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					         THoMas Jefferson sCHool of law
         inTernaTional and
         CoMparaTive law
         suMMer sTudy abroad prograM

         May 17 - June 6, 2009
in   HangzHou, CHina
          “the most beautiful and luxurious city in the world”
                                                - Marco Polo

                                   in cooperation with the
                       zHeJiang universiTy
                  guangHua College of law


                                        Thomas Jefferson School of Law, in cooperation with one of the most prestigious universities in
                                        China, Zhejiang University, presents a three week International and Comparative Law Study Abroad
                                        Program in Hangzhou, China. The theme for the 2009 China Program is “International Business:
                                        Law and Practice.”

                                        Classes are held mornings only, Monday through Friday, in the Zhejiang University Guanghua
                                        College of Law. Located in one of the most beautiful cities in China and near the famous West Lake,
                                        Zhejiang University Guanghua College of Law offers an ideal environment for learning international
                                        and comparative law. The China Program is designed to encourage students to experience
                                        international law in an international setting, to exchange ideas with students from different lands
                                        and to explore cultural differences that influence international business and legal transactions.
                                        Students in this program are drawn from law schools across the United States and around the world.
                                        Chinese students fluent in English and currently studying law at the Zhejiang University Guanghua
                                        College of Law will participate actively in the program. Three Chinese professors will be teaching a
                                        course on the Chinese Legal System and its Reforms.

                                        China Program activities include a Welcoming Reception for students and faculty, an Orientation,
                                        a day in Chinese court with discussions about the differences between Chinese and U.S. court
                                        procedures, a Distinguished Guest Lecturer, a Brown-Bag Lecture Series featuring law professors,
                                        judges, practitioners and other experts in international law, optional weekend trips to other cities
                                        in China, optional half-day trips to neighboring scenic sites and other interesting events. This is the
                                        third year of this exceptional China Program, and this program is fully accredited by the American
                                        Bar Association (ABA).


                                        Hangzhou is located in Southeast China, about one hour (l50 kilometers) away from Shanghai, the
                                        famous, bustling metropolis that is well-known for its shopping and business opportunities. Visitors
                                        to China invariably comment about the extraordinary beauty of Hangzhou. Marco Polo, the noted
                                        Italian traveler in the l3th century, described Hangzhou as “the most beautiful and luxurious city in
                                        the world.”

                                        Hangzhou is the capital of Zhejiang Province and is full of history, art and tourist attractions.
                                        Hangzhou is a scenic delight dominated by the famous West Lake – a favorite spot for honeymooners
                                        and romantics. West Lake is a classical example of traditional Chinese landscape. The lake is lush
                                        with the natural beauty, elegance and harmony associated with Chinese culture. West Lake offers
                                        luxuriant weeping willows, serenely scented temples and pagodas, art treasures and numerous
                                        ideal spots for relaxation. Hangzhou is an ancient city, one of the birthplaces of Chinese civilization,
                                        and one of the country’s six ancient capitals. Today, it is a modern city with six State-protected
                                        sites containing cultural relics and 58 cultural sites under the protection of the Zhejiang Province.
                                        Hangzhou is a scenic wonder not to be missed!


                                                                                                          The program begins with a Welcoming Reception in the evening on Sunday, May 17, 2009. There
                                                                                                          will be a short Orientation session on the first day of classes, Monday, May 18, 2009, at the Zhejiang
                                                                                                          University Guanghua College of Law at 8:30 a.m. All classes on May 18 will be delayed by one hour
Courses offered in the China Program have an international and comparative law focus. Classes are
                                                                                                          to allow for Orientation. Therefore, on May 18 only, classes will begin at 9:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m.,
conducted in English, and none of the courses offered has prerequisites. Classes meet five times
per week, Monday through Friday, in the morning. Each course in the program is rated at two
credit hours, involving fourteen 100-minute sessions of instruction and a two-hour examination.
Registrants may enroll in up to two of the five courses for a maximum of four credit hours. All courses
offered are fully equivalent for credit purposes to those courses offered at Thomas Jefferson School
                                                                                                          COURSE SCHEDULE
of Law. Grades are based on an examination in each course. (See Admission Criteria and Grades
                                                                                                          COURSE                                               TIME*                 FINAL EXAM           CREDITS
for more information.) Thomas Jefferson School of Law reserves the right to limit enrollment in
particular courses. Students who register for courses that have already been closed will be notified.
                                                                                                          International Business Transactions                  8:30-10:20 a.m.       June 5               2

In addition to the law courses, depending upon student interest and demand, a Chinese
                                                                                                          Comparative Biotechnology Law                        8:30-10:20 a.m.       June 5               2
conversation course may be offered in the afternoon to registrants for a small additional charge.
The conversation course, which is not offered for college credit, is available to registrants and
                                                                                                          Beyond Doha: The Role of China and             10:30 a.m.-12:20 p.m.       June 5               2
accompanying persons.
                                                                                                          the Developing Countries in the WTO

This year’s Distinguished Guest Lecturer is the Honorable Margaret McKeown of the U.S. Court              Comparative Negotiation Strategies             10:30 a.m.-12:20 p.m.       June 5               2
of Appeals, 9th Circuit. There also will be a Brown-Bag Luncheon Lecture Series with other                in International Business
distinguished speakers and experts in the field of international law. This lecture series is conducted
                                                                                                          Chinese Legal System and its Reforms           10:30 a.m.-12:20 p.m.       June 5               2
in the afternoon, usually from 12:30–1:15 p.m.

