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Tsinghua University School of Law 清华大学
Mingli Building
Haidian District
100084 Beijing

The University


Located in the northwestern suburbs of Beijing, Tsinghua University was established in 1911 on the site of "Qing Hua Yuan (Tsinghua Garden)"a former royal garden of the Qing Dynasty. Partly funded by the "Gengzi Indemnity", also known as "Boxer Indemnity,"it functioned at first as a preparatory school called "Tsinghua Xuetang (Tsing Hua Imperial College)"for those students who were sent by the government to study in the United States.

On April 29, 1911, Tsinghua Xuetang began its first term of study, and from that year on, the Tsinghua's anniversary has fallen on the last Sunday of April. The name was changed to "Tsinghua Xuexiao (Tsing Hua College)"after the 1911 Revolution.

In 1925, Tsinghua launched its four-year undergraduate programme. In 1928, its name was changed to "Guoli Tsinghua Daxue (National Tsinghua University),"and in the autumn of 1929 its graduate school was set up.

Following the outbreak of the War of Resistance against Japan in 1937, Tsinghua University, Peking University and Nankai University merged to form the National Southwest Associated University in Kunming. After the war, Tsinghua University moved back to its original Beijing campus.

Three years after the founding of the People's Republic of China, a nationwide restructuring of institutes of higher education began, and in 1952, Tsinghua University became a multidisciplinary polytechnic university specializing in training engineers. In November of that year, the Ministry of Education appointed Jiang Nanxiang as President.

Since 1978, Tsinghua University has strengthened its teaching in sciences, economic management, humanities and law. In 1999, Tsinghua opened the School of Arts and Design by merging with the Central Academy of Arts and Design. Today, Tsinghua has become a leading university: while its teaching is focused on engineering, it concurrently offers degrees in other sciences, the liberal arts, management and law.

To fully implement the "China Education Reform and Development Program,"Tsinghua University has set new development targets for the next 15 years. Educational quality and effectiveness will be improved and disciplinary structure will be readjusted. Building on our strength in engineering, the university will promote the development of science and management departments. High academic standards will also be pursued in the humanities and social sciences.

In less than 100 years, Tsinghua University has witnessed and shared the hardships and glories of the nation. The University's motto of "Self-discipline and Social Commitment"has inspired many generations of Tsinghua teachers and students to struggle for the prosperity of China. Now, striving to build Tsinghua University into a world-class university by its 100th anniversary in 2011 has become the objective of each member of the teaching staff and the student body.

The Law School

Since its founding in 1920, Tsinghua University's Law School has graduated many prominent legal scholars, judges and lawyers. Among its ranks are the late Judges Tieya Wang and Ruao Mei, and Justice Duanmu Zheng of the Supreme People's Court. The restructuring of the higher education system in China led to the Law School's merger with Peking University and other universities in 1952. In 1995, Tsinghua Law School was reestablished to answer the call for establishing and enhancing the rule of law in China. Backed by the rich history, academic strength, and reputation of Tsinghua University, the Law School has progressed to become a leading institute in legal education and research in China.
Comprised of state-of-art facilities and the finest faculty members in China, many of whom have foreign legal backgrounds, Tsinghua Law School has attracted over 1,300 students who are currently enrolled in its various undergraduate and graduate programs. Ming Li Building, a name given to the Law School by Mr. Yiren Rong, former Vice President of the People's Republic of China, houses the entire faculty. Construction of the building was funded by the "Friends of Tsinghua Law School", a trust fund established by Mr. Zhijian Rong, Justice Andrew Kwok-Nang Li, Ms. Elsie Leung, and Professor Albert Chen. Within the complex is a comprehensive Law Library, moot court, online legal information center, computer labs, classrooms and faculty offices. Tsinghua Law School prides itself in its top-notch education programs and facilities, and strives to provide the best learning conditions for its students and scholars.

