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The First Shanghai Legal Community Forum: SHUFE LAW’s "Practice teaching and Legal services" Seminar Successfully Held
—— SHUFE’s 15th Legal Career Development Forum

 

Translated by Zhu Wenting, 5th Nov.  2017

 

On the 22nd October, the First Shanghai Legal Community High-end Forum----SHUFE’s 15th “Legal Career Development Forum” and “Practical Teaching and Legal Services” seminar was ceremoniously held by the Shanghai Law Society and the SHUFE LAW and co-sponsored by Shanghai Jun Lan Law Firm in Wuchuan Road campus business center. Shanghai Municipal People's Congress Standing Committee of the Standing Committee of the Legislative Affairs Committee Ding Wei, Shanghai Municipal Higher People's Court deputy party secretary and Vice President Sheng Yongqiang, Former Shanghai Municipal People's Congress’s Committee for Internal and Judicial Affairs Chairman Shen Zhixian, Deputy Attorney of Shanghai Municipal People's Procuratorate’s Gong Peihua, Vice President of SHUFE Liu Lanjuan, Assistant Secretary of SHUFE Zheng Shaohua, Vice President of SHUFE LAW (presided over the work) Song Xiaoyan and other hundreds of guests from Shanghai legal practice and academia attended the forum, SHUFE’s Students and teachers also participated in this forum. The opening ceremony of the forum was chaired by Zhou Jiepu, the Party Secretary of SHUFE LAW.

 

In the opening speech, SHUFE’s Vice President Liu Lanjuan on behalf of the school congratulated the Forum firstly. She reviewed the achievements the law school has made in previous practice teaching from the aspects of strengthening the construction of practical teaching curriculum by strengthening practical teaching curriculum building, carrying out simulated legal experiment and practical training, perfecting the case teaching and clinic education, carrying out legal career summer camp these four aspects. At the same time, she said that the law is an empirical discipline, the cultivation of legal talents can be inseparable from the legal practice and academic colleagues’ participation and support. Without the two-times-a-year legal career development forum and other forums, SHUFE LAW can’t achieve these fruitful results in practical teaching and can’t create a road of distinctive legal experiments and practical teaching.

 

 

Yang Peihua, Deputy Prosecutor General of Shanghai Municipal People's Procuratorate, celebrated the establishment of SHUFE for 100 years and law school for 30 years, he also appreciated the rapid development of law school since the establishment and the achievements on legal research, practical teaching and legal services. He reviewed the cooperation between the Shanghai Procuratorate and SHUFE LAW which has set up a course of procuratorial practice and theory and the course has be included into the required courses, becoming the first in Shanghai colleges and universities. Shanghai Procuratorate will continue to care and  help the development of law school in the future to promote the prosecution practice and theoretical courses and further close the prosecution and law school’s  cooperation, jointly promoting the construction of legal professional community. He fully affirmed the SHUFE LAW’s exploration and efforts in the experimental and practical teaching, he also pointed out that SHUFE LAW’s lots of practice is beneficial to cultivation of students’ combination with theory and practice. He also hoped that SHUFE LAW can emphasize more on the synergy of the legal community in talent training, strengthen the cooperation with the procuratorial organs which can provide solid theoretical support for the reform of the procuratorial system.

 

 

Sheng Yongqiang ,Shanghai Municipal Higher People's Court deputy party secretary and Vice President, took out an important discourse that “talent is initiative strategic resources to achieve national rejuvenation to win the international competition , so we need excellent law talent to promote the rule of law and build the socialism.”, which combined with the 19th National Congress of the Communisr Party of China’s report. He pointed three views, first, the deepen trend of globalization of legal services cause the growing urgent demand for legal professionals with global perspective, good awareness of Chinese conditions, knowing well about international rules and be proficient in the legal profession of high-end composite talents. This is also the people's courts and law schools’ mission and a common major practical issue while serving the national strategic needs and training talent. Second, legal talents training is facing the competition from the world, it must speed up the high-level foreign-related legal services personnel training in order to better serve the country's overall economic and social development strategy. Third, the training of legal personnel must face to the future, actively adapt to the new requirements of the era of artificial intelligence. He said that the Shanghai Higher People’s Court will further improve the cooperation mechanism with the normalization of colleges and universities and strengthen cooperation in high-end legal personnel training, jointly promote the organic integration of law education and court work and contribute to promoting the rule of law and the construction of socialist country built on the rule of law.

