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.

  • Instructor: Professor William Araiza, Brooklyn Law School

    This course focuses on the comparative study of the structure and content of constitutional law. Given our location, a portion of the course will be devoted to studying the constitutional systems of China and possibly other Asian nations and to comparing those systems to constitutional democracy in the United States. We will also compare, through various examples, the constitutional systems of civil law nations, common law nations other than the U.S., and mixed systems. No prior coursework or other background in constitutional law is required.
  • Instructor: Professor Justin Hughes, Loyola Law School

    This course will introduce students to the complex system of international law for the protection of copyright, patents, and trademarks. In addition to studying the basic treaties and agreements, we will look at select dispute resolution decisions in IP at the World Trade Organization (WTO), continuing debates on new IP “norms” at the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), and the tremendous changes in intellectual property law that have occurred in China as its economy grows and has become integrated into the global marketplace. No prior coursework in intellectual property is necessary, but instructor will provide some recommended “pre-reading” for students who want to take the class and feel unfamiliar with the basics of intellectual property law.