Peking University Transnational Law Review

Peking University Transnational Law Review (“Law Review”) is a journal focused on publishing legal scholarship and other articles on Chinese, U.S., international and transnational law, as well as articles involving comparative law issues. The Law Review, founded in 2011, is published in English twice a year, in spring and autumn. It is published independently by students of Peking University School of Transnational Law (“STL”) in Shenzhen, China.

The Law Review is a student-organized and student-edited journal. The Law Review’s editors are working to promote the Law Review to become a globally well-known law review and we are looking for authors with their manuscripts. The Law Review seeks to become an important tool for those who are researching and working on Chinese law, U.S. law, as well as international law, transnational law and comparative law. We are not only focused on publishing scholar’s papers, but also Book Reviews, Speech Serials, Case Notes and Legal Updates.

Currently, we have published four issues. These issues are accessible through our website and a number of databases such as HeinOnline, Lexis China, Chinalawinfo (the most widely used legal database in China) and Cujas library (Université Paris-1 Panthéon-Sorbonne & Université Panthéon-Assas). By our editors’ great efforts, the hard copies of the issues are placed at the UNCITRAL Law Library (Vienna), Lillian Goldman Law Library of Yale Law School, WilmerHale LLP Park Lane (London), Kirkland & Ellis LLP (Shanghai), Kobre & Kim LLP (Hong Kong), K&L Gates LLP (Beijing), King & Wood Mallesons, Jun He and Fangda Partners. In the near future, the Law Review will also be available and accessible on Westlaw, LexisNexis, CNKI (the most popular academic database in China) and other databases.


We welcome submissions from professors, practitioners and law school students worldwide for publication in two issues annually―spring and autumn. We accept manuscripts throughout the year. Please see Letter to Author.


We encourage authors to submit their manuscripts electronically, preferably in Microsoft Word. There is no limitation on length of the article, and the format should conform with the 19th edition of The Bluebook: A Uniform System of Citation.
Submissions should be accompanied by a CV stating the author’s name, the article title, and active contact information. Please email us your submissions via


Upon receiving an electronic submission, the Law Review will promptly send an email confirmation of receipt. The Law Review will maintain confidentiality of all submissions made.


Volume 4, Issue 2 (2016)


Clash of Systems: Discovery in U.S. Litigation Involving Chinese Defendants

Ray Worthy Campbell & Ellen Claar Campbell

Drafting An Optimal Dispute Resolution Clause in Investment Treaties

Jayoung Jeon

Student Note

A Look into Protection of Preferred Stockholders’ Rights Under the Context of State-owned Enterprise Reform


Analysis of the Third Party Involvement as a New Development in Chinese International Arbitration Rules

LIU Xing’er


Volume 4, Issue 1 (2016)

Letter from the Editor-in-Chief


Application of the Economic Provisions in the Constitutional Law — Beginning from the  Debate of the German Economic Constitution Law


Damages for Adultery and Interference with Marriage Relation — From the Perspective of Anglo-American Law

SUN Weifei

The Reform and Development of the U.S. Legal and Financial System — A Reflection on the 2008 World Financial Crisis

ZHU Daming

Freedom of Contract and National Regulation over Real Estate Transactions in Village — Taking Dispute over Sales of Houses in the Artist Village as an Example

ZHU Qingyu

Student Note

A Study on the Transplantation of Controlling Shareholders’ Fiduciary Duty from the U.S. to China


In Memoriam: Justice Antonin Scalia 1936-2016

Adios Scalia: For or Against Foreign Law?


Vitriolic in Rhetoric, Independence in Spirit: Justice Antonin Scalia

Thomas Y. MAN

Past Issues

Volume 3, Issue 1 (2015)

Volume 2, Issue 2 (2014)

Volume 2, Issue 1 (2014)

Volume 1, Issue 2 (2013)

Volume 1, Issue 1 (2013)


Prospective STL Student Editors are expected to participate in Legal Workshops and conduct fair amount of translations and Blue-Book work. Each prospective editor will be guided by his/her respective mentor.


The annual selection process starts in late September.

Only 2L J.D. & J.M. students are eligible to apply for membership. Members serve on the Law Review during their 2L and 3L years. The selection process consists of several parts that evaluate applicants’ academic achievement, writing and editing skills, and other factors.

Applicants will be evaluated based on the following aspects:

1. Legal Translation (30%);
2. Grades (20%);
3. Bluebook Quiz (30%);
4. Statement of Interest (10%);
5. Resume (10%).

Applicants will have 14 days to submit completed applications.

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Peking University Shenzhen Graduate School,
University Town, Xili, Nanshan District,
Shenzhen, P.R. China 518055

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Room 410, School of Transnational Law
Peking University Shenzhen Graduate School,
University Town, Xili, Nanshan District,
Shenzhen, China 518055