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Peking University School of Transnational Law (Shenzen)

Peking University School of Transnational Law (“STL”) is located in the vibrant city of Shenzhen in China’s Guangdong Province, approximately 18 miles from Hong Kong. STL is unique amongst Chinese law schools, in that it offers only graduate-level legal instruction, with classes taught in English by U.S.-trained and qualified attorneys.  In a single four-year program STL students pursue two concurrent graduate degrees; an American-law-focused Juris Doctor (JD) program, taught in English, and a Chinese-law-focused Juris Master (JM) degree, taught in Chinese.  Iowa students who are fluent in Chinese may seek permission to attend classes in the JM program, as well as attending the English language JD classes. Both programs are designed to offer a “transnational” perspective on legal issues in the United States and China. The curriculum at STL is enriched by the participation of visiting faculty drawn from all around the world. Exchange students from Iowa may attend classes in either the Fall or Spring semester.  Exchange students from Iowa who successfully complete a semester at STL also have the opportunity to return to STL for a further semester to obtain a Master of Laws (LLM) degree, which usually requires a full year of study.  

Professor Stella Elias is the faculty advisor for this program. 


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