STL has been remarkably successful in recruiting leading scholars from around the world to its distinguished multinational faculty. STL’s Founding Dean Jeffrey Lehman, currently Founding Vice Chancellor of New York University’s new Shanghai campus, was a former president of Cornell University and dean of the University of Michigan Law School. STL’s current dean, Philip McConnaughay, was Founding Dean of Penn State University’s Schools of Law and International Affairs, a former professor of law at the University of Illinois, and a former partner of the leading international law firm, Morrison & Foerster.
STL’s full-time resident faculty includes world-renowned scholars of international trade law, food safety policy, public international law and private dispute resolution, along with leading and emerging scholars of investment treaty arbitration, capital markets, securities regulation, comparative corporate governance, Chinese legal history and philosophy, Chinese environmental regulation and administrative law, China civil law, and several other important fields of law. Members of STL’s resident faculty previously have held distinguished academic appointments at University College London, Erasmus University, Hong Kong University, Peking University (Beijing), Max Planck Institute, University Aix-Marseille, and other leading institutions worldwide. STL’s regular visiting faculty includes distinguished scholars from Harvard, Stanford, NYU, King’s College (London), Georgetown, and other leading research universities, along with distinguished high-level jurists and lawyers from around the world. As one of STL’s students recently exclaimed, “Studying at STL is like studying abroad in China!”