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. STL also offers an LL.M. program with a curriculum 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.
Students, Faculty, and Careers
Leading students from around the world to 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.
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 the private sector, public sector, or public interest legal work in China, the United States, the United Kingdom, or British Commonwealth nations.
The program consists of at least three quarters of full-time study in residence and a second year for internships, continued study, or research projects at the student's discretion. Although the degree is conferred at the end of two years, it is possible for residents to be completed after one.
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.
STL graduates emerge from their years of study as lawyers uniquely equipped for leadership in today’s interconnected 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) is the only law school in the world to offer a dual degree program where students complete a US-modeled Juris Doctor (J.D.) degree, alongside a Chinese Juris Masters (JM) degree. Students must be bilingual in English and Mandarin to complete this four-year program and graduate with fluency in the legal systems of two of the world's superpowers, the USA and China. STL also offers an LLM degree that combines international law, Chinese law, and westerns law, and gives international students the opportunity to study side by side with China's highest achieving students who will go on to be partners at major law firms, political elites, leaders at international organizations, and business executives. 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 the private sector, public sector, or public interest legal work in China and the United States, common law and civil law, east and west, all in a single curriculum.
GLOBAL LAW FAIR
The first annual Global Law Fair will introduce participants to exceptional law schools from around the world. Register using this form for the chance to learn about advancing your career through international study, scholarship opportunities for international students, and more.
12:00-14:00 GMT (check your local time zone)
The sessions are taking place on multiple dates to accommodate different schedules. The same schools will be in attendance on both dates, and will give the same presentation on both dates.
Participating Law Schools:
Aix Marseille University Faculty of Law (France)
Bucerius Law School (Germany)
Deakin Law School (Australia)
FGV Direito SP (Brazil)
IE Law School (Spain)
Indiana University Maurer School of Law (United States)
Jindal Global Law School (India)
Peking University School of Transnational Law (China)
Stockholm University Faculty of Law (Sweden)
University of Chile Faculty of Law (Chile)
University of Iowa College of Law (United States)
University of Lausanne Faculty of Law (Switzerland)
For more information about the event email: [email protected].