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Accreditation Solidifies China-Arizona Education Collaboration, Recognizing New Era of Global Legal Practice

Representatives from UA and OUC celebrate the new dual law degree partnership. The University of Arizona (UA) recently received accreditation for its dual law degree program with the Ocean University of China (OUC), making it the first US-China joint law offering to students studying in the Chinese mainland. Students completing the program will receive a Bachelor of Law degree (LLB) at the OUC and a Bachelor of Arts in Law from UA, after being taught similar classes as those students studying in the US. This extends the precedent set by UA in 2014, when it instituted the first LLB degree in the US, enabling students to study law immediately upon entering college.
This collaboration joins an increasing number of US universities establishing satellite campuses and official partnerships with Chinese universities. The joint program with OUC had 77 students enrolled in the inaugural class in fall 2015, taught entirely in China but with the opportunity to study abroad at UA’s Tucson Campus.
Type of Exchange: 
University of Arizona
Ocean University of China
Participants (Types): 
College students
Exchange Date: 
Wednesday, February 17, 2016
Tucson, Arizona
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