The Law School, Nanjing University, was officially rebuilt in 1994. Its precursor was the Law School of National Central University, which was established in 1928 and became a leading institute in Chinese legal education and research as it graduated or recruited many famous jurists such as Xie Guansheng, Zhou Gengsheng, Qian Duansheng, Wang Tieya, and Han Depei. In the “grand adjustment of colleges and departments” of 1952, it was closed down. In 1981, however, the university re-established the law department and started to enroll students. The department became the law school in 1994.
The school’s faculty currently has 57 full-time teachers, including 24 professors (among whom 20 are doctoral advisers), 28 associate professors and 5 lecturers. It also has 3 full-time researchers and 17 administrative staff. Of the faculty members, 61 have doctoral degrees, of whom 9 obtained their degrees overseas.
The Law School has 7 research institutes, the Sino-Deutsch Law Research Institute (Deutsch-chinesisches Institut für Rechtswissenschaft), the Chinese Law Case Research Center, the Law of Asia-Pacific Region Research Institute, the Crime Prevention and Control Institute, the Housing Policy and Real Estate Law Research Center, the Economic Law Research Institute, and the Economic Criminal Law Institute.
The school publishes several academic journals such as Nanjing University Law Review, Jahrbuch des Deutsch-chinesisches Institut für Rechtswissenschaft der Universitäten Göttingen and Nanjing University.
Since the re-establishment of the law major in 1981, the law school has worked hard and has made great achievements in legal education and research. According to the assessment made by the Ministry of Education in 2012, its law discipline ranked eleventh in the country and seventh among the nation’s comprehensive universities.
The school boasts of a highly qualified faculty. One faculty member has won the title of the First National Ten Outstanding Young Jurists, and four have the title of the New Century Excellent Talents.
The school has its undergraduate program, Juris Master’s and Master’s degree programs, Ph.D. programs, and post-doctoral research stations. Its economic law studies is ranked as the key discipline both in the country and in Jiangsu province. The law discipline itself has been ranked as a first-level key discipline in Jiangsu province.
In 2012, the law school was selected to be in the first batch of “practical, compound professional legal talents education base” and “foreign-affairs legal talents education base.” Since 2013, it has offered international classes in the undergraduate program, with several courses delivered entirely in English; this is to cultivate high-level legal talents with an international vision and a good command of English.
The law school attaches great importance to international exchange and cooperation. It has established sustained and close relationships in the fields of talents training and academic exchange with dozens of colleges and universities from the United States, Britain, Germany, France, Japan, Australia, and the Taiwan region.
Among them, the Sino-Deutsch Law Research Institute, established jointly by Nanjing University and Universitäten Göttingen in 1989, is one of the earliest cooperation projects in the areas of legal education and scientific research between China and Germany. It is renowned both in Europe and China for its long history and abundant achievements.
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