UMKC Law School has partnered with the Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law for students to participate in a 4 week/5 credit summer study program in Beijing, China. The Program provides an overview of the Chinese legal system and focuses on the evolution of Chinese domestic law within the country’s socialist market economy. The Program also provides insight into areas of law of contemporary importance, such as labor law and environmental law. The Program is hosted by Renmin University of China Law School, generally recognized as China’s premier law school. Classes are taught in English by Chinese faculty who are experts in their fields.

Classes meet in the mornings, which leaves the afternoons and weekends free for study or exploring the city. In addition to classroom instruction, students will visit several government offices and agencies, such as the Supreme People’s Court or the Supreme People’s Procuratorate, a Basic People’s Court, an international arbitration agency, and a major Chinese law firm. The Program also includes trips to major cultural attractions in and around Beijing, such as the Forbidden City, Tiananmen Square, Summer Palace, and the Great Wall. Transportation to field trip sites and cost of admission are included in the Program Fee.

The Program website is https://mckinneylaw.iu.edu/focus/international/study-abroad-china/index.html.