 

 

Ding Wei, chairman of Shanghai Municipal People's Congress legislative Affairs  Commission, fully affirmed the theme’s practical significance to compete the global legal market and the training of foreign legal talents in China of this forum. He affirmed the great development of foreign legal talents in recent years as well. At the same time, he pointed out that China hasn’t yet broken down some bottlenecks in restricting foreign-related talents training and hasn’t yet formed the path of foreign legal talents training with Chinese characteristics. In the view of the fact that the training of university law talents doesn’t match, the school education evaluation scale the students' employment scale is high, the enthusiasm of the students in the case teaching is difficult to be transferred, he said that the top design should be carried out and the education evaluation system should be reformed on the one hand, on the other hand, colleges and universities need to strengthen the practice of education links and cooperation with local government foreign legal services to uphold the international concept of running schools and take the road of international training.

 

 

Subsequently, the former Chairman of Shanghai Municipal People's Congress of the House Judicial Committee Shen Zhixian announced the law school’s motto and selection results in the opening ceremony—“economy-based, the rule of law for the soul”. Law School’s Vice President (presided over the work) Professor Song Xiaoyan interpreted the motto from four aspects. First, the modern market economy is the rule of law economy, the rule of law is the internal logic of economic development and fundamental protection. Second, the two elements of economic and rule of law reflects our country’s long-term goals and development direction of established economically powerful country and the state of law. Third, “Economy” can still reflect the position of “rule of law” in the governance of the status of governance with the meaning in ancient Chinese. Fourth, the integration of economy and the rule of law is in line with SHUFE LAW’s disciplinary characteristics and talents training objectives, in particular highlighting the law discipline’s status in our university’s discipline system.

 

 

At the end of the opening ceremony, the forum conducted the opening ceremony of Foreigners Living and Investment Legal Services Hotline (021-65902516) which is also the law school fourth livelihood hotline after the Shanghai Consumer Rights Protection Service Hotline (021-65904569), Shanghai Labor Law Service Hotline (021-65902516), Shanghai Environmental Law Service Hotline (021-65903536). To celebrate the 30th anniversary of SHUFE LAW, the school has recorded a VCR to show at the forum which reflects law school’s strong development, struggling up and vibrant image.

 

 

After the opening ceremony is the keynote report.

 

In the first stage, Assistant Secretary of SHUFE Zheng Shaohua conducted a report on “Creating a Legal talents Training Mode”. He explained “San Hua Yi Xing” means academicization, specialization, internationalization and inter-disciplinarian。Academicization means the talents aimed at the study of law and jurisprudence knowledge.Specialization refers to the meaning that the legal talents should be cultivated by the legal community to improve the level of professionalism referred to the characteristics of jurisprudence as empirical knowledge. Internationalization means that the students should have international experience, cross-cultural communication skills, the common pursuit of human consensus, and the ability to build a human fate community. Inter-disciplinarian means that the students should have a strong humanistic spirit with the composite knowledge structure of economy and management, which is based on SHUFE’s subject character. The legal talents training type of “San Hua Yi Xing” is based on the comprehensive consideration of changes in the world pattern, the global legal education competitive situation and SHUFE’s comparative advantage. Professor Zheng Shaohua introduced SHUFE LAW’s path choice in the recent decades. First, by providing high-quality academic research environment for teachers and students and  tightening thesis’ quality and other aspects to pursue the academicization. Second, through the two-mentor system and law livelihood hotline to strengthen the combination of theory and practice. Third by setting up the Anglo-American law certificate class, the international organization’s legal talents training project, LL.M project and legal finance doctor project in full English, overseas exchange plan, the cooperation research projects between China and foreign and other ways to enhance internationalization; Fourth, by setting up the undergraduate project of law & accounting and law & finance, free trade, finance and law master program, legal economics and legal finance doctoral program to cultivate inter-disciplinal talents. Talking about the “San Hua Yi Xing” legal talents training type’s improvement, he believes that the school should start from pursuing limited goals, expanding professionalism and pursuing ultimate goals these three aspects. He said "San Hua Yi Xing" legal talents training type’s further development and effectiveness still needs the legal practical colleagues and academic colleagues to support.

 

 