                                                                                                          * All courses will be held Monday - Friday.

                                                                                                          COURSE DESCRIPTIONS
                                                                                                          INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS TRANSACTIONS (2 credits)
                                                                                                          Professor Susan Tiefenbrun and The Honorable Margaret McKeown, U.S. Court of Appeals, 9th Circuit

                                                                                                          This course is an introduction to the law of international trade and finance. Students consider the
                                                                                                          problems of conducting business in the global community. The approach is primarily transactional and
                                                                                                          combines the legal theory and practice of doing international business. Topics include the formation of
                                                                                                          agreements required for the international trading of goods, such as the documentary sale, the letter of
                                                                                                          credit, the contract of sale and the consequences of wars and other frustrations of contract, and the bill
                                                                                                          of lading or sale without a letter of credit. Students will study the regulation of international business
                                                                                                          by import and export controls, tariffs and non-tariff barriers, and customs classification and valuation.
                                                                                                          The transfer of technology by means of franchising and licensing agreements leads to a discussion
                                                                                                          of the pirating of intellectual property. Students will study the legal framework for establishing a
                                                                                                          foreign direct investment abroad or a joint venture. Other topics include the resolution of international
                                                                                                          disputes by trial or international arbitration, the role of the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade, the
                                                                                                          WTO, TRIPS, NAFTA, China and the European Union in regulating international business. This course
                                                                                                          focuses on the cultural differences that influence the establishment of international business ventures.


COMPARATIVE BIOTECHNOLOGY LAW (2 credits)                                                                   the class. In addition, the class will spend an afternoon visiting the Hangzhou factory of a San Diego
Professor Randy Berholtz                                                                                    company founded by two Chinese nationals from Zhejiang Province. This plant visit will enable
                                                                                                            students to witness international trade in action within a context to which they can relate.
This course examines the legal, business, regulatory, scientific and ethical issues raised by the fairly
recent revolution in the United States and Chinese biotechnology research community and industry            COMPARATIVE NEGOTIATION STRATEGIES IN INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS (2 credits)
and its relevance to the pharmaceutical sector and each nation’s health and welfare. The course is          Professor Leah Christensen
designed to provide Chinese and U.S. law students with an overview of the essential tools that are
necessary to become a biotechnology lawyer and life sciences law practitioner. Such areas consist           This course is designed to develop negotiation skills in the international business context. It will
of an overview of the science of biotechnology; intellectual property law, including patents; patent        apply theory to practice through the use of a variety of case simulations and problems. Students will
litigation; university technology transfer policies and relations; government funding; private and          learn to develop pre-negotiation, negotiation and post-negotiation skills. Students will examine how
public financing of biotechnology companies; licensing; research and development, collaborations            to evaluate and negotiate opposing interests, and develop options for agreement. Critical thinking
and mergers and acquisitions activity with pharmaceutical companies; food and drug law and the              and communication skills will be emphasized throughout the course, and the course will take an
regulations promulgated by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the Chinese State                active and hands-on approach to learning negotiation skills. Although the course will explore several
Food and Drug Administration (SFDA); biodefense and infectious disease response issues; and                 different cultures in the class (and their impact on business negotiations), the class will focus on
bioethical concerns. Speakers will include officials from the Chinese office of the FDA and from the        understanding the cultural differences between the United States and China and, in particular, how
SFDA.                                                                                                       these cultural differences can impact business negotiations. The goal of the course is to provide
                                                                                                            students with concrete strategies to use in an international business context that will foster mutual
BEYOND DOHA: THE ROLE OF CHINA AND THE DEVELOPING COUNTRIES IN THE WTO                                      understanding and success in business negotiations.
Professor Claire Wright (2 credits)
                                                                                                            CHINESE LEGAL SYSTEM AND ITS REFORMS (2 credits)
The first half of this course will review general international trade subjects. These subjects will         Professors Yongxin Song, Hongdao Qian, Leslie Kuan-Hsi Wang
include, for example, trade economics, the history of the World Trade Organization (WTO) system,
the WTO accession and dispute rules, the major WTO Agreements and dispute cases, and the                    This is an introduction to the Chinese legal system taught within the framework of the 28-year
representative features of the approximately 200 regional trade agreements that are in effect today.        economic reform that has brought dramatic change to the Chinese economy and to the lives of the
This part of the course will highlight the many trade issues between the U.S. and China, including          Chinese people. Students will learn about recent legal reforms in intellectual property legislation and
the U.S.’ enormous trade deficit with China, the thousands of U.S. manufacturing jobs that have             in several other areas of the law. This course is team-taught in English by three distinguished Chinese
been outsourced to China, the U.S.’ refusal to sell military items to China, U.S. safety concerns           professors of law from Zhejiang University Guanghua School of Law.
regarding products manufactured in China, the U.S.’ imposition of special tariffs on numerous
Chinese imports, China’s pre-importation review of U.S. media products and services, and the
pervasive infringement in China of U.S. intellectual property holders’ rights.                              PROGRAM FACULTY

