Law School's fruitful education practice in 2020
As an integral part of students' comprehensive quality training and campus culture construction, the Law School has long been committed to promoting the "Second Classroom Program for Young Legal Talents". In 2020, with Xi Jinping Thought on Socialism with Chinese Characteristics in the New Era and Xi Jinping Thought on the Rule of Law as its guide, the Law School has been closely focusing on the goal of "cultivating people with morality and law". Based on the characteristics of the faculty and the needs of young people, the Law School has fully explored the resources of anti-epidemic and ideological instructions, built a platform for ideological education, further strengthened the collaborative innovation of all aspects of talent training, and actively encouraged and guided students to participate in various second classroom activities, and achieved fruitful results in practical education.
Thinking and practicing: physically and mentally
The Law School has been actively responding to General Secretary Xi Jinping's youthful call to "unite knowledge with action and be a practical person", keeping in mind the fundamental task of establishing moral education, and devoting itself to carrying out social practice activities while carrying out professional education and teaching, guiding students to be rooted in China, understanding national and social conditions, strengthening ideals and beliefs, and establishing correct value orientation.
In August 2020, Pan Jianfeng, Dean of the Law School, and Guo Li, Party Secretary, led a group of 179 undergraduate students to Yan'an City in Shaanxi Province, Zhangbei County in Hebei Province, Fuzhou City in Fujian Province, and Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, with various themes of the New Era through online and offline practical teaching of Civics and Political Science courses. In addition, PKU's young law students were guided to write their thesis on the motherland, which created fertile breeding ground for students to understand the national and social conditions, remember the mission and take up the responsibility, and cultivate family and national sentiments in their physical actions. The young law students of Peking University went deep into villages, towns and communities, factories, courts and fields, revisiting the original heart and faith of the Chinese Communists in the sacred land of the revolution, touching the pulse and vitality of rural vitalization in the land of Fujian, and witnessing the vision of poverty alleviation and comprehensive well-offness becoming reality in the grasslands of northern China.
Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region "Judicial Reform and Grassroots Governance" Civic and Political Practice Group
Law School's "Rural Vitalization" Thought and Politics Practice Group in Fuzhou City, Fujian Province
Law School's Civic and Political Science Practice Group in Yan'an City, Shaanxi Province
From July to August 2020, under the organization of the Youth League Committee of the Law School, nine practice teams consisting of 127 student cadres and group members of the Law School took a combination of online and offline approaches to Jiangsu, Sichuan, Jiangxi, Hebei, Shandong, Hunan, Beijing, Shanghai, Hubei, Zhejiang, Henan, Inner Mongolia, Guangxi, Tianjin, Shaanxi and other places to carry out "poverty alleviation", "ecological civilization construction observation activities", "judicial response under the epidemic", "excellent graduates interview ", "Excellent Party Member Interview", "Protection of Non-Left Heritage", "Summer Teaching Volunteer Service", "E-Commerce Poverty Alleviation" to encourage young law students to have faith in their hearts, grow up in the service of the people, sharpen their willpower and quality in the hard work, grow their working skills in practice, strengthen their ideals and beliefs in learning and practicing, and carry out their original missions in their vigorous efforts.
The volunteers of LLM Union of Peking University carried out the "Summer E-Commerce Live Streaming Program for Poverty Alleviation" and actively joined the front line of the battle against poverty, selling special agricultural products in Zhangbei County, Hebei Province by means of Taobao Live Streaming and Tiktok Short Video Production to help the poor people increase their income and get rich. The volunteers carried out dozens of live broadcasts in Taobao Live, and more than ten short video videos released in Tiktok Short Video, with a cumulative play count of more than 112,000 times and a total income of more than 1,600 yuan. The relevant deeds were reported by more than ten media, including Xinhua News Agency, and selected as one of the top 100 summer practice groups for college students in China Youth Daily.
LLM Federation Volunteers Conduct "Summer E-Commerce Live for Poverty Alleviation"
LLM volunteers carried out "summer e-commerce live broadcast for poverty alleviation", and the related deeds were reported by Xinhua News Agency and other media
Academic innovation: forging ahead and achieving further success
Extracurricular academic practice is an important extension and useful supplement of classroom education, which is important for stimulating students' interest in academic research, creating an academic culture on campus, and cultivating high-quality talents with learning ability, practical ability and innovation ability.