Chen Libin, president of the Shanghai First Intermediate People's Court, reviewed the course cooperation between the Court and SHUFE. The two sides have established a long-term cooperation mechanism to promote the talents training, theoretical research, trial practice and other aspects’ extensive exchanges and cooperation and communication to achieve a mutually beneficial win-win situation for legal community cooperation and explore a successful path to promote the construction of legal community. At present, two sides’ cooperation has entered into a new stage with full range, multi-form, close, mechanism of cooperation, they each other has become the strongest partner. The cooperation between two sides is a comprehensive successful example of the deepening, close and lasting cooperation between law schools and substantive departments. He among the key of how to further play the positive role of the court in the law school’s education, actively explore the legal school talents training benign interaction mechanism, boost the legal community construction to elaborate. First is complementary advantages which can achieve a win-win cooperation between the production, study and research. Respectively, they can play their own advantages of theoretical freedom and the freedom of trial by combining legal theories and legal practice, complementing each other’s needs and short boards to achieve the goal of resources sharing and a win-win cooperation. Second is the formation of joint efforts with the help of legal professional community’s platform cultivate talents. Law discipline has always been a practical discipline with strong practice. The law school has also been increasingly emphasizing on practical teaching and been striving to cooperate with practical sector to explore a new path of legal training model and new methods. Hiring judges as part-time professors of SHUFE LAW and providing students with the opportunity to practice in the court or to be volunteers to experience directly in the judicial trial activities, this teaching combination of theory and practice fit the regular of law training. Third is jointly building a platform, we can realize new achievements on the base of broadening the breadth of cooperation maintaining the current platform of cooperation and traditional cooperation forms. The First People’s Immediate Court will continue to find new points for cooperation with SHUFE and broaden the cooperation platform. He said, the 19th CPC National Congress has put forward new goals of building a socialist country under the rule of law, the country, the government, the construction of society under rule of law will take a new starting point. To achieve the new goal of governing the country under the rule of law, we need more outstanding legal talents that the law school needs to cultivate, that’s why we need the cooperation and construction of legal professional community. Finally, he looked forward to the cooperation flower between the court and SHUFE will be more and more vigorous and bear more fruits. 

 

 

The President of the Shanghai Second Intermediate People 's Court Gu Weiqiang, reported on the practice of the Court’s judicial reform on the subject of the legal community. He said that through the establishment and perfection of the two-way communication mechanism between political and legal departments and law schools, researchers of law institutions, not only can the law school’s rich theoretical research resources be introduced into the court, but also can the court’s fresh judicial trial practice resources be taken into colleges and universities, not only can the legal education, law research and legal practice be promoted further, but also can the talents with high-quality and application can be cultivated. It’ll also make a great sense for the prosperity and development of socialism with Chinese characteristics and comprehensive promotion of the rule of law in China. In recent years, the Second Court has been accumulating the reform experience, stepping up efforts on cooperation with the law school, insisting on combining  theories with practice and striving for multi-win-win situation to fulfill the task better as a national judicial reform pilot unit. Since 2015, the court has started the internship assistant and judicial training assistant project, and  innovated the personnel training mechanism for talents on rule of law, to achieve the unity of legal education and judicial practice. Second, the Second Court has been actively introducing the research resources to promote the integration of legal theory and judicial practice, hiring college experts to be guest mediators, letting them participate in judicial practice to solve the case disputes, is another innovated cooperation initiatives under the construction of diversified dispute resolution mechanism. Law researchers participating in the case hearing process on their own to use their solid professional abilities to help resolve disputes is the legal research and judicial practice in-depth integration of effective ways. Third, exploring theories to lead a new direction to practice and gathering constructing power. The exchange mechanism between the People's Court and the law school provides a platform for legal scholars to combine theory with practice, it also provides intellectual support for the trial and judicial reform. Through the establishment of a special counselor mechanism, carrying out project cooperation with college teachers, organizing a unified forum jointly with the First Court and so on, the Second Court has broadened the horizons of judicial practitioners and opened up the trial practice ideas, promoted judicial reform continue to deepen, expand and innovate, which played a positive role in the development of judicial practice. Finally, he said in the process of building a social governance pattern of co-construction, co-governance and sharing, the legal community should closely focus on the reality of China, support the legal talent needs of legal practice by legal education, use the theory of law to respond to the realistic problem in judicial reform so that the legal theory and legal education can get prosperity and development in the highly integrated with the judicial practice, make due contributions for deepening the judicial system reform and promoting the construction of socialist countries under the rule of law.

 

 

Wang Qiuliang, President of Shanghai Third Intermediate People 's Court, has shared three feelings around the theme of this seminar combined with the practice of the Third Courts. First, comprehensive rule of law needs high-quality rule of law personnel for the protection. Since the establishment of the Three Courts, it has been taken building high-quality judges as an important task to meet the demand for the growing high-quality rule of law talent. He thought about the cultivation and construction of the talented people from the present and future dimensions and believed that the structural shortage of the contingent of qualified talent and the further expansion of jurisdiction and the number of cases is the dilemma which make us have to pay more attention to the cultivation of high-quality talents in ruling of law. Second, deepening the judicial reform needs a concept continuous innovation of cultivating the talents in ruling of law. The reform of judicial system which based on personnel classification management reform and with judicial responsibility system’s reform as the core should be deepened. In addition, the judicial system will continue to promote comprehensive reform that will bring some changes to talents training in ruling of law, so the concept and mode needed to be changed too. Third, college is the first place to cultivate the rule of law talent. The Third  Court has built long-term two-way cooperative relations with SHUFE and other colleges, sharing the resources, complement advantages and aim at cultivating more high-quality legal professionals. At the same time, the construction of the legal professional community needs to follow the consistent pursuit of value and ethical requirements which has cleared for a long time in the academic community, no matter which role the members of the legal community takes, they all should equate laws with justice, understand the judicial process as to an art to achieve fairness and justice and take the achievement of fairness and justice as a common pursuit. He said, exploring the cultivation of legal talents must be a new mission in the new era, which needs the communication of many kinds of resources, ideas and emotions, to contribute to the construction of legal strength.

