International Law College
The Lancang-Mekong International College of Law project is China-Mekong Law Center’s (CMLC) signature program. CMLC's ultimate goal is to create a free-standing graduate level law school to be attended by law students from throughout the Greater Mekong Subregion (Yunnan Province China, Guangxi Autonomous Region China, Myanmar, Thailand, Laos, Cambodia and Vietnam). The training students will receive at Lancang-Mekong is geared to preparing students to serve communities in the Mekong Region and solve legal problems unique to the Mekong Region.
The Lancang-Mekong International College of Law project launches with the creation of an international Juris Masters degree offered to students from throughout the Mekong Region by CMLC partner, Yunnan University Law School. This two-year law degree program will be grounded in three specialty tracks: Public International Law, Private International Law and Comparative Law. Training in Public International Law will focus on specialty subjects of importance to Mekong Region countries, such as stateless persons and refugees; cross-border environmental protection; and sustainable water rights and joint exploitation or river resources. Lancang-Mekong’s Private International Law track will guide students on mastering the art of trans-border business activities with training on, among other subjects, direct private investment law; cross-border taxation, international mergers and acquisition; and privatized infrastructure development. Lancang-Mekong’s Comparative Law track will offer courses on a variety of subjects taught in a comparative perspective, with focus on the laws of the different countries of the Mekong Region (with added comparisons to law operable in some developed countries). Implementation of Yunnan University’s international Juris Master degree program will be jointly managed with CMLC, expanding upon the unique pedagogy first developed by CMLC in Beijing.
The Lancang-Mekong International College of Law project will bring students from throughout the Mekong Region countries (and other students interested in the healthy development of the Mekong Region) into a single classroom to share different perspectives and jointly examine regional problems and solutions to these problems. Students will learn as much, if not more, from their classmates as they do from Lancang-Mekong’s faculty. But this unique learning environment and innovative program can only develop with the support of benefactors who believe in the value of our programs and share our mission. Please donate.