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广东外语外贸大学法学院的前身是1996年成立的国际法学系,2001年改为现名。历经20多年的发展,法学院目前已经成为学科体系设置相对完整、专业特色鲜明、教学和科研水平在广东省知名的法学院。

法学院设有完整的本科、硕士研究生、博士研究生人才培养体系。法学院现有法学四个本科专业方向,即国际经济法、民商法、知识产权法和法学方向。2004年,国际法学获批教育部二级学科硕士学位授权点。2006年,民商法学获批教育部二级学科硕士学位授权点。2009年,获批教育部法律硕士(JM)专业学位点。2010年,获得教育部法学一级学科硕士学位授权。2012年,获学校欧洲学下欧洲法律博士培养方向。

学院设有国际法学系、法律系、民商法学系、知识产权法系和法律硕士教育中心。学校和学院共设有7个法学学科省级研究或培训基地:地方立法研究评估与咨询服务基地、区域一体化法治研究中心、党内法规研究中心、“走出去”战略下涉外法律研究服务中心、中国-非洲法律研究中心(广州)、中国-非洲法律培训基地(广州)、华南国际知识产权研究院。学校和学院共设有1个市级研究基地:广州绿色发展法治研究中心。学校和学院共设有1个法学学科校级研究基地:广东外语外贸大学土地法制研究院。学校和学院共设6个院级研究机构:教育法制研究所、WTO法研究所、欧盟法律与外交研究室、法律与经贸事务研究所、中国信访法治与国家治理研究中心、智慧司法与司法改革研究中心。

法学院近年来在学科建设、人才培养、科学研究、社会服务、国际合作交流等方面取得了长足的发展。2010年,法学专业被广东省教育厅批准为广东省特色专业。2012年,法学学科被广东省教育厅批准为广东省优势重点学科。2012年法学院获评为广东省综合改革试点单位和广东省实践教学示范中心。2014年,法学院获评为广东省“卓越涉外法律人才培养基地”。2016年,法学院获评为广东省人才培养模式创新试验区。2018年,学校入选广东省高水平大学重点学科建设高校名单,其中法学学科被列为广东省高水平大学重点建设学科。

法学院以培养具有国际视野的高层次法律人才为目标,拥有一支高水平的师资队伍,以“万人计划”哲学社会科学领军人才、百千万人才工程国家级人才、国务院政府特殊津贴专家、国家有突出贡献的中青年专家、教育部新世纪优秀人才、云山领军学者、云山杰出学者、“全国十大杰出中青年法学家”提名奖获得者、广东省和广州市“十大优秀中青年法学家”等为代表的高职称、高学历、高水平的师资队伍,教师队伍结构合理,学缘结构优化。现有专任教师(含科研人员)60人,其中教授24人、副教授12人,具有博士学位的教师有48人,60%以上教师具有海外学习经历。法学教师大多数具有律师或仲裁员资格,他们有着丰富的法务实践经验。同时,法学院还聘有多位全国著名的法学专家担任客座教授,以及聘请一大批精通实务与理论的实务部门专家作为校外兼职导师。还有广东省法学会副会长、南粤优秀教师等。近年来,法学院教师科研成果丰硕,成功获得国家社科基金重大项目2项,教育部哲学社会科学研究重大课题攻关项目2项,国家社科基金重点项目、一般项目10余项,省部级课题近百项;在《中国社会科学》《中国法学》《法学研究》《中外法学》《法学》《法商研究》《法学评论》《法律科学》《法学家》《政法论坛》等刊物上发表学术论文60余篇。研究成果获教育部第七届高等学校科学研究优秀成果奖(人文社会科学)二等奖、广东省哲学社会科学优秀成果一等奖等奖励10余项。一批中青年学者崭露头角,在法学界发挥着的学术引领作用。

二十多年来,法学院为社会培养了大批高素质的涉外法律人才。每年均有相当比例的毕业生前往美国康奈尔大学、澳大利亚悉尼大学、香港大学、中国人民大学、清华大学、武汉大学、中国政法大学等境内外知名院校继续深造。就业主要分布在国内外律师事务所、司法机关以及知名外企等行业或单位。学院现有在校本科生近1000人,法学双学位学生200余人,硕士生320人,博士生10人。近年来,在国内外继续深造的学生占毕业总人数的27%以上;毕业生最终就业率高达99%以上,2014年、2016年、2018年荣获“学校就业工作先进集体”荣誉称号。

