Albany Law School hosted 12 Chinese law students and an advisor from the Shanghai Institute of Foreign Trade (SIFT) in China from Jan. 19 through Jan. 23.
The visiting law students learned about U.S. law from Albany Law professors, and they also visited the U.S. Court of Appeals, Albany City Hall and the New York State Capitol, among other places.
Albany Law School signed an agreement with SIFT in June 2010 to pursue cooperative educational programs and collaborative research initiatives for students and faculties in both countries.
As part of the agreement, Albany Law students and Associate Dean Patricia Salkin will travel to Shanghai in March 2011 for a course of study focused on commercial and business law issues between the two countries. In addition to formal classroom instruction, the students will make visits to Chinese courts, the Shanghai City government, U.S.-based law firms in Shanghai and corporate offices.
Albany Law also hosted a visiting scholar from SIFT during the fall 2010 semester.