Jeffrey Lehman was the Founding Dean of STL and continues to serve in the honorary capacity of Chancellor of STL. He is a former president of Cornell University, dean of the University of Michigan Law School, senior scholar at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, clerk on the United States Supreme Court, and chair of the board of Internet2. Chancellor Lehman currently serves as the Founding Vice Chancellor of NYU Shanghai. His other positions include serving as an independent director of Infosys Ltd. and as a member of the advisory board of the Nazareth Academic Institute.
Philip McConnaughay is Dean of Peking University School of Transnational Law and a Vice Chancellor of Peking University’s Shenzhen Graduate School. Before joining STL, he was Dean of Penn State University’s law school and Founding Dean of Penn State’s School of International Affairs. Prior to joining Penn State, he was a Professor of Law at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, and before that a partner of the international law firm, Morrison & Foerster, resident for almost ten years in Tokyo and Hong Kong. Dean McConnaughay is the author of numerous scholarly articles and edited books concerning international commercial dispute resolution, the regulation of international commerce, and the role of arbitration in economic development, and he has lectured on development and intellectual property issues in Vietnam, China, and Europe. As a practicing lawyer, he was involved in some of the major antitrust and intellectual property disputes of the day, including representing Fujitsu Limited of Japan in the celebrated multi-billion dollar IBM/Fujitsu Arbitration. He has served as an advisor to the Government of Indonesia with respect to the drafting of a new national arbitration law, and been active throughout his career in a variety of public interest and pro bono matters.
Colleen Toomey is Vice Dean of Peking University School of Transnational Law. Previously, Dean Toomey served as Associate Dean for Policy and Planning at Penn State University’s law school and School of International Affairs, as Associate Dean for Administration at Penn State’s Smeal College of Business, as Administrative Fellow to Penn State’s Executive Vice President and Provost, and as a Penn State Fellow to the Committee on Institutional Cooperation, or “CIC,” which is the administrative entity that promotes and oversees collaboration among all Big Ten universities and the University of Chicago. She holds a J.D. degree from Villanova University and a B.A. from Loyola University of Maryland.
Duncan Alford is the Consulting Director of the Library and Associate Dean for Information Services at the Peking University School of Transnational Law and Associate Dean for the Law Library and a full Professor of Law at the University of South Carolina School of Law. He studied at the University of Virginia and the University of South Carolina and earned a Juris Doctor degree from the University of North Carolina School of Law. He has served as Law Clerk to Chief Justice Burley Mitchell of the Supreme Court of North Carolina, as a shareholder in a law firm, as a reference librarian at Columbia University, law librarian and European Union specialist at Princeton University, as head of reference and adjunct professor at Georgetown University, and as the founding Associate Dean for Library and Information Services at the Charlotte School of Law. He is a scholar of legal research, and he is the author of Teaching Legal Research.
Thomas Yunlong Man is Associate Dean for Development at STL, responsible for overseeing the law school’s fundraising efforts. He also is Distinguished Professor from Practice. His research and teaching interests encompass evidence law, comparative judicial process, cross-border business transactions and legal history. In addition to various academic appointments with Peking University and Harvard-Yenching Institute of Harvard University, he has 17 years of law practice in cross-border M&A and corporate transactions with a number of leading international law firms in Chicago, Shanghai and Beijing, including as a partner with Baker & McKenzie, Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe, Hogan Lovells and Morrison & Foerster. During his law practice, he participated and led numerous cross-border transactions, including several projects that were named “Deal of the Year” in the China market by leading law publications. He was listed as a “Leading Lawyer” in the Mergers & Acquisition and Project Finance categories by International Financial Law Review in 2011. In 2015, he was appointed to the Council for the International Association of Evidence Science.
Keru Chen is Assistant Dean of Peking University School of Transnational Law. She holds an LL.M. degree from the University of Hong Kong and a LL.B. degree from Beijing Foreign Studies University. Before joining STL, she serves as the Deputy Director of Development Office of Peking University Shenzhen Graduate School, in charge of construction, alumni, donation management and government relations.
Christian Pangilinan is Assistant Dean for Academic Affairs at Peking University School of Transnational Law. He is responsible for overseeing all curricular issues, including academic planning, faculty teaching assignments, student academic support, and the development and maintenance of academic policies. As Lecturer of Law, he also teaches in and directs the Transnational Legal Practice Program. He holds a J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center, an M.A. from the University of York and a B.A. in English from the University of British Columbia.
Daming Zhu is the Assistant Dean for Continuing Professional Education and Associate Professor of Law at Peking University School of Transnational Law. He earned his first law degree from the Fudan University School of Law. He holds both a Juris Master’s degree and a Ph.D. from Hitotsubashi University and has served as a Visiting Specialist at the National Taiwan University College of Law. He is a scholar of science of financial law and commercial law.