The Introduction to the Law School of Qingdao University of Science and Technology
The Law School of Qingdao University of Science and Technology is one of the key humanities and social sciences schools developed by the university. Qust Law School was established in 2011. Its predecessors are the Teaching Department of Political Science and Law established in 2001 and the School of Political Science and Law established in 2006. The Law School is the chairman unit of the Military-Civilian Integration Law Research Association of Shandong Law Society, the supporting unit for the Qilu Rule Law Culture Construction Research Base, the Shandong Research Base of Judicial and Social Protection for Vulnerable Groups, and the Qingdao Judicial Staff Training Base. It is also a supporting unit for the Shandong supported and reserved discipline and the doctoral program cultivation discipline of the university. The Law School has become one of the important education bases for law talents and social work talents in Shandong Province and Qingdao City.
The Law School has rich layers of education. The Law School currently has two departments, the department of law and the department of social work. The Law School has two Shandong first-class undergraduate majors respectively in law and social work. The Law School has a first-level discipline point of master of law(academic) with 5 second-level disciplines, including jurisprudence, civil and commercial law (including intellectual property law), criminal law, economic law, and environmental and resource protection law. In addition, the Law School has an authorization point for the Master of Law (including Master of Law for LL.B. and Master of Law for non-LL.B.), an authorization point for Master of Social Work (MSW). At present, there are more than 1000 undergraduate and graduate students in the Law School.
The Law School has an excellent faculty. It hires 10 professors, 14 associate professors and 18 lecturers, including 28 master supervisors. And it has more than 30 practice tutors outside campus for graduate students. The Law School has more than 10 teachers serving as the president, vice president, executive director and director in the Legal Education Research Association of the China Law Society, the China Society of Social Work, the China Association of Social Work Education, the Shandong Law Society, the Shandong Social Work Association and other academic societies. More than 10 teachers have won provincial and municipal professional talent titles and enjoy the government talent allowance. More than 30 teachers concurrently serve as lawyers, social workers, arbitrators and other social positions.
The Law School has made remarkable achievements in the construction of discipline platforms and discipline majors. It has built up a law major brand with intellectual property characteristics and a social work major with outstanding practical characteristics, and has accumulated strong strength in 6 major directions including intellectual property law, civil and commercial law, jurisprudence, criminal law, economic law, international commercial law. At present, it has one provincial-level humanities and social sciences laboratory (Military-civilian integration development big data analysis and governance innovation laboratory) and three provincial-level research platforms: the Shandong Research Base of Judicial and Social Protection for Vulnerable Groups, the Shandong Qilu Rule of Law Culture Research Base, and the Shandong Joint Training Base of Postgraduate Education (jointly established by Qingdao University of Science and Technology and Qingdao Intermediate People's Court). The Law School has 1 provincial-level supported and reserved discipline (law), 1 university-level key discipline (economic law), 2 university-level humanities and social science research bases (Intellectual Property Research Base, Military-civilian Integration Rule of Law Research Center), and 7 college-level research centers. The Law School has 2 provincial first-class courses and 10 provincial excellent online courses in Shandong Province, 3 university-level quality courses, 3 university-level excellent courses, 8 university-level ideological and political education model courses and 5 online and offline hybrid courses.
The Law School has rich academic research achievements. In recent years, the Law School faculty have published more than 30 high-level books and textbooks, and published more than 200 high-level academic research and teaching research papers, and undertaken more than 90 academic research projects at the national, provincial and ministerial levels, such as the national social sciences, the humanities and social science research projects of the Ministry of Education. The faculty has won a number of teaching research and academic research awards at the provincial and municipal levels such as the Shandong Provincial Social Science Outstanding Achievement Award, which has exerted a certain influence in the academic circle.
Adhering to the belief that the quality of talent education is the lifeline of law school, the Law School offers students high quality teaching which is student-centered with emphasis on improving students' comprehensive quality, sense of social responsibility, innovative spirit and practical ability. To train compound and practice-oriented outstanding talents, the Law School conducts in-depth cooperation with legal practice departments, civil affairs departments and social work departments, for example the "Model Legal Practice Teaching Base" established jointly with Qingdao Intermediate People's Court and sends students in stages and groups to courts to get practice training. The pass rate of postgraduate entrance exam of the department of law and the department of social work has ranked at the top of the university over the years. The pass rate of the national legal professional qualification examination and the social worker examination ranks at the top among universities in Shandong Province. The pass rate of civil servants examination, elite students selecting examination and employment rate ranks at the top in the university.
The international communication and cooperation of the Law School grows fast. In recent years, the Law School has strengthened its contacts and cooperation with domestic and international academic institutions and education units, actively participated in academic communication activities, enriched academic resources, and expanded the influence of the Law School. It has extensive cooperation with overseas universities such as the University of Akron, the University of Southern California, Chonnam University, the University of Toronto, the City University of Hong Kong, and the Chinese Culture University in Taiwan, and has set up a number of exchanging and visiting programs for teachers and students, providing rich opportunities of communication and study for teachers, graduate students and undergraduates.
All teachers and students in the Law School will adhere to the motto of "Lean broadly, practice dedicatedly, Respect the Law, Emphasize the Morality", and strive to make a first-class law school that is refined and strong, broad and elegant, and that has a refined teaching style, a diligent learning style, distinctive characteristics, and social recognition.