In 2020, the Law School actively encouraged students to participate in various academic competitions represented by the Challenge Cup. In the 28th "Challenge Cup" series of Peking University, the Law School won the first prize of the group (the "Winning Cup"), one special prize, one second prize and two third prizes in the May Fourth Youth Science Award Competition, and one second prize in the Interdisciplinary Extracurricular Academic Science and Technology Competition. One work of second prize, one work of third prize, one work of first prize, one work of second prize and three works of excellent prize in the Special Contribution Award Competition. Among them, the cooperative work of 2017 undergraduates Wang Ning, Wang Yuchan and Lan Dan, entitled "Definition of Labor Relations and Protection of Rights and Interests on Internet Platforms - Taking Labor Relations on Internet Take-out Platforms as an Example" won the Special Prize of the May Fourth Youth Science Award Competition at the university level, and the works of 2016 undergraduates Zhao Xianfeng and 2017 undergraduates Shen Lintong, Lan Dan, Xu Jingwen and Wang Yanqing won the first prize of the Special Contribution Award Competition.
Thematic education: forging the soul and educating people with outstanding results
In order to further study and implement the spirit of General Secretary Xi Jinping's important speech at the National Commendation Conference for the Fight against the COVID-19 and the important instruction on the in-depth development of the patriotic health movement in the new era, the Law School focused on the fundamental task of establishing moral education, made full use of resources from all walks of life, strengthened education and guidance. Lu Jiangnan, Vice Party Secretary of the Law School, and Li Wanyu, executive deputy secretary of the Youth League Committee, led the students to visit the revolutionary memorial site in Xiangshan, Beijing, to learn the revolutionary spirit of the ancestors, express their patriotic feelings and strengthen the will of the country in the occasion of the centennial of the founding of the Party.
Law School organized a visit to Xiangshan Revolutionary Memorial Site for students
Law School organized a visit to Xiangshan Revolutionary Memorial Site for students
Shi Shi, secretary of the Youth League Committee of the Law School, and Zhang Jianing, full-time counselor, led students to visit the "Remembering the Great Victory, Defend Peace and Justice - Commemorating the 70th Anniversary of the Chinese People's Volunteer Army's Fight Against the U.S. and Aid North Korea" thematic exhibition at the Chinese People's Revolutionary Military Museum. The resources of the exhibition vividly carried out the theme of the great anti-American war spirit, guided students to feel the great significance and historical contribution of the victory of the anti-American war, cultivated patriotic sentiment, enhanced national self-confidence, and strived to take charge.
"Remembering the Great Victory, Defend Peace and Justice - Commemorating the 70th Anniversary of the Chinese People's Volunteer Army's Fight Against the U.S. and Aid North Korea" thematic exhibition at the Chinese People's Revolutionary Military Museum
To welcome the 100th anniversary of the founding of the Party and further implement General Secretary Xi Jinping's important thoughts and series of speeches on youth work, the Law School organized a thematic group day and group study on the theme of "Welcoming the centennial of the founding of the Party and telling the story of youth to the Party". Guided by Xi Jinping's thoughts on the rule of law, the Law School continued to organize student volunteers to participate in law promotion and publicity activities, entering the communities around the school, such as Changchunyuan Community, Yanbeiyuan Community and Zhongguancun Wisdom Street, to carry out "Walk with the law, brighten up a better life", effectively helping the people to know the Civil Code, apply it and believe in it. In the practice of promoting the comprehensive rule of law, the mission and responsibility of the legal professionals of Peking University were shown.
The Law School organized volunteers to carry out "Walk with the law, brighten up the beautiful life" in the community around the school
Volunteering: Contributing youth and practicing the rule of law
The Law School has long attached importance to youth volunteer work, and the concept of "gathering youth power, practicing the ideals of the rule of law, and interpreting the spirit of volunteerism" has been running through the whole process of volunteer work, forming a system of social practice and volunteer service that combines practical research and public service. Based on the Legal Aid Association, Youth Volunteer Association and other student organizations have been working closely with the "3-15" Consumer Rights Protection Day, "4-15" National Security Education Day, "12-4" National Constitution Day and other important time points. The involvement has reached over 24,000 people this year.
