China

Dates: July 13-August 2, 2014
Location: Nanjing, China
Host: Nanjing University
Focus: Business Law; Children’s Rights/Family Law
Tuition and Fees: $3,900 for three-week program; $3,600 for two-week program, plus a $200 non-refundable enrollment fee
Anticipated Enrollment: Based on previous years, the estimated enrollment is approximately 30 students. More students may be permitted to enroll if space is available.
Program Director: Professor Jennifer Mertus, .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

Whittier Law School Study Abroad Students and Faculty in China

Explore China’s Legal and Cultural Landscape

Gain a new cultural and legal perspective by touring historic and cultural sites, learning alongside Chinese students in class sessions, and listening to lectures by Chinese professors and business leaders. The program includes a tour in Beijing, and the cost of the tour is included in tuition (roundtrip transportation to Beijing not included).

All classrooms and administrative offices used during the program are located the law school building on the campus of Nanjing University. The building is a short (less than 5 minute) walk from program housing at the Jingli Hotel.

Reasons to Study Abroad in China

  • Picturesque Setting. Nanjing, a former capital of China, offers a very authentic Chinese experience, yet is an hour by train to Shanghai for a big-city sightseeing.

  • Cultural and Legal Tours. The program includes a three-day trip to Beijing with a guided tour of the Great Wall, Forbidden City, Summer Palace, Tiananmen Square and Olympic Village. (Roundtrip transportation to Beijing not included.)
  • Valuable Volunteer Opportunities. Students can obtain valuable experience by volunteering at Chinese law firms such as the Yingke Law Firm at their offices in Suzhou, Shanghai, Wuxi, and Nanjing. (These opportunities are not offered for academic credit and are usually completed before the start of the study abroad program.)
  • Child and Family Law Focus. China has a very interesting history in family law, and it is the largest sending country for intercountry adoption. Our students have many opportunities to get hands-on experience with these entities to truly experience international child and family law.
  • Business Law. China is a powerhouse in the business world, and Whittier students hear lectures from powerful leaders and professors who offer insight into that world.

"The semester was just enough time to soak in the culture and take away valuable information from the courses."

— Ryan Daneshrad, 2L (attended after 1L year)

WLS Study Abroad Program - China
WLS Study Abroad Program - China
WLS Study Abroad Program - China
WLS Study Abroad Program - China