Take Your Legal Studies Abroad

Summer 2015 Program in Beijing

Program Dates: Sunday, May 24 – Saturday, June 6, 2015

China Summer Program in Beijing

Take your Legal Studies Abroad
The Summer Program at the University of International Business and Economics Law School (UIBE) is jointly sponsored by Brooklyn Law School and Loyola Law School of Los Angeles. UIBE’s concentration on a business and commercial law curriculum provides an ideal setting for the program’s international and comparative law focus.

The two-week program will run from May 24 - June 6, 2015 and will offer the following courses:

  • Comparative Constitutional Law: China, the U.S., and Beyond (2 credits)
  • Introduction to International Intellectual Property Law (1 credit)

International and Comparative Law Program
This year the China summer program will focus on comparative constitutional law and intellectual property. Students will have the opportunity to study at one of the most respected law schools in China, the University of International Business and Economics Law School (UIBE). Courses are taught by faculty from Loyola Law School and Brooklyn Law School, with lectures by prominent Chinese legal scholars and lawyers.

Location
Students will study and live in Beijing, one of the world’s oldest cities and the capital of the People’s Republic of China, the world’s fastest growing economy. Beijing is the home of major government offices, including the Supreme People’s Court of China. Many of China’s largest state-owned and privately-held companies, as well as international corporations and law firms, have their headquarters in the city. Beijing is the epicenter of Chinese politics, economics, culture, and education. It is a bustling city with a thriving population of approximately 20 million people.

The setting provides an excellent backdrop for the study of international and comparative business law. It also provides an opportunity for students to witness a legal system and a society that are in the process of re-creating themselves. Guest lectures by distinguished Chinese scholars and practitioners and visits to Chinese legal institutions enrich the China Program experience.

Students will have the opportunity to explore China’s ancient history—the Forbidden City, Great Wall, and other important attractions that exist alongside modern developments such as the iconic Olympic Stadium and the spectacular National Centre for the Performing Arts. Students may choose to spend the weekend between classes visiting other cities, such as Xian or Shanghai.

  • William Araiza, Professor of Law
    Brooklyn Law School

    William Araiza is a member of the Brooklyn Law School faculty. He will be teaching the Comparative Constitutional Law course. He will also serve as On-site Director of the program.
  • Michael A. Gerber
    Professor of Law, Brooklyn Law School

    Michael Gerber is Co-Director of the Brooklyn Law School – Loyola Law School, Los Angeles foreign summer program in Beijing China. He is a member of the Brooklyn Law School faculty.

  • Justin Hughes, Professor of Law
    Loyola Law School, Los Angeles

    Justin Hughes is a member of the Loyola, Los Angeles Law School faculty. He will be teaching the International Intellectual Property course.
  • Paul T. Hayden
    Associate Dean for Faculty and Thomas V. Girardi Professor of Consumer Law

    Paul T. Hayden is Co-Director of the Brooklyn Law School-Loyola Law School, Los Angeles foreign summer program in Beijing. He is a member of the Loyola Law School faculty.

  • Debra Richards  
    Debra Richards is the foreign summer program in Beijing program coordinator at Brooklyn Law School. Ms. Richards can assist with the application process and questions about the program. Ms. Richards can be reached at (718) 780-7949 and debra.richards@brooklaw.edu

  • Debbie Esparza
    Debbie Esparza is the Associate Director of Enrollment Management at Loyola Law School in Los Angeles. Ms. Esparza can assist Loyola of Los Angeles Law School students with the application process and questions about the program. Ms. Esparza can be reached at (213) 736-1151 and studyabroad@lls.edu.

  • Maura Boden
    Maura Boden is an Admissions and Financial Aid Councelor at Loyola Law School.  Ms. Boden assists students with the application and questions about the program.  Ms. Boden can be reached at (213) 736-1023 and maura.boden@lls.edu.