Peking University School of Transnational Law (STL) is the only law school in the world that provides both a J.D and J.M. legal education. Each year, we are seeking students who have exceptional intellectual talents, an extraordinary work ethic, and a deep commitment to develop their skills so that they can contribute to their country and the world. Since our mission is to prepare students to be transnational legal professionals, we welcome people with diverse backgrounds, experiences and accomplishments, as well as students who understand that our individual opportunities are greatest if we work together, as a mutually supportive community.
The STL Difference
Choose STL and change your life.
Here, as part of Peking University, one of the leading universities in China, STL has not only inherited an initiative spirit of pioneering legal education, but also acted as a significant force for PKU’s internationalization. Renowned for its uniqueness of the J.D./J.M. dual degree program, STL provides you with a global horizon and prepares you to be a transnational legal professional.
Every year we have a group of leading students from around the world join STL. They come from a wide range of educational backgrounds, from humanities and social sciences to biology and the technological sphere. Through intensive activities like small seminars, reading groups, competitions, international programs, and independent writing and research opportunities, STL students demonstrate a vibrant and diverse community.
STL’s multinational faculty includes world-renowned scholars from China, the U.S., the E.U., and elsewhere. They bring a range of perspectives to their teaching and research as well as inspire students through exchanges in and outside of the classroom.
STL is not simply giving students insight about different areas of American, U.K., and E.U. law, but provides students with the skills that make for great lawyers and great judges and great leaders of any nationality. We look forward to your experiences in this rigorous journey and be ready to make a difference.
Careers after STL
Voices from STL students
Let our students tell you what STL life is all about.
STL itself means diversity and unlimited possibilities. It inherits Peking University’s glorious traditions, but it also commits itself to innovation, reform and internalization. These diverse and advanced academic ideals create unlimited possibilities: students here are exposed to the advanced teaching methods, interdisciplinary studies and transnational culture. Even though our campus may be on the outskirts of the city, it plays an important role in pioneering modern Chinese higher education.
— By Tianyuan Zheng, Class of 2015
The collegiality of the students at STL, who come here wanting to have a meaningful career that can make difference has taught me a lot. My colleagues came to STL with their amazing life experiences with the willingness to share such experiences. At STL, the legal study taught in the transnational perspective provides students many unexpected opportunities to get involved in. The curriculum is designed to have a solid J.D. study entirely in English and reflect the most current legal issues around the world, such as Internet Law, NGO Law, Environmental Law, and Animal Law, etc. You could avail yourself of participating a English law journal, or a legal clinic of public interest. In addition, I was exposed to all kinds of outdoor activities at STL throughout my entire study here, taking advantage of what Shenzhen, an environmental friendly city, has to offer. It is one of my best decisions I ever made in my life to study at STL.
— By Zhaoke Zhu, Class of 2014
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