JUNE 29 - JULY 27, 2013
The globalization of law practice and business is among the most significant developments of the last decade. Already a major economic force, China's participation in leading financial organizations such as the World Trade Organization has its beginnings in the Chinese legal system and will ultimately affect that system. In this four-week, four-credit hour program, students will learn about the current legal system in China and the changes that are likely to occur because of the international business sector.
The Summer Abroad Program will take place at Nankai University School of Law, a respected law school in China. Nankai University is located in Tianjin, China's third largest city. Tianjin is an important commercial center and is located approximately 125 miles from Beijing, China's capital.
All students will be enrolled in four separate, one-credit hour courses focusing upon Comparative and International Law issues. Classes will generally meet during the mornings, Monday through Thursday, with the exception of the first week when classes will meet Tuesday through Friday. Classes will begin at 9 a.m. and end at 12:20 p.m. with two short breaks. Afternoons and three-day weekends will be free for study, social events, and travel. All course instructions will be in English.
Administration and Academic Credit
The University of Tulsa participates in the Tianjin, China program through a consortium of law schools, and the program is administered by the Center for Excellence in International Law at Stetson University. Students will enroll in courses through Stetson University, which will automatically be transferred to their TU transcripts, as well as earned letter grades for course work.
For additional information about the program, including curriculum, faculty, facilities, and housing, please visit the Stetson's China page.
To apply to the program please visit the Stetson's China application page.
TU students who apply to the program must also complete and submit a brief application form to the TU Law Study Abroad Program Office.
Tuition, Fees, and Payment
Program tuition and fees can be found on the Stetson website. TU students will pay tuition and housing deposits to Stetson at the time of application. All other payments for the program, including tuition, housing, a books & materials fee, and health insurance will be billed to the student and paid through the University of Tulsa.
For TU students with questions about using financial aid for the program, please contact Kristi Emerson in the Office of Student Financial Services at the University of Tulsa at (918) 631-5105 or email@example.com.
Enrollment Limitations for TU Law Students
Pursuant to ABA regulations, all students admitted to an accredited study abroad program must be certified by their home law school to be in good academic standing. For University of Tulsa students, the faculty has implemented that regulation with the following requirement in University of Tulsa Policies and Regulations, Section II.D.1.:
1. Any student whose GPA is below 2.0 at the end of the student’s first semester will not be permitted to enroll in a summer study abroad program offered by the College of Law. If that student’s cumulative GPA is 2.0 or above at the end of the student’s second semester, the student will be permitted to enroll in any program still available. If the student’s cumulative GPA is below 2.3 at the end of the second semester, the student will be subject to the restriction in part 2 below.
In addition, University of Tulsa Policies and Regulations, Section II.D.2. limit the credit hours that University of Tulsa students may take in a four week summer program if their GPA is below 2.3 at the time of enrollment, as follows:
2. Any student whose GPA is below 2.3 at the time of enrollment in the first 4-week summer study abroad program will only be allowed to enroll in 4 hours of credit. If after receipt of second-semester grades, a student’s cumulative GPA is below 2.3, the student may not enroll for more than 4 hours of credit in any other summer study abroad program.