Elite Chinese Law Schools Partner With NDLS

| By: Charles Williams

tsinghua_university_campus NDLS Dean Nell Jessup Newton has announced that new student exchange agreements have been reached with Peking University Law School and Tsinghua University School of Law.

“The practice of law is increasingly global,” Dean Newton said. “We have long been a leader in international law, with a strong faculty in international private and public law, and an innovative London program. Now our exchange partners are providing our students with a unique opportunity to gain an understanding of how the law functions in other legal systems.”

Peking University is the oldest law school in China—its graduates include the current Chinese Premier, Li Keqiang. Tsinghua University is also held in very high regard. Its alumni include the former President of China, Hu Jintao, and former Chinese Premier Zhu Rongji. The Peking and Tsinghua exchange programs join NDLS’s other semester-long programs at Bocconi University in Milan, Italy, and the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile in South America.

Looking ahead, Dean Newton noted that discussions with Trinity College in Dublin, Ireland, are already underway.