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Professor Susan Finder Speaks at the Chinese Academy of Law and Social Studies at Shanghai Jiaotong Uni...

Professor Finder spoke in Chinese, setting out the highlights of her forthcoming article to be published in China Law and Society Review on How the Supreme People’s Court Supports the Development of Foreign-Related Rule of Law.

Professor Sang Yop Kang was Invited to an International Academic Conference Held by ECUPL

Professor Kang highlighted China's unique socio-economic system during the conference while explaining cases related to China's distinctive hostile takeovers, such as the Vanke-Baoneng incident. He argued that the existing discussions and theories surrounding hostile takeovers are not able to directly apply to China's situation.

STL Professor Nitzan Shilon Advocates Market Institutions for a Successful Opening Up of China’s Finan...

Professor Nitzan Shilon's insights contribute to the ongoing dialogue on China's financial market reforms, advocating for a comprehensive approach that includes both regulatory frameworks and the development of robust market institutions.

STL Class Field-trip to the Supreme People’s Court’s First Circuit Court

After learning about the breadth, development and impact of Chinese judicial reforms, the class members had a chance to see the inside of a Chinese court with their own eyes.

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The Future of Dispute Resolution in International Trade in a Post-WTO World

March 15, 2024 (Friday), 12:15 PM – 1:30 PM (Beijing Time)

Contemporary Debates on Punishment Theory

7:00 PM, February 29 (Thursday)(Beijing Time)

The Regulation of Prostitution as a Challenge for the Criminal Law

7:00 PM, February 26 (Monday)(Beijing 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