 

 

Lin Guoping, Executive Vice President of Shanghai Law Association, pointed out in the report that the legal community actually is a academic community including the law community, law school, scientific research institutes, the court and procuratorate and the NPC and CPPCC and other academic community. This community can better gather all powers into a rope and joint efforts for the Shanghai rule of law research and the practice to play a multiplier effect. The Shanghai legal community will make a new and greater contribution to promoting the legal research, talent training, the exchange of foreign law, rule of law’s advertisement and legal service in Shanghai. He said at the SHUFE LAW’s thirty years birth, it hold the first high-end forum of the Shanghai legal community will be a strong impetus to SHUFE LAW’s further development in teaching and researching. Then he gave a brief account of the general situation of the Shanghai Law Society and its close cooperation with SHUFE LAW, highly affirmed the talent training model which combined with the theory and practice. Finally, at the time of the 19th National Congress of the Communist Party of China, the meeting put forward a scientific conception of the new era, new ideas and new goals which has a higher requirement on common legal people carrying out legal research and serving the social and economic development in depth. He hoped that all members of the law society can study seriously, understand the spirit of the 19th National Congress of the Communist Party of China deeply and promote legal research to move forward. Shanghai Law Society will set up this research platform to promote the construction of the rule of law in Shanghai like it always does.

 

 

The first and second stage of the keynote report was hosted by Song Xiaoyan, the vice president of law school (presided over the work), and Zhou Jiepu, the Party Secretary of SHUFE.

 

 

In the second stage of the keynote report, first is Liu Ping’s report who is SHUFE’s part-time mentor and Deputy Director of Shanghai Municipal People's Government Legislative Affairs Office. Starting from the establishment and construction of the legal professional community, he summarizes four common characteristics of the legal professional community, which is common personality cultivation and value follow, common legal thinking, common knowledge system and common practice system. He also pointed out that the current legal professional community is facing a dual mission, so it is necessary to master the existing legal system and continuously reform and innovate the existing legal system in the social transition period. Finally, he made a hope for the legal professional community, pointing out that the legal person should work hard in the moment to assume his responsibilities and mission and balance the law and solve practical problems in the social transition period.

 

 

SHUFE LAW’s part-time mentor and Deputy Director of Shanghai Municipal Commission of Commerce Shen Weihua made a keynote speech of “Grasp the pulse of the times to enhance the legal literacy” from the perspective of demanding legal talents. First of all, the establishment of high-quality legal talents is the proper meaning of Supply Side Structural Reform. Then he specifically discussed the relationship between legal theory and legal practice, combined with the working experience in the foreign economic and trade authorities for many years and the case of  study and application of the subscription system in the foreign investment legislation in the 1990s, expressed the importance of the basic knowledge of legal theory. He believes that only if the solid legal basis can guide the reform of the times and can promote the gradual improvement of the rule of law. He also concurred with the current strategy of free trade zone, “One way” strategy and intelligent development’s challenges and new needs to legal talents, called on that the law should create practical rules, not just follow the practice of puzzles to solve the problem. Finally, he emphasized the importance of legal beliefs, he also suggested that the process of learning laws needs to adhere to a source - the dissemination of justice and the respect for dignity, which is the mission of legal person they need to keep in mind.

 

 

SHUFE LAW’s part-time mentor and vice president of the All-China Lawyers Association Sheng Leiming spoke highly of SHUFE LAW’s thirty years of practical and rapid development and impressed his congratulations to the 30th anniversary of the law school. Talking about the construction of the legal professional community, he suggested that the construction of this community has many problems inevitably so that the institutional mechanisms are needed to protect the transformation of legal profession and legal professional people’s awareness of procedural requirements needed to be united. In view of practical teaching and legal services, he affirmed the SHUFE LAW’s exploration and achievements in the practical teaching, but he still proposed some advice on the construction of legal  teachers. He thinks that referring to such a applicable subject, educators should participate more in the first line’s legal work so as to find more theoretical problems and better serve the legal practice.

