LL.M. in Chinese Law
KoGuan School of Law, Shanghai Jiao Tong University
CNY 150,000 / per year
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* March 31st: Deadline for scholarship application. May 31st: Deadline for self-support application
LL.M. in Chinese Law
The LL.M. (Master of Laws) program in Chinese Law is a graduate law program offered by the KoGuan School of Law 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 processes and engage in Chinese and comparative law research.
The two-year program contains one year of the school curriculum and one year of independent research and thesis writing. All of the LL.M. courses (see the Curriculum) are taught in English and specifically tailored for international students. The courses will be taught not only by our regular faculty but also by 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 a publishable thesis.
KoGuan School of Law has been ranked among the top 10 law schools in the nation. Our faculty are known for their academic excellence as well as the commitment to students. Our distinguished faculty and administrative staff 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 and beyond. This secures 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 into the Chinese legal system and exciting practical experience in Shanghai and China.
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 KoGuan School of Law. International students can forge lifelong friendships with KoGuan law students, faculty and alumni, and establish a part of a global network of KoGuan Law graduates.
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:
- Successfully complete 26 coursework credits (6 compulsory coursework credits)
- Successfully complete independent research and write an LL.M. thesis under the supervision of a KoGuan Law faculty member within a year
- Carry a total of no fewer than 14 coursework credits per semester
- 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.
The LL.M. Program requires a minimum of 26 credit hours of graduate course work. For a list of the courses offered for LL.M. students, please see Curriculum in English. Currently, at least seven courses are offered for each semester subject to the availability of the teaching staff.
List of Lectures
|Chinese Administrative Law||JIANG Hongzhen|
|Chinese Comparative Financial Law||XU Donggen|
|Chinese Competition Law||HOU Liyang|
|Chinese Environmental Law||ZHAO Huiyu&GAO Qi|
|Chinese Foreign Trade Law||HU Jiaxiang|
|Chinese Investment Law||XU Xiaobing|
|Chinese Practice of International Law||XU Xiaobing|
|Chinese Human Rights and Labor Issues||WANG Bin|
|Law and Development in China||ZHENG Ge|
|Chinese Law and Society||ZHENG Ge|
|Global Governance and Conflict in China||Matthias Vanhullebusch|
|Chinese Criminal and Criminal Procedural Law||SUN Weiping&CHEN Keqian|
|Chinese Company Law||SHEN Wei|
|Chinese Maritime Law||LIU Dan|
|Chinese Intellectual Property Law||WANG Jie|
|Chinese Bankruptcy Law||WANG Zhizhou|
|Law and Financial Markets in China||CHENG Jinhua|
|Chinese Constitutional Law||LIN Yan|
|Chinese Contract Law||CHEN Yunxi|
|Preparing Yourself for Legal Services||XU Jingde|
Scholarships and Funding
|Masters programs type A||2.5 Years||About CNY 70,000/Year||Fully covered tuition, health insurance, and on-campus housing, and a monthly stipend (CNY 3,000/Month)|
|Masters programs type B||2.5 Years||About CNY 55,000/Year||Fully covered tuition, health insurance, and on-campus housing, and a monthly stipend(CNY 1,700/Month)|
|Masters programs type C||2.5 Years||About CNY 40,000/Year||Fully covered tuition, health insurance, and on-campus housing|
We provide various types of scholarships for applicants, which based on the excellence of students.