International Law in English

Master-Program
Duration 2 years
Starting Date September
Tuition Fee / Year ¥87,000 (RMB)
Teaching Language English

Program Infomation

1. The Program

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

2. Purpose

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.

3. Curriculum and Credits Awarded

A LLM candidate must obtain a minimum of 26 credits to fulfill the requirements for the award of the LLM in International Law (English Mode). Students can obtain credits by attending lectures or seminars and writing research papers as directed by their supervisor. The credits for each course offered by the program are set out as follows:

1) Compulsory subjects (2 credits each, 12 credits in total)

Introduction to Chinese Law 36 contact hours
Legal Research and Writing 36 contact hours
International Trade Law 36 contact hours
International Investment Law 36 contact hours
Public International Law 36 contact hours
Private International Law 36 contact hours
2) Optional subjects (2 credits each, optional courses offered each term may be adjusted depending on the availability of lecturers)

Human Rights in China 36 contact hours
Foreign Trade Law of China 36 contact hours
Criminal Law and Criminal Procedures 36 contact hours
Civil Law and Civil Procedures 36 contact hours
Company Law of China 36 contact hours
Intellectual Property Law of China 36 contact hours
    International Law and Chinese Practices
36 contact hours
China and the Law of WTO 36 contact hours
Arbitration Law of China 36 contact hours
Maritime Law of China 36 contact hours
Securities Law of China 36 contact hours
Competition Law of China 36 contact hours
Commercial Laws of Mainland China and Hong Kong in Comparison 36 contact hours
Chinese Labor Law 36 contact hours
Introduction to the American Legal System 36 contact hours
International Capital Markets 36 contact hours
International Business Transactions 36 contact hours
Family Law of China 36 contact hours
Chinese Legal Culture 36 contact hours
Tax Law 36 contact hours
International Air Law 36 contact hours
International Business Transactions 36 contact hours

Students may obtain credits by writing study reports and research papers. During the course of study, each student must complete at least two study reports and two annual research papers (each carries 1 credit). Students may also attend prescribed public seminars and be accredited for so doing.

The staff of the Overseas Development Office, Faculty of International Law, will provide advice to each candidate on how to organize his or her study plan.


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