 

 

Li Manlin, a shareholder partner of Shanghai Jun Lan Law Firm, shared her career experience and some views on the construction of legal profession and legal community. In her view, the legal community is the community of legal people, whether judges, prosecutors, academics or lawyers, both them are in it and link to each other. This professional community itself is the pillar of constructing the rule of law in China, which is related to China's modernization and the lives of everyone. As a lawyer, she can more truly understand the success of this career cannot only be separated from the judges and the prosecutors' hard work, but also be inseparable from the legal theory treasure house the generations of scholars have built. She said that each one should make it clear of his position in the legal community and make full use of his professional expertise, play his own independent value in the process of protecting customers’ rights.

 

 

After the end of the main report, the meeting was divided into three sub-forums to discuss. Sub-forum One: the legal community cooperation and legal talents training; Sub-forum Two: global legal market competition and legal talents training referred to foreign cases; Sub-forum three: practice teaching and legal services.

 

Sub-forum One was hosted by SHUFE’s part-time mentor and Shanghai First Intermediate People's Court Vice President Tang Liming. Deputy Director of the Political Department of Shanghai First People's Court Ruan Zhujun, Guo Hao Law Firm’s partner Kou Shucai, Deputy Director of the Political Department of Shanghai First Intermediate People's Court Yang Jinhua, Director of the Shanghai Municipal Environmental Protection Agency’s Laws and Regulations Division Yu Feilin, Jin Du Law Firm (Shanghai)’s partner Chen Sheng, the President of People's Court of Pudong New Area financial Tribunal Wang Xin, Yangpu District People's Procuratorate Political Department Director Zhu Haixiang and so on, make the keynote speeches. Guests from the legal practice and academia attended the forum.

 

Combined with his own case of internship from SHUFE, talked about the importance of student internship work. Combined with recent situation that the current problem of student internship work is becoming formalistic and sub-forum’s theme. Vice President Tang Liming encouraged the participants to put forward opinions and suggestions on the institutional training including the implementation of student internship work, so as to implement the student internship and to make law school students can take a good first step on the road of career in the future.

 

 

Ruan Zhujun, Director of the Political Department of Shanghai Municipal People's Procuratorate, combined with the newly held Party's Nineteenth Party, he pointed out that the concept of the legal professional community in this sub-forum theme is coincided with the situation. He pointed out that the future should strengthen in two aspects started from the procuratorial practice. First is talent transport, due to the talent shortage in Shanghai procuratorial organs in the punishment of financial crime and financial public interest litigation, he hoped they can strengthen the cooperation of procuratorial and school in the future and welcome  more law students with financial knowledge background joine the prosecution team. Second is the prosecutor assistant pre-job training, he proposed that the prosecutors could follow the instructor to participate in teaching practice, learning from the form of scholars. At the same time, for the building of legal community, he put forward two proposals from the common concept of literacy training and communication and hoped SHUFE LAW could make full use of SHUFE’s academic platform to provide a favorable carrier for the communication of the legal community. Finally, for the student internship, Ruan Zhujun proposed that the arrangements of students internship should be improve targeted, arrange different interns in ideas for students with different stages and learning background.

 

 

SHUFE LAW’s part-time mentor and Guo Hao Law Firm partner Kou Shicai pointed out that the theme of the legal profession community in this forum has a profound theoretical academic background. He raised his views on the construction of the legal community from a lawyer's point of view. He pointed out that the lack of traditional education in legal teaching is an important reason for the existence of sharp conflict in different legal career positions. Based on this, he suggested that the curriculum design of legal education should assimilate into the essence of traditional Confucian culture. For the practice of the law students, he pointed out that SHUFE’s undergraduates of law have a deep understanding of Finance and Economics, they should give full play to this advantage. Finally he impressed his welcomes to SHUFE LAW’s to practice in the Guo Hao Law Firm.

 

 

Yang Jinhua, Deputy Director of the Political Department of Shanghai First Intermediate People's Court, put forward the importance and necessity of strengthening the construction of legal community at present. The construction of legal community is inseparable from the cultivation of legal person. Shanghai First Intermediate People's Court also has internship program with SHUFE LAW in cultivating legal talents, the progress is going well and has achieved remarkable results. For how to strengthen the cultivation of legal talents, he proposed to achieve the standardization and long-term management of court internship project, arrange internship time combined with the need of practical teaching and   the court to achieve a cross- alternating arrangement.

