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Peking University Law School (“Beida”) Beijing, China

Cornell Law School can send up to two students in the Fall or Spring semester to Beida.  However, the Spring semester is available for 2Ls only.

Founded in 1898, Peking University PKU, also called Beijing University is the first national university in Chinese modern history, with a high reputation in and outside China, owing to the abundant teaching resources and outstanding research level. Peking University now consists of 31 colleges and 14 departments, offering 101 undergraduate programs, 224 postgraduate programs, and 202 doctoral programs.

As the oldest Law School in China, established in 1904, the law school of the Peking University consists of over 30 departments and research centers. It is known for its long history, rich culture, distinguished alumni, enlightened education policies, and exciting campus life. It has become a leading institution for legal education and a potent force for legal development in China. The Law school frequently partners with the government, law firms, and business communities in the development of cutting edge legal, social and commercial policy. The Law School also has many international links and partnership programs with leading universities and legal institutions around the world.


Chinese (Mandarin) and some course offerings in English


The Peking University campus, known as "Yan Yuan"--the gardens of Yan--is situated at the northeast of the Haidian District, in the western suburbs of Beijing. It stands near the Yuan Ming Gardens and the Summer Palace. The law building is located on the main campus.


Fall Semester: Mid-September - January

Exchange students make arrangements for early examinations, so they can complete their work in December.


Interested students should consult the PKU website for the LL.M. in Chinese Law.