Peking University School of Transnational Law

Introduction

About STL

Peking University School of Transnational Law (“STL”) is unique in China and unique in the world, offering an American-style J.D. degree completely in English, alongside a Chinese J.M. degree. Both curriculums are rich in courses emphasizing transnational law and practice, Chinese law and legal traditions, and other cutting-edge courses designed to equip STL graduates of all nationalities for leadership in the 21st century.

Peking University

Peking University (“PKU”) is one of the most distinguished research universities in the world. The Times of Higher Education has named PKU the number 1 university in China, the number 1 university in all BRICs nations, the number 4 university in all of Asia, and the 46th most academically renowned university in the world.

Students, Faculty and Careers

Leading students from around the world compete for admission to STL. The law school’s multinational faculty includes world-renowned scholars and practitioners from China, the U.S., the E.U., and elsewhere. STL graduates are highly sought after for positions with leading multinational law firms and corporations, leading Chinese law firms and corporations, major SOEs, and leading international NGOs.

Cutting-Edge Curriculum

STL’s signature J.D./J.M. dual degree program is four years long. The J.D. curriculum, which is taught entirely in English, is similar in content to the J.D. curriculums of the best U.S. law schools, with additional depth in Chinese legal history and law. The J.M. curriculum provides core Chinese law courses and is taught largely in Chinese. Most Chinese students enroll in STL’s dual degree J.D./J.M. program; most international students enroll in STL’s three-year J.D. program. Both curriculums emphasize lawyering skills and knowledge for the 21st century: (i) transnational law and practice, (ii) cross-cultural competence, and (iii) the professional responsibilities of lawyers in these contexts. No law school anywhere better equips graduates for private sector, public sector, or public interest legal work in China, the United States, the United Kingdom, or British Commonwealth nations.

International Education Opportunities

The STL experience is intrinsically multinational and cross-cultural, without ever leaving PKU’s beautiful Shenzhen Graduate School Campus. At the same time, STL students enjoy multiple opportunities to study abroad at leading law schools throughout the world with which PKU and STL enjoy exchange relationships.

Global Leaders

STL graduates emerge from their years of study as lawyers uniquely equipped for leadership in today’s inter-connected world, with deep knowledge and understanding of Chinese and Western law and legal traditions and with the practical skills necessary for cross-cultural success.

Peking University School of Transnational Law (STL) offers a Juris Doctor (J.D.) degree, pursuant to a three-year full-time program based on a J.D. curriculum comparable to that offered in United States. The language of instruction is English. The program also includes an elective fourth year course, devoted to a survey of Chinese law, with instruction in Mandarin Chinese. Courses in Chinese law are mainly open to students from Mainland China or whose first language is Chinese.

Both curriculums emphasize lawyering skills and knowledge for the 21st century: (i) transnational law and practice, (ii) cross-cultural competence, and (iii) the professional responsibilities of lawyers in these contexts. No law school anywhere better equips graduates for private sector, public sector, or public interest legal work in China, the United States, the United Kingdom, or British Commonwealth nations.

For those who are interested in the course of Chinese law, please refer to our school’s Policy Regarding International Students Taking J.M. Chinese Law Courses.

This school offers programs in:
  • English

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Programs

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Master

LLM (Master of Laws)

Campus Full time 1 - 2  August 2017 China Shenzhen

STL’s LL.M. program combines courses in transnational law from many legal traditions to prepare students for global practice involving conflicting legal traditions, complex transnational business transactions, and dispute resolution. Staffed with top multi-national scholars, STL focuses on immersive, interactive classroom instruction and training in critical thinking. [+]

STL’s LL.M. Program LL.M. students will gain deep knowledge and understanding of Chinese and Western law and legal traditions as well as the practical skills necessary for cross-cultural success. LL.M. graduates from PKU STL will go on to distinguished careers in private sector, public sector, public interest legal work, and legal academia around the world. Peking University Peking University (“PKU”) is one of the most distinguished research universities in the world. The Times of Higher Education 2017 has named PKU the number 1 university in China, the number 2 university in all of Asia, and the 29th most academically renowned university in the world. Students, Faculty and Careers Leading students from around the world compete for admission to STL. The law school’s multinational faculty includes world-renowned scholars and practitioners from China, the U.S., the E.U., and elsewhere. STL graduates are highly sought after for positions with leading multinational law firms and corporations, leading Chinese law firms and corporations, major SOEs, and leading international NGOs. Cutting-Edge Curriculum STL’s curricula emphasize lawyering skills and knowledge for the 21st century: (i) transnational law and practice, (ii) cross-cultural competence, and (iii) the professional responsibilities of lawyers in these contexts. No law school anywhere better equips graduates for private sector, public sector, or public interest legal work related to China, the United States, the United Kingdom, or British Commonwealth nations. Global Leaders STL graduates will be uniquely equipped for leadership in today’s inter-connected world, with deep knowledge and understanding of Chinese and Western law and... [-]

Contact

Peking University School of Transnational Law

Address Peking University School of Transnational Law, Room 410, 2199 Lishui Road, Peking University, University Town Xili, Nanshan District
518055 Shenzhen, China
Website http://stl.pku.edu.cn/
Phone 86 (755) 2603 2287