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Professor Susan Finder lectures on the Supreme People’s Court and the development of foreign-related r...

​In May, Professor Susan Finder (范思深), Distinguished Scholar in Residence at Peking University School of Transnational Law, delivered lectures on how the Supreme People’s Court supports the national strategy of developing “foreign-related rule of law” at law schools and research institutes at Nanjing University, invited by Professor Sun Wen, and Fudan University, invited by Professors Lu Zhian and Jing Ming.

Ray Campbell presents at the 10th Annual Academic Conference of Kuwait International Law School

Ray Campbell, resident professor of law at the Peking University School of Transnational Law (STL), delivered an academic speech at the 10th Annual International Academic Conference at Kuwait International Law School held in May. Prof. Campbell spoke on how artificial intelligence is changing courts, discussed the application of artificial intelligence in courts around the world and the issues it raises.

STL 15 anniversary series: Professor Matthew Stephenson: Embrace Uncertainty

Matthew Stephenson is Professor of Law at Harvard Law School, where he teaches administrative law, legislation and regulation, anti-corruption law, and political economy of public law. His research focuses on the application of positive political theory to public law, particularly in the areas of administrative procedure, anti-corruption, judicial institutions, and separation of powers.

Prof. Mark Feldman attends World Arbitration Update 2024 – China Insight, moderating panel

Professor Mark Feldman, the Interim Dean of Peking University School of Transnational Law, participated in the World Arbitration Update 2024 – China Insight conference held in Beijing this May.

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Admission Event: 2025 Virtual Roadshow

June 7, 19:00-21:00, Tencent Meeting

【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

Managing Intellectual Propery Fraud Risks

May 30 (Thursday), 2024,12:00-13:00 (Beijing Time)

STL 2024 Commencement Ceremony

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

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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