Program Overview

Program Overview


The Juris Master(LL.M.) in Chinese Law at Tsinghua Law School, Beijing, China is the first formal legal educational program at the graduate level in China, which is designed and offered exclusively for foreign law students and legal professionals. It is believed that the best way of studying the legal system of a foreign country is to stay and live in the society while studying the rules and legal operations in that society. Therefore, this Program does not only provide all courses and materials in English, but also the unique opportunity to get insight views of Chinese legal system and the society through close contacts with Chinese students, legal professionals and common people.

As a country with a rich cultural heritage and the largest market in the world, China has become one of countries which receive largest foreign direct investment and one of leading import/export countries in the world. Its unique way of social transformation and successful economic development has been attracting the world attention and providing abundant resources for academic study. Through out the process of social transformation and economic development, the country has been endeavoring to establish a complex legal infrastructure by enacting laws, setting up legal institutes and building the rule of law in order to ensure the profound social reform and rapid economic boom sustainable and smooth. Legal system is not only a field of enormous changes but also the most important mechanism for facilitating the social transition.

In the unprecedented process of globalization, Chinese law becomes a necessary knowledge and instrument for those who have business, cultural, academic and political encounters with China. To meet the increasing demand for understanding Chinese legal system, the Law School of Tsinghua University launches this Program in Chinese law for non-Chinese speaking law students and legal professionals in 2005. Its curriculum covers the major fields of Chinese law. The Program will offer you both unique insights in Chinese legal system and exciting experience in China.

Thank you for your attention and your interest in Chinese Law. If you have further questions, please feel free to contact us.