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School Overview & Development History


MUC has been recruiting undergraduate law students since 1979, and it is one of the earliest universities in China to establish law majors. After 30 years of hard work, the MUC School of Law has made great progress in discipline construction, teaching resources, and teaching experiment construction. In 2012, it was selected as the first batch of applied and compound legal talent education in the Ministry of Education and the Central Political and Legal Committee. In 2003, a doctoral degree holder for Ethnic Law was established. In 2000, a master's degree in economic law was established. In 2001, the first batch of master students was enrolled. In 2011, the MUC School of Law was awarded the first-level master's degree in law. There are nine academic master's degree-granting points in economic law, constitutional law and administrative law, national law, legal history, jurisprudence, civil and commercial law, procedural law, criminal law, international law, and a master's degree for part-time, full-time and students whose undergraduate major is not law. The undergraduate course consists of three majors: general law, international law (law and English), and law (Tibetan base class). At present, the school has established a system of running schools at the undergraduate, master, and doctor levels with more than 1,300 students.



Majors & Programs


For more than 30 years, the MUC School of Law has trained many high-quality judges, prosecutors, and lawyers for the country, especially in the western minority areas. Many graduates have already taken leadership positions, striving for the construction of the democratic rule of law in China and the revitalization of the Chinese nation. The MUC School of Law offers coursework as detailed in the following.



Undergraduate Programs (4-Year Programs)

  • Law

  • Law (Law and English)


Professional Master's Programs (2-Year Programs)

  • Economic Law

  • Constitutional and Administrative Law

  • History of Law

  • Civil and Commercial Law

  • Law Theory

  • Criminal Law

  • Procedural Law

  • Environment and Resource Protection Law

  • International Law (including International Public Law, International Private Law, International Economic Law)

  • Military Law


Doctoral Programs (4-6 Year Programs)

  • Ethnic Law


School Focus, Beliefs & Development Objectives


The school, which relies on the "985 Project" and "211 Project" funds, constructed a case-study classroom with a full set of multimedia equipment and a large mock court that can accommodate 200 people. It has a special legal library, which is extremely rich in books; also, it has purchased HeinOnline, Westlaw, and Peking University's Legel Treasure, which are the leading legal professional databases in the world.



The teaching work of the MUC School of Law has distinct characteristics, clear goals, and remarkable results. The undergraduate teaching management is scientific and standardized. This school is one of the first batches of law-related schools in China and was established to promote legal talents. The MUC School of Law is committed to cultivating applied and compound legal talents via the platform of base increase investment and the strengthening of students' judicial practice ability. Also, the direction of legal English has produced a group of practical talents with solid legal foundations and excellent English application skills, which have become signatures of undergraduate education at Minzu University of China. In the previous Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition, the MUC team, which is composed of undergraduates, has repeatedly achieved good results. In 2009, the MUC School of Law won the first prize in the China Division of the competition, representing China to participate in a competition in the US and excellent results. In recent years, during the first Beijing University Student College Moot Court Competition organized by the Beijing Municipal Education Commission, the MUC School of Law team won the championship and other consecutive awards in years that followed. The MUC School of Law has established several internship bases in local courts, procuratorates, and law firms to create conditions for students to focus on internships and graduation internships during the summer and winter vacations. The "Law of Masters Series" and the "Law of Legal Practice" set up by the school not only expand students' academic horizons but also enhance their practical skills.


Our Talent


The MUC School of Law has 60 faculty members and 52 full-time instructors, including 18 professors, 22 associate professors, and 42 doctoral degree holders. Among the full-time instructors, one person from the "One Hundred Million Talent Project" by Ministry of Personnel, was awarded "Young and Middle-aged Experts with Outstanding Contributions"; one person entitled a special allowance from the State Council of the PRC; one expert from the National Philosophy and Social Science Fund; one member of the Education Steering Committee; one person selected by the Beijing Youth Social Science Theory Talents Project; one selected by the Beijing University Talents Program; and one selected by the National Civil Affairs Commission Leadership Support Program. In recent years, the MUC School of Law instructors has published more than 300 articles in core journals of law, such as Law Research and China Law. They have undertaken more than 70 projects, including the National Social Science Fund, the Ministry of Education, and the Ministry of Justice, and published more than 30 academic monographs.

