Innovative Study

Summer Study in Shanghai


The curriculum includes lectures, discussions and field trips that take place mornings and afternoons. The following topics of Chinese law will be covered in one comprehensive course:
  • Structure of the Legal System
  • Legal History: China in Today's World
  • Civil Law
  • Civil Procedure
  • Legal Profession
  • Constitutional Law
  • Environmental and Energy Law
  • Administrative Law
  • Criminal Law and Procedure
  • Mediation
  • Arbitration
  • Contract Law
  • Joint Venture Law
  • Foreign Investment Law
  • Foreign Trade Law
  • Private International Law

Both the classroom instruction and afternoon field trips offer opportunities for informal discussions with Chinese professors, lawyers and officials.

There will be an examination at the end of the course. Each graduate of the program will receive a certificate of completion. Willamette University alone will evaluate student performance for ABA-approved credit in the program.


Six hours, ABA-approved credit. CLE credit pending.

Karen Wilkens

Summer Study in Shanghai

Willamette University College of Law

245 Winter Street SE

Salem, OR 97301

503-370-6405 voice

503-370-6375 fax


"The course covered a wide range of materials and introduced me to many new concepts. Working with students from other countries truly enhanced my experience.”