On November 11, 2021, Professor Dr. Dr. H.C. Mult. Katharina Boele-Woelki, the Dean of Bucerius Law School and the Claussen Simon Foundation Professor in Comparative Law at Bucerius Law School, visited Texas Law.
Bucerius Law School is a private law school in Hamburg, Germany. It is the first private law school in Germany and admits approximately 100 undergraduate students per year.
Bucerius Law School was founded in 2000 by one of Germany’s largest foundations, ZEIT-Stiftung Ebelin und Gerd Bucerius following the model of law schools in the United States and bearing the name of Gerd Bucerius, a noted German judge, attorney, journalist, politician, and founding publisher of Germany’s leading weekly newspaper, Die Zeit.
Dean Boele-Woelki’s visit was part of an eight partner school tour across the United States. During her visit, Dean Boele-Woelki met with Dean Ward Farnsworth, the Dean of The University of Texas of Texas School of Law, and Professor Lauren Fielder, the School of Law’s Assistant Dean of Graduate and International Programs and the Director of the Institute for Transnational Law. Deans Boele-Woelki, Farnsworth, and Fielder discussed opportunities for expanding an academic exchange partnership that has spanned the last two decades and has seen 40 Bucerius Law students study abroad at Texas Law and 40 Texas Law students study abroad at Bucerius Law School.
During her visit, Dean Boele-Woelki met with two Bucerius Law students currently spending a semester abroad at Texas Law. According to Dean Boele-Woelki, “Bucerius Law students are blown away by the size of UT and the myriad of courses they are able to take in the School of Law.”