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Record number of participants for 2017 Summer Camp

The China-EU School of Law’s 2017 Summer School draws noticeably more participants than the previous Summer School last year. 90 young Chinese currently are kick-starting their future by gathering in-depth information about all the master’s programmes the China-EU School of Law offers and about the extracurricular programmes which will boost their career. Participants also have the opportunity to talk to staff and students. In 2016, around 60 took part.

At the opening event on 2 July, Chinese Co-Dean Prof. Liu Fei and European Executive Co-Dean Dr Clemens Richter welcomed the prospective students.

Prof. Liu Fei explained that the China-EU School of Law aims to educate a pool of Chinese legal talents equipped with an international mindset. He also introduced the law school‘s organisational structure to the students: 16 universities and educational institutions from Europe and China form a consortium that runs the school. Core part is a Double Master’s programme that brings together Chinese, European and International Law. Students can take elective courses in Europe.

Dr Clemens Richter emphasised that with digitalisation and increased international cooperation and exchange, globalisation already is a reality. He encouraged students to take the chance to be educated as “universal legal talents“.

Prof. Zheng Yongliu, who has six years of experience with visiting and living in Europe, addressed Germany’s current approach to the global migration crisis. He argued that although Europe has some issues now, the future looks bright and emphasized that he looks forward to seeing the participants of the Summer Camp as students in class.

Lv Hang, a student form Southwest Jiaotong University said: “27 Fuxue Road is a nice place to be, all students who are educated here are talented.” Student Li Ziyu from China Foreign Affairs University told the audience that she chose to come to the China-EU School of Law because she had learned that there are good teachers, good students and an international environment. "I hope to join the law school in autumn and later be able to give something back to the international society from what I will learn here."

The China-EU School of Law’s 2017 Summer Camp is part of the China University of Political Sciences Students’ Summer Camp. In total, over 500 Chinese students from over 120 colleges visit the University. Vice-president Prof. Ma Huaide and several officials welcomed them at a major opening ceremony on 1 July. Students also took a guided campus tour that day and attended  lectures given by Prof. Zhu Weiyi, who teaches Chinese law and society and Securities law in CESL,and the Prof. Xu Lan,Director of Office of International Cooperation and Exchange of CUPL.

Article by Pu Jiadan, CESL double master student from 2016 intake

Photos by Chen Jinbo