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  • Locations: Beijing, China
  • Program Terms: Fall, Spring
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  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Fact Sheet:
Language of Instruction: English, Mandarin Minimum GPA: 3.0
Housing: Off-campus, On-campus Dates of Instruction: Fall: September - January, Spring: March - July
Non-AUWCL students accepted by AUWCL: Yes Class levels eligible to apply: 2L, 3L
Contact Email: Contact Phone: 202-274-4228
Program Description:

Students may now study at the prestigious Peking University Law School (PKU) in Beijing with the recently established exchange program between PKU and the American University Washington College of Law (AUWCL).  The program offers a unique opportunity for students to choose from a wide variety of courses and expand their knowledge of both Chinese law and international law. PKU has over 30 research institutes including Economic Law, International Law, and Human Rights and offers students an unparalleled opportunity to observe how China is restructuring its legal sector.

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The official language of instruction is English, however students with a strong knowledge of Chinese (Mandarin)  may have the possibility of taking courses in Chinese.

Students will receive up to 12 credits towards their law degree. Only the credits and not the grades will transfer per ABA requirements. The acceptance of any credit or grade for any courses taken at PKU, including externships and other clinical offerings, is subject to review and determined by the AUWCL Office of the Registrar.

The following is a small selection of courses offered:
  • Chinese Civil Law
  • Chinese Foreign Investment Law
  • Chinese Intellectual Property
  • International Law as Applied in China: Theory and Practice
Students may also enroll in a Chinese Language Course as a non-credit participant. For more complete course information see the PKU website.

Housing and Cost of Living 

While housing is available in international student residence halls, space in these halls is limited. Shaoyuan Accommodation Office is in charge of the Housing on campus for foreign students. Students may choose to live off campus, but must register with the local police station. More information on housing can be found on the PKU Office of International Relations website.

A student visa is required to study in China. For more detailed information about visas and residential permits and applying for student visas, please visit the Embassy or Consulate homepage and the PKU Office of International Relations website. 


For general questions and concerns please visit the Semester Abroad FAQs page.
All other questions and concerns should be directed to:

WCL Abroad

4300 Nebraska Avenue, NW, Suite Y360
Washington, DC, 20016 USA
Telephone: (202) 274-4228


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Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2019 09/07/2018
10/01/2018 TBA TBA

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This program is currently not accepting applications.