Shanghai Jiao Tong University
The LL.M. (Master of Laws) Program

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Teaching Medium: English
Degree Awarded: Master's Degree
Entry Requirements: Bachelor's Degree
Duration: 2 Years
Hours/Week: 22 hrs/wk
Starting Date: Sep. 2018
Applocation Deadline: Jun 02,2018
Tuition Fee: CNY 100000 per year
Application Fee: 65 USD (Non-Refundable)

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REQUIREMENTS

  • 1. Non-Chinese citizens with a valid passport.
  • 2. Be in good health condition and above the age of 18.
  • 3. With reliable financial support and custody.
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Program Description

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 32 credits, including 26 coursework credits and 6 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 6 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 2012-2013

2012-2013 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)


2012-2013 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.

Admission Policy

Admissions decisions are made on a rolling basis beginning in the fall semester. The LL.M. Admissions Committee reviews the whole application package carefully and selects qualified applicants who would best benefit from and contribute to the LL.M. Program. The Committee makes decisions on individual applications as quickly as possible.

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

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

Entry Requirements

To be considered for admission to the LL.M. Program, an applicant must have a first law degree (J.D., LL.B. or the equivalent) from a law school/department outside Mainland China or meet one of the following requirements:
1.  Enrollment in a law school/department outside Mainland China, or
2.  Qualification to practice law in a jurisdiction outside Mainland China.

Application Materials

1.  Photocopy of valid passport
With photo, passport number &expiration date and name included.

2.  Passport-sized photo
A passport-sized photo taken recently of the applicant.

3.  Graduation certificate of high school
Graduation certificate should be in Chinese or English.If not, it should be translated into Chinese or English and be notarized.

4.   Academic transcript of high school

5.   Two recommendation letters
From professor,associate professor or equivalents.

6.  Certificate of English proficiency test
IELTS or TOEFl will only be required if the applicant is not a native English speaker.

7.  Personal Statement
Personal Statement with the applicant's signature, written in Chinese or in English. You can download a template or sample from here.

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