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An Enjoyable Summer Back in China

Before the start of my third-year at OU Law, I enjoyed a wonderful summer break back in my home country of China. I participated in the Chinese Law Summer Program at Renmin University of China Law School, which is consistently ranked as the top law school in China. Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law hosts the program and OU Law is one of five participating U.S. law schools. From this incredibly wonderful program, I gained a lot of knowledge and insightful understanding of Chinese law, politics, and culture. I knew many of my fellow classmates who were from various U.S.

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OU Law Student from China Holds Forum on Tang Dynasty

OU Law student Meng Shi, JD Candidate, Class of 2015, delivered an informative presentation Thursday on a golden age of China's classical civilization and imperial history. The forum on the Tang Dynasty was attended by faculty, staff, students and guests of the College of Law.

The discussion was titled, “The Enlightenment and Inspiration from the Tang Dynasty of China.” Meng, who is from Beijing and earned an LL.M. degree at Cornell University, says he used the summer break to prepare for the presentation.

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OU Law Students Inspired by Study in China

Learning about an incredibly influential country as it is evolving is one of the best things about the Chinese Summer Law Program. I was fortunate to have a first-hand look at the country with the largest population, the country with the fastest growing major economy, and the largest global exporter all at the same time! The Chinese Summer Law Program at OU Law is in partnership with Indiana University – Indianapolis.

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China and the “American Dream”

The idea of the “American Dream” is still very much alive in China. While studying abroad in China this summer, I spoke with a friend who is originally from China but now lives in North America about the Chinese concept of America. Specifically, we spoke about the ideas of freedom and success our country connotes to the Chinese.

As Americans, we tend to be taught that the U.S. is the best, or at least very highly ranked compared to other countries. However, other countries don’t generally share our view or think very highly of Americans.

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Learn about the Chinese Law Summer Program

There will be an Informational Meeting Feb. 6, Noon, in Classroom 3 about the 2013 Chinese Law Summer Program. This summer's program will be held May 17 – June 15 or May 17 – June 1

The University of Oklahoma College of Law participates in a summer program hosted by Renmin University of China Law School in Beijing for American law students. The program affords students an opportunity to study Chinese and international law under the guidance of American and Chinese legal educators and experience Chinese culture and history.

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