Chris Yap (JD ’12), spending a semester abroad at Peking University in Beijing, China

“I’ve spent the spring semester of my 2L year studying abroad at Peking University. Despite the plethora of resources available at HLS, certain aspects of the experience abroad simply cannot be replicated at home.  If you can see beyond the superficial, formalistic distinctions between legal systems, studying abroad can offer deep insight into real differences between approaches to studying law and perspectives on what the law is and should be. At the same time, it offers a great opportunity to examine shared undercurrents that flow between legal systems, and provides an excellent means by which to reflect upon our own legal education.”