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  • Locations: Beijing, China
  • Program Terms: Spring
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Program Description:
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Kline in China: Transactional Lawyering in China and the US

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Program Overview

Join Prof. Karl Okamoto and Drexel and Renmin students in an innovative course in Transactional Law. This course mixes on-line lectures and a week-long live simulation in Beijing, China. This is a 3-credit class, “Transactional Lawyering in China and the US: A Comparative Experience” to take place in May 2018. The class will be taught in 3 segments: (1) asynchronous, online lectures; (2) live, on-line instructor-led classes; (3) in-person classes at Renmin University, Beijing, China. In the China portion of the course, you will conduct transaction negotiations supervised by Chinese attorneys from major law firms, including Shearman & Sterling, WilmerHale, and Mayer Brown.


  • 2.5 minimum GPA
  • Prerequisite course: Business Organizations, Law 700S


Students should register for the 3-credit course Law T680S

Faculty Leader:
Dr. Karl Okamoto, Professor of Law, Director of the Business and Entrepeneurship Law Program

Program Partner:
University of Renmin, Renmin Law School

Program Calendar

Program Start Date: 05/12/2018
Program End Date: 05/19/2018  

Tentative Itinerary:
Friday-Sunday, May 11-13, 2018
 Students make independent arrangements for travel  to Beijing.  Students should plan to arrive in Beijing in  time to attend the Welcome Dinner. 
Sunday, May 13, 2018  6-9: Welcome dinner and orientation, Renmin  University, Beijing, China (all students invited)
Monday, May 14, 2018  9-12: Classroom time
 12-1:30: lunch break
 1:30-3:30: Classroom time
 3:30-evening: Free time
Tuesday, May 15, 2018  9-12: Classroom time 
 12-1:30: lunch break 
 1:30-3:30: Classroom time
 3:30-evening: Free time
Wednesday, May 16, 2018  All day: Class trip to Great Wall (all students invited)
 Evening: Free time
Thursday, May 17, 2018  9-12: Classroom time
12-2: lunch break and travel
 2-4: Law firm visit
 4-evening: Free time
Friday, May 18, 2018  9-12: Classroom time
 12-2: lunch break and travel
 2-4: Law firm visit.
 4-8: Return to Renmin for departure dinner
Saturday/Sunday, May 19-20, 2018  Students make independent arrangements to depart  Beijing.


Students will stay in dormitories at the University of Renmin. Dorms are available starting Friday, May 11 until Sunday, May 19

Program Fee

Estimated Program Costs

  • $300 commitment fee, which will be returned to you after completion of the program
  • 3 Kline credits: $4350
  • Airfare: $1200
  • Dorm rooms: $50 / night
  • Meals: $300
  • Visa: $150
  • Passport: $135
  • Miscellaneous: $400 

More Information

  • All U.S. Citizens need a Visa to enter China. 
  • For more information about the course, please contact Karl Okamoto, Professor of Law

Dates / Deadlines:

There are currently no active application cycles for this program.

This program is currently not accepting applications.