Master of Laws Degrees in China

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LLM

Advanced law degrees in China are becoming increasingly sought after as China’s prominence, power, and global connections continue to grow. Being immersed in Chinese culture, lifestyle, and society can foster intellectual and cultural growth and can help students develop into well-rounded legal professionals. In addition, students pursuing an LLM in China can enjoy the beauty of this fascinating country and there will never be a dull day with all of the exciting things to see, do and explore.

An LLM in China is an excellent opportunity to gain expertise in subjects like commercial law, comparative law, and civil law. Earning an LLM in China generally takes about two years of full-time study. Students can expect curriculum that includes a combination of coursework, research and a master’s thesis. Graduates of LLM in China programs have gained valuable international experience and can go on to careers in China or abroad.

To learn more about an LLM in China, take a look through the programs below and you may find the next step toward your academic and professional career goals!

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Law and Business in China

Executive M.B.L.HSG, University of St. Gallen
Campus Full time 5 - 6 days August 2017 China Shanghai

How do you gain a foothold in the world’s largest market and successfully navigate its ever changing landscape? The module at the internationally renowned Fudan University in Shanghai focuses on the peculiarities of the Chinese economic and legal system. [+]

Law Degrees in China 2017.

How do you gain a foothold in the world’s largest market and successfully navigate its ever changing landscape? The module at the internationally renowned Fudan University in Shanghai focuses on the peculiarities of the Chinese economic and legal system. From a western perspective, issues such as property, patents, copyright, trademarks, accounting, and tax and contract law, as well as Chinese company law, are of particular interest. The module will also examine Chinese legal culture by looking at traditional ways of resolving disputes.... [-]


Executive Master of European and International Business Law E.M.B.L.-HSG

Executive M.B.L.HSG, University of St. Gallen
Online & Campus Combined Part time 18 months Open Enrollment China Shanghai

– Strong generalist knowledge and skills in European and international business law – Nine modules within 18 months in Europe, the United States and Asia – Continue working throughout the entire program – Truly international – In English – For lawyers and non-lawyers - 20 years of experience – Academic title of “Executive Master of European and International Business Law E.M.B.L.-HSG” [+]

- Strong generalist knowledge and skills in European and international business law - Nine modules within 18 months in Europe, the United States and Asia - Continue working throughout the entire program - Truly international - In English - For lawyers and non-lawyers - Academic title ‹Executive Master of European and International Business Law E.M.B.L.-HSG› The Executive M.B.L.-HSG - recently listed among the most innovative law programs by the Financial Times - is built upon the concept of a flying classroom and a global faculty. In nine attendance modules, leading experts from three continents will provide you with theoretical and practical knowledge directly applicable in your professional working life. Module 1 - St.Gallen Introduction to European & International Business Law Module 2 - Zurich Finance Module 3 – Frankfurt a. M. Mergers & Acquisitions Module 4 - Luxembourg Litigation & Lobbying Module 5 - Brussels Competition Law Module 6 - New York International Taxation Module 7 - Shanghai Law & Business in China Module 8 - Tokyo Law & Business in Japan Module 9 - Austin Energy & IT Law Supplementary Module - Harvard Negotiation For their master theses, candidates analyze a current problem in European or international business law. Topics are proposed by the faculty, or students may choose their own. More information and online application at www.mbl.unisg.ch Program start date Next year's course starts on 12 June 2017. However, as flexibility is one of our advantages, it is possible to start the course with whichever module suits your needs. It is also possible to join in a course which is already in progress. Application deadline The deadline for applications is 31 May 2017. Tuition The fee for tuition is CHF 38.500.–. If your application is submitted by 28 February 2017, you will receive a tuition fee discount of CHF 1.500.–. [-]

LLM (Master of Laws)

Peking University School of Transnational Law
Campus Full time 1 - 2 years August 2017 China Shenzhen

STL’s LL.M. program combines courses in transnational law from many legal traditions to prepare students for global practice involving conflicting legal traditions, complex transnational business transactions, and dispute resolution. Staffed with top multi-national scholars, STL focuses on immersive, interactive classroom instruction and training in critical thinking. [+]

