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In 2020, QS World University Law Major list was published, Peking University Law School ranked first in mainland China for six consecutive years

QS World University ranking list of law majors with global influence in 2020 has been released recently. PKULS ranks 23rd in the world with a total score of 81.6 points (including academic reputation, number of citations of papers by unit faculty, employer evaluation and h index citations), ranking first in the mainland for six consecutive years. Among them, the global employer evaluation performance of graduates from PKULS is still strong, ranking 11th in the global law major with 86.1 points. Among the 32 global top 50 disciplines of Peking University, law, as a prominent discipline in the field of Social Sciences, has contributed to the creation of a new situation of "double first class" construction of Peking University.           

In recent years, guided by the cultivation of interdisciplinary, practical and foreign-related legal talents, the college has integrated high-quality teaching resources inside and outside the school, and vigorously supported the construction of a series of high-quality case study courses, legal writing training courses and practical courses that meet the needs of the industry, such as contract law practice, criminal defense practice, judicial practice and cutting-edge, intellectual property Legal practice of power, "Tian Yuan" lawyer practice, clinical legal education, etc. While balancing the needs of academic research and practice, the diversified and high-quality curriculum not only deepens students' understanding of the basic theory of law, but also exercises their ability of legal thinking and practical operation, which meets the personalized needs of students' professional development. At the same time, PKULS has established a stable exchange and cooperation relationship with 118 famous law schools and institutions in the world, vigorously promoted the construction of international teaching staff, developed high-end academic research exchange platform, and annually selected more than 100 students and teachers to study, study or lecture in world-famous universities. Thanks to the all-round and long-term education mechanism, the graduates of PKULS have won wide praise from employers all over the world for their solid theoretical foundation, excellent professional quality, comprehensive ability and leading international level.      





PKULS always adheres to the education based on China's land, adheres to the educational goal of "cultivating people by virtue and cultivating both morality and law", adheres to the open thinking of "based on China and looking at the world", strengthens the training of students' practical ability while adhering to the traditional theoretical teaching, emphasizes the cultivation of professional ability, strengthens the education of ideals and beliefs, and guides students to pay attention to China's problems At the same time, efforts should be made to improve the international quality and leadership ability of legal talents.

For a long time, with the goal of building a world-class university law school, PKULS adheres to high-quality and high-level education and strives to improve the level of teaching, research and management. In the field of teaching and research, PKULS encourages academic practice and theoretical innovation, provides superior scientific research conditions for teachers and students, and strives to build an interdisciplinary exchange platform and national think tank with first-class academic influence. Teachers of law school actively participate in legal academic research. There are 40 research centers in the school, and 25 kinds of high-quality academic journals have been published. Among them, CSSCI source journals have been included in Chinese and foreign law journals for a long time; eight journals, including Peking University Law Review, law and Social Sciences, financial law court, criminal law review, administrative law review, private law, Internet law review, Sino German private law research, etc., have been included in CSSCI source journals, and the number of selected journals ranks first in law schools of China; English journal, Peking University Law Journal has made outstanding contributions to the development of Chinese law to the world.    



In addition, PKULS actively held large-scale international conferences and academic activities, invited well-known overseas scholars, judges, government officials and lawyers to give lectures, invited overseas visiting scholars to teach foreign law courses, and recruited international students from all over the world, which fully demonstrated the mission and responsibility of PKULS to make a Chinese voice for the development of global law theory and practice Sense. In 2019, Peking University Law School launched "Peking University Jone’s Day Academic Forum Series on globalization and rule of law", focusing on the cutting-edge topics of the development of legal globalization, aiming to build an efficient international dialogue platform for the legal community. The first forum, entitled "data governance and privacy protection", was held in Washington, D.C., on April 30, 2019, attracting well-known legal scholars and practical experts from China, the United States, Europe and other countries.  



In the future, PKULS will continue to take the training of new era compound excellent rule of law talents who bear the historical mission, look into the future world, care about and solve China's problems as the goal, connect with national strategic needs and social development needs, actively participate in international legal affairs and solve legal problems, and make full use of resources in various fields under the lofty pursuit of ideals and global vision And multi-disciplinary platform, forge ahead, keep innovation. So as to lead the development of China's legal cause and legal education, and integrate China's legal cause into the development process of global legal cause.          

QS World University is is launched according to the evaluation criteria such as peer evaluation in the academic field, employer based student employment evaluation, academic achievement citation ratio, and international level of teachers and students. It is one of the three most influential university ranking systems in the world. PKULS will continue to improve teaching, scientific research, management, domestic and foreign cooperation, accelerate the pace of building a world-class law school, and make efforts to build a world-class university for Peking University.


Translated by: Zhao Yongli

Edited by: Yin Ziyou