Duquesne University School of Law

Summer Study of Law in China

Looking for a "resume worthy" experience this summer? 

This Program is Available Only for Duquesne Law Students
Program dates are May 22 - June 15, 2017

Application Deadline is January 30, 2017

  • The center of the world economy is shifting to Asia; China is now an economic super power. All major American businesses are investing and trading with China. Your future clients most likely will have dealings with Chinese governments and businesses. Seventy of the 250 largest American law firms have offices in China. Understanding Chinese culture and the legal system will enhance your job opportunities.
  • During the  Summer Study of Law in China, students will visit 5 cities; Beijing, Xian, Chongqing, Hangzhou, and Shanghai - with classroom instruction occurring in two of them, (Chongqing and Hangzhou).
  • Course Work (Five Credits). This 3-week program provides students with a comprehensive understanding of Energy & Environmental Law and Intellectual Property in Comparative Context, plus Chinese Language, Culture, Legal History and Law. Students who satisfactorily complete the program receive five hours of ABA-approved credit. 

Program Brochure



Enrollment is open only to current Duquesne University Law students who are in good academic standing. Enrollment is on a first-come, first-served basis.

Affordable Costs

The estimated program cost of $7,390 which includes tuition, airfare, lodging and many meals. Included are comprehensive course materials, welcoming and closing dinners, scheduled group transportation and admission costs to local attractions, and the cost of the Medex card (which provides for emergency evacuation anywhere in China).

Please note that incidentals are not included in the price. 

Financial Aid

Federal financial aid monies may be available for qualifying students who are enrolled at least half-time during the summer semester.


Duquesne University reserves the right to cancel the program due to insufficient enrollment or other extraordinary emergency conditions. Only in that case will the $1,000 application deposit will be refunded.

Duquesne University will not be responsible for any personal injury, property damage or illness encountered by participating students during the program. All students are advised to purchase appropriate medical, accidental and travel insurance.

NOTE: Students who withdraw from the program after the Jan.30, 2017 application deadline, even if before the start of the program, are liable for any corresponding costs already incurred by Duquesne, including, but not limited to, airfare, hotel and transportation costs, up to the amount of the initial deposit.