 

 

Shanghai Environmental Protection Agency, Yu Feilin, Director of the laws and regulations Division, fully affirmed the teaching combined with practice in SHUFE LAW. He pointed out that SHUFE LAW has a strong strength in the field of environmental law, he hope SHUFE LAW can play in the environmental law theory advantages in the future cooperation and provide intellectual support for the Shanghai Environmental Protection Agency in the top system design. At the same time, the Shanghai Environmental Protection Agency will offer some real cases to SHUFE LAW  timely for its practical teaching.

 

 

SHUFE LAW’s part-time mentor and Jin Du Law Firm (Shanghai)’s partner Chen Sheng, combined with the SHUFE LAW’s interns’ situation who he taught, fully confirmed the SHUFE LAW’s graduates’ solid knowledge reserves in the financial field. For the intern project, he introduced the Jin Du's "Gold Plans" program which can provide a two-way opportunity for law firms and interns to participants. Finally, for the talent training, Lawyer Chen proposed the current goal is promoting the internationalization of legal talents so that more Chinese interns or employees could work in the international organizations and realize the China's dream.

 

 

SHUFE LAW’s part-time mentor and Presiding Judge of Pudong New District’s People's Court Financial Court Wang Xin proposed that in the process of building a legal professional community, it is necessary to pursue commonality, but also the individuality needed to be respected, target different roles for different legal occupations. In the pursuit of commonality, at the same time, we must respect each other with our personality keeping in order to form a legal professional community with healthy development.

 

 

Zhu Haixiang, director of the political department of Yangpu district’s people's procuratorate, said that the construction of the legal professional community must have the support from culture and humanistic literacy, we should strengthen the cultivation of students' humanities accomplishment in the legal science education. In the legal professional community, we can start from student internship and judicial staff study system to realize the mutual promotion and circulation development of the community itself.

 

 

 

Sub - forum of Legal Community’s Cooperation and Legal Talents Training

 

Sub-forum Two was hosted by SHUFE LAW’s part-time mentor and Beijing Guo Feng (Shanghai) Law Firm’s Executive Director and managing partner Zhu Liting, three experts made the keynote speeches. Members from the legal practice and academia attended the forum.

 

The moderator Zhu Li Ting has told that the forum would be experts’ experience sharing who are mainly from the judiciary, the arbitration community and the academic community. He also concerned the policy “Opinions on legal services concerning foreign affairs” jointly issued by the Ministry of Justice, Ministry of Commerce, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the State Council Legislative Affairs Office and appraised highly the theme of this forum fit the development trend of the times.

 

 

SHUFE LAW’s part-time mentor and Vice President of Shanghai Maritime Court Jia Zhenkun combined with his many years’ experience of maritime judicial work, introduced the background of training foreign legal professionals. In today's two voices of globalization and anti-globalization, he said, the background conforming to the trend of economic globalization, adhering to reform and opening up, putting forward the "one way along the" initiative will be a strong promotion to cultivating foreign legal talents. Second, the international legal competition is becoming increasingly fierce, countries have competed all-roundly from the legal talent, legal rules and systems, fair and efficient legal operation, so on. Now China’s legal development have received increasing international attention, and this but also to contribute to the development of international law, and also contribute to the development of the international law, but in terms of maritime law, the role of Anglo-American law cannot be underestimated. Finally, foreign legal personnel training has entered into a new stage. Different from the past, language is not a barrier of foreign legal training personnel, but the depth of legal talent is still need to be improved, Vice Jia also placed high hopes on the depth of our law school’s teaching.

 

 

Shanghai International Economic and Trade Arbitration Commission (Shanghai International Arbitration Center)’s Deputy Director and Secretary-General Ma Yi published three points with his own experience in the arbitration industry referred to the forum theme. First, foreign legal talent’s education is the base and the practice is the root. Second, the growth of foreign legal talents depends on the legal services—law firms and arbitration institutions. The internationalization of China's legal services can draw on the rules of the development of global legal services industry, that is to say, the enterprises need to follow the market, the lawyers need to follow the enterprise. Therefore, China now has taken the opening up as a new round of strategy, coupled with the support of the policy of "Notice of the Ministry of Justice on the Employment of Foreign Counsel as a Foreign Legal Adviser", we can be optimistically foresee that the the globalization of China's legal services is in a good shape. Third, we need to cultivate the global vision and international legal thinking of foreign legal talents.

