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Summer 2018 Program in Beijing

Brooklyn Law School - Beijing Summer Program

Sunday, May 20, 2018 – Saturday, June 2, 2018

Take your Legal Studies Abroad
The Summer Program at the University of International Business and Economics Law School (UIBE) is sponsored by Brooklyn Law School. 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 20 - June 2, 2018 and will offer the following courses:

  • Introduction to International Bankruptcy (2 credits)
  • Introduction to Comparative Refugee Law (1 credit)

International and Comparative Law Program
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 Brooklyn Law School, with lectures by prominent Chinese legal scholars and lawyers.

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.

To find out more about Beijing, view: "Beijing City Guide"

  • Instructor: Professor Michael Gerber, Brooklyn Law School

    Bankruptcy and insolvency laws are essential components of a market economy, because they enable entrepreneurs to take business risks, and provide a mechanism for treating creditors and other parties fairly in the event that a venture fails. As cross-border business activity has increased, so has the need to deal with cross-border business failures. This course surveys some of the issues that may arise when an enterprise that has operations, assets, employees, and creditors in more than one country becomes financially distressed. We will compare the US approach to business rescue to that of China, and see how Chapter 15 of the U.S. Bankruptcy Code approaches the problem of cross-border business failures. There are no prerequisites for this course. The course is designed so that students who have not previously studied bankruptcy law will be able to understand and master the material.

  • Instructor: Professor Stacy Caplow, Brooklyn Law School

    An unprecedented 65.6 million people around the world have been forced from home. Among them are nearly 22.5 million refugees, over half of whom are under the age of 18. The legal regime that responds to this humanitarian crisis is found in international, regional and national law. This course will study international conventions, European Union regulations, and the statutes and case law of the United States and several other countries. Students will learn about refugee status determination processes conducted by the UN and the US. Current events and situations will be examined to achieve a greater understanding of the humanitarian aspirations and the inadequacies realities of refugee law.

  • Students may drop a course at any time, but with no tuition refund on or after April 15, 2018. Students may switch or add courses up until Monday, May 21, 2018. See Important Dates for complete information on tuition due dates, withdrawals and refunds.

  • Brooklyn Law School - 2016 Summer Beijing Program
  • Brooklyn Law School - 2016 Summer Beijing Program
  • Brooklyn Law School - 2016 Summer Beijing Program

Have questions? We have answers.

Debra Richards
Brooklyn Law School
250 Joralemon Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201
Tel: (718) 780-7949
Email: debra.richards@brooklaw.edu

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