The Program

The Master of Law Program (LL.M. Program) In Chinese Law at TsinghuaLawSchool, Beijing, China is the first formal legal educational program at the graduate level in China, which is designed and offered exclusively for foreign law students and legal professionals. It is believed that the best way of studying the legal system of a foreign country is to stay and live in the society while studying the rules and legal operations in that society. Therefore, this LL.M. Program does not only provide all courses and materials in English, but also the unique opportunity to get insight views of Chinese legal system and the society through close contacts with Chinese students, legal professionals and common people.
As a country with a rich cultural heritage and the largest market in the world, China has become one of countries which receive largest foreign direct investment and one of leading import/export countries in the world. Its unique way of social transformation and successful economic development has been attracting the world attention and providing abundant resources for academic study. Through out the process of social transformation and economic development, the country has been endeavoring to establish a complex legal infrastructure by enacting laws, setting up legal institutes and building the rule of law in order to ensure the profound social reform and rapid economic boom sustainable and smooth. Legal system is not only a field of enormous changes but also the most important mechanism for facilitating the social transition.

In the unprecedented process of globalization, Chinese law becomes a necessary knowledge and instrument for those who have business, cultural, academic and political encounters with China. To meet the increasing demand for understanding Chinese legal system, the Law School of TsinghuaUniversity launches this LL.M. Program in Chinese law for non-Chinese speaking law students and legal professionals in 2005. Its curriculum covers the major fields of Chinese law. The Program will offer you both unique insights in Chinese legal system and exciting experience in China.

Thank you for your attention and your interest in Chinese Law. If you have further questions, please feel free to contact us.
To learn more, visit the www.law.tsinghua.edu.cn/publish/lawen/7057/index.html , email [email protected] or call (8610) 62795941

The Faculty

Tsinghua University School of Law offers a friendly, supportive atmosphere. Our faculty members take great pride in developing good working relationships with students, and are available to discuss course materials as well as questions related to the study of law in general.Our faculty members are leading practitioners and scholars in their field.
See the entire law school faculty

Application Procedure

Step 1: Online Application

Complete online application on the website of International Students Office, Tsinghua University (is.tsinghua.edu.cn/EN/online-application/instructi?). Print and sign two hard copies of the application form produced by the system after the application status changes to "verified".

Step 2: Document Submission

Submit the application materials below to the address indicated below by post mail or in person.

Application Schedule

November 1,2012 - March 31,2013.

The Online Application should be completed by Feb.28, 2013 and the package be received by March 31, 2013.

For more information, please visit our website.www.tsinghua.edu.cn/publish/lawen/7068/index.html

Financial Aid

LL.M. Program provides two kinds of scholarships The applicants may apply for Mingli Scholarship and Beijing Government Scholarship (BGS), The scholarships are categorized into full scholarships and partial scholarships. Full scholarships cover half tuition. Partial scholarships cover 10,000 yuan or 20,000 yuan.

The scholarships are preferentially awarded to the full-year applicants from developing countries study at Tsinghua University.

The deadline for scholarship application is Feb.28, 2013.


The L.L.M. Program in Chinese Law
Room106, Law School (Mingli Building), Tsinghua University,
Haidian District, Beijing 100084
People's Republic of China


The university offers comfortable dormitories with easy access to the university's classrooms, faculty offices and other facilities. They house students from all over China and around the world. Students who want to stay with Chinese families or rent apartments available in the market may do so by their own arrangement.

Student Life

On the great wall

The diverse faculty and student body offers many opportunities for students to thrive academically and socially. Each semester the LL.M. programs plan many events, discussions, and conferences that allow students to not only socialize, but network with faculty members and legal professionals in the field.
There are so many kinds of activities such as :
1.Audit a trial in Beijing Haidian court(Oct.11th,2012)
2.Campus Tour and Visit Tsinghua History Exibition Exams and Library (23 August, 2012)
3.Visit The national museum and Gong Wang Palace(Aug.27th,2012)
see more at www.tsinghua.edu.cn/publish/lawen/7060/index.html

Program Information

  • LL.M. Program In Chinese Law
Language of Instruction
  • English
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