In early November, students from the Law School of Jilin University (JLU) completed the "UMD-Jilin University Professional Development Workshop 2019," a two-week training program held at the University of Maryland.  The Office of International and Executive Programs (OIEP) organized the workshops, which focused on a variety of law-related topics including the U.S. criminal justice system, law and society, and defining national identity.

In addition to academic presentations, trainees participated in site visits and tours at venues throughout the Maryland-Washington, DC region; these activities supplemented in-class presentations and also gave the JLU students opportunities to experience aspects of America's diverse culture.

Upon finishing the cycle of workshops, each participant received a certificate of completion signed by Dr. Gregory F. Ball, dean of UMD's College of Behavioral and Social Sciences (BSOS).

  • Please see below for a selection of workshop photographs and links to additional workshop photo albums

Dean Gregory Ball Greets JLU Students
BSOS Dean Gregory Ball welcomes JLU students to the University of Maryland.


JLU students tour the UMD campus
Workshop participants tour the UMD campus.


JLU students hold banner at "M" Circle
Students display a workshop-themed banner while visiting UMD's famous "M" Circle.


Dr. Robert Koulish conducts a seminar
Dr. Robert Koulish conducts a seminar on the U.S. legal system.


Students engage in small-group discussions during a seminar
Small-group discussions like the one shown here are a feature of OIEP-sponsored workshops.


Former Federal prosector James Trusty conducts a seminar
Former Federal prosecutor James Trusty shares insights on organized crime investigations.


Dr. Robert Koulish writes student comments on board
Dr. Robert Koulish collects student comments.


Students display banner outside of U.S. Capitol
Displaying school spirit during a visit to the U.S. Capitol.


Workshop participants learn about American history at U.S. Capitol
Learning about American history while touring the U.S. Capitol.


Breifing at U.S. Department of Justice
Briefing by a Federal prosecutor at the U.S. Department of Justice, Washington, DC.


Group photo outside of the Museum of American History
At the Museum of American History in Washington, DC.


Please view these additional photo albums associated with the "UMD-JLU Professional Development Workshops 2019":


JLU students in class