The China Comparative Law Program will not operate during the summer of 2013. The program will relaunch during the summer of 2014.
The China Comparative Law summer program is a cooperative program between Gonzaga University School of Law, The University of Montana School of Law, and the University of South Dakota School of Law.
Intensive English-Language Study
The six-week program takes students to several different Universities in China, where English-language comparative law classes are taught by both American and Chinese professors, with upper level Chinese students with English fluency joining the class. Six one-credit courses will be offered over the six-week program, and all six credits are applicable to Gonzaga Law graduation requirements.
Courses in Comparative Law
All six of the courses offered during the China Comparative Law summer program focus on the unique differences between Chinese law and United States law in a variety of topic areas. In previous years, Comparative courses have covered the Chinese Legal System, Antitrust and Competition Law, Intellectual Property Law, Technology Transfer Law, Environmental Law, and Criminal Law. Students are automatically enrolled in all available courses when registering for the program. The classrooms are all in the Universities, and each classroom is equipped with modern technology. Faculty maintain regular office hours during the program.
Traveling throughout China
Over the six-week program, courses are taught in various locations around China, including China Youth University for Political Science in Beijing, Southwest University of Political Science and Law in Chongqing, and Shanghai International Studies University in Shanghai. Travel within China is included in the cost of the program, as well as most meals and housing. The program also includes field trips to Chinese legal institutions and other sites related to the classroom program, as well as opportunities to explore the country during non-classroom hours.