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Keynote Speech at 2022 Commencement by He Zhonglin, First Deputy Chief Judge of the Intellectual Proper...

HE Zhonglin is a Senior Judge, a national expert in trial operations, and has a Ph.D. in Law. He was appointed as First Deputy Chief Judge of the Intellectual Property Court of the SPC in 2020.

Speech at 2022 Commencement by Professor Hai Wen

It is our hope that students of STL can serve the enterprises in an international context, which means you should not only protect their legitimate rights and interests, but help them understand international laws and regulations so that unnecessary conflicts and losses can be avoided to the largest extent.

Speech at 2022 Commencement by Philip J. McConnaughay

“You, and your fellow STL graduates before you, are setting new standards of professionalism for the Chinese legal profession. It is your individual responsibility, to yourselves, to your clients, to your families, and to your law school, to live up to these expectations. These are the attributes that will account for your professional reputation. The example you set will be one of your greatest contributions to China, and to STL.”

Speech at 2022 Commencement by Professor Huang Hui

“there is no perfect world but a way to cope, no perfect life but a mood for improvement.”,“Our choice of profession dictates that we must intervene in right and wrong and clarify real disputes…I hope we don’t just love life because law is about life, but love life because we live it.”

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STL Now Accepting Application for 2022 Mini Camp

Registration Date: June 27 to August 7

Dual decentralization: The Trend of International Order

7:00 PM, June 30 (Thursday)(Beijing Time)

Common Law, Canon Law, and the English Reformation

8:30 PM, June 23 (Thursday)(Beijing Time)

Admission Event: Information Session with STL Students (for Beijing Universities, Sun Yat-Sen Uni...

7:00 PM, June 14 (Tuesday), Online via Zoom; 7:00PM, June 15 (Wednesday), Online via Zoom

Admission Event: 2023 Virtual Roadshow (Law)

15:00 PM, June 10 (Friday), Online via Zoom

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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