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Law school program heads to Far East

UGA’s School of Law is expanding its study-abroad opportunities with the addition of a three-week program in China this summer.

Partnering with two of that country’s top institutions of higher education, Tsinghua University in Beijing and Fudan University in Shanghai, the Summer Program in China will provide the opportunity for study in China’s largest two ­cities.

Approved by the American Bar Association to begin this summer, the program will offer an introduction to Chinese legal systems, with an emphasis on commercial and trade law, for up to 30 participants. Law students who have completed their first year of legal studies and are in good standing at an ABA-accredited law school will receive three-semester credit hours for their participation. The program is also open to practitioners with continuing legal education credit approval pending.

Additionally, UGA students will be offered the opportunity to remain in China at the end of the program for four-to-six week externships with law firms based in Shanghai, Beijing or Hong Kong.