China-EU School of Law (CESL) at the China-University of Political Science and Law

No. 27, Fuxue Road
Changping District
Beijing, 102249
China

en.cesl.edu.cn

Master of European and International Law (LL.M.) facts

  • Tuition 60,000 CNY

  • Duration 12 months

  • Intakes September

  • Minimum TOEFL 100

  • Minimum IELTS 7.0

Full Profile

The Program

Excellent career perspectives: All 2015 CESL graduates found a job or pursued further study right after graduation.

Excellent career perspectives: All 2015 CESL graduates found a job or pursued further study right after graduation.

Master of European and International Law (one-year programme, in English)

China’s rapid rise in the global economy and its evolving geoeconomic force raise fundamental questions. The Chinese legal system is also in a state of rapid development. As a consequence, demand for legal professionals who combine a high command of European and international law with special expertise in Chinese legal matters is rising. The Master of European and International Law programme at the China-EU School of Law offers the unique opportunity to acquire this highly sought-after legal expertise.

Courses include: Legal Foundations of Public International Law, International Organisations, European Human Rights Law, International Dimension of Human Rights, Legal Traditions, Legal Foundations of EU Law and European Political Systems, Area of Freedom, Security and Justice, Internal Market, External Relations/Common Commercial Policy, Competition Law, European Private Law, Insolvency Law, European Company Law, Litigation and Arbitration, Financial Markets and Regulation, Conflict of Laws, CISG, WTO Law, Intellectual Property Law, and Moot Court and Arbitration. Moreover, Elective Courses in Beijing or at one of the European partner universities are available. Examples include "China-EU Cross-Border Investment" or "Consumer Protection Law". In addition, several courses of Chinese Law (taught in English) are open to master's students.

Chinese Law Taught in English (one-semester programme)

The Chinese Law Taught in English (CLTE) programme at the China-EU School of Law exposes international students to the compelling historical background, transitional nature and recent developments of Chinese law. Courses provide students with a basis of general knowledge of Chinese law as well as a comparative approach to legal studies. In recent years, CLTE students had the opportunity to visit law firms and attend both civil and criminal trials.

Courses: Chinese Business Law, Chinese Law and Society, Chinese Criminal Justice, Chinese Anti-Monopoly Law, Comparative Constitutional Law, Chinese Administrative Law and Regulation, and Nonprofit Organisations.

Double Master (three-year programme, in Chinese and English)

The Double Master programme aims to educate well-rounded legal professionals who have a thorough knowledge of both Chinese and European law and are able to work in Chinese and English. The three-year Double Master combines the Master of European and International Law (LL.M.) awarded by the University of Hamburg with a Master of Chinese Law (LL.M./J.M.) conferred by the China University of Political Science and Law. In this programme, first year students focus on Chinese Law taught in Chinese, second year students learn about European and international law in English, and in the final year students write their master's thesis, prepare for exams and get work experience in an internship.

Both the "Master of European and International Law" programme and the CLTE programme are taught completely in English. The Master of Chinese Law is taught in Chinese. CESL supports international students who opt to learn Chinese during their studies. All programmes are taught in seminars, lectures, and tutorials.

For further information please visit our website or contact Ms Griselda Qosja, China-EU School of Law Consortium Office at the University of Hamburg, Tel. +49 40 42838-6830, grisenta.qosja@uni-hamburg.de.

The University

Integrated into one of China's best universities in the field of law
The China-EU School of Law is integrated into the China University of Political Science and Law (CUPL), one of China's highest-ranking universities in the field of law. In its 50 years' development, CUPL has fostered more than 200,000 graduates, taken part in virtually every legislation activity of the state since its foundation and led the jurisprudence theoretical innovation as well as the legal conceptual renewal of China, representing its international exchanges in the field of law.

The Law School

Chinese Law? European Law? CESL graduates know both perspectives

Chinese Law? European Law? CESL graduates know both perspectives

The China-EU School of Law is the only Chinese-foreign law school in China. It was initiated by the People's Republic of China and the European Union in 2008. In 2018, it is celebrating its 10-year anniversary.

