Introduction

Founded in 1952, East China University of Political Science  and Law (ECUPL) is one of the first group of higher learning institutions of  politics and law established by the new People's Republic of China and it used  to be one of the higher learning institutions of the Ministry of Justice of  PRC. It is now a university jointly administered by the Ministry of Justice and local  government, with the local government enjoying the priority of administration.  Through the efforts of several generations, ECUPL has gradually developed into  a multidisciplinary university of economics, management, finance, foreign  languages, etc. with focus on law.

CUPL now has two campuses respectively in Changning  District and Songjiang District, covering an area of 1,064 mu and a total  building area of 240,000 square meters. At present, ECUPL has four LLD  programs, i.e. legal historiography, criminal jurisprudence, economic  jurisprudence, and international law, and nine LLM programs of law, i.e. theories of law, legal historiography, constitutional  jurisprudence and administrative jurisprudence, criminal jurisprudence, civil and  commercial jurisprudence, procedural law, economic jurisprudence,international  jurisprudence, environment and resources protection jurisprudence and one LLM program  of professional law and on-the-job students are accepted to pursue doctor and  master degrees. ECUPL has 22 majors for bachelors, i.e. law, economics  reconnaissance study, finance, administration, English, Japanese, international  business and trade, sociology, public security labour and social security,  frontier defence management, politics and administration, journalism, public  affairs administration, accounting and intellectual property, information  science and technology, business administration, cultural industry management,  Chinese literature, social work, among which the law major offers undergraduate  programs intended for a second bachelor degree in law. International economic  law and history of law are the key subjects assigned by the Ministry of  Justice, and the subject of law is the key subject by the local government. The  university has four journals, named, Law, Studies of Crime, Issues of Juvenile  delinquency, and the Journal of East China University of Political Science and  Law. It also has more than 30 research institutions, studying ancient Chinese  legal documents, juvenile delinquency and so on. The library in the university  has a collection of books more than 600,000 volumes and has over 1,200 Chinese  and foreign journals and magazines. ECUPL has established cooperative  relationship with more than 100 overseas colleges and universities, research  institutions and legal institutions in the country. There are about 800 faculty  members, among whom more than 400 are teaching and research staff and more than  160 are professors or associate professors, and over 10,000 students.It is  also a Shanghai Model Unit and Shanghai Garden Unit and its architecture on  campus receives special protection from the government.

It is  also a Shanghai Model Unit and Shanghai Garden Unit and its architecture on  campus receives special protection from the government.operating features, high teaching quality, advanced academic level,  outstanding academic achievements, frequent operations and exchanges and  beautiful campus. ECUPL has become an 'oriental pearl in the law  education', which makes a great contribution to the socialistic legal  construction and modernization construction by bringing up more than 40,000  high-level talents of law for the party and the country.