Peking University School of Transnational Law (STL)

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Peking University School of Transnational Law (STL)

Student facts

STL has students from every continent on Earth, except Antarctica.

Study location

STL's home is in Shenzhen, an ideal place to study transnational law. Sharing a border with Hong Kong, this vibrant metropolis is hailed as China's "Silicon Valley." It is a global center for business, entrepreneurship and innovation, and one of the fastest growing economic regions on Earth. The city is home to some of the largest technology companies in the world, such as the telecommunications and smart phone giant Huawei. Shenzhen has also made the news for such things as having the first all-electric bus fleet in the world.


Single and shared dormitory rooms are available on campus.

Club & Society

PKU and STL have many clubs, student organizations and extra-curricular activities. These range from moot court, to the Public Interest Law Foundation (PILF), to the rock climbing club.

Leisure activities

The campus has a massive athletics complex and many students enjoy playing football (soccer), basketball, badminton, and other sports. There are also parks, coffee shops, and other hangout spots on campus where students can enjoy getting to know their new friends from around the world. The city offers a good amount of night life from the ever-popular KTV (karaoke) to a wide range of local and international dining options. Shenzhen also hosts large annual events such as an international jazz festival and marathon. Also China’s massive investment in transportation infrastructure makes it easy to travel around the country during holidays.

Suppport for parents/disabeld people

The law school and dormitories are all wheelchair accessible. Accommodation can also be made for students with other disabilities. For students with children there are many pre-schools and kindergartens and other schools in the neighborhood and there are services that can help parents to select and hire nannies.

International students

  • Switzerland
  • India
  • Germany
  • Pakistan
  • Spain
  • South Korea
  • Brazil
  • USA
  • UK
  • Australia
  • Chile
  • Uganda

(The international student body is extremely diverse, and no single country is dominant. By continent the order is probably (1) Europe, (2) Asia, (3) South America, (4) North America, (5) Africa, (6) Australia.)

Ratio female/male students

3 : 2

Average age

The majority of LL.M. students are between mid-20’s and early 30’s. However, some students join STL directly after completing undergraduate degrees in law, while others have joined after having already spent significant time in their careers.