Study Law in China
Spend the summer earning 4 law school credits in two of China's most fascinating cities: Beijing and Shanghai.
Beijing: May 27 - June 7 / Shanghai: June 10-19
The Georgia Law Summer Program in China offers participants a view of the dynamically evolving legal culture of the United States’ second-largest trading partner. The curriculum is designed to provide an introduction to the Chinese legal system, with an emphasis on commercial and international trade law.
Directed by C. Donald Johnson, a former congressman and ambassador in the Office of the United States Trade Representative, the program includes lectures by leading legal scholars at two of China’s top law schools,Tsinghua University in Beijing and Fudan University in Shanghai. In addition, students take part in a seminar on trade issues with officials from the Chinese Ministry of Commerce.
Classes generally meet in the mornings, leaving afternoons and weekends free for exploration of two of China’s most fascinating cities: Beijing, the capital, and Shanghai, the financial center. Field trips are included in the program fee. Students attend a trade briefing at the U.S. embassy, visit an international arbitration center (CIETAC), and meet with international attorneys at a top law firm. Past cultural excursions have included the Ming Tombs, the Great Wall (Mutianyu section), Tiananmen Square, the Forbidden City, and the Temple of Heaven as well as a guided tour of Shanghai.
An optional side trip at additional cost to the ancient capital of Xi’an to view the famous terracotta warriors takes place on the weekend between the Beijing and Shanghai portions of the program.
The University of Georgia School of Law is committed to providing reasonable access and accommodations for people with disabilities upon request.