Law Degrees in China 2017. STL’s LL.M. Program LL.M. students will gain deep knowledge and understanding of Chinese and Western law and legal traditions as well as the practical skills necessary for cross-cultural success. LL.M. graduates from PKU STL will go on to distinguished careers in private sector, public sector, public interest legal work, and legal academia around the world. Peking University Peking University (“PKU”) is one of the most distinguished research universities in the world. The Times of Higher Education 2017 has named PKU the number 1 university in China, the number 2 university in all of Asia, and the 29th most academically renowned university in the world. Students, Faculty and Careers Leading students from around the world compete for admission to STL. The law school’s multinational faculty includes world-renowned scholars and practitioners from China, the U.S., the E.U., and elsewhere. STL graduates are highly sought after for positions with leading multinational law firms and corporations, leading Chinese law firms and corporations, major SOEs, and leading international NGOs. Cutting-Edge Curriculum STL’s curricula emphasize lawyering skills and knowledge for the 21st century: (i) transnational law and practice, (ii) cross-cultural competence, and (iii) the professional responsibilities of lawyers in these contexts. No law school anywhere better equips graduates for private sector, public sector, or public interest legal work related to China, the United States, the United Kingdom, or British Commonwealth nations. Global Leaders STL graduates will be uniquely equipped for leadership in today’s inter-connected world, with deep knowledge and understanding of Chinese and Western law and legal traditions and with the practical skills necessary for cross-cultural and transborder success. Shenzhen–A Dynamic City STL is located in the Southern city of Shenzhen. A fast-growing metropolis of 12 million people, Shenzhen has been on a steady rise since it was established as China’s first Special Economic Zone in 1979. Now, Shenzhen is not only a major hub of China’s most populous province, Guangdong, but also a market leader within all of China and a unique area where the world’s great legal systems merge and influence transborder conduct. The city is a lodestar for biotechnology, logistics, and new energy industries, and top companies such as Huawei and Tencent are based here. On the world stage, Shenzhen has made its mark as well; in 2008, it was named UNESCO City of Design, and in 2011, it hosted the 26th Summer Universiade. Geographically and economically, Shenzhen is also closely integrated with Hong Kong, with which it shares a border. Extensive public transportation options link the two cities–from downtown, one may visit Hong Kong via bus, metro, and ferry. With a combined GDP of more than $650 billion, the Shenzhen-Hong Kong region is one of the largest metropolitan areas in the world. Program Structure Like the LL.M. programs offered by the best U.S. law schools, PKU STL’s LL.M. program for foreign students will consist of one year to two years of full-time study. The curriculum will be designed to emphasize skills and knowledge for the 21st Century: (i) transnational law and practice; (ii) cross-cultural competence; and (3) the professional responsibilities of lawyers in these contexts. Specialized offerings in Chinese legal history and law will enable students to acquire a deep understanding of the cultural traditions and modern developments of China today. LL.M. graduates will emerge from the program as lawyers uniquely equipped for leadership in today’s inter-connected world, with deep knowledge and understanding of Chinese and Western law and legal traditions and with the practical skills necessary for cross-cultural success. The curriculum is the most diverse and extensive English- language coursework in China with more than 60 English-language courses covering a wide range of subjects, from international and comparative law to American law to Chinese law; courses cover complex transnational business transactions and dispute resolution, and as well as China law, legal system and legal history. LL.M. graduates from PKU STL will go on to distinguished careers in private sector, public sector, public interest legal work, and legal academia around the world. To earn the LL.M. degree, candidates must: have been in residence for at least three full academic quarters; earn a minimum of 36 credits (approximately 12 courses); complete a thesis or substantial research paper under faculty supervision on a topic of their choice, pass the thesis defense and; have completed their studies with a minimum grade point average of 80 or better. How to Apply Applicants ordinarily should have a first degree in law (e.g., J.D., J.M., or LL.B.) or otherwise be licensed to practice law in their home jurisdiction. We also accept applications from students currently enrolled in a first degree program in law who wish to earn credits toward STL’s LL.M. degree simultaneously. For example, U.S. law students are eligible to transfer a certain number of credits earned abroad toward their J.D. degrees; credits earned in STL’s LL.M. program accordingly might be eligible to apply simultaneously toward both the U.S. J.D. and STL’s LL.M. Applicants whose first language is not English or who did not have a postsecondary education entirely conducted in the English language must provide evidence of English proficiency. The Program requires a minimum score of 92 in TOEFL IBT, or 6.5 in IELTS with 7.0 in IELTS writing. Application Procedures 1. Please apply by submitting your complete application via email by March 31, 2017. 2. After electronically submitting your application, please print out the completed form and send it by mail to our campus along with the supporting documents listed below. Application Checklist Applicants must submit the materials listed below. Applications will only be reviewed after all materials are received. All documents should be written in English. If the documents are not in English, they must be accompanied by a notarized English translation. 1. Peking University School of Transnational Law Application Form. 2. Personal statement: Submit a personal statement explaining the reasons you are pursuing an LL.M. degree and how the degree will help you advance your plans and goals. (700 to 1000 words) 3. Academic Records: Official transcripts from all undergraduate and graduate institutions, and official degree certificates (original or notarized documents with English translations if documents are not in English). 4. Resume or Curriculum Vitae 5. Letters of Recommendation: At least two signed letters of recommendation from professors, employers, or others familiar with your academic and professional qualifications. (original) 6. Proof of English Competency: One photocopy of results of TOEFL or IELTS examination (unless you are a native English speaker or you have a degree from a postsecondary institution entirely conducted in the English language). 7. Copy of passport, or identification card. Please note: all the Application Materials must be received before the March 31, 2017 deadline. Application Fee Amount: 800 RMB. Applicants should send the application package to: Admissions for Master of Laws, Room B103, Peking University School of Transnational Law, University Town, Nanshan District Shenzhen 518055, China Deadline for Application The deadline for application is March 31, 2017. All application materials should reach the program office before the deadline. Admission Decisions The Admissions Committee will make decisions according to the applicants’ materials after approved by Peking University. Official admission letter will be sent out by June, 2015. Accommodations and Services Most international students choose to live on our beautiful campus and to enjoy the community, dining, and sports opportunities as well as the close proximity to the law school building. Single and double rooms are available on campus. Students may also choose to live off campus. Tuition and Costs The tuition fee for the STL LL.M. program is 176,000 CNY staying for one or two years. Accomoadtion cost is 12,000 CNY for a single room with private bath for one year. TL is committed to making the program accessible for qualified candidates and there are a limited number of international fellowships available. Applicants are also encouraged to consider scholarships for which they are qualified. Scholarships STL is committed to making the program accessible for qualified candidates and there are a limited number of international fellowships and partial tuition scholarships and other financial awards available to successful applicants. Applicants are also encouraged to consider scholarships for which they are qualified. Scholarships from the Chinese Government Scholarships from the Chinese government are also available to international students. [-]

