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  • Locations: Beijing, China; Chongqing, China
  • Program Terms: Short-term Summer
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Restrictions: USD applicants only
  • Budget Sheets: Short-term Summer
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Short-term Summer 2020 01/15/2020 01/22/2020 TBA TBA
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Housing Options: Hotel Click here for a definition of this term Minimum GPA: 2.0
Language Prerequisite: None Language of Instruction: English
Academic Level: Graduate Academic Year: Graduate
Program Description:


Summer 2017 China group

Offered jointly with the University of Montana Alexander Blewitt III School of Law, the Baucus Institute China Summer Study Abroad program offers you the opportunity to study comparative law alongside students from both the United States and China.

Learning Objectives:

  • To understand the differences between the applicable systems of laws that apply to business formation and operation.
  • To understand differences and similarities between the renewable energy industries in the United States and China.
  • To understand the foundation, design, and roles of the constitutional systems in the United States, China, and other countries.
  • To examine the basics of international trade law as well as major regional and global trade agreements in relation to both goods and services.

Program Dates:

  • Course Term: Summer
  • Travel Dates: TBD

For More Information:

Click on the tabs above for information about academics (course listing, syllabus, registration), accommodation, expenses (cost estimate, payment schedule, scholarships and financial aid), application instructions, contacts, and resources.




Title: LAW 892 Comparative Law in China
Cross-listings: none
Credits: 6
Download syllabus: N/A

This course will cover the following topics:

  • Comparative Business Organizations
  • Comparative Renewable Energy Law
  • Comparative Constitutional Law
  • Comparative International Business Transactions Law




After admission to this program, The Gallagher Center will process Banner permissions for you to self-register in the course you indicate on the Course Registration Form in your application. You will need to register to this course yourself through Banner once the permission is granted.



Participants will stay in shared hotel accommodations arranged by the program.



Program Expenses

Wondering how much it's going to cost? See Budget Sheet for information about total program costs, payment schedule, and the withdrawal and refund policy.

Scholarships and Financial Aid

How am I going to pay for it? See our Financial Assistance page for a list of USD and external scholarships.

To inquire about using federal financial aid to help toward the expense of this program, contact the Office of Financial Aid as early as possible (non-USD students should contact the financial aid office at their home institution). NOTE: To be eligible for federal financial aid for this program, you must be enrolled in a minimum of 6 credits during the summer.



Application Instructions

Applications—including all required pre-decision materials and recommendations—must be submitted online by the deadline specified in the Dates/Deadlines section on this page. Incomplete applications cannot be considered. To start an application, click the Apply Now button on this page. If the Apply Now button does not appear, applications are either not open yet, or it is past the deadline.

If you have started an application already, use the LOGIN (USD applicants) link on this site to return to the materials.

Eligibility Requirements

This program is open only to students in the USD School of Law.

All applicants must be in good academic and judicial standing at their home institution. For other eligibility requirements, including minimum GPA and any language prerequisites, refer to the Fact Sheet on this page.



Faculty Leader

Ramon Ortiz is the Director of Experiential Learning and Senior Lecturer at the University of South Dakota School of Law. He holds a Master of Public Administration from Troy State University, a Juris Doctor from Seattle University School of Law, and a Master of Law in Taxation from the University of Washington School of Law. He currently teaches in the areas of tax, military, and national security law and has taught in China previously.

Contact Us

For questions about the course content and program site, contact the faculty leader, Ramon Ortiz.

For general inquiries and questions about the application process, course registration and billing, contact 


For information about immunizations and health precautions, refer to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). After you have been admitted to this program, you will be required to complete a travel physical with a healthcare provider such as Sanford Vermillion.