Law School (Lawyers College)

1.       Mission

The mission of Law School is to give full play to the advantages of the platform of the national first-class undergraduate major and facilitate students with inter-disciplinary and applied legal skills as well as morality, and a solid foundation of theoretical knowledge. We encourage students to actively participate in the research of cutting-edge jurisprudence and judicial practice. We also dedicate to developing their innovation, critical thinking and other qualities.

2. Knowing about Law School

Law School of Guangzhou University, founded in 1984 and formally established in 2000, was approved to confer the Master's Degree in Legal Theory in 2006 and then the first-level discipline of Master's Degree in Law in 2011. The provincial "Comprehensive Reform Pilot Project of Law" and the provincial off-Campus University Students Practice Teaching Base Construction Project was approved in 2012 and 2013 respectively. The School was approved to confer Juris Master Degree in 2014 and was awarded one of the first national first-class undergraduate majors in 2019.

The School consists of five teaching and research departments and several institutions to include Guangzhou Lawyer College, Public Law Research Centre, Prosecution Theory Research Centre, Legislation Research Centre and Real Estate Research Centre. The School and its Institute of Human Rights of Guangzhou University cooperate to carry out researches and train legal talents. The two sides jointly cultivate graduate students in six law branches, namely Legal Theory, Constitutional and Administrative Law, Criminal Law, Procedural Law, Civil and Commercial law, and International Law.

The School’ s faculty members are professional with 55 full-time teachers to include 18 professors, among whom three are distinguished professors, two enjoy the special government allowances of the State Council, and one was awarded as the 10 Outstanding Young Jurists in China.

The School has multiple high-level research institutions to include one national base- the Institute of Human Rights of Guangzhou University, which was set up as a national human rights education and training base by the Ministry of Education in 2011. There are three provincial research bases which are Guangdong Provincial Legislative Research Evaluation and Advisory Service Base of Guangzhou University (Legislative Research Base of the Standing Committee of the Provincial People's Congress), Guangdong, Hong Kong and Macao Greater Bay Area Legal System Research Centre (Provincial Social Science Research Base), and Human Rights Research Centre of Guangzhou University (Provincial Key Research Base of Humanities and Social Sciences).

The university library has a law branch and the School is equipped with excellent teaching and research facilities to include a legal practice teaching centre, a moot court and a court science laboratory. The Legal Aid Centre of Guangzhou Municipal Bureau of Justice has participated in the construction of the "Guangzhou University Legal Aid Station".