Take Your Legal Studies Abroad

Summer 2016 Program in Beijing

Sunday, May 22, 2016 – Saturday, June 4, 2016

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 22 - June 4, 2016 and will offer the following courses:

  • World Legal Systems (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"

  • Michael A. Gerber
    Professor of Law, Brooklyn Law School

    Michael Gerber is Co-Director of the Brooklyn Law School – Loyola Law School, Los Angeles foreign summer program in Beijing China. He is a member of the Brooklyn Law School faculty. He will be teaching the Introduction to International Bankruptcy course. He will also serve as on-site Director of the program.

  • Cesare Romano
    Professor of Law, Loyola Law School, Los Angeles

    Cesare Romano is Co-Director of the Brooklyn Law School-Loyola Law School, Los Angeles foreign summer program in Beijing. He is a member of the Loyola Law School faculty. Professor Romano will be teaching the World Legal Systems course and will also assist students with the application process.

  • Debra Richards  
    Debra Richards is the foreign summer program in Beijing program coordinator at Brooklyn Law School. Ms. Richards can assist with the application process and questions about the program. Ms. Richards can be reached at (718) 780-7949 and debra.richards@brooklaw.edu