Recent Reforms to German Legal Education

The Law Teacher: The International Journal of Legal Education 213-218, 2010

Posted: 14 Oct 2020

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Thomas Lundmark

University of Hull - School of Law; University of Münster

Date Written: September 9, 2010

Abstract

Legislators in Germany recently reformed university legal education to make it more efficient, international, and practice-oriented. After sketching the basic reforms, this article examines whether these goals have been met. Specifically, it will look at whether study times have been shortened and whether the curriculum has become more international and practice-oriented. It will also briefly look at two aspects that were not part of the recent reforms: the granting of university degrees in law, and efforts to harmonize the curricula at universities with the training of business lawyers (Wirtschaftsjuristen) at polytechnic colleges (Fachhochschulen).

Suggested Citation

Lundmark, Thomas, Recent Reforms to German Legal Education (September 9, 2010). The Law Teacher: The International Journal of Legal Education 213-218, 2010, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3679815

Thomas Lundmark (Contact Author)

University of Hull - School of Law ( email )

University of Hull
Hull, HU6 7RX
United Kingdom

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