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Law in General

Law, or legal studies, comes into contact with almost every area of human life, touching upon issues relating to business, economics, politics, the environment, human rights, international relations and trade. It is telling that the first academic degrees developed were all related to law. As a law student, you can expect to learn how to tackle some of the most problematic – indeed, often seemingly irresolvable – conflicts and issues in modern society and morality. In providing a framework through which to examine and understand different societies and cultures, law degrees are a useful way to prepare not only for specific legal careers, but for a broad range of professional roles – and indeed, for life in general.

Law degrees have always been among the most sought-after and widely respected courses to study at university. For many, a law degree is the first step along the path to a career in the legal sector, often followed by the further study and training needed to become a practicing solicitor or barrister. However, this is certainly not the only reason to study law at university. Law degrees are notoriously challenging, and for many students, the attraction lies in the unique combination of human interest and intellectual stimulation provided.

Like most academic degrees, law programs start with compulsory core courses, and more opportunities to choose law topics tailored to a particular career path later on. Teaching is through a combination of lectures, seminars, group work, presentations, class debates and ‘mooting sessions’ – practical law training in a courtroom setting to help students master important legal skills such as research and analysis, public speaking and argument formation.

Some institutions allow law students to spend a year studying abroad, particularly if they are combining law with a foreign language. Some may also provide students with the chance to work pro bono (voluntarily) with real-life clients, as a way to gain invaluable experience and gaining legal skills that will help when applying for positions later on.

Law Studies in China and Other Major Countries
Tuition (in USD/year)
Degree after Graduation
Language Requirements
Chinese or English



Why Study Law in China


  • Studying Continental Law System in China, which is a major Continental Law System country
  • Learning a new language and having chance of interaction with a new cultural background;
  • World-class law education with an affordable tuition
  • Lower educational requirement for law students working in China.


  • Do law-related business in China
  • Pursue your career in area of law
  • Continue studies of law in further education
  • Legal system maker
Where to Study Law in China

Detailed Comparison of the Top 5


Peking University

  • Tuition: 26,000 RMB per year
  • Location: Beijing
  • Duration: 4 years
  • Language requirement: Chinese, HSK 5
  • Features:
    Law School ranking No1. in China and Top 3 in Asia by QS
    Good conditions and excellent faculties for academic study;
    Exchange and cooperation with world-class universities, for example, Stanford University, Columbia University, University of Luxembourg, and with international organizations, such as WTO, ESCAP.

Detailed Comparison of the Top 5


China University of Political Science and Law

  • Tuition: 20,000 RMB per year
  • Location: Beijing
  • Duration: 4 years
  • Language requirement: Chinese, HSK 4
  • Features:
    Characterized by centering on law, accompanied with other disciplines
    The lead in China’s jurisprudence theoretical innovation and conceptual updating; having international cooperation agreements with 119 world-famous universities in 33 countries

Detailed Comparison of the Top 5


Wuhan University

  • Tuition: 20,000 RMB per year
  • Location:Wuhan
  • Duration: 4 years
  • Language requirement: Chinese, HSK 5
  • Features:
    The Law School having a history more than 100 years
    Strong academic teams, obvious talent advantage
    One of the "5 Colleges and 4 Departments", the representation of the highest level of education of law
    International Private Law and Environment Law ranking No. 1 in China
    Balanced discipline development

Detailed Comparison of the Top 5


Jilin University

  • Tuition: 17,000 RMB per year
  • Location: Jilin
  • Duration: 4 years
  • Language requirement: Chinese, HSK 3
  • Features:
    Lower Chinese language requirement
    Lower affordable tuition
    first-class teaching system for international students
    One of the earliest established schools in China
    urisprudence and Criminal Law are national key disciplines.

Detailed Comparison of the Top 5


Fudan University

  • Tuition: 23,000 RMB per year
  • Location: Shanghai
  • Duration: 4 years
  • Language requirement: Chinese, having an examination
  • Features:
    Can apply for LL.M. after graduation of bachelor
    The oldest existing law school in east and south China
    Constantly recruited outstanding legal scholars
    Having English-taught master program of Chinese Business Law for 2 years.

Ascending tuition fees of the Top 3