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Benedikt M. Quarch

Benedikt M. Quarch was the best in his class in 2016 and passed the First Legal Examination in Hesse with 15.6 points. As early as 2011, he won the German Founders’ Award for Pupils with a concept for marketing advertising space on fences and thus discovered his interest in business. At the age of 19, the native of Aachen and a school friend then founded the consulting firm QE Innovative Consulting, with which the young entrepreneurs developed social media concepts for cities and municipalities. At EBS Law School, he complemented his Bachelor of Law and First State Examination with a Master in Business Administration. In 2017, the 25-year-old started his next project: The million-funded ConsumerTech start-up RightNow helps consumers with Geld für Flug, bahn-buddy and Unfallzahlung24 at the push of a button to their rights by purchasing legal claims and then automatically processing them.

How do you prepare for such a sensational exam result? Do you have any success tips for law students?

From the first day you should take your studies seriously and read, read, read - especially judgements. It is important to always visit the Examinatorium, this provides optimum preparation. But above all, you should always keep your cool.

What made you study law? And what brought you to EBS Universität back then?

I have always had a keen interest in politics and objective discussions. This makes studying law an obvious choice. I was at EBS Universität in the first year of law school and found it very exciting to be able to actively design my studies. Another unique feature of EBS Universität is the combination of business administration and law, which later paid off when I founded my company. My studies have also given me an understanding of business administration and I can always hold my own in discussions.

How did EBS Universität prepare you for the exam?

The lectures - especially the so-called “Examinatorium” - prepared me very well. At EBS Universität, you don’t sit in a lecture hall with hundreds of fellow students, but with around 30. That is why students have very close contact to the professors, who make sure that all students understand everything. In addition, at EBS Universität you are surrounded by motivated fellow students, which helps form your own personality.

Please add the following sentence: “For me, law is …

… a means to win against others by recourse to legal action.

What did you like most about studying at EBS Universität?

The solidarity amongst the students! There was no competitiveness at EBS Universität. The integrated trimester abroad - I was at McGill University in Canada - is also something special that other universities don’t offer. At EBS Universität, students are also organized in various student initiatives. I founded the Moot Court initiative, which was a lot of fun.

What can you say about the EBSpirit?

There is a very close feeling of togetherness at EBS Universität. I did not experience one single competitive situation: the students work in teams; you have direct contact with the professors, and everyone pulls together.

What was the first thing you did after your state exams?

The first thing I did was to have a beer (laughs). Then I travelled to Asia to get some distance. During the exams and prep time, you quickly get into a kind of tunnel. Then I started my doctoral thesis at EBS Universität, which is now almost done, and founded my company RightNow.

What does the future hold for you?

I will begin my legal clerkship in due course and trust that RightNow will continue to grow and succeed. Time will tell what the future holds and I don’t want to pinpoint exactly where my path will lead me right now. But I hope that many exciting legal activities will come my way.

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