China Program Information | Curriculum
1-6 variable Credit(s)
Study Abroad China Program Information & Curriculum
May 25 - July 6, 2013
Beijing • Chongqing • Yangtze River • Shanghai
The University of Montana, Gonzaga University and University of South Dakota Law Schools are teaming up with the Law Schools at the China Youth University for Political Sciences (CYUPS) in Beijing, 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 six-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 three 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 six 1-credit courses which meet weekly between 9 am and Noon. These courses typically include, but are not limited to: the Chinese Legal System; Comparative Antitrust and Competition Law; Comparative Intellectual Property; Comparative Tecnology Transfer; Comparative Environmental Law; and Comparative Criminal Law and Corporate Corruption.
*Subject to cancellation. We are working on pricing for the program and will let you know ASAP whether the program will be offered, and if so, how much it will cost.
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