Jeffrey Lehman was the Founding Dean of STL and continues to serve in the honorary capacity of Chancellor of STL. He is a former president of Cornell University, dean of the University of Michigan Law School, senior scholar at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, clerk on the United States Supreme Court, and chair of the board of Internet2. Chancellor Lehman currently serves as the Founding Vice Chancellor of NYU Shanghai. His other positions include serving as an independent director of Infosys Ltd. and as a member of the advisory board of the Nazareth Academic Institute.
Philip McConnaughay is Dean of Peking University School of Transnational Law and a Vice Chancellor of Peking University’s Shenzhen Graduate School. Before joining STL, he was Dean of Penn State University’s law school and Founding Dean of Penn State’s School of International Affairs. Prior to joining Penn State, he was a Professor of Law at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, and before that a partner of the international law firm, Morrison & Foerster, resident for almost ten years in Tokyo and Hong Kong. Dean McConnaughay is the author of numerous scholarly articles and edited books concerning international commercial dispute resolution, the regulation of international commerce, and the role of arbitration in economic development, and he has lectured on development and intellectual property issues in Vietnam, China, and Europe. As a practicing lawyer, he was involved in some of the major antitrust and intellectual property disputes of the day, including representing Fujitsu Limited of Japan in the celebrated multi-billion dollar IBM/Fujitsu Arbitration. He has served as an advisor to the Government of Indonesia with respect to the drafting of a new national arbitration law, and been active throughout his career in a variety of public interest and pro bono matters.
Duncan Alford is the Consulting Director of the Library and Associate Dean for Information Services at the Peking University School of Transnational Law and Associate Dean for the Law Library and a full Professor of Law at the University of South Carolina School of Law. He studied at the University of Virginia and the University of South Carolina and earned a Juris Doctor degree from the University of North Carolina School of Law. He has served as Law Clerk to Chief Justice Burley Mitchell of the Supreme Court of North Carolina, as a shareholder in a law firm, as a reference librarian at Columbia University, law librarian and European Union specialist at Princeton University, as head of reference and adjunct professor at Georgetown University, and as the founding Associate Dean for Library and Information Services at the Charlotte School of Law. He is a scholar of legal research, and he is the author of Teaching Legal Research.
Mao Shaowei is Associate Dean for J.M. Academic Affairs and Assistant Professor of Law at Peking University School of Transnational Law. He received his LL.B. and Ph.D. in Law from Peking University (Beijing), where he won numerous awards and scholarships, including the 2014 Prize for Excellent Doctoral Dissertation. He also earned a B.A. in Economics from the prestigious National School of Development (NSD) of Peking University. While in law school, Mao Shaowei served as Editor of Peking University Law Review and as Director of the Legal Aid Association of Peking University (2008 to 2010). Professor Mao’s research interests lie primarily in the areas of Chinese civil law, corporate law, and economic analysis of law.
Keru Chen is Associate Dean for Admissions and Administration at Peking University School of Transnational Law. She is responsible for managing the administrative team and overseeing admissions, HR, faculty support and financial issues at STL. She holds an LL.M. degree from the University of Hong Kong and a LL.B. degree from Beijing Foreign Studies University. Before joining STL, she serves as the Deputy Director of Development Office of Peking University Shenzhen Graduate School, in charge of construction, alumni, donation management and government relations.
Christian Pangilinan is Assistant Dean for Academic Affairs at Peking University School of Transnational Law. He is responsible for overseeing all curricular issues, including academic planning, faculty teaching assignments, student academic support, and the development and maintenance of academic policies. As Lecturer of Law, he also teaches in and directs the Transnational Legal Practice Program. He holds a J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center, an M.A. from the University of York and a B.A. in English from the University of British Columbia.
Charly Zhang is Assistant Dean for Career and Student Service at the Peking University School of Transnational Law. He is responsible for supervising and directing student services, career services and alumni services. He joined the law school in April 2009, served as the Director of Academic Affairs, Director of Student Services, and Chief of Staff. Since August 2014, he’s been serving as Director of Career Development Center, and supervising alumni affairs. Prior to joining Peking University School of Transnational Law, Charly was an attorney at law in Guangdong Shentiancheng Law Firm, working on IPO and M&A. Charly received his Juris Master degree from Peking University School of law and his undergraduate degree in management from Zhengzhou Institute of Aeronautical Industrial Management in Zhengzhou.