 

 

Professor Dong Maoyun, SHUFE LAW’s part-time mentor, shared three points on accelerating the global legal market’s competition and the training of foreign legal talents. First, the trend of globalization is irreversible, China has gradually played an influential power in the global legal service’s competition. Second, the basic ideas to strengthen the high-end foreign legal training is taking the aim of cultivating the legal talents who are global perspective and multi-disciplinary knowledge reserves and high-thinking. The teaching process needs to focuses on both domestic law and international law, the integration of theory and practice, exerting excellent teachers' mentality. To our law school, this is not just a first-class institution, but also a cooperation with legal service organizations. Finally, he analyzed the advantages of our school - the combination of law and finance, spoke highly of the building of Anglo-American law certificate class platform, expressed his expectations on the talents cultivation of our law school.

 

 

In the free discussion, a number of guests referred to the sub-forum’s theme to share their wonderful minds, at the same time they also expressed their deeply appreciation on our law school’s motto "Economy is the foundation, rule by law is the soul", they hoped our school can continue to build a communication platform of legal community, promoting the training of legal talents cultivation. The forum speakers are all SHUFE LAW’s part-time mentors. COSCO Shipping Group Senior Manager Wang Yang pointed out that the language behind the challenge is the way of thinking. Jin Mao Kai De Law Firm’s lawyer Li Zhiqiang advocated that the law school should train the talents of international organizations talent. Shanghai Jian Wei (Beijing) Law Firm’s lawyer Zhu Zhonghua recommended to speed up the pace of training of professional legal personnel for The legal risk situation in the field of foreign engineering. Shanghai Fei Hang Law Firm’s lawyers Yan Shengmin proposed the law school to do the orientation of training objectives and to carry out the teaching into different levels and sub-categories. Shanghai Fang Ben Law Firm’s lawyer Jin Chunqing pointed out that the number of the lawyers who do the foreign cases have significantly increased more than a decade ago, but how to deepen the ability to do that needs to improve further. Beijing Wei Heng Law Firm(Shanghai)’s lawyer Guo jun thinks training high-end legal talents in Shanghai needs to be focus on two points: finance and foreign. Shanghai Jun Lun Law Firm’s lawyer Mai Shihong pointed out that the cultivation of high-end foreign legal talents should also pay full attention to the field of intellectual property protection. Shanghai Fan Yang Law Firm’s Director Chen Zhensheng suggested that the law school may do more contribution on foreign legal personnel training. Shanghai Yu Li Ca Law Firm’s lawyer Tan Xianglong lawyer reviewed the study at Soochow University Law School, fully affirmed the function of the education of Anglo-American law in cultivating foreign high-end talents. Finally, the host expressed the expectations on the next forum on behalf of all the participants, at the same time expressed the good wishes on the development of our law school.

 

 

Sub-forum of Global Legal Market’s Competition and Cultivation of legal personnel concerning foreign affairs

 

The third sub-forum was hosted by SHUFE’s Part-time mentor and CEO of Law Society Wang Fengmei. Vice President of Shanghai Institute of Politics and Law Guan Baoying, Vice President of Shanghai Third Intermediate People's Court Qu Furong, Editor-in-Chief of Politics and Law Xu Lanbo, partner of Jingheng Law Firm Deng Xueping, Director of He Aiqin Law Firm He Aiqin, Director of Wei Heng Law Firm Hu Bin, partner of Shanghai Jianwei Law Firm Ma Beiyi, shareholder of Shanghai Junlan Law Firm Li Manlin, lawyer of Yingdong law firm Xie Fangrui, respectively, standing in different career positions on the topic during the communication.

 

 

Law Society’s CEO Wang Fengmei firstly analyzed from several aspects which the legal service refers to, she thinks that the practice teaching is closely related to legal service, and practice teaching needs to be in line with the goal of legal service.

 

SHUFE LAW’s part-time mentor and vice president of Shanghai Institute of Politics and Law Guan Baoying first congratulated SHUFE on carrying out legal education for three decades. Then, he  briefed everyone on the efforts and achievements of teaching of legal practice of Shanghai Institute of Politics and Law. He said that the Shanghai Institute of Politics and Law, with the basis of the internal and external knowledge structure of "the level of internal knowledge and the ability of external practice", constructed a unique “2·3·3” mode which includes two goals, three elements and three teaching levels to attach importance to the teaching system and reform and innovation. Thanks to the characteristics of teaching and professional training, Shanghai Institute of Politics and Law has achieved good results both in personnel training and research level in the past few years.

 

 

Qu Furong, Vice President of Shanghai Third Intermediate People's Court and SHUFE LAW’s  part-time mentor, shared his thinking on the legal professional community from a judge's career. In his view, first of all, equal treatment to others is the judge’s first professional ethics. Second, the judge should improve his own ethics cause the whole society’s consciousness is improving. In the new situation, the improvement of the judge’s Ideological and moral literacy and professional literacy standards also requires the law school to be more based on the practice of personnel training and to seek the mode of personnel training which is more in line with the characteristics of the times. Especially in the continuous development of artificial intelligence’s today, high-end composite legal personnel should be the focus of future law school’s talent training.

