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Master of Comparative Law (MCL)

The Master of Comparative Law Program is currently offered in partnership with Shanghai Jiao Tong University-KoGuan Law School. The program offers students the opportunity to engage in a one-year legal education experience, including comparing legal systems and practices between the People's Republic of China and the United States.


Students spend the fall semester at KoGuan Law School taking a minimum of 8 credits, one of which is taught by an Emory Law faculty member.  Students will then enroll full-time at Emory Law taking 14 credits during the spring semester and 2 credits during a short summer term. Applicants must apply through KoGuan Law School; admission decisions are made collaboratively with Emory Law.

Minimum admissions requirements include:

  • A first degree in law, or a license to practice law in the student’s home country.
  • An in-person interview with Emory Law staff to be held at KoGuan Law School (by invitation).
  • A written test designed and graded by Emory Law staff; the test will be administered by Emory Law staff at KoGuan Law School (by invitation).

Additional admission requirements may be set forth in the articulation agreement. 


Weiping Sun

Co-director of Emory MCL program at Shanghai Jiao Tong University

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