Shanghai     2400-3000 CNY/Month     17.6 ℃
LL.M.Program in Chinese Law
Degree Type: Master
Application Deadline: 2017-08-20
Language: English
Starting Date: 2017-09-01
Duration: 2 years
Tuition: CNY 75000.00
Application Fee Through University: USD 100.00
Application Fee Through CTUAS: USD 100.00
 

Highlights

The LL.M. (Master of Laws) Program in Chinese Law is a graduate law program offered by the KoGuan Law School of 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 process and engage in Chinese and comparative law research.


The two-year program is similar to the Master of Laws program offered to Chinese students and contains one year school curriculum and one year 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 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 publishable thesis.

 

Introduction

Faculty

KoGuan Law School has been ranked among top 10 law schools in the nation. The faculty is known for their academic excellence as well as commitment to students. The distinguished faculty and administration 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. This guarantees 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 in Chinese legal system and exciting practical experience in Shanghai.


Students

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, students from around the world are welcome. The diversity of the participants in the LL.M. program will contribute significantly to the educational experience of all our students at KoGuam Law School. International students may forge lifelong friendships with KoGuan law students, faculty and alumni and be a part of a global network of KoGuan Law graduates.


Flexible Educational System

To suit the different needs of various students, our program is designed with flexibility. Students who plan to stay one semester may choose to take a minimum 12 credit hour program and get a certificate. Students who have taken a 12 credit hour program may return to complete another 14 credit hour program within two years and get a graduate diploma. Students who get a graduate diploma may apply to write a LL.M. thesis within two years to get the LL.M. degree. The LL.M. Program runs from August through June.


Degree Requirements

To qualify for the LL.M. degree, students must:

1. Successfully complete at least 30 coursework credits

2. Successfully complete a LL.M. thesis under the supervision of a KoGuan faculty member within a year

3. Spend at least two semesters in residence. Student who has been granted a scholarship need to make a sign-up registration according specific rules.


Curriculum

The LL.M. Program requires a minimum of 30 credit hours of graduate course work.. Currently, a total of nine to ten courses are offered for each semester subject to the availability of the teaching staff. The main courses are as follows:

Chinese Law and Society

Chinese Constitutional Law

Chinese Administrative Law

Contract Law in China

Chinese Criminal & Criminal Procedural Law

Chinese Property Law

Chinese Tort Law

Chinese Competition Law

Chinese Company Law

Chinese and Comparative Financial Law

Chinese Foreign Investment Law

Chinese Foreign Trade Law

Chinese Intellectual Property Law

Chinese Securities Law

Chinese Tax Law

International and Foreign Law:

Public International Law

Private International Law

International Economic Law

International Commercial Arbitration in China

International Humanitarian Law

Chinese Practice of International Law

Seminar on Foreign Law


Eligibility Requirements

To be considered for admission to the LL.M. Program, an applicant must have a bachelor's degree. We particularly look for applicants with the following qualifications:

1.  Having earned a first law degree (J.D., LL.B. or the equivalent.);

2.  Being enrolled in a law or law-related program;

3.  Being qualified to practice law in a jurisdiction outside Mainland China.


Admissions Policy

Admissions decisions are made on a rolling basis beginning in the fall semester. The LL.M. Admissions Committee reviews the whole application package carefully and selects qualified applicants who would best benefit from and contribute to the LL.M. Program. The Committee makes decisions on individual applications as quickly as possible.


In evaluating applications, the Committee takes into consideration factors including but not limited to the following:

1.  Academic work, such as grades, class ranking, scholarly publications;

2.  Letters of recommendation;

3.  Professional and personal accomplishments;

4.  Previous legal experience or careers in law teaching and research, government service, the judiciary, international governmental organizations, NGOs and private practice;

5.  Proficiency in the English language.

 
Cost
Item Amount (RMB/Per Year)
Tuition fee 75000.00 (Approximately)
Medical Examination 500.00 (Approximately)
Insurance 800.00 (Approximately)
Accommodation Fee 15000.00 (Approximately)
Residence Permit 400.00 (Approximately)
Living Cost 25000.00 (Approximately)
Settlement and Other Cost 2000.00 (Approximately)
Not: Medical Examination only need to be paid at the 1st academic year.
 

How to Apply

(1) Overall Procedure

You need only to complete the following procedure which is very convenient and time saving

1. Click “Apply Now”

2. Fill in online application

3. Upload all the required documents and Submit your application

4. Pay the application fee

5. Wait for the application results

Important notice: You need to create an account before applying. Account name needs to be a valid email, which will be used to receive our system notice.

(2) Required documents

1. One photocopy of your passport;

2. Passport-size Photos of the applicant;

3. Official transcripts;

4. An official certificate of your highest education; or an official Certificate of Enrollment for the ones still on campus.

5. Two Recommendation Letters from professors in the same academic field (The letters should be written in the blank recommendation form and enclosed in special envelopes with seal);

6. Language Proficiency certificate; (Certificate of HSK for Chinese-taught Programs. Official copy of TOEFL or IELTS scores for applicants whose first language is not English for English-taught Programs)

7. Personal Statement including previous study and work experiences, academic research achievement, planned research proposal, and individual development objective after graduation.

Notice: Note that all Certificates or Documents in languages other than Chinese or English must be notarized in Chinese or English editions.

 

Why CTUAS

CTUAS Offers the Best Universities and Qualified Education.

The universities CTUAS offers are among the top 100 universities in China, each university has won a good reputation in its dominant fields both in China and in the world. CTUAS has a good cooperation with the top universities in China, therefore, international students who want to study in China, can have a better chance to get qualified education through CTUAS. Through CTUAS you can quickly and easily find the most suitable and excellent universities and programs.

Less Payment, More Offers.

Different from other application systems, you can apply for more than one offer which will guarantee your enrollment. In this case, you will not miss any suboptimal choices, when choosing your favorite university and program. In addition, the more offers you choose, the less is the marginal payment.

CTUAS Cares about Your Career, Destiny and Development.

CTUAS focuses not only on providing the best application service for international students, but also on their career, destiny and future development in China. CTUAS will establish a good relationship with every international student who applies for studying in China through its application system. Except for helping you find the most suitable and excellent universities and programs, CTUAS will offer valuable advises for your life, your study and your career development in China. CTUAS hopes every international student can have a better development after studying in China.

Most of the Services CTUAS Offers Are Free, CTUAS just Collects the Application Fee on Behalf of the Universities.

Everyone who wants to apply through CTUAS can enjoy free online consulting service, free DHL delivery service, free visa and per-departure guide service, free accommodation booking service and free student handbook. On behalf of the universities, CTUAS just collects the application fee which applicants also have to pay when they apply directly to universities. In addition, for some extra service, CTUAS will only charge at a lower rate, such as airport pick-up service, hotel booking service and city tour.

More Convenient and Fast Replied Services

When applying directly to universities, international students have to suffer from the time consuming application. After submitting their application, they have to wait anxiously for the reply of the official office of universities. In most cases, the waiting time will last more the one week, sometime maybe more than one month. But differently, in order to facilitate your application and save your time, CTUAS promises that your application will be replied within 24 hours and the final application result will be informed in 2 weeks.

CTUAS Offers Internship in China.

In order to broaden the horizons and enrich the experiences of the international students, CTUAS also offer internship in China. CTUAS helps you find the internship information of Chinese company and you can also choose to be a consultant of CTUAS.