The school is supported by 16 universities and educational institutions in China and Europe. The Consortium Office is located at the University of Hamburg. In 2016, 96 per cent of graduates found employment in the legal sector or pursued further study within three months after graduating.

 

The Faculty

Students are taught by one of the most international law faculties worldwide. Most professors in the "Master of European and International Law" programme are selected from 13 top partner universities and educational institutions throughout Europe. Since many lecturers fly back and forth between China and Europe several times a year this faculty is called the "Flying Faculty". Additionally, several European lecturers teach permanently in Beijing to ensure continuity. All CLTE classes are taught by experienced professors from the China University of Political Science in Law specialised in their respective field as well. In recent years, Prof. Peter Van den Bossche from Maastricht University taught WTO Law, Prof. Frank Stephen from the University of Manchester taught Financial Markets and Regulation, and Prof. Armin Hatje from the University of Hamburg taught the Legal Foundation of EU Law.

Entry Requirements

Chinese and European students with a first law degree can apply for the LL.M..

Chinese and European students with a first law degree can apply for the LL.M..

Applicants to the master's programmes must have obtained a first law degree (or are expected to obtain a law degree before enrolment) as well as be able to demonstrate English proficiency (LL.M. of European and International Law and CLTE) or Chinese (LL.M./J.M. of Chinese Law).

Applicants to the CLTE programme must have obtained a first law degree or are currently studying for a law degree as well as be able to demonstrate English proficiency (LL.M. of European and International Law and CLTE).

Application Procedure

Application deadline for the 2018-19 Master of European and International Law programme: 31 March 2018
Application deadline for the 2018-19 Chinese Law Taught in English programme: 31 March 2018

Tuition and Fees

"Master of European and International Law": 60,000 yuan for international students

"Chinese Law Taught in English": 15,000 yuan

Double Master: 23,500 yuan per year for Chinese students

Financial Aid

With the new Building Bridges Scholarship, for the first time the China-EU School of Law together with the EU and the PRC will support five outstanding European partner university law graduates to study in the 2018/19 “Master of European and International Law” LL.M. programme. The China-EU School of Law will grant successful applicants a scholarship covering the full tuition fee of 60,000 yuan. The scholarship programme aims to strengthen ties between China and Europe and promote mutual understanding with legal dialogue. Graduates from the China-EU School of Law’s 13 European partner universities are invited to apply. “Building Bridges Scholarship” holders are selected according to evidence of outstanding academic performance in their first qualifying law degree and a sincere commitment to furthering the Chinese-European cooperation.

In the "Chinese Law Taught in English" programme, students from the school's partner universities do not have to pay tuition fees.

Moreover, we recommend that applicants contact their home university’s international office for information on scholarships in their home country or at their home university (e.g. Erasmus+). International students may also apply to the China Scholarship Council (CSC) for “Chinese University Program” and “EU Window Chinese Scholarship Program” scholarships.

Location

The China-EU School of Law is located in Changping, a northern suburb of Beijing. It is neighbouring the Jundu Mountain Range where the Great Wall, Ming Tombs, the Mangshan Forest, and many other historical sites are located. Students can immerse themselves into Beijing life, experiencing not only China's capital, but also one of the most exciting cities in Asia. Activities range from exploring the rich cultural heritage of Beijing to enjoying excellent Chinese restaurants and sports.

Accommodation

Changping Campus offers football, tennis, badminton, track and field and much more.

Changping Campus offers football, tennis, badminton, track and field and much more.

International students are provided accommodation in the dormitory at the International Exchange Centre at CUPL's Changping Campus in northern Beijing. A standard room is shared by four students. It costs about 2,625 yuan per person per semester. Students can also live in an apartment close to campus. A small apartment costs approximately 2,500 yuan per month. A shopping centre, banks, a post office, hotels and restaurants are all within walking distance. Regarding living expenses - food, books, medical insurance, transportation, social activities, etc. - international students usually spend 2,000 yuan per month.

Programs at China-EU School of Law

Full-Time

Dual Degree

Languages
English, Chinese
Intakes
September
Duration
36 months
Features
  • Program combines Master of Chinese Law with Master of European and International Law
  • International applicants tuition rate – 87000 RMB

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