The Summer Honors Program (SHP) was an opportunity for me to re-examine my decision of studying the American law in order to become a lawyer in the future in School of Transnational Law (STL), Peking University. Having enjoyed a “taste” of STL life in the rewarding nine-day program in Shenzhen and Hong Kong, I cannot be more confident of my previous choice: I want to study the law in STL’s four-year JD-JM academic program.
SHP provided me with a definite objective, a fuller picture of lawyers as a group of professionals who live by practicing the law as well as lawyers as people next door. Through the interactions with lawyers and law professors in the school, I had better understanding of the legal profession and a clearer vision of my own career.
– Li Yidan (Nan Jing University)
During the Summer Honors Program, I was involved in an active environment. The lectures given by professors and the cases we discussed were interesting. I felt really excited when I though critically about those issues. The Socratic Method is different from that of our previous study and I found it helpful to build up my mind and to become a more open-minded person. Also, the environment of Peking University attracts me. It would be a great place to study and improve myself. I wish that I could master both American law and Chinese law, to have a more comprehensive understanding of the world. The Summer Honors Program only presents a little of the overall view of STL, and I really want to experience all that STL has to offer. I am sure that STL will be enlightening learning experience and I hope to contribute all of my knowledge and experience to further STL’s goals.
– Hu Yue (University Of Science and Technology Beijing)
Actually, in the first class, I and my roommates found that we nearly covered all the main points during our pre-reading and pre-discussion in our dorm. However, when each person expressed it out in his own way, we noticed subtle differences. We discovered that the way an individual organized his opinion might be affected by his major and even character. And so were the conclusions they reached.
It were the communications in class and out of class that really broadened and deepened our minds. The way how others viewed the problem and organized their thoughts could often enlighten me to think of the questions from another aspect, which was really helpful.
– Song Jiayi (Peking University)