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 >  Vice-President of Hamburg University Paid Visit to CESL
Prof. Claudia S. Leopold, Vice-president of Hamburg University (UHH) and Ms. Wang Yi from the Department of International Affairs at UHH visited CESL on March 23rd 2015. They were welcomed by the Chinese Co-dean and the European Executive Co-dean of CESL.

Accompanied by the Co-deans, Prof. Leopold visited the CESL reading room in Fayuan Library and CESL classrooms respectively and held a work meeting with two Co-deans and some of administrative staff members of CESL at the International Exchange Center at CUPL. During the meeting Prof. Leopold was briefed about CESL’s current situation in aspects of the already extended financing agreement between the EU and China, the programmes of CESL, educational administration arrangements and student recruitment etc.

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After the meeting, Prof. Leopold chatted cordially with student representatives of CESL. She felt very delighted when learning that the CESL team achieved outstanding performance during the recent years’ Vis Moot competitions and exchanged ideas with the students in regard of entrance exam of graduate students, European elective courses and graduation theses etc.

Furthering her understanding on the differences between Chinese and Germany educational systems, Prof. Leopold expressed her expectations and best wishes to CESL in the future.

Article and Photo by LIU Zheng
 >  the Workshop on CESL’s Construction and Development
On the afternoon of January 22nd 2015, many scholars were invited for the workshop on CESL’s Construction and Development organized by CESL at CUPL at the Xue Yuanlu campus. The workshop centered on furthering up the communication between CESL and other schools of CUPL and summarizing CESL’s work in the past year and gathering advice for a better development of CESL in the future.

18 scholars including DING Qiang, FEI Anling, FENG Xiaoqing, HUO Zhengxin, LIU Fei, LIU Zhihui, RICHTER Clemens, SHEN Weixing (Vice Dean of the faculty of law at Tsinghua University), XIE Libin, YU Fei, YU Fei, ZHANG Li, ZHANG Liying, ZHANG Dan, ZHANG Qing, ZHENG Yongliu, participated in the workshop.

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Scholars exchanged ideas and shared their wisdom on the further improvement of the master programmes, the master theses as well as the research programmes. The workshop ended up with a clear working policy that making CESL an even more active and positive law school with attractive uniqueness and under a detailed and integrated planning, promoting CESL’s function as an educational platform for talented legal professionals with knowledge spanning both Chinese and European law.

Article by Zhao Tianshu
English Translation by Liu Zheng
 >  CESL Vis Team's Preparation Before the Vis East Competion
In the course of preparation to participate in the coming Shanghai pre-moot and Vis East arbitration moot competitions, the CESL Vis Team has been recently exposed to a various kind of practice.

On 26th of January, the Team attended a practice hearing chaired by Mr. Li Haifeng, arbitration practitioner from the Global Law Office. On 28th of February, the Team enjoyed the chance of being confronted with the members of excellent CUPL Vis Team. On 4th of March, the Team visited the WunschARB - a boutique advisory firm specializing in bridging the gap between the Chinese and the international business community by designing solutions to cross-border business disputes and worked under the supervision of Mr. Lear Liu.

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Hearing at the Global Law Office

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CESL Vis Team facing CUPL Vis Team

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Hearing at the WunschARB

CESL Vis Team Thanks for all the support received.

Article by Monika Prusinowska
 >  Xu Zhiguan’s ICC Internship Experience Share
On the evening of January 10th, the CESL Master student from 2012 intake Xu Zhiguan held a workshop, talking about his internship experience at International Criminal Court (ICC) in Hague last year with an attendance of many first-year and second-year fellow students of CESL who are interested in applying internship abroad.

To begin with, the speaker vividly introduced his life in The Hague as an intern with many pictures, which held much attention from the audience to his following topics.

