On Thursday, August 28, 2014, Peking University Shenzhen Graduate School held its 2014 Opening Ceremony in the University Town Stadium. As the faculty representative, STL Professor Francis Snyder delivered a speech about the importance of a “Research Project for Life” that exemplifies a combination of healthy living, education, and life-long passion.
Peking University School of Transnational Law (STL) began the 2016-17 academic year welcoming 99 new students, including 90 J.D. and J.M. students, four LL.M. students (from Malaysia, Pakistan, Peru and Ethiopia) and five exchange students (from Germany, The Netherlands, Brazil, and the United States). The new J.D./J.M. class includes students from Mainland China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, the United States and Canada.
Dean Philip McConnaughay officially welcomed students to STL during orientation on August 14-16. “Your time at STL will provide you with a deep understanding of the law of China, America, and the EU, and with the superior analytical and advocacy skills essential to cross-cultural and transnational exchange. This is why STL graduates are in such high demand by China’s and the world’s leading law firms, government agencies, NGOs and companies. This also is why STL graduates are tomorrow’s leaders,” said Dean McConnaughay in his welcome to new students.
The orientation program included discussions with faculty and upper-level students about academic and student life at STL and how to succeed in STL’s cutting edge and academically rigorous English-language J.D. and China law curriculums. Students also participated in small group case briefing exercises designed to help them analyze a judicial opinion, which is essential for success in STL’s interactive case study method of teaching.
On August 25 and 26, the Peking University Shenzhen Graduate Campus (PKUSZ) will hold its opening ceremony for all new graduate students. This year’s program will focus on team-building and leadership development, as well as on the campus’s efforts to deepen multidisciplinary relationships among the eight schools on PKU’s Shenzhen Graduate Campus: School of Electronic and Computer Engineering, School of Chemical Biology and Biotechnology, School of Environment and Energy, School of Urban Planning and Design, School of Advanced Materials, HSBS Business School, School of Humanities and Social Sciences, and the School of Transnational Law.
Peking University School of Transnational Law celebrated 64 graduates at its third commencement ceremony on Friday, June 27, 2014.
On May 25, Career Services Center (CSC) and the Society of Women in Law (SWL) of Peking University School of Transnational Law (STL) hosted a Speed Mock Interviewing Workshop.
STL’s LL.M. (Master of Laws) program is accepting applications until March 31, 2016. This program is unique in China and unique in the world. It combines courses in transnational law, Western and Chinese law and legal traditions, complex transnational business transactions, and dispute resolution. Studying in Shenzhen, with its close proximity to Hong Kong, offers students the opportunity to study in the world’s fastest growing transnational economy and in the only metropolitan area that brings together the world’s great legal systems.
STL’s C.V. Starr Professor of Law Francis G. Snyder has donated his 580 volume collection of original European Court Reports (“ECR”) to the STL Law Library. The ECR includes authentic texts of all judgments of the European Court of Justice since 1954, internal reports by judges to the Court in connection with each reported judgment, and all Advocate General Opinions regarding the public interest implicated in each case. Professor Snyder previously arranged for the entire collection to be beautifully bound in the Court’s official color, a royal blue-purple. Professor Snyder began his collection during his early years of teaching at Warwick University and continued building the collection during his years at University College London, the European University Institute, Aix-Marseille University in France, and the London School of Economics.
In Beijing, on May 10, 2014, the Peking University School of Transnational Law (STL) convened faculty from STL and STL’s sister school, the Peking University Law School, as well as a panel of distinguished lawyers to address cutting-edge issues in international legal practice and education.
Peking University Transnational Law Review has published its first issue of volume 2. This issue covers a broad area of law, including several articles and a speech.
On April 19 2014, STL PILF hosted the First Annual Public Interest Auction on campus at the Peking University School of Transnational Law, Shenzhen. The Auction was the first event of its kind for a Chinese law school and was supported by many public interest law organizations from mainland China and Hong Kong. It is an annual fundraiser to support various public interest law events and Summer Internship Grants at STL. The Summer Internship Grants helps subsidize STL students who choose to devote their summers to public interest work. All monies donated will contribute to PILF to support these programs.
On April 3, 2014, STL alumna, Li Jiangfeng, gave the talk, “My Legal Journey, from Law School to Law Firm.” It was hosted by STL Investment Bank & Law Firm Association (ILA).
Li Jiangfeng is from the class of 2012, the first graduating class of STL.