Four Law Schools Affiliate with the Chinese Law Summer Program
The IU Robert H. McKinney School of Law Chinese Law Summer Program (CLSP) has attracted four affiliates — Boston College Law School, University of Minnesota Law School, University of Tennessee College of Law, and University of Oklahoma College of Law. These law schools were recruited to join the CLSP because they have conducted study abroad programs in China, have faculty members who have been Fulbright Scholars in China, or both.
The affiliation allows IU Robert H. McKinney School of Law and the affiliate schools to combine resources with Chinese law firms, universities, and government. “It also allows students at the affiliate schools to benefit from our law school’s twenty-five year involvement in China,”said Profesor Tom Wilson, director of the summer program as well as the law school’s Joint Center for Asian Law Studies. “Our CLSP began in 1987 and thus was one of the first summer programs after China adopted the opening-up policy.”
The CLSP takes place each summer on the campus of Renmin University of China Law School in Beijing. Forty-eight students will attend the 2012 CLSP, which will be conducted from May 18 to June 16. This year students will come from six U.S. law schools and one law school in the Philippines. The students will study Chinese law as it is impacted by China’s adoption of a market economy and its participation in international agreements, such as the World Trade Organization.