Asia-America Institute in Transnational Law
Dates: June 29 - July 29, 2014
For over fifteen years, Hong Kong has been the site of the Asia-America Institute in Transnational Law because it is a major financial and legal center in Asia. Hong Kong represents the territory through which investment flows into and out of China from Asia, Europe, and the United States. Hong Kong also continues to serve as the primary office in Asia for many law firms, investment banks, and other institutions providing services for transactions throughout the region.
The Asia-America Institute brings together participants and faculty members from around the world to study and live together in a residential college setting at the University of Hong Kong. The program is designed for students, lawyers, and others with an interest in international and comparative law and, in particular, for those who are or plan to be engaged in international practice at law firms or financial institutions.
JD students who have completed at least one year of law study, students preparing to study for an LLM degree in the United States, advanced law students from all countries, and judges, academics, practitioners, and other professionals seeking knowledge of American and comparative law are welcome to apply for the program.
A special benefit of attendance at the summer program for LLM students seeking employment in the U.S. and for JD students just completing their first year of law study is the opportunity to have available (by October) transcripts reflecting successful participation in advanced courses.
It is anticipated that 60 participants will enroll in the 2014 program - about one-third from the United States and the rest from countries around the world. The 2013 Asia-America Institute had a total enrollment of 56 students, 20 with a previous affiliation with Duke University. Several American students from other law schools came as well. In addition to the United States, students came from Australia, Belgium, Canada, China, Colombia, Denmark, Hong Kong, India, Japan, Korea, Taiwan, and Venezuela.
Duke Law alumni gathered for dinner in Hong Kong with faculty from the Asia-American Institute in Transnational Law.
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