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Study Abroad Class in Nanjing, China

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Comparative Child Welfare (LAW 417)

This course is an approved elective for the

  • Certificate in Child & Family Law
  • Certificate in International & Comparative Law

1 unit - Professor Roxanna Alavi

This course will explore the legal treatment of children and families in child welfare law from a comparative perspective. It will focus on how cultural, social, economic and political constructs are used to shape child welfare laws and policies. Topics covered may include abuse and neglect, corporal punishment, rehabilitative services, establishing parentage, foster and other non-family care, and specialty courts.

Comparative Family Law (LAW 915)

This course is an approved elective for the

  • Certificate in Child & Family Law
  • Certificate in International & Comparative Law

1 unit - Professor Jennifer Mertus

This course will survey and compare issues in family law in various countries. Laws governing the formation of the family, traditional and alternative family structures, gender role expectations, same sex unions, marital laws and the division of property at the termination of the marriage may be covered.

Environmental Sustainability in International Business and Law (LAW 425)

This course is an approved elective for the

  • Business Law Concentration
  • Certificate in International & Comparative Law

This course may be approved as an elective for the Certificate in Intellectual Property Law.*

1 unit - Professor Kristen Martin

This course examines business, law, and policy issues associated with the goal of environmental sustainability, focusing on external regulation and internal governance. Sustainability concepts have a legal impact on industries such as agriculture, high-tech manufacturing, and international tourism, as well as on broader social issues like climate change, hunger, and water access. A field trip may be offered to an enterprise or institution incorporating sustainability practices through construction, governance, and ethical norms.

*This course may be approved for credit toward the Certificate in Intellectual Property Law provided your paper is on an intellectual property law topic. It is strongly suggested that students get prior approval of their topic for this purpose from the Center director (as well as the course professor).

International Business Negotiations (LAW 520)

This course is an approved elective for the

  • Business Law Concentration
  • Certificate in International & Comparative Law

This course may be approved as an elective for the Certificate in Intellectual Property Law.*

2 units - Professor John A. Delis

A review of the principles involved in international business negotiations with an emphasis on negotiation, arbitration, and mediation during the contracting process and as alternatives to litigation in resolving civil disputes. Practical strategies are discussed with an introduction to the role of the international lawyer in each of the different processes with multinational enterprises.

*This course may be approved for credit toward the Certificate in Intellectual Property Law provided your paper is on an intellectual property law topic. It is strongly suggested that students get prior approval of their topic for this purpose from the Center director (as well as the course professor).

International Business Transactions (LAW 555)

This course is an approved elective for the

  • Business Law Concentration
  • Certificate in International & Comparative Law

This course may be approved as an elective for the Certificate in Intellectual Property Law.*

1 unit - Professor Joseph Cha

This course covers both private and public (government regulation) aspects of international business transactions. Specific topics covered may include international sales contracts and the Convention on the International Sale of Goods (CISG), regulation of foreign investment and bilateral investment treaties (BITs), private international dispute resolution (including choice of forum and choice of law clauses, international commercial arbitration, and enforcement of foreign arbitral awards), U.S. customs law, remedies and responses to unfairly traded imports, and the regulation of international bribery through the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) and the OECD Anti-Bribery Convention.

*This course may be approved for credit toward the Certificate in Intellectual Property Law provided your paper is on an intellectual property law topic. It is strongly suggested that students get prior approval of their topic for this purpose from the Center director (as well as the course professor).

International Children’s Rights (LAW 387)

This course is an approved elective for the

  • Certificate in Child & Family Law
  • Certificate in International & Comparative Law

2 units - Professor Jennifer Mertus

This course will explore the difficult and complex world of international children’s rights. Topics covered may include past and present legislation, child labor, children in the sex industry, children living on their own, children and punishment, children in armed conflict, and enforcement of children’s rights.

Sat
July 8
Sun
July 9
Monday
July 10
Tuesday
July 11
Wednesday
July 12
Thursday
July 13
Friday
July 14

Orientation
2:00 p.m.

Meet in the lobby of the Jingli Hotel

10:00 - 12:20
Comparative Family Law

OR

12:00 - 2:20
International Business Transactions

10:00 - 12:20
Comparative Family Law

OR

12:00 - 2:20
International Business Transactions

10:00 - 12:20
Comparative Family Law

OR

12:00 - 2:20
International Business Transactions

10:00 - 12:20
Comparative Family Law

OR

12:00 - 2:20
International Business Transactions

10:00 - 12:20
Comparative Family Law

OR

11:00 - 1:20
International Business Transactions

Travel to Beijing

Beijing Tour

Sat
July 15
Sun
July 16
Monday
July 17
Tuesday
July 18
Wednesday
July 19
Thursday
July 20
Friday
July 21

Beijing Tour

Free Day in Beijing

10:00 - 1:05
Int'l Children's Rights

OR

10:00 - 1:05
Int'l Business Negotiations

Classes held in Beijing

10:00 - 1:05
Int'l Children's Rights
(in Beijing)

OR

10:00 - 1:05
Int'l Business Negotiations

9:00 - 10:50
Int'l Children's Rights

OR

9:00 - 10:50
Int'l Business Negotiations

11:00 - 12:50
Comparative Child Welfare

OR

11:00 - 12:50
Environmental Sustainability in Int'l Business and Law

9:00 - 10:50
Int'l Children's Rights

OR

9:00 - 10:50
Int'l Business Negotiations

11:00 - 12:50
Comparative Child Welfare

OR

11:00 - 12:50
Environmental Sustainability in Int'l Business and Law

9:00 - 10:50
Int'l Children's Rights

OR

9:00 - 10:50
Int'l Business Negotiations

11:00 - 12:50
Comparative Child Welfare

OR

11:00 - 12:50
Environmental Sustainability in Int'l Business and Law

Sat
July 22
Sun
July 23
Monday
July 24
Tuesday
July 25
Wednesday
July 26
Thursday
July 27
Friday
July 28

4:00 - 6:20 pm
Int'l Children's Rights

OR

4:00 - 6:20 pm
Int'l Business Negotiations

6:30 - 7:50 pm
Comparative Child Welfare

OR

6:30 - 7:50 pm
Environmental Sustainability in Int'l Business and Law

9:00 - 11:20
Int'l Children's Rights

OR

9:00 - 11:20
Int'l Business Negotiations

11:30 - 12:50
Comparative Child Welfare

OR

11:30 - 12:50
Environmental Sustainability in Int'l Business and Law

9:00 - 11:20
Int'l Children's Rights

OR

9:00 - 11:20
Int'l Business Negotiations

11:30 - 12:50
Comparative Child Welfare

OR

11:30 - 12:50
Environmental Sustainability in Int'l Business and Law

9:00 - 11:20
Int'l Children's Rights

OR

9:00 - 11:20
Int'l Business Negotiations

11:30 - 12:50
Comparative Child Welfare

OR

11:30 - 12:50
Environmental Sustainability in Int'l Business and Law

9:00 - 11:20
Int'l Children's Rights

OR

9:00 - 11:20
Int'l Business Negotiations

11:30 - 12:50
Comparative Child Welfare

OR

11:30 - 12:50
Environmental Sustainability in Int'l Business and Law

"I can honestly say that going to China was not only the best trip I ever took but it is also the best decision I’ve made since coming to Whittier Law School."

— James Drake, 3L, SBA President (attended after 2L year)

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