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School of Law

  School of Law was founded in 1906. It belonged to one of the early three subjects of Shanxi University, that is, literature, law and engineering. In 1931, Shanxi University was officially renamed the University of Shanxi, and the early three subjects was changed to three colleges, among which, Law School is the largest, and with the largest number of graduates. During that period, a lot of pioneers appeared, such as L.R.O.Bevan (United Kingdom), Liu Shaobai ,Ji Gongquan,Mei ruao ,Du renzhi and Cheng Guliang, who were both famous at home and abroad. When the Country was first founded, with the national adjustment of universities and colleges, School of Law  was merged into several key Universities in Beijing. In 1980, School of Law  was permitted to rebuild by the ministry of education. In 1996, according to the system reform of higher education in our country and the actual need of social development, the Department of Law was converted into Law School.
  School of Law  is the largest education base in Shanxi Province, where multi-level and high-quality legal talents are trained. It has authorization of law master's degree including the Constitution and Administrative Law, Economic Law, Civil and Commercial Law, International law, procedural law, legal theory, criminal law, environmental law and legal history. It also has an undergraduate law (including double degree), a master's degree of laws. Since 1980, nearly 10000 students has graduated from here, among which a large number have become talents for the national legal system construction. A lot of advanced characters, such as “National Top Ten judges" Qi Su, the National People's Armed Police "Ten loyal guard" Sun Xiang, "Excellent peacekeeping police officers," Zhang Ruibin and dozens of excellent provincial judges, and prosecutors have appeared. Graduates of School of Law  have achieved outstanding results in recent national and provincial civil servants entrance examination, inspection, court judge’s qualification examination system and judicial examination. As a legal talents cultivation and export base, the good reputation of School of Law  has expanded greatly. At present, the bachelor degree in law is among the first A class majors of national college entrance examination, and enrolls students from 18 provinces, municipalities and autonomous regions of the country, while the master’s degree enrolls students all around the country. Today there are 1099 students in the law school, including 498 postgraduate students (including the Master of Laws), and 601 undergraduate students.

   With the tradition of respecting teachers and a series of policies, law school has introduced and trained a large number of outstanding talents. In recent years, some talents from University of Regensburg, Germany, Rikkyo University, Japan, Wuhan University, Renmin University of China came to join the school. At the same time, many teachers were sent to University of Cambridge, Australia's University of Technology, the Chinese University of Hong Kong, the Hong Kong City University, the University of British Columbia, Taiwan's DongWu University, United States Lewis& Clark College, University of Iowa and other university for further study. At present, law school has 48 full-time teachers, including 10 professors, 18 associate professors. There are 12 teachers with a doctor’s degree, and 11 teachers who are doctoral students. The school also hired 62 part-time professors, among which there are officers from the court, procuratorate and other legal department and some national well-known law experts and scholars. In 2005, for its years of outstanding contribution in legislation construction, education and research, School of Law  was elected the “advanced collective” by the Law Research Institute of Shanxi Province. It was the only unit in Shanxi province which got this honor. 
  
There are five research institutes in the Law School now, including Economic Law Research Institute, Civil and Commercial Law Research Institute, Constitutional and Administrative Law Research Institute, Legal Theory Research Institute, and Juris Master Education Center. It also has a model courts with advanced equipment, which can accommodate more than 300 people. In its evidence Technology Laboratory, students can do gun marks taking, fingerprints taking, footprints taking, blood typing, and suspicious documents identifying. The School Library with 153.18 square meters has a collection of more than 10000 books. It also has 98 Chinese Journals, 7 foreign periodicals, 1 foreign newspapers, more than 100 bound papers of various kinds of exchanging meetings, and 350 pamphlets of foreign photolithographic journals. It established contact with universities in Taiwan, Beijing and other places in the universities. It also accepts donations to enrich collection.
  In 2004, School of Law  was ranked No. 24, in the ranking of the law schools of 361 universities all around the Country, by China Management Sciences Institute.


 
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