2015 Summer School in Chinese Law East China University of Political Science and Law Shanghai, China 欢迎 | WELCOME | BIENVENUE | 환영합니다 | ようこそ CONTENTS PROGRAM OVERVIEW When/Where Introduction to the host Courses Optional Excursions Fees and Application Organizer and Contact WHY ECUPL Words from Alumni WHY SHANGHAI PROGRAM OVERVIEW The East China University of Political Science and Law (ECUPL) Summer School in Chinese Law is launched to provide an opportunity for the law students from all over the world to develop preliminary understanding of the theory and practice of Chinese legal system, Chinese society and culture. The courses are taught by excellent professors of ECUPL who are not only proficient in English but also experienced in international legal practice. Students will be able to take intensive courses on Chinese legal system, pay visits to local law institutions and experience Chinese culture in various ways. The program will provide students a great opportunity to study together with law students from other countries while experiencing both the historical and modern parts of China. At the end of the program, a certificate of participation is awarded to participants who successfully complete program requirements. WHEN June 27 – July 17, 2015 Session 1: June 27 – July 10, 2015 (2 weeks) Session 2: July 11 – July 17, 2015 (1 week) Note: Session 2 will focus on Financial Law and Intellectual Property Law WHERE Changning Campus (located in the city center of Shanghai) East China University of Political Science and Law, Shanghai, P. R. China INTRODUCTION TO THE HOST Host: The East China University of Political Science and Law Founded in 1952 ， the East China University of Political Science and Law (ECUPL) is a multidisciplinary university located in Shanghai, China. The university now has two campuses covering an area of more than 214 acres, and about 20,000 students and more than 1,400 faculty and staff members. It has partnership and cooperation with more than 100 universities and research institutions around the globe, and is the first Chinese university which established Summer School Program with all the courses being taught in English. ECUPL enjoys an international reputation as “The Oriental Pearl in legal education”. According to the review held by the Ministry of Education of China, the law school of ECUPL ranks top 5 among over 600 law schools in China. COURSES The courses will be offered in English by distinguished professors from ECUPL, covering the key areas of Chinese Law including: Chinese Constitutional Law Corporation Law Chinese Civil Law & Civil Procedure Contract Law Chinese Criminal Law & Criminal Intellectual Property Law Procedure Foreign Investment Law OPTIONAL EXCURSIONS TO SUZHOU AND HANGZHOU Suzhou City, a cultural and historical city in east China's Jiangsu Province, is celebrated around the world for its elegant gardens. The history of Suzhou's gardens can be traced as far back as the Spring and Autumn Period (770 BC 476 BC). Dozens of them, such as Zhuozheng (Humble Administrator's) Garden, Liuyuan (Lingering) Garden, Wangshi (Master of Nets) Garden and Huanxiu (Embracing Beauty) Mountain Villa, are still well preserved today. Hangzhou is the capital of Zhejiang province and its political, economic and cultural center. With enchanting natural beauty and abundant cultural heritages, Hangzhou is known as 'Heaven on Earth' and one of the ten most scenic cities in China, renowned for its historic relics and natural beauty. One of Hangzhou's most popular sights is West Lake. The lake itself covers an area of 6 km2 (600 hectares) and includes some of Hangzhou's most notable historic and scenic places. Adjacent to the lake is a scenic area which includes historical pagodas, cultural sites, as well as the natural beauty of the lake and hills. FEES AND APPLICATION Fees: US$1,800, including tuition, on-campus accommodations, reading materials, airport pickup, all breakfast and lunches in weekdays, Shanghai city tour. Application Deadline: May 31, 2015 Scholarship: If you are a student from a partner university of ECUPL, please consult the Law School at your university for application. Only the applications recommended by partner universities can receive a US$300 discount. ORGANIZER & CONTACT The International Exchange Center at the East China University of Political Science and Law will be responsible for coordinating this Summer School. The International Exchange Center is in charge of the university’s strategy, international relations and cooperation, as well as cultural and educational exchange activities with other countries and institutions. For more information please contact: Tel: +86 021 62071711; +86 021 62071789 Email: [email protected] Address: International Exchange Center, Building 21, No. 1575 Wan Hang Du Road, Shanghai 200042, People’s Republic of China WHY ECUPL? ECUPL has rich experience in holding international programs in law. By the end of 2014, it has operated 31 sessions of the Chinese Law Program Summer School with an American university. Also, the year 2014 has witnessed the 20th anniversary of the Chinese Law Program Shanghai Winter School co-host by ECUPL and a renowned university in Australia ever since 1994. The University has similar programs operated in conjunction with many of its 120 partner universities across the globe. All these programs are taught in English by ECUPL’s distinguished faculty who has extensive teaching and research experience. 2010s 1990s 2000s 1980s WORDS FROM ALUMNI Participant of the 2014 Chinese Law Program Winter School From Southeast Asia “We learned a lot from the Program. It was so amazing that it was possible to learn that much about Chinese legal system in that week-long classes. The opportunity to interact with students of law and political science from different jurisdictions was also remarkable.” Participant of the 2014 Chinese Law Program Summer School From the United States “The study abroad legal program offered through East China University of Political Science and Law is an excellent opportunity for any law student who is looking to broaden their horizons legally, professionally and even personally. The professors are excellent, the curriculum on point and the cultural awareness that a student can gain through four intense weeks of living and studying in Shanghai is invaluable. It is a must for any law student considering a career in international law. … It is one of the greatest experiences of my legal career and my life and I am confident that it will serve my legal career in the future.” Participant of the 2014 Chinese Law Program Spring School From Australia “The topic was well structured and provided a good overview of the Chinese legal system, with a good balance between the learning component and the social element to the trip. I would recommend it to other students who may consider doing the programme if it is offered in the future as it was both great learning experience and cultural experience.” WHY SHANGHAI? Shanghai, striving to be an international economic, financial, trade, and shipping center, has been a leading city in the global economy which enjoys the reputation as the “Oriental Pearl”. The modern life, convenient public transportation, perfect combination of historical and contemporary arts, prosperous businesses, skyscrapers and various entertainments together constitute the exceptional cultural experiences in Shanghai. ECUPL is situated in the business district of Zhongshan Park and right at the interchange of Shanghai Metro Line 2, 3 and 4, having access to both convenient public transportation and impressive urban landscape.
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