Stetson University

Academic Program - Tianjin, China

All students will be enrolled in four separate one credit hour courses focusing upon Comparative and International Law issues. Classes will generally meet during the mornings, Monday-Thursday.

china_groupClasses will begin at 9 a.m. and end at 12:15 p.m. with two short breaks. Afternoons and three-day weekends will be free for study, social events and travel. All course instructions will be in English. The academic program will include the following courses:

  • Economic Constitutionalism and Reform in Asia (David Ritchie, Mercer)
  • Comparative Chinese and U.S. Maritime Practice and Procedure (Jonathan Gutoff, Roger Williams)
  • Intellectual Property Rights and International Trade Disputes (Aleatra Williams, Charleston)
  • Comparative Environmental Law Enforcement
    (Joel Mintz, Nova Southeastern)

See Courses for a more complete description of the classes offered.


The China study abroad program will take place at Nankai University School of Law, 94 Weijin Road, Nankai District, Tianjin, P.R.China 300071. Nankai School of Law is a highly respected law school in China. Nankai University is located in Tianjin, China. The resident director of the program will be available daily to consult with students, and he will be available in the program housing to meet with, and advise students. The resident director's name and hotel room number will be provided to all students at the start of the program. Information about Nankai University, as well as the law school can be found at the University's English language website at

Stetson University College of Law and Oklahoma City University School of Law lease class room space and other academic facilities from Nankai University for use in its study abroad program. Stetson, OCU and Nankai School of Law have also entered into Memorandums of Understanding that permits both student and faculty exchanges between the institutions. Nankai University does not publish its academic calendar on its website. However, Nankai University's academic calendar will be made available to all students by email in advance of the program.

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