Asia-America Law Institute

‌The Asia-America Law Institute at Loyola Law School, Los Angeles harnesses the school's wealth of assets and connections in the Asia-Pacific region. Helmed by Founding Director Seagull Song (pictured), Loyola's resident China scholar, the Institute consolidates all of Loyola's offerings related to the region under one roof.

Upcoming Events:

2017 SWUPL Summer Abroad Program

May 18-31, 2017, Chongqing China

Southwest University of Political Science and Law

This 2-week summer program hosted by Southwest University of Political Science and Law (SWUPL) between May 18-31, 2017 is to provide a brief introduction of Chinese legal system and culture for international law school students. The course offerings, which include Chinese legal system overview, Chinese calligraphy, paper-cutting, Chinese opera and martial arts etc. , are conducted in English. Based on the partnership agreement between LLS and SWUPL, SWUPL will cover ALL FEES related to this summer program, including tuition, accommodation and food. The LLS students, who would like to attend this two-week program, need to cover their own transportation between LAX and Chongqing, plus international medical insurance. No transferable credits are available for this program.

The deadline to apply is March 10, 2017. Those who are interested in applying should send Prof. Seagull Song the following documents: (1) recent CV; (2) GPA grades; and (3) one page statement.

Past Events

US-China Entertainment Law Conference

Wednesday, November 2, 2016
Loyola Law School, Los Angeles

The one-day conference is co-hosted by Loyola Law School, Los Angeles and the United States Patent and Trademark Office.  The first US-China Entertainment Law Conference brought together senior policymakers, academics, business executives and international practitioners from China and the U.S. to discuss cutting-edge legal issues in the US-China entertainment industry, including but not limited to: (1) Year in Review: Recent Developments in the US-China Entertainment Industry; (2) Commercialization of  Content; (3) IP Issues Related to the US-China Entertainment Industry; and (4) Opportunities and Legal Challenges in the US-China collaboration of Movies, TV Productions, Music and Gaming etc. 

Click HERE to see the full list of panelists, speaker bios, and sponsors.


The Asia-America Law Institute presents:

US-China Remnin Symposium U.S-China Entertainment Law Program
China Renmin University co-hosted the fifth-annual endeavor on Nov. 14-15, 2016. This conference is an annual event co-hosted by China Renmin University IP Academy, Berkeley Center for Law and Technology, and Loyola Law School, Los Angeles.  The Summit drew attendance from policymakers, judges, and practitioners from around the world to discuss five important topics: (1) Recent Developments in Trade Secrets Law; (2) Privacy Protection in the Information Age; (3) Recent Developments in Entertainment Law; (4) Patent Commercialization; and (5) Brand Protection.  Click HERE‌ to see the conference agenda and full list of speakers. 
The two-week academic program, co-organized by Loyola Law School of LA and Peking University Law School, recruits and educates senior executives, in-house counsels and firm attorneys from Chinese emerging entertainment industry. In the inaugural 2014 program, the delegates spent their first week in Beijing with Peking University Law School and the second week on Loyola's campus. At Loyola, the students attended  morning classes conducted by our own IP faculty and participated in the field trips to studios (ie, NBC Universal, Warner Bros.), agencies (ie, William Morris Endeavor), an industry guild (ie, Directors Guild of America), the Paley Center, entertainment law firms and an accounting firm and more. At the end of the two-week program, students participated in a special graduation ceremony.