Intensive English-Language Study
The four-week program takes students to 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. In 2014, students enrolled in Comparative Business Organizations and Comparative Environmental Law (part one) at the Southwest University of Political Science and Law School in Chongqing and Comparative Antitrust and Comparative Environmental Law (part two) in Shanghai at Shanghai International Studies University, for a total of 6 academic credits.
Courses in Comparative Law
The China Comparative Law summer program focuses on the unique differences between Chinese law and United States law in a variety of topic areas. 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 four-week program, courses are taught at Southwest University of Political Science and Law in Chongqing, and another university, typically in Beijing or 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.