The second half of the course will focus on the subject of Doha Round of Multilateral Trade                                                   Susan W. Tiefenbrun is a Professor of Law and Director of the
Negotiations and the most pressing issue in the international trade arena today:                                                              Center for Global Legal Studies at Thomas Jefferson School of Law.
How can the WTO rules be revised so that they both accurately reflect International trade patterns in the                                     As program director, Professor Tiefenbrun will be on site
21st century and are fair for the developing countries so that these countries’ economies can develop?                                        throughout the China Program, and available to advise and assist
                                                                                                                                              students with any problems that may arise.
China’s huge market renders it an important member of the WTO in any case. However, China
necessarily will play a crucial role in answering the above question, as it serves as the unofficial                                          Professor Tiefenbrun received her J.D. from New York University,
leader of the developing countries in the WTO. In China today, there is much debate and excitement                                            her Ph.D. with distinction from Columbia University, her M.A. from
among government officials, business people and academics regarding how China can utilize its                                                 the University of Wisconsin, summa cum laude, and her B.S. from
leadership role in the WTO to benefit both China as well as all of the many developing countries in                                           Wisconsin University where she was Phi Beta Kappa in her junior
the WTO. The course will build on this enthusiasm and contribute to this debate.                                                              year. Her special interests are international law, corporate law,
                                                                                                                                              securities law, international intellectual property, and women and
A Chinese trade expert and former employee in China’s Ministry of Foreign Trade and Economic                                                  international human rights law. She speaks ten foreign languages
Cooperation (now incorporated in China’s new Ministry of Commerce) will be a guest speaker in                                                 and is able to speak, read, write and understand Chinese. After

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attending law school, she worked in an international law firm in Paris and in the New York office of                                            Leah Christensen is an Associate Professor of Law at Thomas
Coudert Brothers, where she handled international commercial transactions. She participated in the                                              Jefferson School of Law. Professor Christensen received her
opening of one of the first American law offices in Moscow and is a specialist in eastern European                                              undergraduate degree from the University of Chicago, with
joint venture laws, as well as the laws of the European Union, China and the former Soviet Union.                                               honors, and majored in East Asian Languages and Civilizations.
She has written a book length study of Chinese, Russian and eastern European joint venture laws,                                                Professor Christensen studied Mandarin Chinese for three years at
and numerous articles on international intellectual property, especially in China, the World Court,                                             the University of Chicago in its intensive Chinese Language
international human rights laws and human trafficking. She has edited three books on law and                                                    Program. Professor Christensen then went on to study law at the
the arts, war crimes and legal ethics. She is currently the Vice President of the Law & Humanities                                              University of Iowa School of Law where she was a member of the
Institute and President of the West coast branch of this institute. She is past coordinator of several bar                                      Iowa Law Review and graduated with High Distinction. Following
association committees on Soviet law and the Soviet American Banking Law Committee.                                                             law school, Professor Christensen clerked for Justice William A.
                                                                                                                                                Bablitch of the Wisconsin Supreme Court. Following her clerkship,
Professor Tiefenbrun was awarded the French Legion of Honor in 2003 by the President of France.                                                 she practiced for several years specializing in civil litigation and
She lectures in English, French and Russian on private international law transactions and international                                         alternative dispute resolution in the areas of medical malpractice,
trade. She is a consultant to several companies on European Union laws and joint ventures.                                                      environmental and public education law.

