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Chinese Law, LL.M.

  • Anytime
    Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
University rank #60 (QS) ,
The LL.M. (Master of Laws) Program in Chinese Law is a graduate law program offered by the KoGuan Law School of Shanghai Jiao Tong University, one of the oldest and most prestigious universities in China.

About

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. 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.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Chinese Society & Chinese Law
  • Chinese Constitutional Law
  • Chinese Administrative Law
  • Chinese & Comparative Law of Contracts
  • Chinese Criminal & Criminal Procedural Law
  • Chinese Property Law
  • Chinese Tort Law
  • Public International Law
  • Private International Law
  • International Economic Law
  • International Financial Law
  • International Commercial Arbitration in China
  • International Humanitarian Law

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:

    92

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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  • Minimum required score:

    580

    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks. Read more about TOEFL®PBT.

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  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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Academic Requirements

General Requirements

In evaluating applications, the Committee takes into consideration factors including but not limited to the following:

  • Academic work, such as grades, class ranking, scholarly publications;
  • Letters of recommendation;
  • Professional and personal accomplishments;
  • Previous legal experience or careers in law teaching and research, government service, the judiciary, international governmental organizations, NGOs and private practice;
  • Proficiency in the English language.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    11844 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 23686 USD for the full programme and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    11844 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 23686 USD for the full programme and a duration of 24 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.
The total 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. 

Living costs for Shanghai

  • 5481 - 10140 CNY/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

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