McGeorge School of Law

Curriculum Materials

The following materials were developed as training curricula for use in Chinese law schools.

Skills Training HandbookSkills Training Handbook for Experiential Teaching in Doctrinal Law Courses

This book explains how experiential methods can be used in traditional podium courses and provides simulations that can be used in labor law, economic law, civil procedure law, criminal law, intellectual property law, and other courses.




HandbookHandbook for Teaching Experiential Legal Education

This book explains how to teach clinical courses, persuasive lawyering courses, and negotiation/mediation courses. It provides case files that can be used in simulation courses.



Effective PracticesEffective practices of experiential legal education

This book explains the theory and learning outcomes of experiential legal education, and provides guidance on how to structure clinical programs and simulation programs, including persuasive lawyering and negotiation/mediation courses.




Cover Teaching Manual on Clinics for Rural Issues

This teaching manual came out of China Law Development's project on Law School Clinics for Farmers in Rural Issues. It includes information how setting up clinics focused on rural legal issues, teaching preparations, practice, self evaluation and further reading on the judicial and legal systems in rural areas of China.



The Textbook of Practical Legal Education Make the Classroom a Real WorldThe Textbook of Practical Legal Education — Make the Classroom a Real World

This book contains curricular materials, exercises and techniques in experiential legal education for the classroom. It was written by Chinese law professors who participated in the Roundtable on Experiential Education Methods led by Temple University Beasley School of Law, and edited by Chen Jianmin.


CUPL Journal of Experiential Learning Legal EducationCUPL Journal of Experiential Learning Legal Education

This is the first volume from the Journal of Experiential Learning Legal Education, published by China University of Political Science and Law. In general, the articles cover information on Clinical Legal education in China and the integration of clinical and lawyering skills in the curriculum. This volume includes the article Integrated Legal Education (pdf) by Professor Brian Landsberg, Director of the China Experiential Legal Education Program at McGeorge School of Law. Please see Table of Contents (pdf) for titles of other articles that appeared in this volume. Professor Xu Shenjian is the current Editor-in-Chief.



Best Practices - Chinese TranslationChinese Translation: Best Practices For Legal Education — A Vision and A Road Map

Clinicians from the China University of Political Science and Law produced this Chinese translation of Best Practices For Legal Education — A Vision and A Road Map by Roy Stuckey, et. al. This book provides a theoretical approach and guideline for conducting legal clinics in the United States. The English version can be accessed for FREE at:


China Trial Advocacy HandbookComprehensive Practices of Legal Skills

This book was co-written by eleven professors from School of Law at Zhejiang Gongshang University, and co-edited by Wenyan Luo and Jianming Liu. Two-thirds of these professors received training from the USAID sponsored program directed by McGeorge. This book is an effort by Chinese law professors to apply what they have learned from American legal experiential education into Chinese context. It includes methodologies of legal experiential education, client interviewing, factual investigation, legal references retrieving and litigation strategies planning, legal counseling, negotiation, mediation, legal writing and trial advocacy. For more information please contact Wenyan Luo and Jianming Liu.



China Trial Advocacy HandbookChina Trial Advocacy Handbook

By Herbert D. Bowman, this handbook covers international fair trial standards, the adversarial proceeding, Chinese criminal procedure and practice: fairness, efficiency and the introduction of the adversarial element as well as a section on trial advocacy skills and exercises trial. The handbook is made to assist Chinese judges, prosecutors and defense attorneys bridge the gap between the statement of new law and its implementation. It is focused on issues related to helping to create a more adversarial environment in Chinese criminal trials.



Access to Justice book coverAccess to the Justice: Clinical Legal Education

This book is made possible in part with funding from the United States Agency for International Development. It covers important elements of professional skills education, including clinical legal education, client interviewing, the attorney-client relationship, negotiation and mediation, trial techniques, evidence rules, and attorney ethics. For a full copy of the book, please contact the authors, Dr. Hongqing Teng or Dr. Changxing Liu.





case file book coverRepresenting the Client — Case Files

This book is a compilation of six case files that were created as a result of the Summer 2008 USAID workshop on Establishing and Enhancing Experiential and Clinical Legal Education in China.



  • Introduction by Brian Landsberg — English (pdf) | Chinese (pdf)
  • Case Number 1: Phoenix Enterprises, Inc. v. Intech Electronics, Inc.
  • Case Number 2: Wang Ping v. Pinnacle Packaging Products, Inc.
  • Case Number 3: State v. Liu Changjing — English (pdf) | Chinese (pdf)
  • Case Number 4: G Provincial Highway Bureau v. Y Rubber Co. Ltd. over Product Liability — English (pdf) | Chinese (pdf)
  • Case Number 5: Wu Xiaobin v. Shenzhou Branch of City B Administration for Industry and Commerce — English (pdf) | Chinese (pdf)
  • Case Number 6: Guangzhou Sea & Skytech Software Co., Ltd. v. US Hongtu International Investment Inc. — English (pdf) | Chinese (pdf)


DVD cover Instructional DVD

This DVD presents portions of the three week "learning by doing" skills-based program, where Chinese law professors participated both as students and teachers of advocacy, during the Summer 2008 USAID workshop on Establishing and Enhancing Experiential and Clinical Legal Education in China. 


If you have curriculum materials that would benefit the development of experiential legal education in Chinese law schools, and would like to have it uploaded here, please email us.