Take your Legal Studies Abroad

Summer 2017 Program in Beijing

Sunday, May 21, 2017 – Saturday, June 3, 2017

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 21 - June 3, 2017 and will offer the following courses:

  • Global Perspectives on Juvenile Justice (2 credits)
  • Introduction to International Bankruptcy (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 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.

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

  • Instructor: Professor Kevin Lapp. Loyola Law School, Los Angeles

    The line that divides adulthood from childhood governs access to rights and the extent of one's legal accountability. This course will examine different juvenile justice and rights regimes for youth across the globe. Readings and discussion will cover the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child, the American invention of separate juvenile courts, the European recognition of an extended adolescence, the Chinese approach to youth rights and juvenile justice, and the relevance of cognitive developmental science and cultural perceptions of youth to the administration of justice.

  • 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.

  • Students may drop a course at any time, but with no tuition refund on or after April 16, 2017. Students may switch or add courses up until Monday, May 22, 2017. See Important Dates for complete information on tuition due dates, withdrawals and refunds.

Have questions? We have answers.

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

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Important Dates and Application Checklist
Online Application Form
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