Beijing LLM - Academic Program and Requirements 课程设置

Focus on Commercial Law or Criminal Law

As discussed below, the Beijing Master of Laws Program involves basic courses and elective courses. Upon completion of basic courses, students may select additional courses on business and comparative law, criminal law, or both. Thus, the Master of Laws Program is suitable for lawyers who wish to develop their commercial practice skills as well as for government officials who wish to develop their knowledge on criminal justice and trial advocacy.

The Master of Laws is designed to meet the growing demand for lawyers trained in global legal issues. The Program enables students to shape a course of study that fits their personal goals and interests.

The Master of Laws degree is conferred upon students who satisfactorily complete 30 credit hours with a grade point average of 2.0 (C) or better and who are recommended for the degree by the faculty. Students complete the degree over 15 months of full-time study, organized on a quarterly basis. The Program commences with a semester Legal English program in Beijing each July, and involves five subsequent semesters of study (including a semester in Philadelphia the following summer). Graduation is held on or around November 1 in the year subsequent to commencement.

Other courses in the Program are offered in two categories: Basic Courses and Advanced Courses. Students are required to complete all Basic Courses. The Advanced Courses listed are representative of the types of courses that may be offered as electives. A special concentration in criminal law is offered for criminal law professionals.

Basic Courses

Advanced Courses



Contract Law


Introduction to Trial Advocacy

Business Associations

Introduction to the U.S. Legal System

Commercial Law

Legal English

Criminal Law

Legal Research

Criminal Procedure

Legal Writing

E-Commerce Law

Property Law

Intellectual Property Law


International Business Transactions

U.S. Constitutional Law

International Environmental Law


International Human Rights Law


International Trade and Investment Law


Interviewing, Negotiating & Counseling



For more information on the curriculum, we invite you to view these Selected Course Descriptions 课程内容.