November 16, 2008
Congratulations on the opening of China’s first Sino-foreign managed law school, the China-EU School of Law (CESL), in Beijing on 24 October. The CESL is part of the China University of Political Science and Law and jointly operated by 16 Chinese and European universities.
The CESL aims to cultivate a new generation of comprehensively trained law professionals proficient in international legal procedure.
The school shows a welcome commitment to strengthening the rule of law.
An important feature is The Professional Training Programme, designed to help China’s legal institutions and professionals to better cope with ongoing political, economic and cultural transitions. It aims to enhance knowledge of the Chinese legal profession with regard to European and International law, as well as to develop relevant practical skills in the major legal professions. At the same time, the programme will strive to educate European professionals involved in legal and business transactions with China on Chinese law. Accordingly, CESL will become a forum for expertise and for the exchange of knowledge between Chinese and European legal professionals.
The CESL follows in the footsteps of the very successful EU-China Business School in Shanghai, established some 15 years ago, and sixth is now number one in China and one of the top ten internationally.Author : Stanley Crossick