IU McKinney Marks Beginning of 27th Year of Chinese Law Summer Program
A total of 30 law students from seven law schools, including IU McKinney, are in Beijing for the 27th year of the Chinese Law Summer Program (CLSP). The program is held each year at Renmin University of China Law School, which has been ranked as the top law school in China by the Ministry of Education of the PRC. The program at IU McKinney was one of the first summer study programs in China after the nation opened its boarders to visitors.
The CLSP is a four-week program that includes instruction on Chinese domestic law taught by faculty of Renmin University. In addition to classroom instruction, CLSP students take part in law-related field trips to such destinations as the People’s Supreme Court and the National People’s Congress and cultural field trips to the Great Wall of China, Tiananmen Square, and Forbidden City.
In addition to being the CLSP director, Professor Tom Wilson is the director of the Joint Center for Asian Law Studies, the Summer Program in American Law for Chinese students at Sun Yat-sen University Law School, and the LL.M. Program Track in American Law for Foreign Lawyers.