer you a placement or not. If you are interested in participating in the DAAD Summer Law School 2012, please submit the following documents (all mandatory) by mail:

  • a completed application form (click here)
  • curriculum vitae/résumé
  • a letter of reference from a senior academic/professor in your field of study
  • official university/college transcript with most recent marks/grades
  • Certificate of enrollment
  • All documents should be mailed together. Reference letters, transcripts etc. should be sent in a sealed envelope.

    Please label your package “DAAD Summer Law School 2012” and address it to:

    DAAD New York Office
    Attn. Uta Gaedeke
    871 United Nations Plaza
    New York, NY 10017

  • Please send all documents of your application together at one time. Incomplete applications will not be considered.
  • You may be contacted by the host institutions to which you have applied to discuss any questions relating to the internship.
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    Frequently Asked Questions

    Please contact Uta Gaedeke at 212-758-3223 x209 or via e-mail at Gaedeke@daad.org for further information.