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Summer Course

1-6 variable Credit(s)

mtsnsriverchinaStudy Abroad: China Program

June 16 - July 11, 2014

Chongqing • Shanghai

The University of Montana, Gonzaga University and University of South Dakota Law Schools are teaming up with the Law Schools at the Southwest University of Political Science and Law (SWUPL) in Chongqing and the Shanghai International Studies University (SISU) in Shanghai to study Chinese law in a comparative context through courses taught by experienced, top quality faculty from each participating U.S. and Chinese law school.

Spanning a four-week period in the summer, the program will focus on comparative law, allowing law students to study firsthand the Chinese economic, legal, and political systems. As part of their learning experience, students will visit important legal and political institutions in each Chinese city, including criminal and civil courts, pertinent Chinese national and provincial government agencies and private entity participants in China’s legal system.

The program, its academic content, and credit determinations are administered jointly by the three U.S. law schools in close collaboration with the two Chinese Law School counterparts, which provide cultural expertise, part of the instruction, and help with planning of educational and cultural trips.

Each participating Chinese Law School will be providing not only expert faculty to co-teach each course with U.S. counterparts, but also allow their own law students fluent in English to participate in these courses for elective credit in connection with their own Chinese legal studies.


The program curriculum consists of three 2-credit courses:  Comparative Antitrust and Consumer Protection LawComparative Environmental & Renewable Energy Law; and Comparative Business Organizations Law.

*Subject to cancellation.

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