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Study Abroad Class in Nanjing, China

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Comparative Dispute Resolution (LAW 289)

This course explores the methods and models of conflict resolution from a comparative jurisdictional perspective. In today’s global society, various and conflicting cultures exist and such cultural diversity poses special challenges to the legal system, especially in the area of dispute resolution. Topics covered in this course may include: the basic methods of ADR; analyzing such alternative dispute resolution (ADR) mechanisms as mediation, negotiation and arbitration, their relation to various legal systems, and how they are impacted when the actors from various cultures engage in dispute resolution; cultures of dispute resolution; transactional disputes; and the various implications of the cultural perspectives on ADR. At the professor’s discretion, the course may focus on a specific foreign jurisdiction, or may discuss multiple jurisdictions.

Contemporary Problems in Family Law: Comparative Perspectives (LAW 359A)

This course will examine various topics in family law from a comparative perspective. Topics covered may include recognition of non-traditional family structures, parental rights, and laws regarding procreation and family formation including assisted reproductive technology and adoption.

International and Comparative Employment Law (LAW 964)

With the forces of globalization as a backdrop, this course develops labor and employment law in the context of the national laws of three countries important to the global economy -- the U.S., China, and Mexico. These national jurisdictions are highlighted by considering international labor standards promulgated by the International Labor Organization (ILO), as well as the rulings and standards that emerge from the trade arrangement between the U.S., Canada, and Mexico -- the labor side accord to the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). The course includes discussion about enforcing international labor rights in U.S. courts and global corporate codes of conduct.

Family Law Practicum: California Child Custody (LAW 587)

This experiential course will cover legal issues commonly encountered by family law practitioners. Specifically the course will take a child custody case from inception to completion in California and will address a variety of issues attorneys may encounter along the way such as Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction Enforcement Act (UCCJEA) issues, modifications, move-away cases, mediation, minor’s Counsel, and §730 Evidence Code evaluations. *Prior to Summer 2014, this course was titled Child Custody: Law & Practice.

International Adoption Law (LAW 526)

An examination of the modern legal issues pertaining to international adoption law. Topics include an overview of events and laws leading up to the Hague Convention on Intercountry Adoption (Hague Adoption Convention), an overview of the Hague Adoption Convention and related legislation, a survey of the effect of the Hague Convention on adoption laws in foreign countries and the U.S., and an evaluation of the effectiveness of post-Hague Convention intercountry adoption laws and procedures.

Legal Aspects of Venture Capital & Private Equity (LAW 723)

A survey of the legal and business structures, agreements, transactions, and regulations related to limited partner investments in an international fund; the formation and operation of funds and the general partner entity; and structuring investments and management of portfolio companies, with a special emphasis on the development of China's regulatory framework on offshore funds investing in China.

Saturday
July 9
Sunday
July 10
Monday
July 11
Tuesday
July 12
Wednesday
July 13
Thursday
July 14
Friday
July 15

Orientation
2:00 p.m.

Meet in the lobby of the Jingli Hotel

10:00 - 12:20
Contemp. Issues in Family Law: Comparative Perspectives

OR

12:00 - 2:20
Legal Aspects of Venture Capital and Private Equity

10:00 - 12:20
Contemp. Issues in Family Law: Comparative Perspectives

OR

12:00 - 2:20
Legal Aspects of Venture Capital and Private Equity

10:00 - 12:20
Contemp. Issues in Family Law: Comparative Perspectives

OR

12:00 - 2:20
Legal Aspects of Venture Capital and Private Equity

10:00 - 12:20
Contemp. Issues in Family Law: Comparative Perspectives

OR

12:00 - 2:20
Legal Aspects of Venture Capital and Private Equity

10:00 - 12:20
Contemp. Issues in Family Law: Comparative Perspectives

OR

12:00 - 2:20
Legal Aspects of Venture Capital and Private Equity

Travel to Beijing

Beijing Tour

Saturday
July 16
Sunday
July 17
Monday
July 18
Tuesday
July 19
Wednesday
July 20
Thursday
July 21
Friday
July 22

Beijing Tour

Free Day in Beijing

10:00 - 1:05
International Adoption Law

OR

10:00 - 1:05
Comparative Dispute Resolution

10:00 - 1:05
International Adoption Law

OR

10:00 - 1:05
Comparative Dispute Resolution

9:00 - 10:50
International Adoption Law

OR

9:00 - 10:50
Comparative Dispute Resolution

11:00 - 12:50
Family Law Practicum: California Child Custody

OR

11:00 - 12:50
International and Comparative Employment Law

9:00 - 10:50
International Adoption Law

OR

9:00 - 10:50
Comparative Dispute Resolution

11:00 - 12:50
Family Law Practicum: California Child Custody

OR

11:00 - 12:50
International and Comparative Employment Law

9:00 - 10:50
International Adoption Law

OR

9:00 - 10:50
Comparative Dispute Resolution

11:00 - 12:50
Family Law Practicum: California Child Custody

OR

11:00 - 12:50
International and Comparative Employment Law

Saturday
July 23
Sunday
July 24
Monday
July 25
Tuesday
July 26
Wednesday
July 27
Thursday
July 28
Friday
July 29

9:00 - 11:20
International Adoption Law

OR

9:00 - 11:20
Comparative Dispute Resolution

11:30 - 12:50
Family Law Practicum: California Child Custody

OR

11:30 - 12:50
International and Comparative Employment Law

9:00 - 11:20
International Adoption Law

OR

9:00 - 11:20
Comparative Dispute Resolution

11:30 - 12:50
Family Law Practicum: California Child Custody

OR

11:30 - 12:50
International and Comparative Employment Law

9:00 - 11:20
International Adoption Law

OR

9:00 - 11:20
Comparative Dispute Resolution

11:30 - 12:50
Family Law Practicum: California Child Custody

OR

11:30 - 12:50
International and Comparative Employment Law

9:00 - 11:20
International Adoption Law

OR

9:00 - 11:20
Comparative Dispute Resolution

11:30 - 12:50
Family Law Practicum: California Child Custody

OR

11:30 - 12:50
International and Comparative Employment Law

9:00 - 11:20
International Adoption Law

OR

9:00 - 11:20
Comparative Dispute Resolution

11:30 - 12:50
Family Law Practicum: California Child Custody

OR

11:30 - 12:50
International and Comparative Employment Law

"I am very impressed with the professors' ability to teach the U.S. law from an international perspective."

— Wei Yuan, Visiting student from Georgetown University School of Law

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