TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) – The University of Arizona has partnered with a Chinese university to teach the U.S. legal system to students in Asia.
The Arizona Daily Star reports (http://bit.ly/1QTxI3Y ) that the university partnered with Ocean University of China in Qingdao (ching-DOW’) to create a dual-degree law program, much of which will be taught online.
UA’s James E. Rogers College of Law associate dean Brent White says the program will let Chinese students earn a bachelor’s degree from an American law school without leaving home. He says classes will be taught solely in English at the request of Chinese officials.
UA’s traditional law degree, the juris doctor, isn’t required to practice law in China. A bachelor’s degree is sufficient.
The program follows years of dwindling first-year enrollment at the Tucson law school.
Information from: Arizona Daily Star, http://www.tucson.com
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