Public Lecture: “Pro Bono Practice for Chinese Lawyers,” March 11

Date & Time: 7:00 – 9:00 p.m., Mar. 11 (Friday)

Venue: C102, PKU Shenzhen

Language: Chinese

Panelists: Li Yan

STL’s student-run Public Interest Law Foundation (PILF) is hosting attorney Li Yan on Friday, March 11 for a public lecture (in Chinese) discussing the work of the Shenzhen Futian Wider Legal Service Center (“Wider”), which Li Yan helped to establish.  Wider’s principal mission is to promote and facilitate public interest awareness and pro bono legal services in Shenzhen and elsewhere in China.

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“JT&N Cup” Case Note Writing Competition, February 2016

Thanks to the generous financial support of the Beijing-based law firm, Jincheng Tongda & Neal (“JT&N”), the Peking University Transnational Law Review is pleased to announce the launch of the inaugural “JT&N Cup” Case Note Writing Competition for STL students. The Case Note Competition is an opportunity for STL students to showcase their English-language legal writing and research skills. JT&N, like other leading Chinese firms, increasingly values English-language proficiency in the delivery of legal services involving international transactions and disputes.

Competition details, including a schedule and list of prizes, can be found here.

Quarter 2 Exam Period (January 24-31)

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In addition to the above, the following courses have a final paper requirement in lieu of a final exam:

  • Justice
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Techniques for Drafting Contracts (JDE)
  • Transnational Legal Practice II
  • China Judicial Reform from a Comparative Perspective
  • Emerging Chinese Evidence Jurisprudence from a Comparative Perspective
  • Case Exercises of Civil Law
  • Criminal Procedure

Career Panel: Exploring Corporate Law Careers in HK, January 8

Date & Time: 7:00 – 8:30 p.m., Jan. 8 (Friday)

Venue: C303, PKU Shenzhen

Language: English

Panelists: John Moore, Alfred Leung, David Chang, and Norman P. Ho

Students are welcome to join STL’s career panel on Friday, January 8 at 7:00 p.m. in C303, as leading corporate attorneys David Chang, Alfred Leung, and John Moore discuss their corporate law careers in Hong Kong.  The panel will be moderated by STL Professor Norman P. Ho, who previously worked in two major multinational law firms in Hong Kong before joining STL in 2014.


Public Lecture: “Cutting Edge Issues in Global Corporate Compliance for China and Developing Countries,” December 28

Date & Time: 12:30 p.m., Dec. 28 (Monday)

Venue: C302, PKU Shenzhen

Language: English

Lecturer: Carole Basri, Esq.

Speaker Bio:

Carole Basri, a visiting professor at STL and a long-time consultant with the law firm Dickstein Shapiro LLP, holds a B.A. from Barnard College and a J.D. degree from New York University. She is President of the Corporate Lawyering Group LLC, which advises on corporate compliance programs. She has created comprehensive compliance and ethics programs for major corporations, including the Dun & Bradstreet Corporation, Cendant, Benjamin Moore & Co. and Dannon Inc. In addition, she has practiced with several leading law firms, served as General Counsel of China On Line, and served as Executive Director of the Greater New York Chapter of the Association of Corporate Counsel. She is an expert on corporate compliance and the roles and responsibilities of in-house counsel.

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Roundtable on International Migration and Persons of Undetermined Nationality, December 19

The Beijing office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) and STL are jointly hosting a Roundtable on, “International Migration and Persons of Undetermined Nationality,” to be held December 19 at the Sheraton Hotel in the Futian District of Shenzhen.  The Roundtable will bring together representatives from UNHCR and students and faculty from STL and PKU Law to discuss topics such as the UNHCR Mandate on Stateless Persons, nationality-related and migration research issues and China exit and entry administration, and the role of clinical legal education and pro bono legal service in addressing migration law and immigration law issues.

For more information on the Roundtable, please contact Zhang Chenli at

​T​he Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees was established on December 14, 1950 by the United Nations General Assembly.  The agency is mandated to lead and co-ordinate international action to protect refugees and resolve refugee problems worldwide.  Its primary purpose is to safeguard the rights and well-being of refugees.  It strives to ensure that everyone can exercise the right to seek asylum and find safe refuge in another State, with the option to return home voluntarily, integrate locally or to resettle in a third country.  It also has a mandate to help stateless people.

LL.M. Information Session, December 16, Beijing

Join STL’s Director of Graduate and International Programs, Lori Reynolds, to learn more about STL’s English-language LL.M. program and the law school’s admissions process. This session will include a brief presentation from Director Reynolds followed by a Q&A with attendees.

Date and Time:

Wednesday, December 16, 2015   6:30 p.m.


Peking University, Beijing

PKU International i-Center (2nd Floor, Building 5, PKU Global Village)

For interested students unable to attend the information session, we encourage you to visit us at to learn more about STL’s cutting-edge LL.M. program.


Public Lecture: “The Five Eras of American Law and Discrimination”, December 10

Date & Time: 7:30 – 8:30 p.m., Dec. 10 (Thursday)

Venue: C302, PKU Shenzhen

Language: English

Lecturer: Stephen Yandle

Description of the Public Talk:

From the founding to the present American law has applied dramatically different standards for acceptance or prohibition of various forms of discrimination. There have been times when discrimination that violated contemporary ideals of equality and fairness was condoned or even mandated by law. At other times epic changes through national legislation or Constitutional amendment prohibited such discrimination. On other occasions bold judicial decisions struck down such discrimination. More recently controversy has surrounded legislation and court decisions over the question of whether affirmative steps designed to ensure equal treatment are themselves a form of impermissible discrimination. That history may be divided into five distinct “eras” that reflect a broad spectrum of attitudes toward discrimination. Most interesting is the fact that there has not been a one directional progression from era to era but pendulum swings back and forth.

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Public Lecture: “Transnational Governance and the Role of Due Diligence and Transnational Governance and Supply Chains in the Wake of Rana Plaza,” December 9

Date & Time: 12:15 p.m., Dec. 9 (Wednesday)

Venue: C303, PKU Shenzhen

Language: English


LARRY CATÁ BACKER is the W. Richard and Mary Eshelman Faculty Scholar and Professor of Law & International Affairs at the Pennsylvania State University (B.A. Brandeis University; M.P.P. Harvard University Kennedy School of Government; J.D. Columbia University). His research focuses on governance related issues of globalization and the constitutional theories of public and private governance, with a focus on institutional frameworks where public and private law systems converge.

DR. KARIN BUHMANN, Dr.Scient.Adm, Ph.D. (Law), is Associate Professor of Corporate Social Responsibility, Sustainability and Public-Private Regulation at Copenhagen Business School, Denmark. Her research and teaching focus on public regulation and the juridification of CSR, with a strong focus on the interaction between public and private hard, soft, and smart-mix regulation, sources of norms and their implementation.

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