Legal Aid Association Conducted "12-4" National Constitution Day Legal Education Activity
Legal Aid Association Volunteers and the 22nd Peking University Postgraduate Education Assistance Group of Yunnan held a lecture on constitutional law at Maidu No. 1 Middle School in Yunnan Province
Since the outbreak of the epidemic, in order to gather the strength of youth and strengthen the epidemic defense, the Law School has focused on strengthening the ideological leadership during the epidemic, fully mobilizing and calling on youth members to deeply study and practice the spirit of the General Secretary's series of letters, and actively participate in community volunteer services for the prevention and control of the epidemic at the grassroots level. A number of outstanding youth volunteers, such as Mi Yan, a 2016 undergraduate, Ma Haiqi and Wang Yanqing, 2017 undergraduates, Li Meng, a 2019 master, and Lu Sentong, a 2018 doctor, have been regarded as vivid youth power into the battle against the epidemic.
Law school youth actively participated in epidemic prevention and control volunteer services
During the epidemic, the volunteers of the Legal Aid Association actively expanded the scale of online consultation services, opened an online voice consultation channel for legal issues related to the epidemic, and worked continuously for more than 300 days, actively providing online legal aid to the whole society through channels such as QQ voice, public email, WeChat public number, and BBS. In response to the hot topics of social concern during the epidemic, they released a series of articles with the topics of law on the new media platform combined with real cases to explain the relevant legal knowledge, guided the public to rationally view the online public opinion during the epidemic through the legal perspective, and actively carried out the rule of law propaganda for the prevention and control of the epidemic, fully demonstrating the dedication and commitment of young legal professionals of Peking University.
The Legal Aid Society released a series of legal articles on hot issues of social concern during the epidemic
The Legal Aid Association was awarded the outstanding team of young volunteers of Peking University, and Peng Yan, a 2017 undergraduate student of the Law School, Xiao Yao, a 2017 undergraduate student, and Zhang Xiaozhe, a 2018 undergraduate student, were awarded the annual models of young volunteers of Peking University of the 2019-2020. In the fifth national competition of China Youth Volunteer Service Project Competition in 2020, the Legal Aid Association's inquiry project stood out and won the Gold Award.
Class construction: joint efforts and unity
The class collective is the soil for each student to grow and become successful, and the class atmosphere is the soul of the class collective. In the "Advanced Class Collective" of Peking University in 2019-2020 year, Class 1 of 2017, Class 1 of 2018, Class 2 of 2019, Class 3 of 2019 LLM and Class 4 of 2019 LLM of the Law School were awarded the "Advanced Class Collective" by Peking University. Among them, the Class 2 of 2019 and Class 4 of 2019 LLM were also awarded "Model Class Collective" of Peking University, fully demonstrating the upbeat collective spirit and united class atmosphere of the Law School.
Courtroom Competition: Stimulating Talents and Excellent Achievements
In 2020, the Law School achieved outstanding results in legal practice training, and all teams achieved outstanding results in many legal practice competitions at home and abroad.
On April 25, the award ceremony of the 61st Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition was held online, and the Peking University team, composed of students from the Law School, won the Best Plaintiff's Brief Award, ranking first among 136 teams from more than 90 countries and regions. This is the first time that a team from mainland China has won this award in the Jessup International Competition; the team ranked 19th overall in the pleadings and won the Alona E. Evans Pleading Award.
Peking University team won the Best Plaintiff's Brief Award in the 61st International Competition of Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition
On June 19, the award ceremony of the "Nuremberg Moot Court 2020" (International Criminal Moot Court Competition) was held online. After a fierce competition, the Peking University team, composed of law school students, was selected from 65 teams from 40 different countries around the world and won the top 12 overall global ranking.
In the afternoon of December 20, the 17th CASC Cup Manfred Lachs International Space Law Moot Court Competition of China Space Law Society came to a successful conclusion at Beijing Institute of Technology. After a fierce competition, the team from Peking University Law School achieved good results and won the championship (Grand Prize) again. Ren Ziyang, a 2017 undergraduate student of the Law School, won the title of "Best Oralist", Xin Jie, a 2020 master, won the title of "Outstanding Oralist", and Zhang Kangle, a postdoctor, won the title of "Outstanding Faculty Adivisor" and “Best Memorial Coach”.