                                   The Honorable Margaret McKeown was appointed to the                       Professor Christensen joined the faculty of Thomas Jefferson School of Law in 2008. She has
                                   United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit by President         previously taught at the University of St. Thomas School of Law (MN) and the University of Wisconsin
                                   Clinton and was confirmed by the United States Senate in 1998.            Law School. Professor Christensen’s scholarship focuses on legal education, ADR, restorative justice
                                   She attended the University of Madrid and graduated Phi Beta              and civil litigation. She has delivered presentations on her research at conferences sponsored by
                                   Kappa from the University of Wyoming with a B.A. in 1972 and              the Association of American Law Schools (AALS), the Institute of Law School Teaching (ILST), the
                                   from Georgetown University Law Center with a J.D. in 1975. She            Education Law Association and the Law School Admissions Council. In addition, she has presented
                                   received an honorary doctorate from Georgetown University in              papers at symposia sponsored by Washburn School of Law, Howard University School of Law,
                                   2005. Judge McKeown was a White House Fellow in 1980-1981,                John Marshall Law School and the University of St. Thomas. She has published articles in journals
                                   serving as Special Assistant to the Secretary of the Interior and         including South Carolina Law Review, Brigham Young Journal of Education and Law, Nevada Law
                                   Special Assistant at the White House. In 1993, she served as a            Journal, Seattle Law Review, Suffolk Law Review and Campbell Law Review.
                                   Japan Society Leadership Fellow.
                                                                                                                                                Claire Wright is an Associate Professor of Law at Thomas
                                   Judge McKeown is Jurist-in-Residence at the University of San                                                Jefferson. She earned her J.D. at Harvard Law School, cum laude,
Diego Law School. She chairs the Judicial Conference of the United States Codes of Conduct                                                      her B.A. at Smith College, summa cum laude, and took the General
Committee and the ABA Committee on Federal Judicial Improvements. She is a member of the ABA                                                    Course at the London School of Economics and Political Science.
World Justice Commission and the American Law Institute and serves on the Judicial Advisory Board                                               At Thomas Jefferson, Professor Wright teaches Property Law as well
for the American Society of International Law and the Advisory Board of the American Judicature                                                 as multidisciplinary classes on international trade law subjects. The
Society. She has lectured and taught extensively on ethics, judicial administration and intellectual                                            latter classes have included, for example, International Trade and
property in Asia, Europe and Latin America.                                                                                                     the World Trade Organization and International Trade and the
                                                                                                                                                Developing Countries. She also participates in Thomas Jefferson’s
Judge McKeown has received a number of awards, including Georgetown University Law Center                                                       LL.M. degree program in International Trade and Investment, and
Outstanding Alumna, University of Wyoming A&S Outstanding Alumna, the Outstanding Mentor                                                        she advises numerous students on independent study projects
Award from Big Sisters, the Federal Bar Association Community Service Award and the Girl Scouts’                                                involving the international trade laws. In addition, Professor Wright
“Cool Women” Award.                                                                                                                             has taught international trade law at Stanford Law School and is an
                                                                                                             adjunct professor at the Graduate School of International Relations and Pacific Studies at the
                                                                                                             University of California, San Diego (UCSD).

                                                                                                             In 2000, Professor Wright was elected to the American Law Institute (ALI), where she has been
                                                                                                             actively involved in the ALI’s Project on the World Trade Organization (WTO). Through this Project,
                                                                                                             the ALI has published a series of volumes on the WTO Appellate Body decisions and currently is in

