On February 20, 2017, STL students and faculty began the spring semester in the law school’s brand new signature building on the Peking University Shenzhen Graduate School Campus. The move to the new building marks another important milestone in STL’s short history. An official ribbon-cutting ceremony will take place in late March 2017.
The 8,900 square meter law building was designed by Kohn Pederson Fox Associates, one of the world’s premier architectural firms, in cooperation with Shenzhen-based Huasen Architectural & Engineering Consultants Ltd.
Highlights of the building include state-of-the-art classrooms, an on-site law library equipped with the latest in digital research platforms, several intimate seminar rooms, legal clinics, courtroom, law review and student organizations suites, outdoor terraces and reading gardens, highly functional faculty and administrative offices, and abundant student study spaces.
Nicholas Wang, a 1L student, commented on the building’s impressive features. “The new building has loads of public spaces, fully-equipped classrooms and a very nice law library,” he said.
Jonathan Pai, a 1L student from Canada, said he already feels at home in the new building. “It’s great to finally have a communed place of learning, one where STL students can feel at home with, ” he said.
Before moving into the new building, STL had been occupying temporary facilities across the PKUSZ campus. The new building brings the entire law school community together under one roof and marks a new era for the law school.