The Director, Faculty, and Courses
The Center for Chinese Legal Studies anchors the study of Chinese law at Columbia Law School. In addition to drawing together the vibrant community of students of Chinese law and visiting scholars through scholarly, career, and social activities, the Center for Chinese Legal Studies creates a nourishing intellectual environment.
- The center’s director, Benjamin Liebman, is considered one of the best Chinese legal scholars in the world.
- Students also work with world-renowned faculty on original research into the Chinese legal system.
- The center works to provide hands-on legal experience for students of Chinese law, through fellowships to support public interest work and research, through networking opportunities arranged by the center, and through working with Career Services.
- Columbia Law School offers the widest range of courses on Chinese law of any law school in the United States. The Law School enjoys a reputation for innovative teaching. Students take a unique breadth and depth of Chinese law classes covering current topics, such as international trade, media, and the environment.
Courses in Chinese Law