The East China University of Political Science and Law (ECUPL) and the University of Wisconsin Law School are pleased to announce the establishment of an Executive Masters in Law Program (EMLP) based partly in Shanghai and partly in Madison. The EMLP is designed to allow students to obtain the University of Wisconsin’s LLM - Legal Institutions degree with only one semester of physical presence in the US, with the balance of the degree requirements satisfied in Shanghai. The program became operational in September, 2011, and students enrolled in the EMLP study for one semester in Madison in the University of Wisconsin’s LLM - Legal Institutions program and then complete their studies through course work in Shanghai on the campus of ECUPL. The EMLP courses in Shanghai will be taught by University of Wisconsin and ECUPL professors and lecturers, often in an intensive format or through Internet video-conferences. Students who successfully complete the program will be awarded the University of Wisconsin’s LLM - Legal Institutions degree.
The ECUPL/UW EMLP complements similar executive masters in law programs established by the University of Wisconsin in Bangkok, with Thammasat University, and Kyoto, with Doshisha University. The Executive Master's program at Thammasat University began in the late spring of 2010, with courses taught by then Dean of the Law School, Professor Ken Davis; Professor Charles Irish (Senior Director, East Asian Legal Studies Center); and Professor Jason Yackee. The Executive Master's program at Doshisha University started in August 2010, with Professor Nina Camic's teaching of Family Law. Professor Keith Findley is expected to teach at Doshisha early in 2011.
The Law School’s East Asian Legal Studies Center has principal responsibility for administering all three programs.