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Temple-Tsinghua LL.M. Program Welcomes Largest Entering Class Yet

Opening Ceremony Group Photo Tsinghua August 2014On Monday, August 4, 2014 the Temple-Tsinghua Master of Laws (LL.M.) program welcomed its 15th entering class. With 49 students, this class is the largest ever enrolled in the program. Students from the public sector include judges, prosecutors, and legal officials with agencies such as the China Securities Regulatory Commission, Ministry of Justice, and State Intellectual Property Organization. Students from the private sector include counsel from China Unicom, Dacheng Law Firm, Google, Lenovo, Nokia, Sinopec, Standard Chartered Bank, and Yingke Law Firm.

Key partners from the government and private sector addressed the students in the opening ceremony, praising the value of the program and providing the students with advice on how best to use their legal education to further the development of the rule of law.

Pictured above, from left:

•Wang Zhengzhi (LAW '03), Managing Partner, Globe-Law Law Firm; President, Temple Law Alumni Association of China

•Yi Shenghua, Senior Partner and Management Committee Deputy Director, Yingke Law Firm

•Hu Yitai, Partner, Alston & Bird

•Li Li, Division Chief, State Administration of Foreign Experts Affairs

•Wang Weiyi, Division Chief, Supreme People's Procuratorate

•Wei Dawei, Director General, State Administration of Foreign Experts Affairs

•Wang Chenguang, Professor and Dean Emeritus, Tsinghua University School of Law

•Zhang Xiaoming, Deputy Director General, Dept. of Judicial Assistance and Foreign Affairs, Ministry of Justice

•Yang Yange (Sophia), Chief Representative, American International Group (AIG)

•Yi Zhi, Division Chief, State Intellectual Property Organization

•Zhao Bingfu (Basil), Senior Legal Counsel, Asia Pacific Region, DuPont company

•John Smagula, Director of Asian Programs, Associate Professor, China Rule-of-Law Program, Temple University School of Law

Written by Temple Law School

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