About the Program
NYU Law in Shanghai provides up to 25 NYU Law students in their third year the opportunity to immerse themselves in the law and legal culture of China while studying for a semester in an academic program established and administered by the Law School.
The program has a substantive focus on Chinese business law, offering legal education for students who want to become leaders in international business and gain a foothold in Asia. There are opportunities to study Mandarin, to receive instruction from top faculty in the region, and to interface with leading law firms, arbitral centers, and legal institutions in Shanghai and other cities in the region.
The courses will focus on the structure and operation of Chinese legal institutions, international business and investment transactions with China, and resolution of international disputes. There will also be opportunities for directed research.
All courses are taught in English by faculty from the region on the NYU Shanghai campus, which gives the Law School access to classrooms and study space, student services, administrative support, and language instruction. Starting Spring 2015, the Law School will take advantage of the brand-new Pudong Campus of NYU Shanghai. For more information about the site facilities, please visit http://www.nyu.edu/global/global-academic-centers/shanghai/academics/facilities-services.html
Professor Frank Upham is the NYU Faculty Program Director. He oversees the program in coordination with the On-Site Program Director and Vice Chancellor of NYU Shanghai, Professor Jeffrey Lehman.
Academic Calendar Spring 2015
|Arrival and Orientation||The second week of January|
|Intensive Introductory Course||January 12 - January 23|
|Regular Classes Begin||January 26|
|Chinese New Year Holiday||February 16 - February 24|
|Spring Break||April 1 - April 6|
|Regular Classes End||May 8|
|Final Exam Period||May 11 - May 15|
Course schedules are available within the ABRA registration system at the same time that regular courses for the spring semester are published.
Some courses may be subject to the adjunct cap. For more information about academic requirements, please visit the Academic Service page here.
All courses at the Shanghai site are administered by NYU Law and evaluated with letter grades, which will appear on the student's transcript and count towards GPA.
Spring 2015 Courses
- Introductory Course: Topics in Chinese Law (Two Credits)
- Law of Entrepreneurship, Business and Innovation (Three Credits)
- International Arbitration (Three Credits)
- International Business and Investment Transactions with China (Four Credits)
- Law and Social Change in China (Two Credits)
- Directed Research: Students making previous arrangements with faculty either in Shanghai or Washington Square may receive up to two credits for research conducted while in Shanghai.
Language Courses: Students who have a working knowledge of Mandarin will generally receive a greater benefit from their experience. Students are therefore encouraged to take language courses at NYU or elsewhere before participating. Students may also find it useful to take Mandarin courses at NYU Shanghai while studying there. No law school credit, however, will be awarded for courses intended solely for language instruction; NYU language courses will appear in transcripts.
Tuition and Living Costs
Students participating in NYU Law Abroad pay full tuition to NYU Law for the semester. Tuition covers a full course load; students who wish to take additional courses may do so at an additional expense. Information about NYU Law School tuition can be found in the following link: http://www.law.nyu.edu/financialaid/budgetandbudgeting/studentexpensebudget/index.htm
For more information about cost of living and other expenses please visit http://www.nyu.edu/global/global-academic-centers/shanghai/admitted-students/costs-budgeting/cost-of-living.html
Students in the program have the option of applying to live in an NYU off-campus apartment or to find their own housing.
Off-Campus Apartments offer single bedrooms in 3 to 4 person shared apartments.
For more information about Off-Campus Apartments, please visit http://www.nyu.edu/global/global-academic-centers/shanghai/student-life/housing-options.html
Passport, Visa and Residence Permit Requirements
Students should obtain the necessary passport and visa to study in Shanghai. Students will be able to coordinate the process with the Office of Global Services.
Access for Persons with Disabilities
Unfortunately, the NYU Shanghai facilities are not fully accessible for persons with disabilities. Should you have any questions regarding access, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
More information about travelling for persons with disabilities can be found here.