法学院十分重视研究生教育,近年来研究生人才培养质量稳步提升。截至2018年12月止,教师中共有38人次荣获“研究生教学优秀奖”,7人次荣获“优秀研究生导师”称号,2人获“校级教学名师”称号,获得省级研究生教育创新计划项目12项;研究生中有多人获得优秀毕业生等荣誉,在2009-2016届研究生中,法学院研究生在各类刊物上发表学术论文近360篇。法学专业研究生司法考试通过比例一直超过60%;各硕士点研究生就业率均高达100%。

学院践行“明德尚行,学贯中西”的校训,培养“双高”(思想素质高、专业水平高)、“两强”(跨文化交际能力强、实践创新能力强),具有国际视野,通晓国际规则,能参与国际事务的国际化卓越法律人才。现已与澳大利亚昆士兰大学、美国佩珀代因大学、香港城市大学等境内外高校建立并开展多种形式的国际交流合作。

法学院始终重视培养学生的创新能力、实践能力和敬业精神,不断拓展实习基地。许多单位通过与法学院的课题合作及设立奖学金等方式,给法学院的优秀学生提供各种实习机会。法学院与广州市中级人民法院、深圳市中级人民法院、佛山市人民检察院、广州海事法院、南沙区人民法院、白云区人民检察院、白云区人民法院、海珠区人民法院、广东国鼎律师事务所等40多个单位合作建立了校外教学实习基地等。

作为广东省“涉外卓越法律人才教育培养基地”,法学院在长期的教学实践中,经过多年的探索和发展,将外国语言文化、国内外法律制度和国际交往规则三大专业板块有机结合,形成了“专业与外语”深度融合的国际化人才培养模式,强调中西法学知识的融合、跨文化专业交流能力的培养,注重国际化视野和法律职业实践,培养成效非常显著。

法学院重视培养并资助学生参加各类国际性模拟比赛,而且频获国内大奖。例如,2002年法学院学生代表队参加“贸仲杯”(英语)国际商事模拟仲裁庭辩论赛,继荣获中国第三届”贸仲杯”辩论赛亚军后,又在2003年第四届“贸仲杯”国际商事模拟仲裁辩论赛中摘取了桂冠。学生参赛队伍在杰赛普(Jessup)国际法模拟法庭中国第五届、第八届至第十三届、第十七届全国选拔赛中多次取得了二等奖的佳绩。2019年,学生代表队获得首届“贸仲杯国际投资仲裁赛”团队一等奖。2019年,学生代表队获得国际刑事法院中文模拟法庭比赛中国区选拔赛第一名。

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About Us

Founded in 1996 as the Department of International Legal Studies, GDUFS School of Law is a well-recognized institution of its kind in both teaching and research across the province through its systemic development of the discipline and its distinctive programs.

The School offers four concentrations (international economic law, civil and commercial law, intellectual property law, and legal studies) towards its Bachelor of Laws, international legal studies and civil/commercial law concentrations towards its Master of Laws, Juris Master (JM) professional degree, and the concentration of European laws toward the University’s Ph.D. program in European Studies.In 2010, itslegalstudiesprogram wasprovinciallyrecognized asone with distinctive features and its legal studies discipline wasprovinciallyratedakey discipline in 2012. Thelaw school wasrecognized asaTrainingBase forOutstandingInternational LegalProfessionals in Guangdong Provincein2014. In 2016, it was listed as anExperimental Zone forInnovation in Student Training in Guangdong. In 2018, its legal studies was listed by the province among thekey enhancement disciplines for top-tier universities in Guangdong.

With its four Departments (International Legal Studies, Law, Civil and Commercial Law, Intellectual Property Law) and the Juris Master Education Center, the School is home to seven research/training centers accredited by the Province, one accredited by the City of Guangzhou, one accredited by the University, and six other research organs, covering a wide range of subjects relating to laws, legal studies and interdisciplinary topics.

