Munich University Summer Training in German and European Law (MUST)

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July 3rd - 28th, 2017

Arrival: July 2nd; Departure: July 29th


The European Union is one of the two largest economic areas in the world. Within the European Union, Germany is an important member in terms of both population and economic output. Doing business in Europe and Germany requires a thorough knowledge of the legal system and the norms and regulations governing the transaction in question. There is an increasing demand for foreign lawyers with a basic understanding of European and German law. Lawyers with the corresponding background will be able to collaborate with German lawyers in cross-border transactions or to work in Germany. In addition, having an understanding of another legal system enhances the intellectual capabilities necessary for excellence both in legal practice and academia. German legal scholarship, in particular, is renowned for its systematic approach to law. (Schedule 2017)

In the summer of 2017, the Faculty of Law at the Munich University – one of the leading law faculties in Germany – will be offering a unique summer programme for lawyers and law students from abroad. It will be hosted in the heart of the Bavarian capital, Munich, a city with extraordinary cultural attractions, historical sites, fine restaurants and the world famous beer gardens. The course provides an in-depth introduction to German and European law. Special attention will be devoted to areas that are of interest to foreign lawyers working in business law, i.e. corporate, securities, and antitrustlaw as well as business taxation. This challenging programme has been a great success during its first nine years and hosted participants from 24 countries in the summer of 2015.

Most of the classes will be taught by professors on the Faculty of Law. They are leading scholars in their respective fields and have many years of teaching experience. The size of the programme will be strictly limited and students will be carefully selected in order to guarantee excellent studying conditions. Classes and examinations will be held in English. Knowledge of German is not a requirement. Students will have the opportunity to take an examination at the end of the programme. This will be mandatory for students who are awarded a scholarship by the German Academic Exchange Service. Successful completion of the examination will be documented in a certificate issued by Munich University, Faculty of Law. A certificate of attendance will be available to students who do not wish to sit or who do not successfully complete the examination.


The Faculty of Law at Munich University organises the programme in cooperation with the International University Club of Munich (IUCM) and the Office of International Affairs at Munich University.