Students may take either a two-week course for two credits or a four-week course for 5 credits. The program provides an overview of the Chinese legal system and focuses on Chinese law relating to the country’s emerging market economy. The courses will be taught in English by faculty members of Renmin University School of Law who are experts in their fields. Specific topics include Chinese Lawyering Systems and Criminal Procedure Law, Constitutional Law, Intellectual Property Law, Environmental Law, Contract Law, Labor Law, Company Law, Foreign Investment and Joint Ventures in China, and Arbitrating Disputes with Chinese Entities.
The Chinese Law Summer Program meets accreditation requirements of both the American Bar Association and the Association of American Law Schools. Law schools whose students have attended previous sessions have approved the transfer of credits for the courses taken by their students. Acceptance of any credit or grade for any course taken in the program is subject to determination by the student's home school.
Costs include University of Oklahoma tuition and fees based on number of credit hours to be granted plus Indiana University-Indianapolis’ program fee for housing and administration. Since Indiana University-Indianapolis administers the Chinese Law Summer Program, details and an application form may be found at its webpage at http://mckinneylaw.iu.edu/practice/study-abroad-china/. The application deadline is March 1, 2014. Early application is recommended as enrollment is limited.