Collaboration with China
Global Forum on Comparative & International Law: An intensive transnational teaching consortium founded by four elite law schools from around the world—University of Pennsylvania Law School, Tsinghua University Faculty of Law, Goethe University Frankfurt Faculty of Law (Germany), and Waseda University Faculty of Law (Japan). Each year, delegations of faculty and students from the member schools meet to address pressing legal problems facing nations around the globe.
The 2015 Global Research Seminar includes field research and visits with experts in China. These annual Penn Law seminars, located around the world, constitute an innovative teaching model for exploring the global nature of today’s most complex legal issues. The intensive research courses build toward an overseas field research visit when students and faculty jointly meet with primary stakeholders on key topics in public and private international law.
Penn Law International Internship Program places students in Chinese law firms and non-profit organizations each summer. Former placements include the Beijing Arbitration Commission and China’s leading corporate and commercial law firm, Lehman, Lee & Xu.
The Penn Law Visiting Scholar and Visiting Researcher Program: Leading scholars and researchers from Chinese universities have visited Penn as part Penn Law’s Program every year since it began in 2009.
Bok Visiting International Professors Program: Every year, Penn Law invites world-renowned experts in international and comparative law from across the globe to teach a course, offer a faculty seminar, and participate in Law School and University activities related to their field. Chinese Bok Professors have included a number of deans and directors from top law schools in China.