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Jennifer Thornton, Vice President of Business Roundtable, visited PKU STL

Jennifer Thornton, Vice President of Business Roundtable, spoke on U.S. trade policy at Peking University School of Transnational Law (STL) on March 21st. The event was moderated by Professor Mark Feldman, Interim Dean of STL.

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 Nitzan Shilon Advocates Developing China’s Market Institutions to Complement its Financial R...

At the 14th Shanghai Lujiazui Forum, one of China’s premium international financial dialogue platforms, Professor Nitzan Shilon at the Peking University School of Transnational Law has advocated for the development of China’s market institutions to complement its financial regulation.

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.

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Admissions Event: 2025 Chongqing and Chengdu Roadshow

April 24 & 27, Wednesday & Saturday

How to Do a Mobile Game Acquisition

April 6 (Saturday), 19:00-20:30 (Beijing time)

The Search for a New "Washington Consensus" on Trade

March 21 (Thursday), 3:00pm-4:30pm (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