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CUPL and Beijing Foreign Studies University Launch a Joint Bachelor Program for International Legal Talents

On September 5, CUPL and BFSU held the Working Meeting and the Launching Ceremony of the Joint Bachelor Program for International Legal Talents in the library of BFSU.

Ma Huaide, CUPL President, Chang Baoguo, CUPL Vice President, Yang Dan, BFSU President, Jia Wenjian, Council Chair and Vice President of BFSU, Sun Youzhong, Vice President of BFSU, heads of relevant administrative offices of the two universities and all 2021 freshmen of the joint bachelor program attended the ceremony.

President Ma, on behalf of CUPL, expressed his sincere congratulations and warm welcome to all freshmen enrolled in the joint bachelor program. He pointed out that CUPL had always gave priority to the cultivation of international legal talents. Given the shortage of international legal talents who are familiar with law and have a good command of English, CUPL worked together with BFSU to develop the program of double bachelor’s degree of “law plus English”. The program aimed at cultivating high-quality international legal talents. To this end, the two universities would leverage on their own respective strengths in disciplines and resources. He upheld that hand in hand the two sides would surely cultivate high-caliber interdisciplinary, innovative and international legal talents who are excellent in foreign language and law and can put knowledge into practice.

Yang Dan said that BFSU and CUPL have been hailed as “a cradle for diplomats” and “a cradle of judges, prosecutors and attorneys”. Now that the two universities decided to form a synergy in teaching and research, we would surely build a “cradle of international legal talents for the new era” and make positive contributions to China’s voice and influence in international legal affairs and global governance.

In September 2020, under the guidance of the Ministry of Education and Beijing Municipal Education Commission, CUPL and BFSU signed the Cooperation Agreement between CUPL and BFSU on the Bachelor's Plus Master's Program for International Legal Talents. In May 2021, the two sides signed the Cooperation Agreement between CUPL and BFSU on the Joint Bachelor Program of Law plus Englishfor the cultivation of international legal talents mastering both law and English. In September 2021, the joint bachelor program recruited the first 30 students.