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Tulane Law School

Beijing, China:

July 6 – July 17, 2015

Shanghai, China:

July 20 – July 31, 2015

Tulane Institute of Chinese Law & Business Transactions

Sponsored by Tulane University Law School, Fudan University & China University of Political Science & Law


The 2015 Tulane Summer Institute in China will be uniquely targeted at providing registrants with a broad range of exposure to Chinese law and the practice of law in and with Chinese businesses and institutions. This Institute will be composed of a two week session in Beijing, followed immediately by a two week session in Shanghai. The courses will all be taught in English by outstanding Chinese law professors from the China University of Political Science & Law in Beijing and Fudan University in Shanghai. Both of these schools are universally regarded as among the top five law schools in all of China. These Chinese instructors have many years of experience teaching North American students in English.

Through these ties, the program has been able to acquire a significant number of internship opportunities in both cities that will be made available both before and after program for those students who attend both sessions. The Beijing portion of the Institute will consist of one three (3) credit course that will expose registrants to a broad mix of traditional instruction in subjects including Introduction to the Chinese Legal System, Chinese Constitutional Law, Human Rights in China, and Chinese Environmental and Intellectual Property Law. The Shanghai portion of the Institute will consist of one three (3) credit course that will be more focused than the first session, with emphasis on international business and trade. It will provide registrants with a unique combination of traditional instruction in classes focusing on issues lawyers face in doing business in and with China -- including Chinese Corporate Law, International Business Transactions and International Trade – with practical, skills-oriented exercises that will be supervised by leading members of the Chinese bar who specialize in international business and trade.

The hope and expectation is that registrants will enroll in both programs, although they may attend either one individually.


Session I Arrival: Sunday, July 5, 2015
Session I Orientation July 6, 2015: 5:00 pm at the Hotel
Session I Classes (Beijing): July 7 - 17, 2015
Session I Exam: Friday, July 17, 2014: distributed during class hours.
Session I Housing Check-out: Saturday, July 19, 2015
Session II Arrival: Sunday, June 19, 2015
Session II Orientation: July 20, 2015: 5:00 pm at the Guesthouse
Session II Classes: July 21 - 31, 2015
Session II Exam: Friday, July 31, 2015; distributed during class hours.
Housing Check-out: Saturday, August 1, 2015

*Please note: Students can depart after classes on Friday of either session.

Program Director:

Joel Wm. Friedman
Jack M. Gordon Professor of Procedural Law & Jurisdiction and Director of Tulane-ITESM Ph.D. Program

TO APPLY to the China program, simply click on “APPLY” at the top of the page. If you have further questions about the program, please e-mail Professor Friedman at or 504.865.5985 or contact Maria Landry at 504.865.5990 or .

Presentation by Professor Friedman



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