STL Internationally Recognized for J.D./J.M. Legal Education Program
On December 10, 2018, STL was awarded the Certificate of Achievement in Global Legal Skills Education at one of the leading international gatherings for global skills education, the Global Legal Skills Conference. The award recognizes STL’s unique accomplishments in “creating an academically rigorous, bilingual four-year program of legal education that prepares students for the mixture of common law, civil law, and Chinese legal traditions.”
STL epitomizes the incredibly bold initiative, launched by the State Council and Peking University, to create a new experimental model of legal education for China and for the world. Since 2008, STL has endeavored to provide one of the world’s most challenging dual degrees: an American-style Juris Doctor degree (J.D.) and a Chinese law Juris Master degree (J.M.) for top university graduates. With a highly accomplished faculty from all over the world, STL continues to contribute to a Chinese legal profession equipped to serve an advanced economy based on technological innovation, financial services, and that is able to compete head-to-head worldwide with dominant US and British law firms.
Held at the Melbourne Law School in Australia, the Global Legal Skills Conference is one of the most important international conferences in legal skills education. Co-sponsored by Melbourne Law School and The John Marshall Law School, this year’s conference is the leading gathering connecting law professors, clinical faculty, linguists, judges, attorneys and scholars to share the best practices of international legal skills education.