On the afternoon of July 12, 2019, the ceremony of the strategic cooperation signing between Beijing Zhonglun W&D Law Firm and the Law School of Beijing Normal University and the employment of the famous criminal jurist Professor LU Jianping (Dean of the Law School) as the Senior Academic Advisor was grandly held in the Beijing headquarters Jintai Plaza. Over thirty representatives from the Law School of Beijing Normal University and Beijing Zhonglun W&D Law Firm participated in the ceremony.
On the ceremony, Lawyer CHEN Wen, Chairman of Beijing Zhonglun W&D Law Firm, warmly welcomed Dean LU Jianping, Professor LIANG Yingxiu, Sub-party Secretary and Professor LI Bin, Vice Dean of the Law School of Beijing Normal University, and pointed out that the legal cooperation had important fundamental significance for legal practice and legal teaching and research. The Law School of Beijing Normal University would provide Beijing Zhonglun W&D Law Firmwith sufficient legal education resources, and the Law Firm would also provide the Law School with a large amount of judicial practice experience and student internship opportunities. The cooperation between the two parties is expected to make more active contributions to the construction of the rule of law. Dean LU Jianping looked back on his career as an lawyer, prosecutor and judge in his speech, gave a brief instruction of the Law School of Beijing Normal University and emphasized the important significance of the lawyer industry for legal education and studies of law. The establishment of a cooperation relationship between the two units was to create practice opportunities for legal education and also provided a theoretical foundation for the lawyer industry, which met the strategic development of the two units even the legal career.
Subsequently, Dean LU Jianping, on behalf of the Law School of Beijing Normal University, and Lawyer CHEN Wen, on behalf of Beijing Zhonglun W&D Law Firmwith, signed the Strategic Cooperation Agreement. Then, the ceremony of employing Professor LU Jianping as the Senior Academic Advisor of Beijing Zhonglun W&D Law Firm was solemnly held. Chairman CHEN Wen issued the Letter of Appointment of Senior Academic Advisor. On behalf of the Law School of Beijing Normal University, Professor LU Jianping presented the color page introduction book of the Law School of Beijing Normal University l and the newly published academic works of the Law School of Beijing Normal University to Chairman CHEN Wen.
After that, chaired by Lawyer XU Bo, Dean of the Research Institute of Criminal Law of Beijing Zhonglun W&D Law Firm, Dean LU Jianping delivered a speech entitled the Original Intention and Mission of Chinese Lawyers. In the speech, Professor LU Jianping reviewed the course of his work as an lawyer, studied the evolution and development of the law industry in China, emphasized the important value and positive effect on the establishment of our socialist legal system and the development of rule of law, pointed out the development direction and trend of China’s law industry under the background of socialism, analyzed the basic quality that Chinese lawyers need and their business development road, considered Chinese lawyers should make clear their mission of the times and dream of rule of law under the current situation, must stay true to their original aspirations, forge ahead, always demand themselves in accordance with legal provisions and the spirit of the rule of law, abide by their duties, adapt to the development of the times, and give play to the legal value of the lawyer industry and lawyers.
After the speech was finished, Lawyer XU Bo, Dean of the Research Institute of Criminal Law of Beijing Zhonglun W&D Law Firm drew a brief conclusion, highly praised Dean LU Jianping’s speech and said that he together with his colleagues would use this an encouragement to do a good job as a lawyer. Professor LIANG Yingxiu, Sub-party Secretary of the Law School of Beijing Normal University also delivered a brief speech to show thanks to Beijing Zhonglun W&D Law Firm for its strong support to the Law School of Beijing Normal University. The establishment of the strategic cooperation set up a good basis for the development of the two parties. He hoped that the two parties would implement the agreement and conduct full theoretical and practical combination in terms of teaching, research and case settlement. Professor LI Bin, Vice Dean of the Law School of Beijing Normal University, spoke highly of the outstanding achievements of Zhonglun W&D Law Firm in recent years, and positively affirmed the significance of its cooperation with law schools including the Law School of Beijing Normal University, warmly commented on and looked forward to the deep cooperation between the two parties in the future.