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University of California, Berkeley (Doctoral Students' Exchange)

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Founded in 1868, the University of California, Berkeley, is one of the most prestigious universities in the world. Berkeley is the oldest campus of the University of California, a system of state-run universities spanning ten locations. It is located in Berkeley, California on the eastern shore of San Francisco Bay. The college is a founding member of the Association of American Universities, an association of leading research-intensive North American universities, and is a member of the International Alliance of Research Universities.

Berkeley is one of the six most prestigious universities in the world, according to the 2016 Times Higher Education World Reputation Rankings. In the Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU), Berkeley was ranked the third best university in the world and best public university.

Berkeley gained a special acquaintance with the student movements of the 1960s and became a spearhead when student groups founded the Free Speech Movement, which campaigned for freedom of speech. From Berkeley, the wave of protests finally reached Europe and continued there with the May 1968 riots. Since then, Berkeley has been considered the most progressive patch of America and an intellectual and cultural stronghold.

The University of California, Berkeley, School of Law, formerly known as Boalt Hall, is one of the 14 faculties of the University of California, Berkeley. It is considered to be one of the world's most prestigious law schools with the third-lowest admissions quota of all American elite law schools behind Yale and Stanford. Like the University of Berkeley itself, the Law School is considered to be particularly politically and scientifically progressive, setting its priorities among other things in Environmental Law, International Law and IT Law, and is considered to be the best Intellectual Property Law School in the world.

For more than five decades, the Faculty of Law of the University of Cologne has maintained a close relationship with Berkeley. There will be a doctoral exchange. The exchange was founded by Professors William Prosser (Berkeley) and Gerhard Kegel (Cologne). In May 2006, Bismarck's US-American partnership representative, the renowned business lawyer Prof. Richard M. Buxbaum, received an honorary doctorate from the Cologne Faculty of Law. In a ceremony, the fiftieth anniversary of the scientists exchange was celebrated.

Professor Dr. Dr. h.c. Heinz-Peter Manselis faculty officer for exchange with the School of Law at the University of California, Berkeley.