The School of Lawhasa strong and dedicated faculty of 60 full-time teachers and/or researchers, among whom 24 areprofessors, 12 associate professors,and over 60% have had overseas educational background. Besides provincial, municipal and University-wide academic/professional recognition, its scholars are proud to be on six national academic recognition programs. As most of them have legal qualifications as lawyer or arbitrator, they boast a wealth of hands-on experience in the field. It also invites nationallyleading scholars of law on boardas visiting professorsand a number of experts in legal practice and theory as external supervisors for graduate students.

Years of dedication have seen impressive achievements in the School’s nationally recognized research. Scholars herehave been granted two MajorProjects of the National Social Science Foundation of China, twoMajor Projects funded by the Ministry of Education (MOE), another ten projects funded by NSSF, and about 100 provincial- or ministry-funded research projects. The faculty has recentlypublishedmore than sixty heavy-impactpapers innationaltop peer-reviewed journals including Social Sciences in China,China Legal Science,Chinese Journal of Law,Peking University Law Journal,Law Science,Studies in Law and Business,Law Review,Science of Law,The Jurist, andTribune of Political Science and Law. The School is proud to have gained highest recognition on more than ten occasions such as the Second Prize in the latest prestigious triennialMOE National Excellence Award for University Research (Humanities and Social Sciences) and the First Prize in theSocial Science Research Excellence Award in Guangdong Province.

In the pasttwenty years, GDUFS School of Law has produced a great number of globally competitive professionals of high caliber. It currently serves nearly 1,000 undergraduates, 200 dual degree students, and 330 graduate students (10 for Ph.D. degrees). With the 99%-strong job placement rate, its graduates mainly work at domestic or international law firms, government judicial service, and other major foreign companies. Besides, more than 27% of its graduates also pursue advanced degrees at institutions including Cornell University,University of Sydney, University of Hong Kong, Renmin University of China, Tsinghua University, Wuhan University, and China University of Political Science and Law.

Graduate education at the law school has been going from strength to strength in recent years.It has been granted 12 provincial innovation projects for graduate education and 38 of the faculty have wonGraduate Teaching Excellence Award and seven have been awarded the title ofExcellent Graduate Supervisors. The bar passage rate among its graduate students always stays above 60% and their employment rate reaches 100%.

Upholding theuniversitymotto ofPursuit of Integrity, Practice and Cross-cultural Learning, the School of Law aims to train internationally competitive legal professionals who areexcellent inmoral cultivation and in the chosen field of study, adept in cross-cultural communication and practicalinnovation, well-versed in international practices with global vision, and ready toengaging in international affairs. It has ties with the University of Queensland,Pepperdine University, and City University of Hong Kong.

Alwaysattaching great importance topromoting innovation,hands-on expertise and professionalism,the School keeps developing practice bases to create various internshipopportunities for students. To date, it has such bases with more than 40 institutions includingGuangzhou Intermediate People's Court, Shenzhen Intermediate People's Court, Foshan Municipal People's Procuratorate, Guangzhou Maritime Court, People's CourtofNansha District, People's ProcuratorateofBaiyun District, People's CourtofBaiyun District, People's CourtofHaizhu District,andGuangdongGuardian Law Firm.

With years of continuous improvement, GDUFS law school, aTrainingBase forOutstandingInternational LegalProfessionals in Guangdong Province, hasdeveloped an integrated model of educating internationally competitive legal professionals through incorporating foreign languages and culture, Chinese and other legal systems, and international social etiquette, which has in turn greatly benefited the students.

The Schoolhighly supports student participation ininternational and national simulation competitions, winning numerous awards.In 2002,its student teamwon second place in the CIETAC Cup International CommercialArbitration Moot, first place in 2003 and second place for eight times inPhilip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition (China). In particular, the School won first prize for the team in the first CIETAC International Investment Moot in March 2019 and first prize in the International Criminal Court Chinese Moot in April 2019.

Looking ahead,GDUFS School of Law will keep moving with the times while striving for sustained excellence so as to train high-caliber graduates to serve thelegalprofession and the broader community.

(Last updated in April 2019)