Full-Time Staff: 50+

Associate Staff: 22+

Professors: 18

Staff with Masters and Doctoral Degrees: 40+


Academic Exchanges and Cooperation at Home and Abroad


The MUC School of Law has established extensive exchanges and cooperation with foreign countries such as United States, Britain, South Korea, Canada, France, Switzerland, other countries, and Taiwan and Hong Kong. Moreover, it has held some activities such as collaborative research, exchange of books and materials, and exchange of students. Every year, there are some instructors and students sent to the United States, France, and the United Kingdom to learn and exchange.


Examples of Internationally Active Scholars




Han Yi (韩轶), Han Ethnicity

Dean of MUC School of Law, Professor, Doctoral Advisor

Ph.D. in Law





Han Yi is from Anhui province. He graduated from Anhui Provincial Police Academy and worked in the People's Court of Yuexi County, Anhui Province, beginning in 1986. After that, he graduated from China University of Political Science and Law in 1993 with a MA in Law. Between 1993 to 1999, he worked at the Law School of Anhui University. In 1998 and he was named an Associate Professor in September 1998. He graduated from Wuhan University in 2002 with a Doctorate in Law. He was named a Professor by Anhui University in 2002 and succeeded as a leader in criminal law. He helped to declare the first master's degree program in criminal law in Anhui Province and served as the leader of the criminal law graduate tutor group. In May 2004, he was hired by Zhongnan University of Economics and Law as a Professor and participated in the declaration of a criminal law doctoral program. In September of the same year, he entered the postdoctoral mobile station of Renmin University of China. He transferred to Minzu University of China in July 2008 and is now the Dean of the MUC School of Law. He is a second-level Professor, a leader of criminal law, a leader of the tutor group for master's degree candidates in criminal law, a lecturer of an ethnic course of criminal law assessed by the Ministry of Education.


Research Interests & Activity


He presided over the national social science project "Research on the Occurrence Mechanism and Prevention Mode of Crimes by Individuals and Groups in Ethnic Autonomous Areas", the Ministry of Education's research project "Exploration of Criminal Law Alternatives in Ethnic Autonomous Areas", and the Ministry of Justice project "Research on the Judicial Identification of Terrorism". There are more than 10 scientific research projects that he has been involved with in addition to assuming the following roles:

  • Director of Criminal Law Research Association of China Law Society

  • Director of the Chinese Society of Criminology

  • Executive Director of the Financial Legal Behavior Research Association of China Behavior Law Society

  • Distinguished Expert of the Ministry of Education Degree and Graduate Education Development Center

  • Part-time Professor and Researcher of the Institute of Criminal Law Science, Beijing Normal University

  • Deputy Director of the Criminal Risk Prevention and Control Center for Chinese Entrepreneurs

  • Vice-President and Secretary-General of China Ethnic Law Research Association

  • Part-time Professor of Hubei University for Nationalities


Key Projects


Former Director of the Criminal Law Teaching and Research Office at the Criminal Law Research Center. Deputy Director-General of the Anhui Criminal Law Research Association. He has served as a lecturer and Professor of the National Excellent Course of Criminal Law approved by the Ministry of Education in 2007.


Representative Publications


He has published several monographs including: "Construction and Realization of Penal Purposes", "Research on Crimes Infringing on Women's Personal Rights", "Legal Benefits Protection, Crime, and Penalty Balance"; "Chinese Law", "Chinese and Foreign Law", "Politics and Law Forum," "Law", "Law Business Research", "Legal Science", "Law Review" and more. Other publications authored by him include more than 80 papers. The "Chinese Social Science Digest copied more than ten papers" and Renmin University of China newspapers and magazines Extracts and reprints from journals such as Law.




