Legal Education in China
Universities offer three year law programs in China. After graduation, the student needs two or more years of experience working in the legal field before they are eligible to take an examination that is only offered two times a year. Upon successfully completing these requirements, the student can apply for a lawyer's license and practice law in China. However, anyone working as a procurator or judge for a least three years can take the bar examination and become a qualified lawyer. In other words, becoming a lawyer in China does not necessarily require a higher education degree.
Many international students are choosing to earn a degree in China because of the low tuition costs. Tuition fees for a three or four year undergraduate program are between 11,000 and 40,000 Yuan ($2000 to $6000 USD). Post graduate programs are not much higher and have an average cost of 25,000 to 30,000 Yuan. Once again, it may vary from one school to the other.