Master of Law

Dalian Maritime University
Campus Full time 2 - 4 years September 2017 China Dalian

Cultivate students to have solid theoretical foundation and specialized knowledge of Law Science, to know the research level and development direction of Law Science and the frontiers of this field at home and abroad, to master certain knowledge of related disciplines, to be capable of using theories and norms of law to solve problems with judicial practice, to be able to make creative research results, to read literature of Law in English without difficulties, to have good ability of writing, conducting international academic exchange, and doing oral communication skillfully. [+]

(research orientation: maritime law/international law) Cultivation Objective: Cultivate students to have solid theoretical foundation and specialized knowledge of Law Science, to know the research level and development direction of Law Science and the frontiers of this field at home and abroad, to master certain knowledge of related disciplines, to be capable of using theories and norms of law to solve problems with judicial practice, to be able to make creative research results, to read literature of Law in English without difficulties, to have good ability of writing, conducting international academic exchange, and doing oral communication skillfully. Main Courses: Research orientation-Maritime Law: Maritime Law of China, Carriage of Goods by Sea Act, Charter Party, Maritime Law, Marine Insurance Act, Maritime Litigation and Arbitration, Compensation Law of Marine Pollution Damage, etc. Research orientation-International Law: International Trade Law, Private International Law, International Commercial Litigation and Arbitration, International Investment Law, International Financial Law, International Technology Trade Law, etc. Application qualification: 1. Applicants must be foreign citizens in good health. 2. Applicants must be under the age of 40, have a valid passport and a Bachelor Degree. Documents required for application: 1. Application Form for International Students to Study at Dalian Maritime University 2. Photocopy of the personal information page of passport (photocopy of a valid Chinese visa is required to submit if an applicant is in China upon application) 3. Notarized certificate of bachelor’s degree or Enrollment Certificate of bachelor’s degree study (applicable to this year’s graduates who haven’t received the degree certificate) 4. Notarized all official undergraduate transcripts 5. Two recommendation letters from professors or associate professors 6. Study Plan, including personal information, education background, work experience, and academic research proposal (no fewer than 2500 words in English) 7. Internationally recognized certificate of proficiency in English (TOEFL/IELTS/TOEIC or other certificates) Applicants without a certificate as above mentioned should pass English level test organized by DMU so as to be admitted to attend the master’s degree programs in English-medium. Cultivation Requirement: Curriculum requirement: The courses are mainly composed of compulsory courses (compulsory general education courses and compulsory core requirement courses), optional courses and academic paper. The total credits should be no less than 24. Paper requirement: The dissertation of master’s degree is composed of opening report, intermediate inspection, and thesis defense. The application and procedures of thesis defense should follow The Implementation Regulations of Conferring Master’s or Doctoral Degree of Dalian Maritime University and The Provisions of the Application and Organization of Thesis Defense of Dalian Maritime University. A qualified dissertation should be logical, concise and coherent, having clear conception, rigorous analysis, correct theoretical deduction, reliable data, economical and social benefits, and academic value. In addition, it should provide new insights into the filed of study and show that the author is capable of doing scientific research and undertaking independently specialized technical work. [-]

Dual Degree Master OF law Program with Foreign Institutions

Ocean University of China
Campus Full time September 2017 China Qingdao

OUC Lawsingle-mindedly concentrates on its students. We created dual master of lawprogram with University of Alabama school of Law, University of Baltimore schoolof Law, University of Oregon School of Law, Penn State University DickinsonSchool of Law, Lewis & Clark Law School and Bangor University School ofLaw. Besides, master + JD program and Bachelor + JD program are carried outwith University of Arizona School of Law. [+]

Law Degrees in China 2017. Dual Degree Master Program with Foreign Institutions OUC Lawsingle-mindedly concentrates on its students. We created dual master of lawprogram with University of Alabama school of Law, University of Baltimore schoolof Law, University of Oregon School of Law, Penn State University DickinsonSchool of Law, Lewis & Clark Law School and Bangor University School ofLaw. Besides, master + JD program and Bachelor + JD program are carried outwith University of Arizona School of Law. “1+1+1 dual LL.M. Program” OUC Law and thecooperative institutions agree to offer well-qualified graduate students(limited to LL.M. students with an LL.B. degree) the opportunity to obtain anLL.M. from both OUC Law and the foreign institution in a model of “1+1+1”, atotal of three years. In order to earn both degrees, candidates must completeone academic year of studies (two terms) at OUC Law, one year (two terms) atthe foreign institution, and then one year (two terms) back to OUC Law tofinish the graduate thesis, for a total of three years (6 terms). Candidatessuccessfully completing the Program shall be awarded an LL.M. from OUC Law andan LL.M. from the foreign institution as separate degrees, and not as a singlejoint degree. “2+2 LL.M. /JD Program” OUC Law and Arizona Law agree to offer well-qualified graduatestudents from OUC Law (limited to LL.M. students with an LL.B. degree) theopportunity to obtain both an LL.M. degree from OUC Law and a J.D. from ArizonaLaw in as much as one year less time than would be required if the degrees werepursued sequentially. In order to earnboth degrees, candidates in the OUC Law LL.M. degree program must complete theprogram in a total of four years of which two years must be completed inresidence at Arizona Law. Candidates successfully completing the Program shallbe awarded a JD from Arizona Law and a LL.M. from OUC Law, as separate degreesand not as a single joint degree. “3+2 LLB/JD Program” OUC Law andArizona Law agree to offer well qualified students from OUC Law the opportunityto obtain both their first law degree from OUC Law and a J.D. from Arizona Lawin as much as two years less time than would be required if the degrees werepursued sequentially. In order to earnboth degrees, candidates in the OUC Law LL.B. degree program must complete theprogram in a total of five years of which two years must be completed in residenceat Arizona Law. Candidates successfully completing the Program shall be awardeda JD from Arizona Law and a LL.B. from OUC Law, as separate degrees and not asa single joint degree. [-]

