Georgetown Law Closed: Wednesday, March 21

The Law Center is closed due to inclement weather. All activities and services, including classes and scheduled events (student organization meetings and events, CLE, and conferences), are canceled. All administrative offices are closed. The food services operation, fitness center and Early Learning Center are closed. The library is closed. It is expected that only designated emergency employees will come to the Law Center to fulfill their responsibilities. All others -- including students, staff, faculty, and visitors -- are expected not come to the Law Center, which will not be staffed to support anything other than essential life safety and snow/ice clearing functions.

Program Details 

 Academic Calendar

  • September 10, 2018:  Orientation (Required) 
  • September 17, 2018:  Classes Begin
  • December 21, 2018:  Classes End
  • December 19 - December 21, 2018: Exam Period

Available Courses

Courses are offered in either High German or English.  While exchange students are welcome to take any of the classes, please see the list of English offerings for the fall semester below: 

International Intellectual Property Law (5 ECTS)
Intellectual Property Advocacy (Research, Writing Course, and Advocacy Course) (10 ECTS)
Introduction to Swiss and International Taxation (5 ECTS)
International Courts and Tribunals (5 ECTS)
European Data Protection Law (5 ECTS)
Comparative Civil Procedure (5 ECTS)
International Negotiations Seminar (5 ECTS)
International Trade Regulation (10 ECTS)

Credits at the University of Bern are awarded using the European Credit Transfer System (ECTS.) Credit earned at Bern is calculated in accordance with the ABA's standard class formula (12.5 hours of class time including exam time, plus 30 hours out of class preparation and studying, per one credit hour.) Students may be asked to verify the number of minutes each course meets in order to confirm the number of Georgetown credits they will receive upon completion of their study abroad program. See the Study Abroad Policy for details.

Courses are assessed by a variety of methods including written exams and papers. Grades are posted based on Bern's 6 point numeric scale.

Housing & Facilities

The law school is located in the Länggasse area.  Although the university itself does not own or provide student housing, information about commercial housing options for students is available here.

Students at Bern also have access to the library facilities.

Most university facilities are wheelchair friendly, with either elevators or stair lifts.  The city of Bern, in general, including public transport is also generally accessible.

Visa information is also available for admitted students.

Contact For Admitted Students

Monika Scherler


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