Master of Comparative Law (MCL) Program

The Master of Comparative Law Program is currently offered in partnership with Shanghai Jiao Tong University—KoGuan Law School.  The program offers students the opportunity to engage in a one-year legal education experience, including comparing legal systems and practices between the People’s Republic of China and the U.S. 

Program Details

Students spend the fall semester at KoGuan Law School taking a minimum of eight (8) credits, one of which is taught by an Emory Law faculty member.  Students will then enroll full-time at Emory Law taking 14 credits during the spring semester and two credits during a short summer term.  For the 2019-2020 academic year, students will take the following courses as part of the Emory Law MCL Program:


  • Intro to the American Legal System (2 credits)
  • American Legal Writing, Analysis and Research (2 credits)
  • Legal English and Concepts (1 credit)
  • Contracts (3 credits)
  • Elective TBD (3 credits)
  • Elective(s) (3-4 credits). Elective options will be listed in each fall course flier.


In the summer, students will participate in a 2-credit comparative law and comparative experience course.

Emory Law is a global institution, and our ability to offer a variety of programs to train legal minds speaks to our commitment to scholarship, inclusivity, and accessibility.

James B. Hughes Jr., Interim Dean