LLM in Chinese Law


				

				
				
  • Master of laws (LL.M.)
  • Starting date: September
  • Tuition Fee: 10,000 - 15,000 USD
  • Language: English
  • Program type: Full-time
  • Duration: 1 year; 2 years
  • Specialization: Asian Law

Application

The program is only open to foreign nationals. Anyone with a formal undergraduate degree as recognized by the Ministry of Education of China is welcome to apply for admission. An undergraduate degree in law is an advantage, but it is not necessary to have previously studied law to do well on the program. The Admission Committee of CUPL will make the decision about the acceptance based on the applicant’s performance and potential.

Curriculum

The duration of the program is 2 years (4 semesters). Students are required to enroll on a minimum of 31 credits.

The 31 credits include 2 parts: 27 credits from course study (20 credits for compulsory courses and 7 credits for optional courses) and 4 credits from the master’s dissertation.

The first year is full-time coursework with class attendance and the second year is set aside for dissertation writing, legal practice and internships. There is flexibility in the second year, and students can either choose to stay in China or return to their own country in the second academic year, but they must be in CUPL to attend the dissertation defense in the second semester of the last year to complete the program.

1) Compulsory courses (20 credits)
- Chinese Law and Society – 2 Credits – 36 contact hours
- Chinese Constitutional and Administrative Law – 3 Credits – 36 contact hours
- Chinese Civil Law – 3 Credits – 54 contact hours
- Chinese Finance Law – 2 Credits – 36 contact hours
- Chinese Civil Procedure Law – 3 Credits – 54 contact hours
- Chinese Company Law – 2 Credits – 36 contact hours
- Criminal Justice in China – 3 Credits – 54 contact hours
- Foreign Investment Law – 2 Credits – 36 contact hours

2) Optional courses (7 credits)
- Legal Research and Writing – 2 Credits – 36 contact hours
- International Trade Law – 2 Credits – 36 contact hours
- International Investment Law – 2 Credits – 36 contact hours
- International Public Law – 2 Credits – 36 contact hours
- International Private Law – 2 Credits – 36 contact hours
- International Arbitration Law – 2 Credits – 36 contact hours
- WTO and China – 1 Credits – 18 contact hours
- Intellectual Property Law – 2 Credits – 36 contact hours
- International Human Rights Law – 1 Credits – 18 contact hours