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The program consists of two types of courses: compulsory and elective. 

Courses in Fall Term 2009:

Courses in Spring Term 2010:

  • Chinese Foreign Trade and Investment Law (3) *
  • Chinese Practice of International Law (2)
  • Chinese Criminal and Criminal Procedural Law (2)
  • Chinese Contact Law (2)
  • Chinese Banking Law (2) *
  • Chinese Intellectual Property Law (2)

* The figures in parentheses indicate credit hours.

        All of the above courses will be offered within the academic year of 2008 - 2009. The courses will be taught by the TsinghuaLawSchool faculty, as well as adjuncts who are experienced practicing lawyers. Most of the compulsory and basic courses are offered in the fall semester, while most of the elective courses are offered in the spring semester.

        Apart from the above courses, the LL.M. program in Chinese Law requires each candidate to produce a paper as the degree thesis, which takes 1 credit.

        The LL.M. Program requires a minimum of 24 credits of course studies and a dissertation associated with one course. To earn the degree, a student must satisfactorily complete approximately ten courses (depending on the credit hours assigned to a particular course) and a research paper as the degree thesis within two semesters.

        As permitted under the American Bar Association accreditation regulations, Juris Doctor students from the US may also choose to take one semester or an entire year of courses at Tsinghua and request permission from their home law schools to apply the credits toward their Juris Doctor degree. Students coming for only one semester must attend the fall semester, as that is when most of the compulsory and basic courses are offered, and get a certificate. Students who take one semester for the first time at Tsinghua may come again to complete another semester within one year in order to get the degree.