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the process of summarizing the major principles of WTO law. One of her special areas of expertise                                            Yongxin Song is a Professor of Law at Zhejiang University
is trade in media/entertainment products and services. Her most recent publications include,                                                 Guanghua School of Law. He earned his LL.M. from the Beijing
for example, “Reconciling Cultural Diversity and Free Trade in the Digital Age,” “Hollywood’s                                                University Department of Law and also has a degree in western
Disappearing Act: International Trade Remedies to Bring Hollywood Home” and “Toward a New                                                    languages and literature from Beijing University. He was a visiting
Cultural Exemption in the WTO.” For a number of years prior to joining Thomas Jefferson, Professor                                           scholar at the University of Indiana where he did research on
Wright was a partner at the international law firm of Baker & McKenzie, where she advised numerous                                           American business law. He teaches International law, comparative
governments and private clients on trade issues around the world. Such issues included, for                                                  business organizations, the law of the WTO, Chinese commercial
example, the WTO Agreements and dispute cases, the proper classification, valuation and country of                                           law, international economic law, legal English and an introduction
origin of imported merchandise, export control laws, foreign trade zone regulations, and preferential                                        to the Chinese legal system. He has been a Visiting Professor at
trade programs such as the North American Free Trade Agreement and the Caribbean Basin                                                       several universities outside of China: Griffith University School of
Economic Recovery Act. In the U.S., she has represented clients before such agencies as the Office of                                        Law in Australia, American University Washington College of Law,
the U.S. Trade Representative, the Customs Service (now part of the Bureau of Customs and Border                                             Marshall University at the John Deaver Drinko Academy, Capital
Protection), the Department of Agriculture, the Department of Commerce and the Congress. Just                                                University Law and Graduate Center, and Indiana University School
prior to joining Thomas Jefferson, Professor Wright was a partner and the Director of the WTO Center    of Law in Bloomington, Indiana. Professor Song has written several books, including a Guide to the
at Ernst & Young LLP, where she provided similar trade advisory services.                               Law of International Economic Organizations, Unincorporated Business Organizations of the United
                                                                                                        States, A Concise Dictionary of International Law, and Private International Law, among others. He also
Professor Wright has special expertise regarding China. For example, for many years she advised         has written many scholarly articles on a wide range of subjects, including the international human
multinationals on Chinese trade issues, and she traveled to China on a number of occasions for this     rights obligations of multinational corporations, the application of the comparative fault principle to
purpose. When China first joined the WTO in 2001, she delivered several speeches in China on the        contracts in China, Chinese partnership law, a new type of limited liability company in the United
subject of China’s entry into the WTO and she taught a special two-week class at UCSD for 20 top        States, some unique features of the Chinese law of corporations and China’s new bankruptcy law
Chinese lawyers whom the Chinese Ministry of Justice had selected to attend this class. In addition,    and its English translation. Professor Song is an active participant in the establishment of the Thomas
a number of Professor Wright’s UCSD students over the years have been Chinese nationals who have        Jefferson School of Law and Zhejiang University Guanghua School of Law joint venture in
since returned to China. Professor Wright participated in Thomas Jefferson’s 2007 and 2008 China        international law.
                                                                                                                                           Hongdao Qian is a doctor of jurisprudence and earned a
                                   Randy Berholtz is an Adjunct Professor at Thomas Jefferson                                              post-doctorate degree in economics. He is the first post-doctorate
                                   School of Law and also the Vice President, General Counsel and                                          scholar doing research on the intersection of law and economics.
                                   Secretary of ACON Laboratories, Inc., a Chinese diagnostics                                             He undertakes an economic analysis of law from the new point of
                                   company based in San Diego, California and Hangzhou, China. He                                          view of Chinese characteristics and has done theoretical work on
                                   was previously the Chief Operating Officer of IngleWood Ventures,                                       corporate law, economic law and comparative law. Before joining
                                   a San Diego life sciences venture capital firm and also the Acting                                      Guanghua Law School of Zhejiang University as a professor of law,
                                   General Counsel of Nanogen, Inc., a public (NASDAQ National                                             Professor Qian was a scholar and professor in the graduate school
                                   Market) genomic analysis company in San Diego. He is a member                                           of the Chinese Academy of Social Science, and a senior visiting
                                   of the Life Science Angels, an angel investor group based in Menlo                                      scholar at Waseda University in 2001. He was also the
                                   Park, California as well as a member of the Advisory Board of the                                       administrative assistant editor of the Chinese Academic Yearbook,
                                   Keck Graduate Institute of Applied Life Sciences at the Claremont    vice-chairman of the China Society of Comparative Law, Chairman of the Board of Supervisors of the
                                   Colleges in Claremont, California. He is the previous Co-Chair of    China Venture Capital Co., Ltd., commissioner of the Investment Decision Committee, director and
                                   the Practising Law Institute’s Biotechnology Law Seminars and was    vice dean of China Venture Capital Research Institute, and chairman of the Society of Commercial
co-editor of Michael Malinowski’s treatise on Biotechnology Law. He teaches biotechnology law,          Law of Zhejiang Province, China.
comparative biotechnology law, patent adjudication and the entrepreneurial law clinic at Thomas
Jefferson School of Law. He received his B.A. summa cum laude from Cornell University, an M.Litt.
from Oxford University, where he was a Rhodes Scholar and a J.D. from the Yale Law School where he
was Senior Editor of The Yale Law Journal.

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                                  Leslie Kuan-Hsi Wang is the Assistant Dean and an Associate
                                  Professor at the Zhejiang University Guanghua Law School in
                                  Hangzhou and an Adjunct Associate Professor at the Shizouka
                                                                                                         Meal plans at the Law School may be available for all students upon request. Lunch and dinner
                                  University Law School in Shizouka, Japan. Professor Wang has
                                                                                                         cost very little. Food prices will depend on fluctuations in the currency; however, currently lunch
                                  been a visiting scholar at the Harvard-Yenching Institute in
                                                                                                         in a Chinese restaurant typically costs less than $10 with an inexpensive dinner costing $10-$15.
                                  Cambridge, Massachusetts, and the Soochow University Law
                                                                                                         Students may obtain meal cards upon arrival in Hangzhou that enables students and faculty to eat at
                                  School in Taipei, Taiwan, and a postdoctoral researcher at the
                                                                                                         the student and faculty cafeteria at Zhejiang University Guanghua College of Law.
                                  Renmin University of China Law School in Beijing, China.

