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  • Locations: Beijing, China
  • Program Terms: Spring
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
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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 students from Kline School and Renmin University in an innovative course in Transactional Law. This course mixes on-line lectures, live seminars and a week-long live simulation in Beijing, China. A 3-credit class, “Transactional Lawyering in China and the US: A Comparative Experience” will take place during the Spring 2020 semester, ending with a week in China after exams end in May 2020. The class will be taught in 3 segments: (1) asynchronous, online lectures; (2) live, instructor-led seminars held at Drexel; (3) in-person classes at Renmin University, Beijing, China. In the China portion of the course, you will conduct mock drafting and negotiation exercises with students from Renmin and other Chinese law schools and visit with several leading transactional lawyers from major law firms based in China.  There will be opportunities for extra-curricular activities, such as visits to the Great Wall, Forbidden City and similar landmarks, shopping expeditions and “street food”tours with Professor Okamoto.


  • 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

Program Partner:
University of Renmin, Renmin Law School

Program Calendar

Program Start Date: May 8, 2022
Program End Date: May 14, 2022

Tentative Itinerary:
Friday-Sunday, May 6-8
 Students make independent arrangements for travel  to Beijing.  Students should plan to arrive in Beijing in  time to attend the Welcome Dinner. 
Sunday, May 8  6-9: Welcome dinner and orientation, Renmin  University, Beijing, China (all students invited)
Monday, May 9  9-12: Classroom time
 12-1:30: lunch break
 1:30-3:30: Classroom time
 3:30-evening: Free time
Tuesday, May 10  9-12: Classroom time 
 12-1:30: lunch break 
 1:30-3:30: Classroom time
 3:30-evening: Free time
Wednesday, May 11  All day: Class trip to Great Wall (all students invited)
 Evening: Free time
Thursday, May 12  9-12: Classroom time
12-2: lunch break and travel
 2-4: Law firm visit
 4-evening: Free time
Friday, May 13  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 14-15  Students make independent arrangements to depart  Beijing.


Students will stay in dormitories at the University of Renmin. Dorms are available starting Friday, May 6 until Sunday, May 15

Program Fee

Estimated Program Costs

  • $300 commitment fee, which will be returned to you after completion of the program
  • 3 Kline credits: $4,620 (minus any Kline scholarship)
  • Airfare: $1200
  • Dorm rooms: $75 / night
  • Meals: $400
  • Visa: $150
  • Passport: $145
  • Miscellaneous: $450

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.