Albany Law School is currently hosting 12 Chinese law students and two faculty members from the Shanghai Institute of Foreign Trade (SIFT) in China.
The visiting law students will learn about U.S. law from Albany Law professors, and they will also visit the U.S. Court of Appeals, Albany City Hall and the New York State Capitol, among other places.
In March, 33 Albany Law students and four faculty members toured China for 10 days, meeting with law school alumni in the country and visiting Chinese legal institutions. The Albany Law contingent spent five days meeting with SIFT students and professors, and participating in seminars about U.S. and Chinese law.
During that visit, Albany Law School signed a new agreement with SIFT to expand cooperative educational programs and collaborative research initiatives for students and faculties in both countries. The two institutions signed their first agreement in June 2010.
Since the initial agreement, Albany Law School and SIFT have each hosted law students and visiting scholars on multiple occasions.