 

 

"Politics and Law"’s editor Xu Lanbo who is also the SHUFE LAW’s part-time mentor SHUFE LAW’s thirty years’ celebration. He suggested that the legal professional community should not only be a concept, but can be a fixed formation though the forum’s size and influence is be continuously extended. Promoting the development of the legal professional community can open up the existing boundaries between the various occupations and be good to the development of legal concept and the rule of law under the entire social environment. Thus, our law school should fully take into account the characteristic of the legal profession’s strong practice in cultivating talents.

 

 

Shanghai Jian Wei Law Firm’s lawyer, Ma Beiyi, also the SHUFE LAW’s part-time mentor, had her own profound feelings about the legal community after the transformation from the government department to a lawyer career. She thinks that although all they are called the legal practitioners, but the entry thresholds of these occupations are very different. In the same time, because of the differences of professions and industry standards, original professional experiences and social status can hardly be brought to new professions. So, the development of the legal community has a long way to go. Then, she expressed her view that the law education is to enable students to form a common law respect and legal concept so that law school students can be different from the general human professionalism. In addition, the theoretical teaching and practical teaching need to emphasize on research type and practice type these two training directions.

 

 

The lawyer of Wei Heng Law Firm, Hu Bin, who is also the Legal Service Association President in the Changning District, had his own experience on legal services. He thinks that lawyer is the key to legal service and the most prominent feature of the legal services industry is the applicability and a high degree of socialization. This kind of industry characteristic requires strengthening practice education is an very important part in the law teaching. As a representative of the legal services industry, he also said that any industry, any one’s development and competition ultimately depends on the talents. Therefore, whether it starts from the development of the law firm’s business or the industry, he hoped that the colleagues here could help different colleges and universities in the form of talent co-cultivation.

 

 

Jun Lan Law Firm’s shareholder Li Manlin expressed her views on the education and cultivation of industry newcomers from her own career development experience. She thought China currently lack a system from the institutional level to the workplace transition, similar to the Japanese judicial training system as a transition mechanism which is very conducive to the promotion of practical skills and the building of legal co-thinking. So, from her point of view, we should pay more attention to the newcomers in the new workplace, such as Jun Lan Law Firm’s institutional and economic incentives to encourage new lawyers, she introduced.

 

 

SHUFE Law School’s part-time mentor, Jingheng Law Firm’s partner Deng Xueping has put forward his own ideas on the concept of the legal community. He said that the legal community should have four “common”s. First is common knowledge background, second is common way of thinking, third is common value trend, fourth is common moral conduct. In terms of the current social context, these four common implementations still have a long process of development. So, social, professionals and education is needed to linkage to improve the status quo. Besides, in the face of the application of artificial intelligence to the primary intellectual labor, the law school couldn’t only be a simple knowledge indoctrination, but also cultivate students’ more complex emotional judgment, value judgments, the judgement of some complex evidence and legal relationship to solve problems.

 

 

Ying Dongru Law Firm’s lawyer Xie Fang Rui thinks that the practice teaching and legal services should be a complementary process which cannot success only by law school’s teaching, and there is no way in the legal service process which quickly fed back to the practical teaching as well. Therefore, the law firms should contribute their own strengths to cultivate students' awareness and ability to practice, with the power and platform of law school, in the law school’s  teaching process. He also suggested that the judiciary could consider to provide an opportunity for different occupations to interact, such as allowing lawyers to practice in the courts and procuratorate for a period of time, so that lawyers could better understand the rules of the judiciary rules which is very conducive to the healthy development of the legal community.

 

 

He Aiqin, Director of He Aiqing law firm, shared the intuition and unique insights from her work as a lawyer. She believes that if a person want to get others’ respect, he must make a difference which rely on his own abilities. She also thinks learning is lifelong and sustained. And the work of legal service is to serve the society and people, in the meantime the public awareness of the rule of law also put forward higher requirements on lawyer's service level and professional ability, and thus the law school’s cultivation to more high-end new business talents.

 

 

Participants have put forward different views on the topic "Practical Teaching and Legal Services" which won the scene bursts of applause

 

 

One of sub-forums “Practical Teaching and Legal Services”

 

Three sub-forums were so brilliant that guests and law school teachers and students were fully interactive participation with constantly emerging insights, everyone was full of hope and confidence in the future of the legal community. At this point, the first Shanghai legal community high-end forum—— the fifteenth SHUFE Law Career Development Forum and Seminar on "Practical Teaching and Legal Services" came to an end.

 

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