Zhejiang University, founded in 1897 and located in Hangzhou, is one of China's very top and most prestigious universities. It is a comprehensive and national key institution of higher education with a long-standing commitment to "Seeking the Truth and Pioneering New Trails". The Law School, renowned for its distinguished faculty members and notable alumni, is also one of the oldest and most eminent law schools of the nation. Today, with generous endowment from the Guanghua Foundation, the Law School is abundant in schooling space and other resources as well. It is home to a number of leading research institutes, such as the Institute of International Law, Institute of Economic Law, Institute of Criminal Law, Institute of Civil and Commercial Law, Institute of Jurisprudence and Judicial Precedent, and the Institute of Public Law and Comparative Law, offering lecture series and other activities to augment studies. Endowed with a pleasant climate and picturesque surroundings, Guanghua Law School is an ideal place for teaching, research and learning.
The Master of Laws (LL.M.) Program in Chinese Law of Zhejiang University offers intellectually outstanding international students the opportunity of pursuing advanced legal studies in a Chinese culture. It enables students to engage in valuable independent research around issues of particular interest to them, and encourages students to be proactive in developing a new skill and exploring a specific field of research. The program provides helpful training for those pursuing more in-depth academic work and for those interested in learning about Chinese law. It is designed especially to benefit those seeking to specialize in particular areas of law, those hoping to develop a China-related career, and those desiring to experience China's legal system and to broaden their intellectual horizons.