Peking University

The Bar Council is pleased to announce that the Peking University School of Transnational Law (“PKUSTL”) Scholarship—which is part of a collaboration between these two institutions—is now open for application from Members of the Malaysian Bar (“Members”) for the Master of Law (“LLM”) programme, which would commence in the next academy year in 2018.


Peking University is a highly-ranked university in China. STL is Peking University’s innovative law school located in Shenzhen, which is also known as the “Silicon Valley of China”. STL is the only law school in China that provides a US-style Juris Doctor degree taught in English, and a Chinese Juris Masters degree taught in Mandarin. Students may take courses taught in English or Mandarin, and concentrate in different areas such as international law, transnational commercial law, intellectual property, arbitration and dispute resolution, etc. PKUSTL’s LLM is a valuable preparatory step towards working in the international area and with China. It is a two-year programme, but all coursework may be completed within one year at the student’s discretion.


The Bar Council is collaborating with various established academic institutions around the world—such as PKUSTL—to offer scholarships or other benefits to Members to further their legal education. PKUSTL also organises public lectures annually, which have included “Investing in China from a Legal Perspective,” which was offered by Professor Thomas Mann, “The Impact of Technological Innovation on Law” by Professor Ray Campbell, and most recently, “Mega-Regional Free Trade Agreements: Asia as 21st Century Rule-Maker” by Professor Mark Feldman.


For more information about the PKUSTL’s LLM programme or the scholarships available for Members, please contact John Aycock, Director of Graduate and International Programs, by email at



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