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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Public Lecture: “The Future of Academic Law Libraries,” December 3

Date & Time: 12:10 -1:30 pm, Dec. 3 (Thursday)

Venue: B218, PKU Shenzhen

Language: English

Lecturer: Professor Vicenc Francesc Feliú, Associate Dean for Library Services, Villanova University School of Law

This presentation will focus on developing themes within academic libraries, especially academic law libraries.  The conventional wisdom is that libraries are doomed to disappear because of two primary premises: users are techno savvy and materials are easily available online.  These two assumptions lead to the conclusion that since print materials are disappearing users no longer need mediation to interact with information.  This talk proposes that digital know-how is not necessarily information literacy and that there is a continuing place for the academic library in the foreseeable future.

Professor Feliú joined the Villanova University School of Law as Associate Dean for Library Services from the University of the District of Columbia School of Law where he was Director of the Law Library and taught International Human Rights and Advanced Legal Research. Professor Feliú’s scholarship has focused on Civil Law issues in Louisiana, Copyright Law, and in pedagogical reform in legal research. Professor Feliú received his B.A. in Linguistics from California State University, Fullerton, his J.D. and LL.M. in Intellectual Property, Commerce & Technology from the Franklin Pierce Law Center, and his M.L.I.S., with a Law Librarianship Certificate, from the University of Washington. At Villanova, Professor Feliú teaches Advanced Intellectual Property/Cyber Law and Copyright Law.

Vicenc Francesc Feliu-revised

Sixth Annual PKUSZ Sports Day, November 25

Time and Location

Time: Nov. 25th 2015, from 15:00 to 17:30

Location: Playground of Peking University


  1. Tail of the Dragon
  2. Tug-of-War (10 males and 10 females)
  3. Rope Skipping (6 males and 4 females)
  4. Face-to-Face Relay (10 males and 10 females)(20*50m)
  5. Leg-Tied Running (10 males and 10 females)
  6. Super Tornado Running (4 males and 3 females)
  7. Group Steps (4 males and 4 females)

How to Join in


  1. Players should apply through the school or department
  2. All players should be students or faculty of Shenzhen Graduate School of Peking University


  1. School of Electronic and Computer Engineering
  2. School of Chemical Biology and Biotechnology
  3. School of Environment and Energy
  4. School of Urban Planning and Design
  5. School of Transnational Law
  6. PHBS Business School
  7. School of Humanities and Social Sciences
  8. School of Advanced Materials
  9. Administrative staff team

How to Register

  1. 1 group leader and 1 student in charge of sports activities is needed for each school or department (see the registration form for more information)
  2. Special presents are prepared for players who join the game. Group leaders of each school or department need to send the name list of players to one week in advance of the game (before Nov. 20th )
  3. Players for group activities need better to dress in the same color
  4. At least 40 people with uniform is needed for each school or department for the opening ceremony phalanx (no requirement for 新材料学院). Each phalanx should have one group leader and one standard bearer. The slogan of each school or department should be sent along with the registration form to


  1. Tug-of War: scored by 72, 56, 48, 40, 32, 32, 32, 32
  2. Rope Skipping: scored by 45, 35, 30, 25, 20, 15, 10, 5
  3. Face-to-Face Relay: scored by 63, 49, 42, 35, 28, 21, 14, 7
  4. Leg-Tied Running: scored by 63, 49, 42, 35, 28, 21, 14, 7
  5. Super Tornado Running: scored by 63, 49, 42, 35, 28, 21, 14, 7
  6. Group Step: scored by 63, 49, 42, 35, 28, 21, 14, 7
  7. A special ‘courtesy prize’ is also set


  1. One player can register for only one activity (except for tug-of-war)
  2. All students and faculty should present. Please get seated according to the guidance map
  3. Players should be present 20 minutes before the start of the activity
  4. If a player fails to show up and without an acceptable reason, 2 scores will be reduced for the school or the department the player belongs to
  5. Any cheating behavior will lead to disqualification and publication in the Graduate School
  6. Any school or department whose player violated any of the rules above will be excluded from the courtesy prize

Introduction to Activities

1. Tail of the Dragon

Location: on the Soccer field

Time: 3:50pm–4:05pm

Players:leaders of schools or departments and of the Graduate School (12 players in all)

Equipment: 3 soccer balls, 1 whistle and 3 stopwatches.


  • Each player draw lots to determine the order.
  • When the referee announces the start, players should shoot at a point 10 metres away from the goal. The ball will hit one of the cards with certain scores on it. Five chances.
  • If the ball fails to reach the goal, then 0 score.
  • If there are any equal scores among the top 3 players, one addition shoot will be added.

2. Tug-of-War

Location: on the track.

Time: 4:05pm–4:20pm

Players: 10 males and 10 females


  • Three lines are drawn on the ground with an interval of 300 cm. The three lines are two boundaries and a middle line.
  • If neither side wins at 1.5 minutes of the game, the team which is farther to the middle line wins.
  • All players shouldn’t ware spiked shoes or barefoot. No gloves are allowed. Teams must not release the rope until the end of the game.
  • Game will be played in an elimination system. Teams will draw lots to determine opponent. The winner will be announced after three rounds of elimination games.

