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KoGuan School of Law

KoGuan School of Law

Legal education at Shanghai Jiao Tong University can be traced back to special and political classes during the period of Nanyang College in September 1901. However, it was interrupted during the education reform in 1950s until the Law School was re-established on June 8 2002. The law School received the new title “KoGuan School of Law” in 2008 in memorial of the generous donation of Professor Leo KoGuan. KoGuan School of Law has a strong, well-structured and international team of faculty, including 65 full-time faculty members. A variety of research centers within the law school has produced high quality scholarship covering a wide range of fields and disciplines, from constitutional law to law and society, from maritime law to competition law, etc. KoGuan School of Law has explored its own style of educating a new generation of law students and future jurists, and established its own reputation in both academic and practical circles. For the time being, it offers a full-scale legal education system including LLB, LLM, JM, and PhD programs.

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  • Institute of Economic Law

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  • Institute for Intellectual Property Law

    Founded in 2004, the Institute is a teaching and research platform for the discipline of intellectual property law. There are seven faculty members. By conducting research on major real-life issues and educating and training top IP law students, it aims to form a high-quality and internationalized research team in the field of high-tech intellectual property rights protection. The Center provides a series of IP law courses including a joint IP law course with the UC Berkeley Law School. Its mission is to explore and understand intellectual property and related fields as they affect public policy, science and technology; to study IP development and norms.

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    Founded in 2003, the Institute is a teaching and research platform for the discipline of international law. The Institute has nine faculty members, who have published extensively in domestic and international academic journals. It has also established long-term collaborations with a number of academic institutions both at home and abroad.