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The Program of China - Law

Date: July 10,2017

Summary: A series of featured programs in China

Law in General

Law, or legal studies, comes into contact with almost every area of human life, touching upon issues relating to business, economics, politics, the environment, human rights, international relations and trade. It is telling that the first academic degrees developed were all related to law. As a law student, you can expect to learn how to tackle some of the most problematic – indeed, often seemingly irresolvable – conflicts and issues in modern society and morality. In providing a framework through which to examine and understand different societies and cultures, law degrees are a useful way to prepare not only for specific legal careers, but for a broad range of professional roles – and indeed, for life in general.

Law degrees have always been among the most sought-after and widely respected courses to study at university. For many, a law degree is the first step along the path to a career in the legal sector, often followed by the further study and training needed to become a practicing solicitor or barrister. However, this is certainly not the only reason to study law at university. Law degrees are notoriously challenging, and for many students, the attraction lies in the unique combination of human interest and intellectual stimulation provided.

Like most academic degrees, law programs start with compulsory core courses, and more opportunities to choose law topics tailored to a particular career path later on. Teaching is through a combination of lectures, seminars, group work, presentations, class debates and ‘mooting sessions’ – practical law training in a courtroom setting to help students master important legal skills such as research and analysis, public speaking and argument formation.

Some institutions allow law students to spend a year studying abroad, particularly if they are combining law with a foreign language. Some may also provide students with the chance to work pro bono (voluntarily) with real-life clients, as a way to gain invaluable experience and gaining legal skills that will help when applying for positions later on.

Advantages of Choosing Law as Your Major

Regardless of what area of law you decide to specialise in, there are certain skills you will get after graduation:

  • The ability to take a logical and reasoned approach to different sides of a debate.
  • The ability to understand each side of controversial arguments.
  • The ability to speak confidently.
  • The ability to construct arguments.
  • The ability to absorb large amounts of disparate information.
  • A sense of justice and responsibility.

Law Studies in China and Other Major Countries

Factors China USA UK Germany
Tuition (in USD/year) 2K-5K 9K-32K 10k-13k Free
Duration 4-6 4 3-4 3-4
Entry Degree Requirement none none none none
Degree after Graduation Bachelor Bachelor Bachelor Bachelor
Language Requirements Chinese/English English English German and English

Why Study Law in China

Features

  • Studying Continental Law System in China, which is a major Continental Law System country;
  • Learning a new language and having chance of interaction with a new cultural background;
  • World-class law education with an affordable tuition;
  • Lower educational requirement for law students working in China.

Prospects

  • Do law-related business in China
  • Pursue your career in area of law
  • Continue studies of law in further education
  • Legal system maker

Alumni

  • Your will find alumni in all the fields mentioned above, and more, as either backbones of organizations or top leaders.

Where to Study Law in China

Top 5 Law Studies in China

1

Peking University

2

China University of Political Science and Law

3

Wuhan University

4

Jilin University

5

Fudan University

Detailed Comparison of the Top 5

Peking University:

  • Tuition: 26,000 RMB per year
  • Location: Beijing
  • Duration: 4-6 years
  • Language requirement: Chinese, HSK not be required
  • Features: Law School ranking No1. in China and Top 3 in Asia by QS; Good conditions and excellent faculties for academic study; Exchange and cooperation with world-class universities, for example, Stanford University, Columbia University, University of Luxembourg, and with international organizations, such as WTO, ESCAP.

China University of Political Science and Law:

  • Tuition: 20,000RMB/year
  • Location: Beijing
  • Duration: 4 years
  • Language requirement: Chinese, HSK 4
  • Features: Characterized by centering on law, accompanied with other disciplines; the lead in China’s jurisprudence theoretical innovation and conceptual updating; having international cooperation agreements with 119 world-famous universities in 33 countries

Wuhan University

  • Tuition: 20,000RMB/year
  • Location: Wuhan
  • Duration: 4 years
  • Language requirement: Chinese, HSK 5
  • Features: The Law School having a history more than 100 years; Strong academic teams, obvious talent advantage; One of the "5 Colleges and 4 Departments", the representation of the highest level of education of law; International Private Law and Environment Law ranking No. 1 in China; Balanced discipline development.

Jilin University

  • Tuition: 17,000RMB/year
  • Location: Jilin
  • Duration: 4 years
  • Language requirement: Chinese, HSK 3
  • Features: Lower Chinese language requirement; more affordable tuition; first-class teaching system for international students; One of the earliest established schools in China; Jurisprudence and Criminal Law are national key disciplines.

Fudan University

  • Tuition: 23,000RMB/year
  • Location: Shanghai
  • Duration: 4 years
  • Language requirement: Chinese, having an examination
  • Features: Can apply for LL.M. after graduation of bachelor; The oldest existing law school in east and south China; Constantly recruited outstanding legal scholars; having English-taught master program of Chinese Business Law for 2 years.
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