The University of Law has partnered with Shanghai law school East China University of Political Science and Law (ECUPL) to allow students to study at both institutions.
ULaw students will be able to go to summer school at ECUPL, while ECUPL students will be able to study for the summer at ULaw’s London base. Shanghai students will also be able to gain credits towards their Chinese degree by studying ULaw’s one-year LLM.
It is known that the universities intend to broaden their partnership after the summer school, but it is not yet known what form this might take. ULaw stated that its rationale for partnering with ECUPL was due to a growing demand from its law firm clients for students with global legal and Chinese language skills as well as a desire to build its own international student cohort. CEO John Latham acknowledged the importance of Shanghai as a key legal market.
ECUPL president He Qinhua said: “In the future, we will join hands to nurture talents with deep understanding of Chinese and UK laws who one day could make a contribution to the economic and cultural exchange between China and the UK.
The two universities, based on effective cooperation, could also play a key role in facilitating the communication and exchange of legal education and culture between Shanghai and London.”