                                                                                                         zHEJIANG UNIVERSITY GUANGHUA COLLEGE OF LAW
                                                                                                         The Zhejiang University Guanghua College of Law is located in the heart of Hangzhou at 51
Students are free to make their own housing arrangements in Hangzhou. Thomas Jefferson School
                                                                                                         Zhijiang Road, Hangzhou, Zhejiang 310008, People’s Republic of China. Classrooms are located in
of Law has arranged for discounted student housing at the Lakeview Hotel and at a Chinese student
                                                                                                         the Zhejiang University Guanghua College of Law school building. The office of the director of the
residence facility on campus in Hangzhou, when available. The Lakeview Hotel accommodations are
                                                                                                         Thomas Jefferson School of Law China Program also will be located in the law school building.
very comfortable, modern and convenient and it is classified as a four-star hotel with many special
basic accommodations at a cost of approximately RMB 500 per room per night. The Lakeview Hotel
                                                                                                         A fax machine and other administrative services are located near the office of the dean of
accommodations include a room with two separate beds, bathroom, telephone, computer access
                                                                                                         Zhejang University Guanghua College of Law. To reach the director of the China Program after May
with high-speed internet, linens and towels, TV, central air-conditioning, mini bar and fax service
                                                                                                         16, please dial 011.86.571.86592718 and ask for Professor Susan Tiefenbrun. The law school fax
at the business center, which is equipped with advanced function facilities. Dry cleaning services
                                                                                                         number is 011.86.571.86592718. Professor Yongxin Song can be reached by telephone and fax at
are available with a discount for students. The hotel also has a gymnasium, swimming pool, sauna,
                                                                                                         011.86.571.87972390. After May 16, send your fax to the attention of Professor Susan Tiefenbrun at
massage, shopping, dining and entertainment. As a four-star hotel, it is a very good accommodation
                                                                                                         the Lakeview Hotel fax at 011.86.571.87071350.
for the price. Most students and faculty will be staying at the Lakeview Hotel, across the street from
West Lake and right in the middle of town.

                                                                                                         ADMISSION CRITERIA AND GRADES
Additional information about housing arrangements in China, including detailed instructions for
making reservations and payment and for help with finding roommates, will be made available to
                                                                                                         Thomas Jefferson School of Law’s China Program is open to students who have completed at least
students who have registered for the China Program. Each residence has a very limited number of
                                                                                                         the first year of law school and who are currently in good standing at any ABA-accredited law school,
rooms available so students are advised to make housing arrangements early. Students who elect to
                                                                                                         as well as to graduates of approved schools and attorneys. Consistent with ABA requirements,
stay in China Program-organized housing will check in on Saturday, May 16, 2009, and check out
                                                                                                         students must be in good standing at the time the program begins in order to attend and obtain
on Saturday, June 6, 2009 (a 21 day stay). The discounted rates quoted are only available for the
duration of the program and students are required to pay a deposit early with the balance for the
entire 21-day stay due in advance, even if students decide to travel on weekends.

Thomas Jefferson School of Law will assist students with housing, but is not responsible for
cancellations or refunds with respect to housing in China and cannot guarantee a roommate to share
your room and expenses.

Lakeview Hotel                                     Telephone: 011.86.571.87078888
2 West Huancheng Road                              Fax: 011.86.571.87071350
Hangzhou, China P.C. 31006                         Email:
Chinese Dormitory
If you decide to stay at a Chinese dormitory, please call 619.374.6363 at Thomas Jefferson School of
Law for assistance in making the reservations and arranging for possible roommates.

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credit. Foreign law students or foreign law graduates, and U.S. or foreign graduates with advanced
degrees in other disciplines may also be eligible. MCLE credit for attorneys in California is available.   TRANSPORTATION AND MEDICAL INSURANCE
Attorneys in other states need to check with their State Bar office regarding MCLE credit.
                                                                                                           Students are responsible for making their own travel arrangements. It is strongly advised to make
For further information, please contact: Susan Tiefenbrun, Professor of Law and Director of Center         flight arrangements months in advance. Discount travel rates on regularly scheduled airlines are
for Global Legal Studies at Thomas Jefferson School of Law, by calling 619.297.9700, ext. 6908, or         available through travel agencies and over the Internet, as well as through a student discount travel
email at                                                                                  agency, AESU. For flight information, contact AESU at 1.800.638.7640.

Since enrollment in the program is limited, it is advisable to apply early. Applications will be           A Chinese travel agency can help you get discounted airfares to Hangzhou and obtain the required
accepted on a first come, first served basis.                                                              visa. Hangzhou has an airport, and it is recommended to fly from Los Angeles or New York to Beijing
                                                                                                           and from Beijing to Hangzhou airport or to fly to Hong Kong and from Hong Kong to Hangzhou
Grades are based on an examination in each course.                                                         airport.

