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Rechtswissenschaftliche Fakultät Prof. Dr. iur. Andreas Kellerhals

Miami Exchange Seminar 2024


The Miami Exchange Program enables students from both universities to gain an understanding of each other's legal cultures and norms through professional and social exchange. The students deal in depth with comparative legal topics of international business law and present their findings in English. In addition, students will have an opportunity to meet with colleagues from the USA.


The seminar takes place in two sequences. In a first sequence, students of the University of Zurich will travel to Miami from 31 of January  -  4  of February 2024 accompanied by two Zurich professors for a three-day seminar. During this sequence, the students and professors will be guests of the Miami Law School. Each student will delve into a previously assigned topic and give a 30-minute presentation in Miami from Swiss and European perspective. Subsequently, an American student will present on the same topic from an American perspective. This will be followed by a discussion on this topic.

From 15 - 18 of May 2024 a delegation of six students and two faculty members from Miami Law School will travel to Zurich for a three-day seminar. Here the students will deal with other topics according to the same pattern as in Miami. During this sequence, the students and faculty members of Miami Law School will be guests of the University of Zurich.

The three-day seminar usually begins with a professional exchange on the first day, followed by a day of social activities. The third day is again reserved for professional exchange.



As long as the students are enrolled at the University of Zurich, the seminar is open to both Master's and Bachelor's students in the higher semesters. Due to the limited number of participants, selection is essential.

The course is aimed at students with above-average qualifications and a very good command of English who wish to work in the field of international business law in the long term.


Only the following costs are to be covered by the participants of the University of Zurich during their stay in Miami:

  • travel expenses
  • individual meals
  • individual expenses
  • individual travel expenses



1st Paper - 31. May 2024

2nd Paper - 14. June 2024

Papers are to be submitted together with the MA Agreement & statement of no plagiarism per email (pdf) as well as per post (2 copies)  to the attention of Prof. Andreas Kellerhals, Hirschengraben 56, 8001 Zürich

Weiterführende Informationen


Prof. Dr. Andreas Kellerhals, University of Zurich

Dr. Tobias Baumgartner, University of Zurich

Prof. Dr. Stephen K. Halpert, University of Miami Law School

Prof. Dr. Robert E. Rosen, University of Miami Law School


6 students from the University of Zurich

6 students from the Miami Law School

2 professors from each side

Guidelines for the thesis

Master Thesis Agreement

Contact person

Janick Elsener

Europa Institut at the University of Zurich

Hirschengraben 56

8001 Zürich

+41 77 433 99 47


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