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Oklahoma City University hosts Chinese law scholars for seminar

Oklahoma City University School of Law is playing host this week to a contingent of legal scholars and teachers from law schools across China. OCU hosted the Second International Symposium on Sino-American Comparative Law on Thursday.
by Silas Allen Modified: May 2, 2013 at 9:08 pm •  Published: May 3, 2013

The country as a whole has been in a constant state of transition since the 1911 Xinhai Revolution that established the Republic of China, becoming a more modern, industrial society, Yu said. The Chinese legal system has continued to modernize to keep up with that shift, he said.

It's also important to encourage dialogue between legal scholars in China and the United States because the two countries represent the world's two largest economies, Yu said. When conflicts arise between the two nations, it's helpful for leaders in each country to have a solid understanding of the legal systems of both, he said.

The symposium is a part of an ongoing relationship between OCU's law school and a number of law schools in China. The law school also offers a summer study abroad program that sends American students to study at Nankai University and hosts a four-week Certificate in American Law program for Chinese students.

by Silas Allen
General Assignment/Breaking News Reporter
Silas Allen is a news reporter for The Oklahoman. He is a Missouri native and a 2008 graduate of the University of Missouri.
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