The grading policy in the program is the same as in the regular course of study at Thomas Jefferson        Participants in the program are required to obtain medical insurance that will cover them in China.
School of Law. The grade scale is: A, A-, B+, B, B-, C+, C, C-, D+, D and F. Students should consult       Students are advised to obtain Student Travel Abroad Accident and Sickness Insurance through their
with their home schools as to the award of credit and grades for courses taken in the summer               own insurer. Students without medical insurance will not be admitted into the China Program.
program. Upon request, a transcript will be sent to each student and each student’s law school by
the registrar of Thomas Jefferson School of Law. To request a transcript after participating in the
program, students should contact Registrar Kim Grennan at 619.297.1471 or email at          PASSPORTS AND VISAS

Acceptance of academic credit is at the discretion of the applicant’s home school. It is unlikely that     Passports are required for travel to China. Applications are available through the U.S. Postal Service.
Zhejiang University Guanghua College of Law participation in a foreign summer program may be               United States citizens also will need a visa to travel to China. The easiest way to obtain a visa is to
used to accelerate graduation. Students interested in acceleration are advised to address this issue       work through a Chinese travel agency.
with their home schools.

                                                                                                           FINANCIAL AID
                                                                                                           Students may be able to apply for student loans to cover the cost of tuition and living expenses.
Applications for the China Program, including letters of good standing for students at schools             The total expected cost of the program is known as the Student Budget or Cost of Attendance.
other than Thomas Jefferson School of Law, are due no later than March 27, 2009. Tuition for the           Students must make lending arrangements through the school at which they are enrolled. Students
China Program is $2000 for up to four credits, regardless of the number of credits taken. The tuition      of Thomas Jefferson School of Law, contact Marc Berman, Director of Financial Assistance, at
includes a non-refundable $250 registration fee that is due by March 6, 2009. The remaining $1750          619.297.9700, ext. 1353, or by email at Students enrolled at a law school other
is payable on or before March 27, 2009. Books and materials are NOT included in the cost of tuition.       than Thomas Jefferson School of Law, please complete our consortium agreement and fax it to Marc
Any applicant not meeting this deadline may be dropped from the China Program. Items not                   Berman at 619.374.6397. The completed consortium agreement should then be handed to your
included in tuition are books, medical or travel insurance, room and board, and transportation.            “home” school financial aid office for loan processing.

All students participating in the China Program must obtain their own books through the Thomas             Thomas Jefferson School of Law students who plan to attend and want to finance the China Program
Jefferson School of Law bookstore. A book list and information about ordering books will be                should apply online for their Graduate PLUS loans. The Financial Aid Office will schedule your
available in February. The bookstore will deliver books to non-Thomas Jefferson School of Law              Graduate PLUS disbursement to arrive on May 4, 2009, so please make sure to apply 6-8 weeks
students. All students in the China Program must bring these books with them to China. Some                before our disbursement date to ensure that your loans arrive on time.
additional photocopied course materials will be distributed in China.
                                                                                                           All students should be aware of the timing of student loan disbursements. In many cases, loan funds
                                                                                                           may not be available until shortly before the program begins or not until after students have already
                                                                                                           departed. Therefore, it is important that students have some other source of funds to “tide them
                                                                                                           over” until the loan funds become available. Tuition is due in full by March 27, 2009. Students who

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SUMMER 2009 INTERNATIONAL LAW PROGRAM                                                                   THOMAS JEFFERSON SCHOOL OF LAW
IN HANGzHOU, CHINA                                                                                      CHINA SUMMER ABROAD PROGRAM APPLICATION

                                                                                                        Mail completed application, non-refundable registration fee of $250, and letter of good standing
withdraw after March 27, or who do not complete their coursework, will be held responsible for          (not required of Thomas Jefferson School of Law students) by March 6, 2009, to:
payment of tuition in full.
                                                                                                        Professor Susan Tiefenbrun
                                                                                                        Director of China Program                            Telephone: 619.374.6363
                                                                                                        and the Center for Global Legal Studies              Fax: 619.296.4284
NOTES ON CANCELLATION                                                                                   Thomas Jefferson School of Law                       Email:
                                                                                                        2121 San Diego Avenue                                Website:
                                                                                                        San Diego, California 92110
Thomas Jefferson School of Law reserves the right to alter or cancel the program should
circumstances warrant, including lack of sufficient registration. If the program is canceled, Thomas    PLEASE PRINT AND ANSWER ALL QUESTIONS.
Jefferson School of Law will promptly refund all payments and registration fees, and every effort        Thomas Jefferson LS Student                                    Non-Thomas Jefferson LS Student
would be made to help students enroll in other foreign programs of their choice. If a student             Thomas Jefferson LS ID Number: _________________
withdraws from the program by letter postmarked on or before March 27, 2009, all tuition payments
                                                                                                        1. U.S. SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER ______________________________________________________
will be refunded except for the nonrefundable $250 registration fee. No refunds of tuition will be
made for registrant cancellations after March 27, 2009.                                                 2. NAME (LAST, FIRST) ________________________________________________________________

