Deadline: January 15, 2012
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. Following a one week seminar, fellows will spend about three weeks as an intern at a German law firm or other legal institution with an international focus.
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.
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. The 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 the 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.
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 contact Uta Gaedeke at 212-758-3223 x209 or via e-mail at Gaedeke@daad.org for further information.