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Professor Norman P. Ho, ” Careers Panel: Law Careers in Hong Kong,” March 10

Date & Time:  March 10 (Friday), 6:00 -7:15p.m.

Venue:  STL New Building 108, PKU Shenzhen

Panelists:

John Moore (Partner, Slaughter and May)

Choo Lye Tan (Partner, K&L Gates)

Alfred Leung (Principal, YTL & Co.)

Jinyang (Gabriella) Cai (Senior Legal Assistant, Simpson Thacher & Bartlett)

Norman Ho, Moderator (Assistant Professor, PKUSTL)

Title:  Careers Panel: Law Careers in Hong Kong

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Jingtian & Gongcheng, Campus Recruitment, March 2

Date & Time:  March 2 (Thursday), 7:00-8:30 p.m.

Venue:  STL New Building 203, PKU Shenzhen

Speaker:  Zhou Xuan

Speaker Bio

Xuan Zhou graduated from Zhongnan University of Economics & Law with the Bachelor of Economics.  She then obtained Master Degree in International Law and Master Degree in Comparative Law from University of International Business & Economics and Chicago-Kent College of Law respectively.  Ms. Zhou has more than 13 years professional working experience.  She worked as the in-house counselor of Shenzhen Urban Construction Group from 1992 to 1998, and acted as a stringer and guest host of Legal Column of Guangdong TV.  She worked as a lawyer in Guangdong Guoxin Law Firm form 1999 to 2004, and became a partner of China Commercial Law Firm in 2004.  In 2007, Ms Zhou joined JINGTIAN & GONGCHENG as a partner.  Ms. Zhou specializes in M & A, stock issuing and capital market as well as legal advisor for administrative departments and large-scale enterprises.  Her services cover a wide range, including due diligence investigation, the design of business structure and relevant negotiations.

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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.”

 

Professor Wang Xixin, Peking University, “Role Setting and Conflict Between Public and Experts on Public Decision,” December 28

Date & Time:  December 28 (Wednesday), 19:00 p.m.-21:00 p.m.

Venue:  C303, PKU Shenzhen

Speaker:  Wang Xixin, Deputy Dean and Professor, Peking University Law School

Lecture Title:  Role Setting and Conflict Between Public and Experts on Public Decision (公众决策中大众与专家的角色设定及其冲突)

Lecture Language:  Chinese

Speaker Bio:

1990.7, Bachelor of Laws, Faculty of Law, Zhongnan University of Politics and Laws

1996.7, Master of Laws, Peking University Law School

1998.4-1999.1, visiting scholar and senior researcher, Columbia University Law School

1999.2-1999.4, visiting scholar, Stanford University Law School

1999.7, Doctor of Laws, Peking University Law School

2001.9-2001.12, visiting scholar, Yale University Law School

2005.6, getting the degree of China-Yale Senior Leadership Project

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