                                                                                                        3. MAILING/BILLING ADDRESS:
NONDISCRIMINATION POLICY                                                                                   STREET
                                                                                                           CITY                              STATE             ZIP
Thomas Jefferson School of Law continues its commitment to extending equal opportunity to all              ___________________________________________________________________________________
qualified individuals without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, national      COUNTRY                           PHONE             EMAIL
origin, or physical or mental disability in the conduct and operation of its educational programs and
                                                                                                        4. DATE OF BIRTH: _________________
activities, including admission and employment. Inquiries concerning this policy should be directed                         MM/DD/YYYY
to the Dean of the Law School.
                                                                                                        5.  MALE                        FEMALE

                                                                                                        6 CITIZENSHIP:  U.S. CITIZEN          NON-RESIDENT ALIEN          PERMANENT RESIDENT
                                                                                                        6a. COUNTRY OF CITIZENSHIP, IF NOT A U.S. CITIZEN: ____________________________________
For further information about Thomas Jefferson School of Law’s Study Abroad Programs, contact:
                                                                                                        7. APRIL ADDRESS (FOR MAILING OF BOOKS):
Professor Susan Tiefenbrun                                                                                 STREET
Director of China Program                                                                                  ___________________________________________________________________________________
                                                                                                           CITY                              STATE             ZIP
and the Center for Global Legal Studies                                                                    ___________________________________________________________________________________
Thomas Jefferson School of Law                                                                             COUNTRY                           PHONE             EMAIL
2121 San Diego Avenue
                                                                                                        8. PERMANENT ADDRESS (if different from mailing address, above):
San Diego, CA 92110                                                                                        ___________________________________________________________________________________
China Study Abroad Program                         Thomas Jefferson School of Law                          ___________________________________________________________________________________
                                                                                                           CITY                                STATE               ZIP
Telephone: 619.374.6363                            Telephone: 800.936.7529                                 ___________________________________________________________________________________
Fax: 619.296.4284                                  Fax: 619.294.4713                                       COUNTRY                             PHONE               EMAIL
Email:                       Email:
                                                                                                        9. LAW SCHOOL ADDRESS:
Website:              Website:                                   ___________________________________________________________________________________
                                                                                                           NAME OF LAW SCHOOL
                                                                                                           CITY                              STATE             ZIP
                                                                                                           COUNTRY                           PHONE             EMAIL

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    BE MAILED: ______________________________________________________________________

11. LAW SCHOOL YEARS COMPLETED:  1 YEAR                           2 YEARS             _____ GRAD. DATE

12. IS THIS LAW SCHOOL ACCREDITED BY THE ABA?                      YES                  NO

   CITY                              STATE             ZIP
   COUNTRY                           PHONE             EMAIL


If you are a student and are not enrolled at Thomas Jefferson School of Law, please have the Dean or Registrar
from your law school send a letter of good standing. The letter should approve the transfer of credits from
Thomas Jefferson School of Law toward the J.D. degree at the law school of the applicant’s matriculation.

THOMAS JEFFERSON SCHOOL OF LAW. (please write “China Program” on Memorandum of check)

 I have enclosed my registration fee of $250 (check or money order) to be applied to tuition total.
  The balance of tuition and fees ($1,750) must be remitted prior to March 27, 2009.
 I have enclosed full payment of tuition and fees ($2, 000).
 To pay by credit card on-line using Mastercard or Visa only visit:

 My name, address, telephone number and email address may be given to other students
  registered for the program.


Choose one of the following:
 International Business Transactions (Professor Susan Tiefenbrun and The Honorable Margaret
   McKeown, 8:30 a.m. – 10:20 a.m.)
 Comparative Biotechnology Law (Professor Randy Berholtz, 8:30 a.m. –10:20 a.m.)

Choose one of the following:
 Beyond Doha: The Role of China and the Developing Countries in the WTO (Professor Claire Wright,
  10:30 a.m. – 12:20 p.m.)
 Comparative Negotiation Strategies in International Business (Professor Leah Christensen,
  10:30 a.m. – 12:20 p.m.)
 Chinese Legal System and its Reforms (Professors Yongxin Song, Hongdao Qian, Leslie Kuan-Hsi
   Wang, 10:30 a.m. – 12:20 p.m.)

I certify the information on this application to be correct and understand that on becoming a participant
In the China Program I shall be subject to law school regulations and program guidelines. I understand
that Thomas Jefferson School of Law reserves the right to require withdrawal of any student as a result of
unsatisfactory academic performance or behavior.

SIGNATURE                                                       DATE

How did you hear about Thomas Jefferson School of Law’s China Summer Abroad Program?


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