China Summer Study of Law in Beijing
The First and Longest Running Quality ABA Program in Beijing
The center of the world economy is shifting to Asia; China is now an economic super power. All major American businesses are investing and trading with China. Your future clients most likely will have dealings with Chinese governments and businesses. Seventy of the 250 largest American law firms have offices in China. Understanding Chinese culture and the legal system will enhance your job opportunities.
The Summer Study of Chinese Law Program in Beijing co-sponsored by Duquesne University School of Law and the China University of Political Science and Law (CUPL), the top law school in China, has been operating for 18 years and is approved and highly rated by the ABA. Over 650 students from almost 200 law schools around the world attended the program. The program has three components:
Course Work (Five Credits), May 31 - June 21 The course provides students with a comprehensive understanding of all major areas of Chinese substantive law. Students who satisfactorily complete the program receive five hours of ABA-approved credit and a certificate of completion.
- Optional Clinic Program (One-Credit), May 27 - May 31 Participants may enroll in a one-week Labor Law or Intellectual Property Law Clinic. There are ten spaces available in each clinic. Participants work in "store front" law offices or in law firms with CUPL law students and meet with clients: Chinese citizens who cannot afford to pay a lawyer for legal services.
- Optional Internship Program (One-Credit), June 24 - July 5 Ten internships in major Beijing law firms are available for participants. The internships commence at the conclusion of the course program for a period of two weeks.
Enrollment is open to current students of American law schools and other English-speaking law schools around the world. Each applicant must submit a letter from his or her dean certifying good standing. Enrollment is one a first-come, first-served basis.
Tuition and fees are $2,496. Included are comprehensive course materials, welcoming and graduation banquets, and several trips to local attractions. Estimated total costs are as follows:
|Room & Board**||$816|
|Ground Transportation & Incidentals***||$500|
Tuition includes the cost of Medex card, which provides emergency evacuation anywhere in China.
*This fare estimate is suggested to allow choices of airlines.
**Based on double occupancy for 24 days at 100 RMB/day (approximately $16) and $18/day for food. Actual cost of food will vary. Per day costs: approximately $34.00.
***Personal expenses will vary based on individual behavior and budgets.
****Estimated total excludes optional trips to Shanghai and Xi'an. Also, participation fee(s) in the one-week clinic program and/or two-week internship program are not included.
Apply by December 31, 2012, and receive a $150 discount!
Application and Payment Deadlines
The application form and a non-refundable deposit of $250 must be received by March 31, 2013. The balance of tuition and fees ($2,246) must be received by April 30, 2013.