Cornell Law School can send two students for a semester to the KoGuan Law School, a dynamic new institution, with a new facility in the heart of Shanghai, China's financial capital. Given their academic calendar, spring placements would require being prepared to stay in Shanghai until early June.
Here is a brief description from KoGuan's web pages: On June 8, 2002, the Law School was established, and RMB 25 million yuan was earmarked to carry out the first phase of construction. The Law School thus entered into a period of rapid development. While sticking to its core mission of educating law undergraduates, the School obtained the right to confer master's degrees in 8 grade-2 disciplines and grade-1 disciplines in law, the right to confer the Juris in law specialty, as well as the right to confer the doctoral degree in constitutional law and administrative law.
On July 31, 2007, the Leo KoGuan Foundation of the United States generously donated USD 30 million to the Law School to construct a law building on the Xuhui campus of the university, engage famous professors in law, build an academic brand and cultivate talents for governing the country and teaching the next generation of law majors. On September 20, 2008, the Law School of Shanghai Jiao Tong University was renamed the "Leo KoGuan Law School of Shanghai Jiao Tong University" in order to commemorate the magnanimous act of the Leo KoGuan Foundation.
Language of Instruction
Beginning in 2011, the KoGuan Law School occupied a new facility on the Xuhui Campus (the main campus) of Shanghai Jiao Tong University. It is conveniently located near the center of Shanghai.
Fall Semester: Early-September – Late-December
Spring Semester: Mid-February – Mid-June
Courses and Credits
Students may select from the English-language courses available in KoGuan's LL.M. in Chinese Law curriculum.
Cornell students must enroll in at least 12 KoGuan credits, in order to earn 12 Cornell semester credits.
Interested students should consult KoGuan Law School website for more details.