The Center supports and encourages participation and research by Yale Law School students as a way of fostering interest and knowledge of Chinese law and policy reform and U.S.–China relations among the next generation of U.S. experts.

In addition to offering courses such as the Contemporary China Research Seminar and the Workshop on Chinese Legal Reform, our faculty supervise law student papers during the academic year. We also actively assist YLS students with arranging summer work projects in China. Students who work with the Center enjoy unusually good access to materials and experts in China as a result of the relationships that the Center has established in China.

YLS students can also apply to be Student Fellows, collaborating with China Center staff on a variety of legal reform and U.S.–China relations projects in cooperation with leading scholars, lawyers, officials, and other advocates in China. In addition, each semester the Center welcomes Visiting Scholars from all over China.