The Chinese Legal Market: Current Perspectives and Future Trends in China and Abroad

On March 2, 2014, STL Career Services Center and the Chinese Business Lawyers Association (CBLA) hosted a panel discussion titled, “The Chinese Legal Market: Current Perspectives and Future Trends in China and Abroad.”

Participating Panelists included Simon Mui, Sean Cai, Joyce Xiang, Fei Hu, Owen Wang. Simon Mui is the director of CBLA and a fellow of Stanford Graduate School of Business. Sean Cai is currently the director at HSBC Global Banking and Markets, in charge of strategic equity and financing business for Greater China clients. Fei Hu is a senior counsel at Huawei and his practice focuses on intellectual property litigation in the United States. Joyce Xiang is a vice president of CBLA, and she is an attorney with Kobre & Kim in Hong Kong. Owen Wang is a vice president of CBLA, and he is an attorney at Ropes & Gary in Hong Kong and focuses his practice on private equity transactions and cross-border M&A.

DaHui Lawyers Information Session

On February 26, 2014, STL Career Services and DaHui Lawyers organized a DaHui Lawyers Information Session. DaHui Lawyers Partner, Mr. Zha Zheng presented in session. According to their website, DaHui lawyers have a growing corporate practice that focuses on M&A, inbound and outbound investment, capital markets, and dispute resolutions, with a specific expertise in IT and telecoms, media and entertainment, real estate, private equity and venture capital, natural resources, renewable energy, health care, life sciences, and education. More information on DaHui here.

Mr. Zha Zheng gave a presentation of the introduction of the firm as well as his experience as an excellent transnational lawyer. Mr. Zha graduated from Tsinghua University with B.E. and LL.B degrees, and also obtained LL.M from Harvard University. Before starting the new law firm Dahui, he has worked with Skadden Arps and Allen & Overy, both of which are reputable law firms worldwide. In his speech, he introduced DaHui as a young law firm which involves significant international practices. He used his own experience to exemplify to students how to become a successful lawyer in future career and how DaHui may be a most suitable platform for young lawyers to achieve that.

In the end, Mr. Zha mentioned that since the legal market has warmed up this year, Dahui would like to recruit legal talents for internships or permanent positions from prestigious law schools, such as STL. He believes that DaHui will provide a practicing area where STL students can have sustained growth by working with the firm.

(Reported by Wu Guanhua, Photo by Wu Gunahua)

Francis Snyder and Lu Yi Participated in Sino-French Colloquium on TCM

Professor Francis Snyder and Lu Yi, Assistant Director of the STL Center for Research on Transnational Law, presented a paper on ‘Traditional Chinese Medicine and European Union Law: Cultural Logics, Product Identities, Market Competition, Legal Rechanneling, and the Need for Global Legal Pluralism’ at the Sino-French Colloquium on ‘The Legal Status of Traditional Chinese Medicine and Pharmacopeia’, organised by the Zhejiang Academy of Social Sciences, the Zhejiang University of Traditional Chinese Medicine and the Center for Health Law, Aix-Marseille University, UMR 7268 Aix-Marseille University – EFS – Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, France. The Colloquium was sponsored by Zhejiang Wecan Biotechnology Company and held in Hangzhou on 16-17 December 2013. Wang Ying and Zhang Xian provided excellent research assistance.

STL Public Interest Law Foundation Established

STL Public Interest Law Foundation (STL-PILF) was formally established on January 9, 2014. STL-PILF will be a student-run organization dedicated to enabling STL students to work in unpaid internships in the public interest and to provide support to help them pursue careers in the public interest upon graduation.

Comprised of a community of STL students, alumni, faculty, and friends devoted to public interest law, STL-PILF promotes its goals by fundraising and sponsoring public interest and community service events to educate students about the rewarding career possibilities in public interest law.

Currently, STL-PILF’s fundraising efforts directly support two programs, Summer Internship Grants and a Loan Forgiveness Program. The Summer Internship Grants is for law students with a demonstrated commitment to public interest who work in unpaid, full-time summer positions at national or international public interest agencies, organizations, and firms. For the students who are further pursuing a career in public interest law after graduation, the Loan Forgiveness Program Loan program will provide them with some financial support.

The funding of STL-PILF is raised through programs like STL-PILF’s Annual Auction as well as year-round contributions by members of the STL and greater community.

2017 Admissions Information for International and Hong Kong, Macau, and Taiwan Students



Peking University application portals for international students are now open (International / 港澳台).  Please click the links below to read each program introduction:

Information Flyer for Hong Kong, Macau, Taiwan and International Students

2017 J.D./J.M. Admission for International Students

2017 LL.M. Admission for International Students

2017 J.D./J.M. Admission for Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan Students

2017 LL.M. Admission for Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan Students


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