Peking University Team Won 17th CASC Cup Manfred Lachs International Space Law Moot Court Competition
In addition, the Peking University Law School team also won the fourth place in the 14th Red Cross International Humanitarian Law Moot Court Competition in mainland China, and reached the top eight in the 18th "Lilvbei" National University Moot Court Competition.
Career guidance: aspire to the grassroots, build fine quality
The Law School actively responds to the call of the nation to encourage college graduates to go to the west and the grassroots for employment, and vigorously guides young law students to take root in the grassroots and contribute themselves where the Party and the people need them most. The Law School held two sessions of report conference and three sessions of the Law School Talent Salon series, inviting many outstanding graduates and alumni to introduce their career selection process and share their experiences. In 2020, more than 80 graduates chose to go to the grassroots and the Midwest for employment, and the Law School was awarded the 2019-2020 Advanced Unit of Graduate Employment Work of Peking University.
The lecture at Peking University and the special session of the Talent Salon of the Law School for selected graduates
Cultural and sports activities: strong physical fitness to show style
In 2020, students of the Law School performed well in various cultural and sports activities of the university, fully demonstrating the youthfulness of young law students.
From May 2 to 4, 702 law students of Peking University participated in the second May Fourth Youth Run in different areas of China, celebrating the May Fourth and the birthday of the alma mater, running a total of nearly 4,000 kilometers. The footprints of the students and faculty members were painted with the characters of "Patriotism", "May Fourth", "PKU", "Peking University", "Love" and so on. "Love" and other characters, set foot in Beijing, Shanghai, Tianjin, Chongqing, Shiyan Hubei, Chengdu Sichuan, Qingdao Shandong, Xiamen Fujian, Miluo Hunan, Zunyi Guizhou......PKU law students exhilarate their youth, sweat, and convey their love for the country and the university with their most beautiful smiling faces.
702 teachers and students participated in the 2nd May Fourth Youth Run of Peking University
After nearly two months of careful rehearsal, the teachers and students of the Law School won the second prize in the Peking University 2020 Freshmen's Chorus Project to commemorate the 85th Anniversary of the 129 Movement held on December 5-6, with a beautiful, warm and touching song "The Most Beautiful Rendezvous". In the song "The Most Beautiful Rendezvous", a melodious and touching song on the theme of anti-epidemic, won the second prize in Group A, showing the vigorous spirit of Peking University law students.
The Law School team won the second prize of the chorus project of Peking University in 2020 and the song performance of teachers and students in commemoration of the 85th anniversary of the 129 Movement in Group A
In the 2020 Freshman Cup series of sports competitions, all the teams of the law school fought hard and showed a good sense of teamwork and competitive sportsmanship. Among them, the women's volleyball team won the third place, the badminton team reached the top eight, and the men's basketball team advanced to the top 16. In the 2020 Autumn Sports Meeting, Liu Ruiqing, the representative of the Law School, won the championship in the single event of rope skipping.
Law School Team Participated in 2020 PKU Autumn Sports Meeting
As an important part of the talent cultivation system of the Law School, the "Second Classroom Program for Young Legal Talents" is guided by Xi Jinping Thought on Socialism with Chinese Characteristics in the New Era and Xi Jinping Thought on the Rule of Law, with the goal of "establishing morality, cultivating morality and law" and playing an important role in shaping a sound personality, stimulating creative potential, fostering innovative consciousness, and flourishing campus culture. With the 100th anniversary of the founding of the Communist Party of China in 2021, the Law School will take advantage of the situation to strengthen its ideological and political leadership work, continue to integrate and expand resources, improve the content and organization of innovative second-class practical education activities, and focus on strengthening the relationship with teaching, research, foreign affairs, alumni, and the public. The Law School will continue to integrate and expand resources, improve the content and organization of innovative second-class practical education activities, and strengthen the synergy and innovation with teaching, research, foreign affairs, alumni and domestic cooperation, so as to inspire students to draw strong spiritual power and establish firm ideals and beliefs from the glorious history of the Party, lay a more solid foundation for cultivating outstanding applied and compound rule of law talents, and make due contributions to Peking University's efforts to build a world class university.
Translated by: Chen Weining
Edited by: Yin Ziyou