Duan Wei (段威), Han Ethnicity

Deputy Dean of MUC School of Law, Professor and Doctoral Advisor    

Ph.D. in Law





Duan Wei was born in 1975. He is a native of Panshi, Jilin. He is currently a Professor, Doctoral Tutor, and the Deputy Dean of the MUC School of School. He studied for a BA degree in Philosophy at Renmin University of China between 1994 and 1998, a Master's Degree in Law School of Renmin University of China from 1999 to 2002, and a Doctorate Degree in Law School of Renmin University of China from 2002 to 2005. From 2005 to 2008, he worked as a Postdoctoral Researcher focusing on research topics involving civil and commercial law at the Institute of Law of the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences.


Research Interests & Activity


  • Director of China Commercial Law Research Association

  • Vice President of Beijing Consumer Rights Protection Law Society

  • Director of Civil and Commercial Law Research Society of Beijing Law Society

  • Director of Tourism Law Society of Beijing Law Society

  • Litigation Advisory Supervisor of Supreme People's Court, Beijing

  • Expert Advisory Member of the People's Court of Shijingshan District

  • Arbitrator of the Ordos Arbitration Commission


Key Projects


The paper "On the Principles of Capital Maintenance" won the second prize of the China Law Society's 2003 Excellent Papers in Commercial Law; "The Exploration and Practice of the Distinguished Training Model of Compound Legal Talents" won the first prize of 2013 Beijing Excellent Teaching Achievement; 2015 Excellent instructor of the 9th Beijing University Teaching Fundamental Skills Competition for Young Instructors.


Representative Publications


  • "On Corporate Governance Models" (single work, Law Press 2007 edition),

  • "Relief Measures for Minority Shareholders" (translated work, Peking University Press 2006 edition),

  • "Civil Law Provisions · Reasoning · Cases" (Editor in Chief, China Legal Publishing House 2007 edition),

  • "Securities Law Course" (co-authored, Renmin University Press of China 2008 edition)

  • "Securities Law Course" (Associate Editor, Law Press 2010 edition)

  • "Limited Liability Company Shareholder Withdrawal Mechanism: Jurisprudence·System·Jurisprudence" (Minzu University of China Press, 2013 edition)

  • "Improvement of the System of Fiduciary Duties of Company Operators" (Journal of Yantai University, Issue 3, 2007)

  • "Study on Several Issues in the Implementation of Incentive Stock Options in Commercial Banks" ("Financial Forum", Issue 2, 2007)

  • Research on Compensation for Third-Party Damages in Indirect Agency" ("Journal of Liaoning University" 2007, Issue 2)

  • "Legislative Thoughts on the Legal System of Foreign Investment Enterprises in China" ("Social Science" 2012 Issue 9)

  • "Limited Liability The Design Concept of Shareholder Withdrawal Mechanism under the Trend of Company Development" ("Journal of Yangzhou University" 2012, Issue 5)

  • "Research on the Application of Judicial Dissolution of Limited Liability Companies" ("Henan Social Sciences" 2012, Issue 10)

  • "Limited Liability "Research on the System of "Other Shareholders' Consent Right" in the Transfer of Company Equity" ("Legal Science" 2013 Issue 3)

  • "The Legislative Concept of the Labor Contract Law" ("Chinese Party and Government Cadre Forum" 2013 Issue 5)

  • "Nationalities" Innovation and Exploration of Legal Talents Training Model ("Ethnic Education Research" 2015 Issue 2)

  • "Study on the Constitutive Elements of Directors' Liability to Creditors When Companies Are on the Brink of Bankruptcy" ("Judgment Research" 2015 Issue 2)






Song Ling (宋玲), Han Ethnicity

Deputy Dean of School of Law

Ph.D. in Law





Song ling was born in Huangshan, Anhui. She is a doctor of law, Professor and currently serves as the Deputy Dean of the MUC School of Law. Her research direction is the modern Chinese legal history and minority legal history.


Research Interests & Activity


She mainly focuses on the research of ancient criminal law thoughts, the theory of the rule of law, and the rule of virtue. She has more in-depth thinking regarding the origin and characteristics of traditional criminal law thoughts.


Key Projects


She presided over the completion of one national-level subject and three provincial and ministerial level subjects.


Representative Publications


She has published two monographs and more than 20 academic papers.



School Slogan



"Integration of teaching and practice."




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