Swansea Law School enjoys close ties with Nanjing Normal University Law.
As part of the long-established collaboration between the two Schools, Nanjing offered a scholarship to one of our Swansea LLM students to attend its Summer Law Culture Exchange Programme (held from 10 August till 19 August 2013). The aim of the programme is to promote an exchange between Chinese and foreign law students, familiarising them with the ancient culture of Nanjing and its surrounding area and providing an opportunity for foreign students to understand Chinese society and legal system in China.
A number of LLM students showed interest in this opportunity and following a rigorous application and interview process, Eirin Larsen from Norway was selected to represent Swansea at the Summer School. During her stay at Nanjing, Eirin attended a series of inspiring and interesting seminars and discussion groups with Chinese professors and local and international students. As part of the summer course, Eirin also visited the Court of Appeal for a criminal trial and a leading corporate law firm, as well as the picturesque City of Nanjing.
Commenting on her experience, Eirin said: “I have experienced China from both a legal and a cultural point of view. Taking part in the Summer School has taught me that law is so much more than just revising for exams: history and culture is so important for how law is developed, how law is perceived and respected, and the way of reasoning behind the legal rules. Learning about other legal cultures, differences and similarities is a great strength to learn more about our own legal culture. A great thanks to Swansea University for giving me the opportunity to take part in this experience, and a great thanks to Nanjing Normal University for the warm welcome and a fantastic experience”
- Tuesday 24 September 2013 10.46 BST
- Wednesday 7 May 2014 14.36 BST
- Helen Sumner