The Center for Career Services and Professional Development provides a variety of resources, including written materials, workshops, networking events and other programs to help you maximize your employment opportunities as well as develop the personal and professional skills needed to succeed in the workplace.
Programs and Service
Our programs, services, online resources, and one-on-one counseling provide students with a competitive advantage throughout their careers.
As an STL student, you have access to a wide range of resources to assemble highly competitive job applications. Our individual counseling includes strategic career planning and personal review of resumes and cover letters.
- Resumes and cover letters
- Writing samples, references and transcripts
- Interviewing skills, including mock interviews
- Career planning and job search strategies
- Practice areas and build a professional network
- Bar exam
STL’s signature curriculum, with its emphasis on transnational bilingual legal education, makes STL graduates more competitive in today’s marketplace. Our students develop and cultivate a set of critical legal, executive and communication skills that prepare them to become leaders in their chosen professions.
- Persuasive communication and intercultural competency
- Interviewing, networking and building professional relationship
- Practice skills and pro bono opportunities
- Advanced comparative and bilingual legal research
Policy on Academic-Year Employment
Students may not accept employment or internships that interfere with the significant obligations of the full-time study of law. First-year students are advised not to seek employment. No student who is enrolled full-time should accept employment that exceeds 20 hours per week. Moreover, regular and punctual class attendance is required of all students in all classes. An internship is never a valid excuse for class absence.
STL’s Outstanding Students
STL’s students are among the best and brightest in China. In order to be eligible for admission to STL, PRC students must have (i) earned exemption from China’s national graduate school entrance exam by virtue of being one of the top few graduates of one of China’s top-tier universities, (ii) scored at least as high as the PKU “cut score” on the national graduate school entrance exam, which is the highest cut score in China, or in a few instances, (iii) achieved a score on the Law School Admissions Test, or “LSAT,” to compensate for a slightly lower cut score. Additionally, before being offered admission to STL, students within one of these three academically elite groups must survive a rigorous in-person interview by STL faculty that tests each candidate’s English language proficiency. Chinese students admitted to STL are poised for international leadership from the moment of their admission.