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Introduction

•About Tsinghua School of Law
Originally founded in 1929, Tsinghua University Law School was merged with Pecking University Law School during the higher education reform in 1952. Since its reestablishment in 1999, the School of Law has registered remarkable growth of prominence and remained at the forefront of legal education and scholarship.
A dedicated and highly-distinguished faculty of more than 60 members offers expertise in diverse legal studies, and helps prepare our students for their legal career in a dynamic world of change and complexity. Among our approximately 1,300 students currently enrolled, 15% are international students, and the ratio is on the rise.
In 2012, Tsinghua Law School ranks 26th in the QS law school rankings and is the only Chinese law school that makes it into top 50. It offers the first LL.M program on Chinese Law in China, and continues to attract international scholars and students with its exuberant intellectual life, creative learning environment, and profound cutting-edge scholarship.
•Background
As the world migrates into the information and globalization era, Intellectual Property System assumes increasing weight in shaping the world’s economic order. China, with its astonishing growth in the past decades, has been a major player in the international arena. Unimaginable, radical innovation and fast-changing technological advances have posed great challenges to the legal system, in which Intellectual Property emerges as one of the hottest areas.
As a leading and pioneering law school in China, Tsinghua Law School identifies the cutting-edge, urgent issues and is committed to tackling the challenges with its intellectual resources. The International Intellectual Property Program (“the program”) is designed for students interested in intensive, in-depth study of IP issues to gain specialized knowledge for practice in this dynamic and innovative legal field. The program offers a rich array of upper-level IP law courses, taught by experienced practitioners and eminent scholars, with an un-matched blend of extensive academic inquiry and a closer look at real-life legal practice. Under the guidance and mentoring of a distinguished faculty, students will be able to expand their perspectives and explore IP systems in different jurisdictions, and the constantly-evolving international IP norms and regulations.
The program provides a full-range of courses and seminars on varied IP topics, enriched by workshops where students can get more involved in discussing and brainstorming ways to address current IP issues. English language is required in most sessions, to prepare the students for legal practice in an international platform. Opportunities of further study or internships overseas are part of the extra-curricula offerings of the program, to cultivate lawyering skills and expertise necessary for practice.