Tulane Law School has launched Tulane-Yongxiong Center for International Credit Law in partnership with Xiangtan University in Hunan Province, China.
The significant academic partnership will entail an ongoing exchange of faculty teaching short courses at the two partner institutions, funding faculty research collaboration and 25 full-tuition scholarships annually for Xiangtan students to pursue LLM degrees at Tulane.
The Tulane-Yongxiong Center, funded by a generous gift by Dean Tan Man, the founding dean of the Xiangtan University School of Credit Risk Management, will provide support for students and for faculty research and teaching collaborations relating to international finance and credit law.
“This is an important opportunity to extend Tulane Law School’s international and comparative leadership in business and credit law, in partnership with an ambitious and committed academic partner in Xiangtan University,” said Dean David Meyer.
“We’re grateful to the generosity and visionary leadership of Dean Tan in making this possible and excited to build this together.”
Tulane faculty will join with Xiangtan faculty in an inaugural academic conference on comparative credit law in Changsha this October.
The total financial commitment to Tulane under the partnership agreement, signed earlier this year in Changsha, China, is approximately $7 million over the next five years. The agreement that can be renewed thereafter.