"I was greatly nourished by the academic and cultural diversity of Cornell University during the exchange program. This great experience was quite valuable to my personal development and future legal career." Mi Yao, Visiting Student from Peking University during Fall 2010
Cornell Law School launched a student-exchange program with Peking University that began in fall 2008. The initiative is the first exchange program developed between Cornell Law School and a university in mainland China.
The program is the culmination of the growing ties between Cornell Law School and Peking University Law School, which has already resulted in four joint academic conferences. Four students from each university participate in the exchange program for one semester and take courses in either English or Chinese, depending on their Chinese-language competence.
Cornell Law School also has student exchange programs with Waseda University Law School in Tokyo and University of Hong Kong. In total since fall 2008, forty-seven law students have been taking part in those exchange programs, either visiting universities in Asia from Cornell or visiting Cornell from Asia.
STUDENT EXCHANGE PROGRAMS
"The people at Cornell Law School taught me that the spirit behind the law, no matter whether western or eastern, should be cared for with honesty." Liu Zijia, Visiting Student from Peking University during Fall 2008
Programs in English
Cornell Law School has established regular exchange programs with both Peking University Law School, in Beijing, China, and The University of Hong Kong. Both receive Cornell Law students regardless of their Chinese language skill in programs that allow students to acquire a full semester of credit toward their JD degree. Both schools also send students to study at Cornell. For more information, visit Study Abroad Home.
In addition Cornell offers a three year dual degree program in partnership with KoGuan Law School, Shanghai Jiao Tong University. Click here for more information.
Programs in Japanese
Waseda Graduate School of Law and Keio University Law School, both in Tokyo, Japan, have established exchange programs for Cornell law students with at least basic Japanese language skills. Cornell students studying at Waseda or Keio attend regular classes and receive a full semester of credit toward their JD degree, and Cornell Law School in turn receives exchange students from Waseda and Keio. For more information, visit Study Abroad Home.
J.D./LL.M. in Chinese Law, KoGuan Law School Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Shanghai, China
The Juris Doctor/LL.M. in Chinese Law is a three-year dual degree program in partnership with KoGuan Law School, Shanghai Jiao Tong University. Its focus is on Chinese civil and commercial law.It offers students an excellent opportunity to study Chinese law and legal process and engage in Chinese and comparative law.
Cornell Law School students may apply during the Spring semester of the first year, in response to an invitation circulated to the first year class.
Click here for application information.