Deutsch-Chinesisches Institut für Rechtswissenschaft

Deutsch-Chinesisches Institut für Rechtswissenschaft

Conference Summary (07.-08.04.2022)


The Sino-German Institute of Legal Studies of the Universities of Göttingen and Nanjing organised a conference titled "Risk regulation through private and public law" on 7th and 8th April 2022. The event took place in hybrid form at the Faculty of Law of the University of Göttingen. Despite the pandemic circumstances, the lectures, for example on due diligence in international law and risk regulation in the platform economy or in public law, were followed by exciting discussions.

You can find the programme here.

We would like to thank all the speakers and participants of the conference and hope that we will soon be able to exchange ideas on comparative law and international law in the presence of others!

Master’s Program in Chinese Law & Comparative Law: Registration at Nanjing University

As our master’s program leads to a double degree, prospective students are required to register at Nanjing University in addition to their application at the University of Göttingen. Students intending to begin their studies in the winter term 2022/23 need to register via the platform between March 1st and May 20th, 2022.

Necessary Documents:

  • Copy of passport (personal data page)
  • Two recent biometric passport photos
  • Copy of the bachelor's degree certificate or the certificate of forthcoming graduation
  • Academic transcripts of undergraduate studies
  • Two letters of recommendation from university lecturers (PDF)
  • HSK certificate (if available)
  • English language certificate (if available)
  • Physical Examination Record for Foreigners

  • For further information, please also refer to the website of the Institute for International Students at Nanjing University.

    Kindly let us know when you have successfully completed the registration.

    Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us via e-mail or telephone!

    Göttingen Summer-School on Chinese Law from September 20.-24.09.2021


    The German-Chinese Institute for Law would like to thank all participants who took part in the digital lecture series "Göttingen Summer School on Chinese Law" in September.

    We are pleased that, despite the challenges caused by the pandemic, we were able to hold the lecture series again this year in cooperation with the Max Planck Institute for Comparative and International Private Law Hamburg. The event was aimed primarily at students, doctoral candidates and practitioners who wanted to gain an initial insight into Chinese law or who wanted to deepen their knowledge in this field. The focus was on the professional exchange on current developments in Chinese law and legal practice in China.

    The main part of the summer school was the daily lecture "Chinese Business Law" by Professor Dr. Knut-Benjamin Pißler, Senior Research Fellow for Chinese Law at the Max Planck Institute. In addition, we were pleased to welcome a large number of scholars and experts on various selected topics of Chinese law, who were available for Q&A sessions after their presentations.

    This year, the institute was particularly honored to welcome Professor Donald Clarke (The George Washington University Law School), who gave a lecture on the subject of “Order & Law in China”, Professor Dr. Yuanshi Bu (University of Freiburg), who discussed Chinese Tort Law, and Professor Dr. Eva Pils (Dickson Poon School of Law, King’s College London), who spoke on the current situation of human rights lawyers in China. Ms. Yundan Bao and Mr. Christian Müller-Kemler from the consulting company PKF Fasselt in Duisburg spoke about the opportunities and challenges created by the “One belt, one road initative” with a focus on the industrial area of Duisburg. Other speakers gave presentations on Chinese data protection law, the social credit system, arbitration in China and other selected topics of Chinese law.

    Since the lecture series was held in English and specifically aimed at international guests, we were excited to welcome participants from all over the globe, including China, Mexico, France, England, Poland and Germany, most of whom had a background in Sinology or Law. Despite the ongoing pandemic regulations, many of the students and practitioners were able to get to know each other at networking events at the Café Botanik in Göttingen as well as via the "Wonder" platform, which enabled a digital but personal exchange. Nonetheless, we hope to conduct the Summer School as a physical event next year and look forward to many registrations!

    Click here for the program of the event.

    Click here for the Speakers' Overview.