From the 2007 News Archive
School of Law Establishes Exchange Program with Law School of the Central University of Finance and Economics in Beijing, China
The University of Maryland School of Law has created a new exchange program with the School of Law of the Central University of Finance and Economics (CUFE) in Beijing, China. This Collaborative Exchange Program will allow four Maryland law students to study international and comparative business law at CUFE each fall semester and four CUFE students to visit Maryland each following spring. The Program will also facilitate teaching and research visits by faculty members as well as symposia, seminars, and other collaborative projects between the two institutions.Click here
for a brochure with more information about the Collaborative Exchange Program between CUFE and Maryland.
"This exciting new exchange program in China furthers our commitment to preparing Maryland law students for the demands of an increasingly cross-cultural and global practice," said Dean Karen H. Rothenberg. "The goal of the Program is to permit Maryland students to broaden their understanding of the law through comparison and contrast of the U.S. legal system with that in China and other systems in East Asia and through visits of Chinese law students to the University of Maryland." Associate Dean Michael Van Alstine, director of the School of Law’s International and Comparative Law Program, added that "the Program will enable Maryland students to gain a special appreciation of international and comparative law through studying with students from different legal, social, and cultural backgrounds."
CUFE is the leading state university in China in the field of finance, management, and economics. Located in downtown Beijing, CUFE also boasts a renowned law faculty as well as eight other schools, six independent departments, more than 30 research institutions, a graduate school, and a school of international cultural exchange. At CUFE, Maryland students will join program participants from throughout East Asia and other parts of the world in English-language courses on the Chinese legal system and in comparative and international law courses such as Comparative Company Law, Comparative Intellectual Property Law, and Comparative Government Procurement Law.
As a complement to a rich curriculum of international and comparative law courses and a distinguished faculty in the field, the University of Maryland School of Law is committed to providing its students with extensive opportunities for international study and externships. In addition to the new CUFE Exchange Program, the School of Law has a summer study program in Aberdeen, Scotland, as well as exchange programs with Bucerius Law School in Hamburg, Germany, and the University of Chile. Maryland students also can take advantage of externship programs with human and civil rights organizations in South Africa; the World Health Organization in Geneva, Switzerland; the Inter-American Court of Human Rights in Costa Rica; and a number of Law Reform Commissions around the world, including most recently in England and Australia. The CUFE Exchange Program will also build on the international reputation and expertise of the East Asian Legal Studies Program which is housed at the School of Law and provides students with an opportunity for advanced independent research and extracurricular programs.