Opening Ceremony Group Photo Tsinghua August 2014On Monday, August 4,
2014 the Temple-Tsinghua Master of Laws (LL.M.) program welcomed
its 15th entering class. With 49 students, this class is the
largest ever enrolled in the program. Students from the public
sector include judges, prosecutors, and legal officials with
agencies such as the China Securities Regulatory Commission,
Ministry of Justice, and State Intellectual Property Organization.
Students from the private sector include counsel from China Unicom,
Dacheng Law Firm, Google, Lenovo, Nokia, Sinopec, Standard
Chartered Bank, and Yingke Law Firm.

Key partners from the government and private sector addressed
the students in the opening ceremony, praising the value of the
program and providing the students with advice on how best to use
their legal education to further the development of the rule of

Pictured above, from

•Wang Zhengzhi (LAW ’03), Managing Partner, Globe-Law Law Firm;
President, Temple Law Alumni Association of China

•Yi Shenghua, Senior Partner and Management Committee Deputy
Director, Yingke Law Firm

•Hu Yitai, Partner, Alston & Bird

•Li Li, Division Chief, State Administration of Foreign Experts

•Wang Weiyi, Division Chief, Supreme People’s Procuratorate

•Wei Dawei, Director General, State Administration of Foreign
Experts Affairs

•Wang Chenguang, Professor and Dean Emeritus, Tsinghua
University School of Law

•Zhang Xiaoming, Deputy Director General, Dept. of Judicial
Assistance and Foreign Affairs, Ministry of Justice

•Yang Yange (Sophia), Chief Representative, American
International Group (AIG)

•Yi Zhi, Division Chief, State Intellectual Property

•Zhao Bingfu (Basil), Senior Legal Counsel, Asia Pacific Region,
DuPont company

•John Smagula, Director of Asian Programs, Associate Professor,
China Rule-of-Law Program, Temple University School of Law