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Dean Assistant of University of Michigan Law School visited the PKU Law School

On May 24, 2017, Ms. Theresa Kaiser-Jarvis, Dean Assistant of University of Michigan Law School, visited Peking University Law School. Dean of Peking University Law School Zhang Shouwen, Vice Dean Guo Li, Dean Assistant and Director of Foreign Affairs Office Li Yuanyuan warmly received the visiting staff. The two sides conducted effective talks.

On behalf of Peking University Law School, Dean Zhang Shouwen extended his sincere greetings and welcome to the visiting guests and introduced the development history and cooperation of Peking University Law School. As one of the most historic law schools in modern Chinese legal education, Peking University Law School is committed to training legal talents with international vision, actively promoting the internationalization of legal education and establishing long-term and stable exchanges with law schools in many famous universities in the world.

Ms. Theresa Kaiser-Jarvis thanked Zhang Shouwen for his warm reception and gave a brief account of the basic situation of University of Michigan Law School. University of Michigan Law School was founded in 1859 and is the most popular school for legal scholars and judges in the United States. Its strengths are: international law, tax law, business and corporate law, intellectual property law, environmental law and constitution. The visit aims to explore the possibility of cooperation with Peking University Law School in student summer programs, degree programs and teachers' visits. In 2018, University of Michigan Law School will create a global summer curriculum project, which plans to invite the best 60 law schools over the world. Each law school can recommend one of the best students as a representative of the project. The project lasts for two months: after studying the basis of the United States law in University of Michigan for one month, students will go to law firms in New York and Washington for internship for a month. She sincerely hoped that Peking University Law School would be able to become a participant in the college, and that one student at Peking University Law School was fortunate enough to be an important participant in the project.In this regard, President Zhang Shouwen expressed his approval, and he expected cooperation with University of Michigan Law School, and pointed out that international exchanges and cooperation can cultivate more high-quality legal talents with global vision. As long as the law schools strengthen exchanges and cooperation, and do a good job of personnel training, legal education will be flourishing.

The two sides also exchanged views on the student degree programs, experts and scholars exchange visits and joint academic conferences and other areas of cooperation and reached a preliminary consensus.

Translated by: Yang Wanyi

Edited by: Wang Mi