Summer Program in Law


Program Description

China is undoubtedly one of the most influential countries in the world. Heir to a long legal tradition, China continues to reform its laws, legal system, and institutions, including the judiciary, to meet the demands posed by the World Trade Organization. If you are pursuing a legal career and have an interest in international business law, it’s crucial to understand the main elements of the Chinese legal system.

The summer program in law is organized by University of Montréal’s Faculty of Law in collaboration with the China University of Political Science and Law. The program was established in 2002, and is intended to meet the needs of Quebec, Canadian, and international lawyers who are interested in China. You’ll receive basic training in the Chinese judicial system as well as participate in a cultural tourism component that allows you to experience China first hand.

A one-month internship (2-4 positions available) at the Guangdong International Business Law Firm will be available at the end of the summer program. This internship will not be for credit, though it will provide invaluable work experience and insight into real-world Chinese legal practices.

For more information, visit the Chinese University of Political Science and Law website.

Note: This program includes costs that go beyond what is covered by CLIC. Students are responsible for paying approximately $1750.

Eligibility Requirements

Only Canadian citizens are eligible to receive CLIC support.

Open to students from all CLIC member universities who are enrolled in a bachelor’s degree program in law that have completed at least 30 credits of their degree at the time of enrollment in this program.

Note: Students from universities other than University of Montreal will have to submit course documentation to their faculty for credit transfer approval. Contact the CLIC office ( to help you to get the documents for credit transfer approval.


Chinese University of Political Science and Law, Beijing


May 4 – June 3, 2018

Application Procedure

Apply to the University of Montreal.

Apply to your home university to receive your travel grant.

Complete an application with the China Scholarship Council.

Application Deadline

February 23, 2018 – University of Montreal

March 6 – China Scholarship Council