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The LL.M. (Master of Laws) Program
- General Information

    Teaching Objective

    The program has a focus on Chinese civil and commercial law and offers foreign law students and legal professionals an excellent opportunity to study Chinese law and legal process and engage in Chinese and comparative law research.

    The two-year program is similar to the Master of Laws program offered to Chinese students and contains one year school curriculum and one year independent research and thesis writing. All of the LL.M. courses (see the Curriculum) are taught in English and specifically tailored for international students (including students from Hong Kong, Macau, and Taiwan). The courses will be taught not only by our regular faculty but also experts from public and private practice. An academic advisor will be assigned to each student to supervise his/her research and LL.M. thesis writing. We encourage students to write publishable thesis.

    Flexible Educational System

    To suit the different needs of various students, our program is designed with flexibility. Students who plan to stay one semester may choose to take a minimum 12 credit hour program and get a certificate. Students who have taken a 12 credit hour program may return to complete another 14 credit hour program within two years and get a graduate diploma. Students who get a graduate diploma may apply to write a LL.M. thesis within two years to get the LL.M. degree. The LL.M. Program runs from August through June.

    Degree Requirements

    Students are required to complete a minimum of 30 credits, including 26 coursework credits (16 compulsory coursework credits) and 4 thesis writing credits under the supervision of a faculty member.

    To qualify for the LL.M. degree, students must:

    1. Successfully complete at least 26 coursework credits
    2. Successfully complete 4 credits of independent research and LL.M. thesis writing under the supervision of a KoGuan faculty member within a year
    3. Carry a total of no fewer than 12 coursework credits per semester
    4. Spend at least two semesters in residence

    For the year of independent research and LL.M. thesis writing, students are not required to stay in Shanghai.

    LL.M. Program Course Schedule

    Fall Semester Class Schedule

    Hours

    Monday

    Tuesday

    Wednesday

    Thursday

    Friday

    9:00 am

    Chinese Company Law

    (Start Sept. 10 )

    Chinese Language *
    (08:00-09:40)
    An Overview of Chinese Culture*
    (10:00-11:40)

    (Start Sept. 11 )


    Chinese Human Rights and Labor Issues

    (Start Sept. 12)


    No classes

    No classes

    10:00am

    11:00am

    12:00am


    13:00pm

    14:00pm

    Chinese Practice of International Law

    (undecided)

    Chinese Competition Law*

    (Start Sept. 11 )


    Chinese Criminal and Criminal Procedural Law

    (Start Sept. 12 )

    15:00pm

    16:00pm

    17:00pm

    18:00pm


    19:00pm

    • Courses on Monday and Wednesday will be held in Room in Engineering hall at Xuhui Campus.
    • "Chinese Language" and "An Overview of Chinese Culture" will be held on Room 114 in Chen Rui Qiu Building (陈瑞球楼) at Minhang Campus.(The two courses are temporarily opened to the exchange students and welcome other students to attend)
    • Chinese Competition Law will be held in No. 2 Multi-media classroom in Koguan Law School at Minhang Campus. (the 2nd floor of the law school building)

    Spring Semester Class Schedule

    Hours

    Monday

    Tuesday

    Wednesday

    Thursday

    Friday

    9:00 am

    International  Commercial Arbitration in China
    Dr. GAO Wei

    Chinese Contract Law
    Prof. SHEN Wei


    Chinese Foreign Trade Law
    Prof. HU Jiaxiang


    10:00am

    11:00am

    12:00am

    11:00pm


    13:00pm

    14:00pm

    Chinese and Comparative Financial Law
    Dr. WENG Xiaochuan


    Chinese Foreign Investment Law
    Prof. XU Xiaobing


    Chinese Intellectual Property Law
    Prof. LIU Yongpei
    Prof. WAN Yong


    15:00pm

    16:00pm

    17:00pm

    18:00pm






    19:00pm

    Tuition

    The tuition for the two-year 32 credit hour program in 2010-12 is RMB 150,000: RMB 100,000 for the first year and RMB 50,000 for the second. Students should pay RMB 100,000 in the first semester before registration and RMB 50,000 in the second year.


    fees


    Tuition Fee
    Master RMB 100,000 pre year
    RMB 250,000 in total (About $ 45,835)
    Accommodation Fee
    Building 9
    Double Room RMB 38 to RMB 60
    Building 8
    Double Room RMB 38 to RMB 60
    Single Room RMB 110 to RMB 70
    Building 10
    Single Room RMB 105 to RMB 70
    Building 12
    Double Room RMB 34 to RMB 50
    Single Room RMB 50 to RMB 80
    Building 51
    Double Room RMB 34 to RMB 50
    Single Room RMB 35
    Lianxing Building
    Single Room RMB 120 to RMB 70
    Building 9
    Double Room RMB 35 to RMB 65
    Single Room RMB 130 to RMB 75
    Taoli Yuan
    Double Room RMB 50 to RMB 80
    Single Room RMB 140 to RMB 90
    Other Fees
    Service Fee USD 50
    Living Expense RMB 2,400 to RMB 3,000
- How Much Scholarship Cover
Admission Only
- You Need Pay After Got Scholarship (RMB)
  • Tuition:  100,000 / Year
  • Accommodation: 750 to 1200 RMB per month
  • Living Expense: 600 to 3000 RMB per month
- Requirement

To be considered for admission to the LL.M. Program, an applicant must have a bachelor\'s degree. We particularly look for applicants with the following qualifications:

1.  Having earned a first law degree (J.D., LL.B. or the equivelent.);
2.  Being enrolled in a law or law-related program;
3.  Being qualified to practice law in a jurisdiction outside Mainland China.

- Application Documents

1. Application Form

Please upload your finished application form here.

2. Photocopy of valid passport

With name, passport number & expiration date, and photo included

3. Passport photo

A recent passport-sized photo of the applicant

4. English proficiency test certificate

TOEFL or IELTS score for non-native speakers of English who did not receive their legal education entirely in the English language

5. Bachelor degree certificate

Certificate in languages other than Chinese or English should be translated into Chinese or English and be certified by notarization.

6. Undergraduate academic transcript

Academic transcript in languages other than Chinese or English should be translated into Chinese or English and be certified by notarization.

7. Two letters of recommendation

From professor or associate professor or equivalents

8. Personal statement


  • Step 1: Click "Apply Now" button below and pay scholarship service fee.

  • Step 2: Wait for the payment confirmation, then provide documents guidance. (including the application form)

  • Step 3: Submit documents and wait for result and admission documents (including admission letter, visa letter)
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