Emory-KoGuan Executive LL.M. Program

KoGuan Law School of Shanghai Jiao Tong University
Campus Full time September 2017 China Shanghai

KoGuan Law School offers innovative international executive education programs (e.g., the new Emory-KoGuan Executive LL.M. [+]

KoGuan Law School offers innovative international executive education programs (e.g., the new Emory-KoGuan Executive LL.M. Program) that build on the School's academic excellence, cutting-edge research, multidisciplinary resources, and close collaborations with our overseas partners. KoGuan Law School centers its efforts on the training of legal practitioners and business executives and on the intersection of law and policy. Since 2009 KoGuan Law School's International Executive Programs have provided a forum for legal practitioners and business leaders to come together. We invite you to join us. Mission Statement KoGuan Law School International Executive Programs seek to create innovative programs built on our distinguished academic resources, our access to the dynamic KoGuan Law School and Shanghai Jiao Tong University environment, and our close collaborations with domestic and overseas partners. Excellence of Faculty and Adjunct Faculty Our International Executive Programs feature pre-eminent faculty from KoGuan Law School and the broader University including the Antai College of Economics and Management, Shanghai Advanced Institute of Finance, our domestic and overseas partners, as well as practicing attorneys and the judicial, policy-making, and corporate leaders. From the judges who make the decisions, to the scholars who interpret them, to the attorneys and corporate executives who implement them, to the international scholars who bring international experience, KoGuan Law School International Executive Programs are presented by experts who educate and engage you. [-]

Master of Laws in Chinese Business

Southwestern University of Finance and Economics
Campus Full time 3 years September 2017 China Chengdu, Sichuan

3 years postgraduate degree program, which starts every late February or early September. [+]

Law Degrees in China 2017. Duration of the Program: 3 years postgraduate degree program, which starts every late February or early September. First year, Chinese language study; Second year, Chinese business laws study; Third year: Practice and thesis. Language of instruction: English Fees Tuition Fees: To promote this new international program, with the condition of apply before the year of 2015, the tuition fee for the Master of Laws in Chinese Business program is waived by the SWUFE. Living Costs: Overall personal living expenses vary depending on personal choices. An estimate of 1200 RMB per month for general living expenses is a realistic calculation for Chengdu city. Accommodation Fees: In campus accommodation fee is 500 RMB per month. Application Documents - Submitting online application; - Personal Statement; - Academic Degrees and Transcripts; - Photocopy of Passport. [-]

LL.M. (Master of Laws) in Chinese Law

KoGuan Law School of Shanghai Jiao Tong University
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 China Shanghai

The LL.M. (Master of Laws) Program in Chinese Law is a graduate law program offered by the KoGuan Law School of Shanghai Jiao Tong University, one of the oldest [+]

