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Chinese Law Summer Program Has Record Enrollment and Places Interns in Chinese Firms
The 2012 Chinese Law Summer Program (CLSP) attracted the highest number of students in the programís 26 year history. A total of 46 students from nine law schools, including one in the Philippines, completed the program, which was held from May 18 to June 16 at the Renmin University of China Law School in Beijing. Law schools represented in the 2012 CLSP were Boston College Law School, Case Western Reserve University School of Law, Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law, University of Minnesota Law School, University of Oklahoma College of Law, University of Santo Tomas Civil Faculty of Law, University of Tennessee College of Law, Widener University School of Law, and University of Wisconsin Law School. Since Renmin University of China Law School became the host school in 1998, students from 97 law schools have enrolled in the CLSP.
Following the 2012 CLSP, 13 students worked as interns in major Chinese law firms located in Beijing, Nanjing, Qingdao, Shanghai, and Shenzhen. The internships allowed U.S. law students to work on international transactions and litigation and to observe the practice of law in China. Participants in the 2013 CLSP, which will be held from May 17 to June 15, will be eligible for similar internships. Discussions are already under way to add more firms in other Chinese cities. The Director of the Chinese Law Summer Program is Professor Tom Wilson.