Degree and Residency Requirements

*The following degree requirements apply to the Class of 2018 and all subsequent classes.

 Juris Doctor Degree Requirements

  1. complete 106 J.D.-qualifying credits;
  2. complete an approved Substantial Research Paper (SRP);
  3. be in good academic standing; and
  4. comply with STL residency requirements.

 

Juris Doctor Required Courses (listed in sequence offered)

  • Civil Procedure I & II (6 credits)
  • Contracts I & II (6 credits)
  • Property I & II (6 credits)
  • Torts I & II (6 credits)
  • Transnational Legal Practice I, II, & III (9 credits)
  • Criminal Law I & II (6 credits)
  • Transnational Law (3 credits)
  • Business Organizations (4 credits)
  • Statutory Interpretation (2 credits)
  • Deal Documentation (3 credits)
  • Constitutional Law I & II (6 credits)
  • Advanced Transnational Law (3 credits)
  • Professional Responsibility (3 credits)

 

Juris Master Degree Requirements for Students Without LL.B. Degrees

  1. complete 56 J.M.-qualifying credits (41 of which are required and 15 of which are elective);
  2. complete required PKU coursework in English and political studies;
  3. complete the PKU thesis requirement;
  4. complete the PKU internship requirement;
  5. be in good academic standing; and
  6. comply with STL residency requirements.

 

Juris Master Required Courses for Students Without LL.B. Degrees (listed in sequence offered)

  • Chinese Criminal Law (4 credits)
  • Chinese Civil Law I (3 credits)
  • Chinese Criminal Procedure (3 credits)
  • Chinese Constitutional Law (2 credits)
  • Chinese Civil Law II (5 credits)
  • Chinese Jurisprudence (2 credits)
  • Chinese Civil Law III (4 credits)
  • Chinese Administrative Law (3 credits)
  • Chinese Civil Procedure (5 credits)
  • Chinese Conflict of Laws (2 credits)
  • Chinese Legal Research and Writing (3 credits)
  • Chinese Company Law (3 credits)
  • Chinese Administrative Litigation Law (2 credits)

 

Juris Master Degree Requirements for Students With LL.B. Degrees

  1. complete 27 J.M.-qualifying credits (seven of which are required and 20 of which are elective);
  2. complete required PKU coursework in English and political studies;
  3. complete the PKU thesis requirement;
  4. complete the PKU internship requirement;
  5. be in good academic standing; and
  6. comply with STL residency requirements.

 

Juris Master Required Courses for Students with LL.B. Degrees (listed in sequence offered)

  • Case Exercises of Civil Law (4 credits)
  • Chinese Legal Research and Writing (3 credits)

 

Credit Limits

  • No more than the specified number of the following credits may count toward satisfaction of J.D. or J.M. degree requirements:
  • Six credits of graduate-level courses offered by PKU academic units other than STL;
  • Four credits for STL law review or journal membership;
  • Three credits for approved moot court participation;
  • Nine credits for approved externships;
  • Four credits of independent study;
  • No more than one pass/fail-eligible course of four or fewer credits.
  • No more than 16 credits, total, of the foregoing types of credits may be counted toward J.D. or J.M. degree requirements.

 

Minimum and Maximum Credit Limits Per Academic Quarter

To qualify for full-time status in any given quarter, a student must take and complete at least 9 credits.  Part-time status is available for J.M. and J.D. students only with the consent of the Director of Academic Affairs.

No student may enroll in more than 15 credits in any 11-week quarter (Q1, Q2 and Q3), or proportionately fewer credits in a quarter of fewer than 11 weeks (Q4), unless the Office of Academic Affairs announces an exception before the registration period for a particular quarter due to the scheduling of required courses.

 

Residency Requirements

Students without an LL.B. degree must maintain full-time status at STL for at least nine 11-week quarters.

Students with an LL.B. degree must maintain full-time status at STL for at least eight 11-week quarters.

Students may combine one 11-week quarter (Q1, Q2, or Q3) of less than full-time status with a subsequent quarter (either STL’s abbreviated 8-week Fourth Quarter or another 11-week quarter of less than full-time status) to qualify as one full-time quarter toward the Residency Requirement.

Students participating in approved overseas exchange programs will be credited with appropriate equivalent residency credit by the Office of Academic Affairs.

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