Beijing LLM - Welcome from the Deans 长致辞

Thank you for your interest in the Temple University Beasley School of Law and Tsinghua University School of Law Master of Laws (LL.M.) program. As we enter into the 10th anniversary of the program in 2009, we'd like to share with you the jubilation we feel about the great success of the program and to also extend an invitation to you to apply for admission to the program.

Temple and Tsinghua have been working together closely with every effort to make the program the best in the nation. Many in the program have found that the program offers much more than a degree: it trains you as a lawyer, giving you essential knowledge and skills needed in international legal practice and it also helps build up a global network in both the legal community and the government sector. The program is approved by the Ministry of Education of China and recognized by the American Bar Association (ABA).

Courses in a variety of American and International Law are taught entirely in English by an exceptional faculty from Temple and Tsinghua, who are dedicated to academic excellence in legal education, and by a select group of lawyers who have great accomplishments in their legal practice and are highly reputable in their areas of specialization.

The unique strength of the program is that the richness and diversity of program faculty, the comprehensive and practice-oriented course study, and the extensive resources provide students with one-of-a-kind opportunities for professional growth. It further equips the students with the analytical abilities and legal advocacy capacities that are required to deal with complicated legal issues, especially in international settings.

A great asset of the program is its increasingly large alumni body. As of November 2008, a total of 301 students from diverse backgrounds have graduated from the program. Many of the program graduates are working as private lawyers at Chinese and foreign law firms, and as in-house counsel in multinational companies. According to a recent survey, among the program graduates, more than 50% had been promoted after their graduation from the program, and about 80% of the rest believe that the program is helpful in their future promotion.

In addition, the Temple Law Alumni Association of China now has more than 550 members throughout the country from all of our various programs. It serves as a platform to promote alumni activities, and as a channel for all members to communicate among themselves, and with the University and the Law School.

For more information about our alumni and our program, please visit www.templelaw.net

Temple and Tsinghua are committed to excellence in legal education and to working with you to ensure you are your educational experience is rewarding. We welcome you to join us by becoming a part of this dynamic program.

Wang Zhenmin
Dean and Professor of Law
Tsinghua University
School of Law

JoAnne A. Epps
Dean and Professor of Law
Temple University Beasley School of Law