For almost half a decade, Columbia Law School has been bridging the legal communities of China and the U.S., bringing in some of the first students from China, helping to establish law clinics in China, and placing graduates in some of the highest levels of the legal profession in China and throughout the world.

The Hong Yen Chang Center for Chinese Legal Studies prepares students to take on leadership roles in Chinese law, and provides them with the skills and knowledge they need to succeed in China's rapidly changing legal environment. The center provides a wide range of China-related curricular, extracurricular, and exchange activity and serves as a bridge to the Chinese legal community.