The University of Gießen (German: Universität Gießen) is officially called Justus Liebig-Universität Gießen after its most famous member, Justus von Liebig, the founder of modern agricultural chemistry and inventor of artificial fertiliser.

The University of Gießen was founded in 1607 as a Lutheran university in the city of Gießen in Hesse-Darmstadt because the all-Hessian Landesuniversität (the nearby University of Marburg (Philipps-Universität Marburg) in Marburg, Hesse-Kassel (or Hesse-Cassel)) had become Reformed (that is, Calvinist). The new university was called "Ludoviciana" after its founder Louis V, Landgrave of Hesse-Darmstadt and only renamed after World War II.

US-German Summer Session in International and Comparative Law: July 19 through August 14, 2009

Summer of 2009 will see the inaugural session of the joint Marquette, University of Wisconsin, University of Giessen Summer Session in International and Comparative Law on the campus of the University of Giessen in Giessen, Germany.

Through these three law schools and their friends world wide, the program will bring together students from all over the world to study comparative and international law for a one-month session lasting from July 19 through August 14. Faculty will be drawn from all three schools and students will select two two-credit hour classes from a curriculum of four classes. The curriculum will be supplemented with day and overnight field trips to courts and other legal institutions in Germany and neighboring countries. Classes will be held only during the day and only four days each week, Monday through Thursday, in each of the four weeks of the program. The schedule thus leaves students with time to explore the countryside around Giessen and nearby Frankfurt and enjoy long weekends in Germany and the countries surrounding Germany. Paris to the west and Berlin to the east are a mere 300 miles from Giessen.

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Abt. Summer Session in International and Comparative Law: US-German Summer Session in International and Comparative Law: July 19 through August 14, 2009

Prof. Dr. Thilo Marauhn
Justus Liebig University Giessen
Licher Str. 76
35394 Giessen

Phone: ++49-(0)641-99-21151
Fax: ++49-(0)641-99-21159
E-Mail: [email protected]

Justus-Liebig-Universität - Department of Law

Justus-Liebig-Universität - Department of Law, Gießen
Ludwigstraße 23, Gießen, Phone: +49 641 99 0


Die Universität Gießen

Zentrale Verwaltung:
Ludwigstraße 23
35390 Gießen
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