Tianjin, China


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 Oklahoma City University School of Law. TU Law students will earn letter grades for coursework successfully completed through the program, which will be transferred to their TU Law transcripts.  See more details by visiting the Oklahoma City University School of Law International Programs website.


For information about the application process, please contact Ming Gu with the International Programs Office at Oklahoma City University School of Law at mgu@okcu.edu or (405) 208-5125.

TU students who apply to the program must also complete a brief application form, available from the TU Law Study Abroad Program Office.

Tuition, Fees, and Payment

Please check back soon for 2014 tuition and fees. TU students will pay tuition and housing deposits to the Oklahoma City University School of Law 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.

TU students with questions about using financial aid for the program may contact Kristi Emerson in the Office of Student Financial Services at the University of Tulsa at (918) 631-5105 or kristi-emerson@utulsa.edu.

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 first year student whose cumulative GPA is below 2.3 at the end of the student's previous fall semester will not be permitted to enroll in any summer session or summer study abroad program offered by the College of Law or any other law school if that summer session of program begins before grades for the previous spring semester are due.

2. Any student whose GPA is above a 2.0 after spring grades have been posted will be permitted to enroll in any remaining summer sessions offered by the College of Law, and may enroll in any remaining summer session offered by a law school other than the University of Tulsa.