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Then, Xu talked about how to apply for such kind of international internship in details. Nowadays, the development of internet brings access to various internships. Facing these many options, students should investigate thoroughly in accordance with their own fields of interests. Xu also suggested some famous websites, such as United Nations Careers, China Scholarship Council edu, ICC, EUROPA edu, etc. for students to take reference from. Although many top domestic law schools have jointly launched internship programmes with different international organizations, which attracted more and more applicants with backgrounds of higher education and qualification to join the fierce competition, Xu encouraged his fellow students of CESL that “CESLers have confidence to stand out among the candidates with what we gained with CESL”. Later, he also shared some tips in self-advertising “try to make application materials more eye-catching by presenting those shining moments of you”. As Xu himself, the experience of being a member of Vis Moot for three times scored a lot for his application. Therefore, Xu urged students who had ambition to have an internship at international organizations to participate in the moot courts as many as possible not only improving one’s professional legal ability and language skills, but also adding “shining moments” to your application.

Furthermore, Xu emphasized the importance of preparing and writing the Personal Statement and Curriculum Vitae. The key point was to express one’s advantages and to “advertise” oneself to employers, talking about one’s own understanding and deep feelings and showing common interest or interaction with the organization’s idea. This might attract their attention. Moreover, a clear self-positioning and career plan would show how well you have prepared for your future to the employer.

At the end of the session, Xu shared his experience and feeling sincerely at The Hague and all the participants benefited a lot at various aspects. He hoped us see internship opportunities in a more rational and objective way. Students should be aware of both positive aspects and what you would have missed before applying for such internships. For one perspective, international internship experience could truly enrich and broaden one’s horizons and give opportunities to make friends all over the world; for the other perspective, going abroad alone means one has to sacrifice the time accompanying families and friends as well as losing some job-hunting opportunities. Therefore, students should make up mind with independent thinking and critical thoughts. Making a decision most suitable to yourself would have the best effect to you. Following a vivid Q&A where students had chance to exchange their ideas with Xu over their concerned topic, the sharing session ended up in a happy atmosphere with the warm applause.

Article and photograph by Runqing (Rachel) Niu (CESL Master Student from 2013 intake)
English translation edited by LIU Zheng

 >  Lawyer XING Yusheng: Fields of Legal Occupation & Lawyer Careers
In the face of the fierce competition of job market, students from law schools have to think about the ways of how to make themselves stand out and how to make a selection from being a judge, a prosecutor, a lawyer, or a corporate counsel?

The 10th Session of the Lecture Series of “Great Sailing for Wonderful Careers" of China-EU School of Law was held in Room 305, Mingfa Building, Changping Campus, on January 10th, 2015. Mr. XING Yusheng, the Partner of Beijing JUNZEJUN Law Office and the Founder of Mocking Bird Lawyer College, was invited as the guest speaker, who delivered a lecture on “Fields of Legal Occupation & Lawyer Careers”.

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Comparing the audience to boats ready for a long sail, Mr. XING introduced the current situations, trend and dis/advantages of legal professionals by sharing his own work experience. Then, Mr. XING illustrated the 4 key factors during occupation selection, the status of Chinese solicitors, the basic works and requirements of a paralegal, and how students cultivated their own capability with law schools in order to go to the top law firms.

During Questions & Answers session, Mr. XING exchanged his ideas and opinions with students, who raised concerns such as career selection, cultivation of lawyers’ abilities, requirements of top law firms, work and life of solicitors, oversea studies etc. Mr. Xing encouraged students to do some research and to have better understandings of various fields of legal professionals, based on which, students could set up their own career plans and strive for them.

Students were deeply inspired and enlightened by Mr. Xing’s lecture.

Article by XUE Shengnan (CESL Master Student from 2014 intake)
English translation edited by LIU Zheng


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CESL Master’s Thesis Guidelines 2015


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  > CESL attended the the Second Meeting of the China-EU High Level People-to-People Dialogue
  > New Programme Assistant
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  > CESL and All-China Lawyers Association Co-organized Workshop for International Lawyers
  > The CESL Chinese Co-Dean visited All China Lawyers Association