3. Rope Skipping

Location: on the track.

Time: 4:20pm—5:20pm

Players: 6 males and 4 females, at least 1 teacher should be included.

Equipment: 5 ropes about 7 meters, a stopwatch.


  • Two male players swing the rope and the rest eight players are divided into four groups. The four groups in turn jumps skips the rope from one side. After all groups finish, they will skip the rope from the other side.
  • Scores will be counted by the times the players successfully skip the rope within two minutes.
  • After the game starts, if for any reason the game is interrupted, players can continue to skip and the score will still be counted. When time is up, if there are players in the rope, and if the players successfully skip the rope, the score will still be counted.


  • At the end of tug-of-war, players should get ready at the registration stand.
  • There is only one minute of warm-up before the game.

4. Face-to-Face Relay

Location: on the track.

Time: 4:20pm—5:20pm

Players: 10 males and 10 females

Equipment: baton or other alternatives


  • Only one team can be registered for one school or department. Players in the team must be a student of the school or department.
  • Player who intentionally strikes or obstructs another player will be disqualified.
  • Players must finish the route with baton in hand. If it drops, it must be picked up. While passing the baton on to another player, no throwing is allowed, or the player will be disqualified.
  • The rank will be determined by the time each team uses. If any player beats the gun, 3 more seconds will be added into the team as punishment.

5. Leg-Tied Running

Location: on the soccer field

Time: 4:20pm–5:20pm

Players: 10 males and 10 females

Equipment: 50 strips of cloth and 2 stopwatches.


  • The rank will be determined by the time each team uses to reach the finishing point.
  • The distance for the game is 50 metres. Before the game starts, players’ legs will be tied with the nearest leg of a play next to them. All players should start the game in standing position.
  • If the tie drops during the game, players should stop and retie the legs.

6. Super Tornado Running

Location: on the soccer field

Time: 4:20pm—5:20pm

Players: 4 males and 3 females

Equipment: sticks that are of 6-7 metres long, 6 guidance cones and one stopwatch.


  • Only one team can be registered for one school or department. Players in the team must be a student of the school or department.
  • When the game starts, team members should carry the stick on hand and move in a route according to the map on the right. Every time the stick drops or the cone be knocked down, 5 additional seconds will be counted to the team as punishment.
  • The rank will be determined by the time each teams uses to finish the game.

7. Group Steps

Players: 4 males and 4 females.

Equipment: 4 soccer poles and 4 stopwatches.

Rules: Eight players in a team step on and off the step of 35-40cm with arm crossed with each other. Players should not set foot on restricted zone marked on the field.

Professor Doug Levene’s Invited Lecture at Jingcheng Tongda & Neal Law Firm, November 13, Beijing


US-listed Chinese Companies Going Private–US Securities and Corporate Law Issues


时间:2015年11月13日(周五)上午9:30 – 11:30

Time: 9:30–11:30 a.m., Friday, November 13, 2015








主讲人Douglas Levene教授

Speaker: Professor Douglas Levene



Venue: No. 1 Conference Room, JT&N, 10/Floor, China World Tower No.1 Jianguo Menwai Avenue Beijing



Douglas Levene现为北京大学国际法学院副教授,同时担任芝加哥大学法学院访问教授。他曾先后就读于麻省理工学院和耶鲁大学,后以最优等成绩获密歇根大学J.D.学位。任教前,他曾先后出任菲利普•莫里斯资本公司的副总裁兼总法律顾问与卡夫食品公司的首席并购顾问。Levene教授早年受聘于众达、世达以及佳利这三家世界顶尖的跨国律所。毕业后,分别为美国联邦第二巡回上诉法院Lumbard法官和美国最高法院首席大法官Warren Burger担任法官助理。


Douglas Levene is an associate professor at Peking University School of Transnational Law, and a visiting professor at University of Chicago. Following his years at the MIT and Yale University, he received a J.D. degree, summa cum laude, from the University of Michigan Law School. Prior to joining STL, he was the Vice President and General Counsel of Philip Morris Capital Corporation, and earlier, the Chief M&A Counsel for Kraft Foods, Inc. Professor Levene’s earlier career also included positions with three leading multinational law firms, Jones Day, Skadden Arps and Cleary Gottlieb, respectively. He clerked for Judge J. Edward Lumbard on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, and Chief Justice Warren Burger on the United States Supreme Court.

2015-2016 Quarter 1 Exam Period (November 8-15)


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

  • Transnational Legal Practice I
  • Jurisprudence
  • Chinese Administrative Law
  • Client-Lawyer Interactions, From Intent to Letter of Intent
  • Transnational Legal Practice Seminar
  • Chinese Tort Law Seminar
  • Methodology of Legal Science
  • Chinese Civil Law Seminar

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