Career prospects for doing LLM in Chinese Law/Chinese Business Law?


UserXYZ
So for the last couple of years since I graduated I've been working in Shanghai in a non-law related field with my non-law related undergraduate degree but am now thinking of doing an LLM in Chinese Law. Does anyone know what kind of career path that could lead to? Is it a waste of time without an LLB?
So for the last couple of years since I graduated I've been working in Shanghai in a non-law related field with my non-law related undergraduate degree but am now thinking of doing an LLM in Chinese Law. Does anyone know what kind of career path that could lead to? Is it a waste of time without an LLB?
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Brainy Smu...
Yes. In the PRC market without a foundation (JD/LLB), I assure you will not be given a chance. You will be another chomp feeding the proverbial cashcow.

Kind regards.
Yes. In the PRC market without a foundation (JD/LLB), I assure you will not be given a chance. You will be another chomp feeding the proverbial cashcow.

Kind regards.
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UserXYZ
Thanks, I came to this realization on my own with further reading. The only way I could really work for a law firm here might be working in an international firm with offices in China and that's harder said than done. That would involve doing a GDL then just applying for a training contract along with the 50 million bajillion others that are doing so.
The Hong Kong route isn't so good, the GDL there is split over two years followed by a year of conversion courses before you can start your PCLL under a training contract. Blagh! It's not easy to get into this law stuff.
Thanks, I came to this realization on my own with further reading. The only way I could really work for a law firm here might be working in an international firm with offices in China and that's harder said than done. That would involve doing a GDL then just applying for a training contract along with the 50 million bajillion others that are doing so.
The Hong Kong route isn't so good, the GDL there is split over two years followed by a year of conversion courses before you can start your PCLL under a training contract. Blagh! It's not easy to get into this law stuff.
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Hello,
Which university is best for LLM in Chinese Tax Law?
I have graduated in Law from a UK university and would like to continue with LLM in Chinese Tax Law.
I am from Bulgaria not from UK.
Thanks a lot!
Hello,
Which university is best for LLM in Chinese Tax Law?
I have graduated in Law from a UK university and would like to continue with LLM in Chinese Tax Law.
I am from Bulgaria not from UK.
Thanks a lot!
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I agree that employment opportunities as a lawyer in China are limited when you are a foreigner. If you don't speak Chinese then you are even more restricted in what you can do after.

That being said, there are LLM programs that are still seen as valuable. Check out CESL, Renmin, Tsinghua, Beida, etc. All those offer excellent LLMs in English.

For tax law specifically, you need to join a Chinese taught program. I would look at the same list, as those are the top-ranked law schools in China (with #1 being the Chinese CUPL and not their international CESL school in the case of purely domestic tax law).
I agree that employment opportunities as a lawyer in China are limited when you are a foreigner. If you don't speak Chinese then you are even more restricted in what you can do after.

That being said, there are LLM programs that are still seen as valuable. Check out CESL, Renmin, Tsinghua, Beida, etc. All those offer excellent LLMs in English.

For tax law specifically, you need to join a Chinese taught program. I would look at the same list, as those are the top-ranked law schools in China (with #1 being the Chinese CUPL and not their international CESL school in the case of purely domestic tax law).
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