The Double Master Programmeaims to educate "well-rounded" legal professionals who have a through knowledge of both Chinese and EU Law and are able to work in Chinese and English. This programme is a combination of the two programmes described below, the J.M./ LL.M. of Chinese Law Programme and the LL.M. of European and International Law Programme. The duration of the Double Master Programme is six consecutive semesters. Any student of the Double Master Programme who completes the academic requirements of the programme and satisfies all graduation requirements will receive both a J.M./LL.M. conferred by CUPL and an LL.M. conferred by UHH.
The Master Programme of Chinese Lawis designed to provide an overview of China's legal framework within the context of post-1978 market reform, including courses in China's legal system. The focus will be to map out the evolutionary process, transitional aspects and future prospects of contemporary Chinese law in a globalising world. The full-time professors for this programme are from CESL/CUPL, while the part-time professors are all outstanding scholars from renowned universities in China and the European Union. Any student of the Master Programme of Chinese Law who completes the academic requirements of the programme and satisfies all graduation requirements will receive a Master Degree in Law conferred by CUPL. The duration of the programme is four semesters.
CUPL has rich experience and gains great achievements in training J.M. candidates and Master candidates in Law. Since 1983, there have been approximately 10,000 graduate students specialized in various disciplines graduated from CUPL. The first generation of Master in Law and PhD in Law has been trained in CUPL after the establishment of P.R.China. The subjects of Master Programme in Law at CESL include: constitutional and administrative law, Civil and Commercial Law, Economic Law, Criminal Law, Procedural Law, Comparative Law. Most of these subjects are taught from a strong comparative law perspective. A wide range of them is taught in English.
The LL.M. Programme of European and International Lawis designed to expose students to broad areas of the law from the perspective of European legal history and culture and from the perspective of a globalising world, shedding light on the trend of legal unification while exploring the balance between maintaining existing legal traditions on one hand and promoting legal integration on the other. Any student of the LL.M. Programme of European and International Law who completes the academic requirements of the programme and satisfies all graduation requirements will receive an LL.M. conferred by UHH. This programme strictly follows the requirements of the European Credit Transfer System. CESL has an elaborately designed curriculum and a very diverse and international faculty for the programme. The credits and degree certificate students obtain from this programme are fully recognized in Europe, China and worldwide. The programme takes two semesters.
The EU is China’s largest trading partner, with the increasing economic and trade development between China and Europe, there is a great demand for legal experts who know well of Chinese and EU Law in the fields of legal service, jurisdiction, legislation and legal research. The Double Master Programme of CESL responds to this kind of demand through the combination of the J.M./ LL.M. of Chinese Law Programme and the LL.M. of European and International Law Programme, and aims to train a generation of legal professionals who can take a leading role in the exchanges between China and Europe in the future.