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The Master of Laws (LL.M.) Program in Chinese Law

The Master of Laws (LL.M.) Program in Chinese Law is a graduate law program offered by Peking University Law School, focusing on Chinese civil and commercial laws. The language of instruction is English. The study duration of the program is 1-2 years.


Peking University (PKU) is a pre-eminent university in China, well-known for her long history, rich culture, distinguished alumni, enlightened education policies and exciting campus life. Established in 1904, its law school has become a leading institution for legal education and a potent force for legal development in China. The Law School frequently cooperates with the government, law firms and the business community in the development of cutting-edge legal, social and commercial policies. The Law School also has many international connections and partnership programs with leading universities and legal institutions. PKU Law School is ranked 28th globally in QS 2023 for law, 4th in Asia.


With China's rapid economic growth and growing presence on the world stage, the knowledge of Chinese law has become an essential resource for international students and legal professionals engaged with China. Peking University Law School established the LL.M. Program in Chinese Law to address the needs of the international community in seeking a comprehensive and systematic understanding of Chinese law from a first-class legal institution.


This program provides intensive instruction in Chinese law. Leading faculty members will offer Chinese law courses specifically designed for international students. The teaching will be comprised of both lectures and small-group seminars. In addition, Peking University regularly attracts top scholars and practitioners in Chinese law and students will have first-hand access to such distinguished presenters. There are also optional subjects in non-law areas such as politics, economy and society to facilitate students’ understanding of China's culture. Moreover, courses on Mandarin Chinese are available for the improvement of language skills and adaption to local life. 


The LL.M. Program offers students opportunities to visit top law firms and other legal institutions, such as the Supreme People's Court of China, the Intellectual Property Court, and the law enforcement authorities in China, with a hope to avail them with a better comprehension of the Chinese legal system and its cultural underpinnings. The program office also offers assistance to students in seeking internship opportunities at top law firms. Through the program, students can establish a solid foundation for their career development relating to China.


Merit-based scholarships are available (ranging from thousands of RMB to that covering tuition plus stipend): (1) Scholarship for Youth of Excellence Scheme of China (YES-China); (2) Chinese Government Scholarship; (3) Beijing Government Scholarship; (4) PKU Law International Student Scholarship; (5) Hu Yuanxiang Scholarship for LL.M. Program; (6) Korean Alumni Association Scholarship (upon availability).


Applicants must have: (1) a first degree in law (J.D., LL.B. or the equivalent) from a law school, or (2) a Bachelor’s degree plus substantial law-related working experiences. No more than 30 students will be admitted into this program in the year of 2024.


The application deadline is March 31, 2024.




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E-mail:                         Office of the LL.M. Program     

Tel: (8610) 62751699                                    Room107, Peking University Law School

Fax: (8610) 62756224                                   Beijing, 100871

Website:                           People’s Republic of China



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