04 August 2017

KWM partners with PKU Law School to launch innovative legal and business executive program

King & Wood Mallesons (KWM), KWM Foundation and KWM Academy have partnered with Peking University (PKU) Law School to establish the PKU-KWM Global Legal and Business Executive Program (GLBE).

The GLBE program will start in October 2017, with two initial streams dedicated to cultivating legal professionals and business executives - the “Future Leaders” and the “Belt & Road” Programs.  These programs are available to participants around the world, and combine knowledge-based resources with practical experience to develop new-era leaders in law and business. More specifically, the “Belt & Road” Program aims to enhance participants’ understanding of China’s national policies and systems, to equip them with business and legal knowledge, skills, and experiences relating to cross-border investment activities in and out of China, and to offer them in-depth insight into the culture of Chinese society and commerce. 

Wang Junfeng, KWM Global Chairman, said, “the partnership reflects PKU Law School and KWM’s joint vision to help future leaders prepare for challenges presented by an increasingly complex and interconnected world.”  

“GLBE is a response to a global environment, where the future of humanity and the art of global governance are intimately intertwined. It provides a progressive and multi-faceted platform to support the development of future leadership in law and business.”

Zhang Shouwen, Dean of PKU Law School, said; “GLBE seeks to bridge the gaps between legal, commercial and other disciplines, to integrate cross-discipline knowledge and to help develop legal and business leadership talent who are compassionate, innovative, pragmatic - willing to embrace the world and the future.”

GLBE offers a series of experiential, engaging, and thought-provoking teaching approaches to assist participants to engage in self-directed personal development. Programs include theoretical lectures to enhance participants’ conceptual understanding of the topics covered and widen their breadth of knowledge. Furthermore, central to the GLBE teaching approaches, is the use of the Socratic-method of learning and situational practice. The teaching is supplemented by field trips and research assignments conducted both in China and abroad.

GLBE has started to accept applications for submission from July 2017. Further details on curriculum can be found in the official GLBE website, and the Program’s promotional video clip.

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