The LL.M. (Master of Laws) Program in Chinese Law is a graduate law program offered by the KoGuan Law School of Shanghai Jiao Tong University, one of the oldest and most prestigious universities in China. The program has a focus on Chinese civil and commercial law and offers foreign law students and legal professionals an excellent opportunity to study Chinese law and legal process and engage in Chinese and comparative law research. The two-year program is similar to the Master of Laws program offered to Chinese students and contains one year school curriculum and one year independent research and thesis writing. All of the LL.M. courses are taught in English and specifically tailored for international students. The courses will be taught not only by our regular faculty but also experts from public and private practice. An academic advisor will be assigned to each student to supervise his/her research and LL.M. thesis writing. We encourage students to write publishable thesis. Our Faculty KoGuan Law School has been ranked among top 10 law schools in the nation. Our faculty is known for their academic excellence as well as commitment to students. Our distinguished faculty and administration have also established strong ties to various governmental departments and agencies, courts, law firms, multinational corporations, and other important institutions in the Shanghai metropolitan area. This guarantees our students a variety of extracurricular offerings on a not-for-credit basis, such as study visits and internship opportunities. The Program will offer you both unique insights in Chinese legal system and exciting practical experience in Shanghai. Our Students The LL.M. Program is interested in attracting intellectually curious and thoughtful students from a variety of legal systems and with various career plans. As an intellectually and culturally diverse program, we welcome students from around the world. The diversity of the participants in the LL.M. program will contribute significantly to the educational experience of all our students at KoGuam Law School. International students may forge lifelong friendships with KoGuan law students, faculty and alumni and be a part of a global network of KoGuan Law graduates. Degree Requirements Students are required to complete a minimum of 30 coursework credits (16 compulsory coursework credits) and write a degree thesis under the supervision of a faculty member. To qualify for the LL.M. degree, students must: 1. Successfully complete at least 30 coursework credits 2. Successfully complete an independent research and write a LL.M. thesis under the supervision of a KoGuan Law faculty member within a year 3. Carry a total of no fewer than 14 coursework credits per semester 4. Spend at least two semesters in residence For the year of independent research and LL.M. thesis writing, students are not required to stay in Shanghai. Curriculum The LL.M. Program requires a minimum of 30 credit hours of graduate course work. Currently, at least seven courses are offered for each semester subject to the availability of the teaching staff. Eligibility Requirements To be considered for admission to the LL.M. Program, an applicant must have a bachelor's degree. We particularly look for applicants with the following qualifications: 1. Having earned a first law degree (J.D., LL.B. or the equivalent.); 2. Being enrolled in a law or law-related program; 3. Being qualified to practice law in a jurisdiction outside Mainland China. Admissions Policy Admissions decisions are made on a rolling basis beginning in September (the fall semester). The LL.M. Admissions Committee reviews the whole application package carefully and selects qualified applicants who would best benefit from and contribute to the LL.M. Program. The Committee makes decisions on individual applications as quickly as possible. In evaluating applications, the Committee takes into consideration factors including but not limited to the following: 1. Academic work, such as grades, class ranking, scholarly publications; 2. Letters of recommendation; 3. Professional and personal accomplishments; 4. Previous legal experience or careers in law teaching and research, government service, the judiciary, international governmental organizations, NGOs and private practice; 5. Proficiency in the English language. [-]

LLM Program

China University of Political Science and Law (CUPL)
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 China Beijing

The LLM program includes three specific reasearch fields, i.e. LL.M in Chinese and Comparative Law, LL.M in International Commercial Law, LL.M in Chinese Commercial Law. [+]

LLM Program

The LL.M program includes three specific reasearch fields, i.e. LL.M in Chinese and Comparative Law, LL.M in International Commercial Law, LL.M in Chinese Commercial Law. Students are able pursue their interests in either commercial law or general comparative law by choosing different courses offered by the program.

The purpose of the program is to provide advanced and practical knowledge of Chinese law to students & practitioners across the world, who feel more comfortable in using English as a medium of study. To promote further, wider legal exchange and co-operation between CUPL and foreign students or practitioners is also one of the major concerns of the program.... [-]