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Symposium on integrity in climate finance held with STL participation

The second symposium on supranational responses to corruption was held in May at the London School of Economics and Political Science. The event was co-organized by colleagues from the World Bank, Transparency International and the Green Climate Fund and had the theme of ‘Integrity in Climate Finance and Action’.

Professor Friedmann co-authored "Law of The Digital Domain: Trademarks, Domain Names, And The AI Fronti...

Professor Danny Friedmann co-authored article with Professor Chaisse (City University of Hong Kong) was published in IDEA®: The Law Review of the Franklin Pierce Center for Intellectual Property. The article "The Law of the Digital Domain" demonstrates the interplay between trademarks and domain names and has the potential to foster significant growth and improvement for both systems.

Professor Francis G. Snyder Honored as Most-Cited Chinese Researcher for Two Consecutive Years

​Professor Francis G. Snyder listed on the “2023 Most Cited Chinese Researchers” by one of the largest global publishers of scholarly journals Elsevier, marking his second consecutive year receiving the honor.

Stephen Minas elected Vice-Chair of UN technology body

STL Professor Stephen Minas is the new Vice-Chair of the UN Climate Technology Centre & Network (CTCN) Advisory Board. The elections were held at the end of the board’s meeting last week in Copenhagen, Denmark.

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【LHSS】Common v. Civil Law: The Emperor Has No Clothes

June 5, 2024 (Wednesday), 20:15-21:15 (Beijing Time)

Admissions Event: 2025 Shanghai and Nanjing Roadshow

June 1: Shanghai; June 2: Nanjing

STL 2024 Commencement Ceremony

May 25, 2024,10:00 a.m. Saturday,

Admissions Event: 2025 Guangzhou and Beijing Roadshow

May 18: Guangzhou; May 19: Beijing

Law Careers Panel: Corporate, IP, Disputes/Arbitration, ESG, Family Offices, Legal Entrepreneursh...

Friday, May 10, 2024, 12:15 PM – 1:45 PM (China Standard Time)

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STL is the best choice for you to embrace new possibilities and challenges. Here, we study both American law and Chinese law. By studying and practicing, students are able to think about case law, think from the perspective of comparative law, and think in a critical way. In each class, professors guide students’ point of view, and we all benefit from it. Fortunately, we can spend four years in pursuing dreams in this great law school. Perfect loves preparation. STL gives you multiple perspectives to know yourself, society and the world. STL also helps you to find the beauty and art of law.

Zhao Suting, Entering Class of 2018

“Studying civil law has always been rewarding; yet mastery of its abstract concepts, sophisticated rules and underlying principles has never been easy. An innovative case method which is widely used in my teaching and research at STL has proved to be quite useful in understanding and demonstrating its richness, complexity and subtlety.”

– Mao Shaowei, Assistant Professor of Law

“Driven by forces as diverse as globalization and technological progress, the realm of legal services is going through profound and irreversible change. My research examines what these changes will mean for consumers, for practicing lawyers and for legal education. I try to share the implications of these changes with our students, who will live and practice in legal settings far different than any known before. My goal is to help make our students ready to be leaders in this new world.”

– Ray Campbell, Professor of Law

“The value students derive from the combination of STL’s J.D. and J.M. curriculums exceeds the value of studying either independently of the other. STL courses blend the study of China law, U.S. law, and EU law in ways designed to equip students for the practice of law in a world in which different legal traditions increasingly interact, creating challenges that only the best transnational lawyers will be able to resolve. The ultimate goal of comparative study at STL is to contribute to a deep student awareness of different legal traditions, different commercial practices and expectations, different cultures, different notions of truth and justice, and the rules, practices and outcomes likely to emerge from their interaction.”

– Philip McConnaughay, Dean and Professor of Law

“I have no doubt my classmates and I are spending our best times at STL. Residing in an environment of competing viewpoints and inspired by brilliant professors, everyone here is stimulated to demonstrate their innate ability to question and critique with passion and great mental endurance, to rise above the hustle and bustle of ivory-tower intellectualism, and to always be a humble, ever-learning individual. I always feel lucky to be part of this enterprise.”

– Qin Shijie, Class of 2020

“In the 21st century, the structure and decision-making of multinational enterprises are changing in fundamental ways. Key responsibilities are shifting from centralized headquarters to dispersed networks of affiliates; integrated international production systems have emerged; and forms of government influence are becoming more varied and less formal. To keep pace with these rapid changes, international economic law obligations and international dispute settlement procedures must adapt, which raises challenging issues for scholars, practitioners, and policymakers.”

– Mark Feldman, Professor of Law

STL is a place suitable for growth, where I know myself more deeply every day. I have to admit that I always feel embarrassed for not giving the right answer in class, until I realize there is no “right answer”. Such moments make me think independently. With excellent classmates and wise teachers here, I have no doubt that the next two years will also be quite enlightening and enjoyable.

– Su Jianxin, Entering Class of 2018