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PKUSZ Graduate School Opening Ceremony, August 31 and September 1

The 2017-18 Peking University Shenzhen Graduate School Opening Ceremony for new graduate students will take place on August 31 and September 1.  This year’s program will focus on leadership development.  PKUSZ is home to eight elite graduate schools: the School of Electronic and Computer Engineering; the School of Chemical Biology and Biotechnology; the School of Environment and Energy; the School of Urban Planning and Design; the School of Advanced Materials; the HSBC Business School; the School of Humanities and Social Sciences; and the School of Transnational Law.

Forum on Securities Compliance Litigation, August 25

STL is pleased to co-sponsor and host a forum organized by the Financial Law Committee of the Guangdong Lawyers Association on developments in securities compliance litigation practice.  Additional co-sponsors include the Financial and Legal Professionals Committee and Securities Law Committee of the Guangzhou Lawyers Association, and the Financial Law and Securities Law Committees of the Shenzhen Lawyers Association.  Keynote speakers include WANG Chengjie, General Manager of Legal Compliance Department of Guohai Securities Company and LIU Siyuan,  Partner, Beijing Jingtian & Gongcheng Law Firm.

Date:  Friday, August 25, 2017

Time:  2:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Venue:   Peking University Shenzhen Graduate School, Building C, Room 105

(The Forum will be conducted in Chinese). 

 

STL Graduate Among Forbes China “Top 30 Under 30”

董少灵Dong Shaoling, a 2016 graduate of Peking University School of Transnational Law, has been named to the Forbes China “Top 30 Under 30” in Media, Marketing and Advertising for 2017.   The ranking is part of Forbes China’s listing of “300 Top Innovators, Entrepreneurs and Leaders Under Age 30.” (Click here for the ranking.)

Dong Shaoling is the CEO of Shenzhen ZhongbeiMingyi Tech Co., Ltd, which provides innovative IT services and solutions.  One of its most popular products, RabbitPre, an HTML5 online tool and application generator, already has more than eight million registered corporate users, including Alibaba and China Mobile.

Click here for an interview (in Chinese) with Dong Shaoling about his reasons for choosing to study law at Peking University School of Transnational Law and about his successful business.

Peking University Celebrates Opening of STL Building

IMG_4592_meitu_9Peking University School of Transnational Law celebrated the opening of its new “STL Building” with a dedication and ribbon-cutting ceremony on Monday, March 20, 2017.  The event marked a major milestone for the STL community and introduced a new landmark on Peking University’s Shenzhen Graduate Campus (PKUSZ).

The 8,900 square meter STL Building was designed by Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates (KPF), one of the world’s premier architectural firms, in cooperation with Shenzhen-based Huasen Architectural & Engineering Consultants Ltd.

Participants in the STL Building dedication ceremony included Professor Wu Yundong, Chancellor of PKUSZ, Philip McConnaughay, Dean of STL and Vice Chancellor of PKUSZ, Jeffrey Lehman, Founding Dean of STL and current Vice Chancellor of New York University’s Shanghai campus, and Jill Lerner, managing principal at (KPF).  The ceremony was held in the main atrium of the STL Building and was attended by hundreds of STL students, faculty, and alumni, as well as scores of PKUSZ leaders, government officials, architects and contractors, community members and other distinguished guests.

In his welcome remarks, Dean McConnaughay observed that STL’s success was a combined effort of so many of the people present.  “It is wonderful to see so many STL graduates, students and friends and former and present STL colleagues here today – so many people who have had so much to do with the establishment and success of STL,” said Dean McConnaughay.  “It was clear from the outset that STL would require a building that gives expression to the importance and forward-looking character of our law school, while providing an environment in which we all can comfortably study, learn and interact,” he said.

Dean Lehman praised the commitment of Peking University and the City of Shenzhen to work together to envision a new kind of architectural home for STL’s pioneering style of legal education. “This is a building that, just like the law, looks completely different, depending on the perspective with which you approach it.  It integrates many different architectural cultures into an original, creative new style.  This style speaks to our shared future – our need to harmonize differences as we transcend boundaries,” said Lehman.

“The new building realizes our vision to successfully combine formal education with informal learning,” said Jill Lerner of KPF.  “The building satisfies STL’s unique teaching and learning demands, where faculty and students engage not just in the classroom, but also in the hallways and common areas,” she said.

“In this new building, STL will make even greater strides on the path of success,” said Chancellor Wu, who mentioned several of STL’s groundbreaking achievements as evidence of the bright future STL enjoys.

The STL Building was completed in January 2017.  Classes in the building commenced at the start of the spring semester on February 20, 2017.

Located immediately between the beautifully restored Dashahe River Parkway and the PKUSZ campus central plaza, the STL Building serves as the gateway for the PKUSZ campus.  The centerpiece of the new building is a grand tiered atrium with spectacular outward views of the landscaped pathway running the length of the Dashahe River.  Additional building features include one 100-person classroom that can be converted into a high-tech moot courtroom; three additional 100-person classrooms; an on-site law library equipped with the latest in digital research platforms; four 60-person classrooms; four 20-person classrooms; several intimate seminar rooms; legal clinic and student organizations suites; outdoor terraces and reading gardens; highly functional faculty and administrative offices; and abundant student study space.  The building represents a place for intellectual discourse, friendships forged and memories made.

“STL is a school that trains legal minds, shapes personalities, and ultimately cultivates future leaders,” said 3L student Li Yidan.  “The new building is a great home for STL.  The open spaces encourage interactive learning and the abundant sunlight brings life to the black letter law.”

 

STL and PKUSZ Commencement Ceremonies, July 1

Congratulations to Class of 2017!

STL Commencement Exercises

Date:  July 1 (Saturday), 2017

Time:  10:00 a.m.- 12:00 p.m.

Venue:  Moot Courtroom 201, STL Building, PKUSZ

Peking University Shenzhen Graduate School Commencement

Date:  July 1 (Saturday), 2017

Time:  2:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Venue:  Auditorium room (-2 Floor), HSBC Building, PKUSZ

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