Five judges from the Beijing International Commercial Court (BICC) were invited to give lectures on the practices of foreign-related commercial trials to graduate students at the China University of Political Science and Law, in a bid to further promote the integration of judicial practices and legal education and fully leverage the BICC's advantages of foreign-related trial functions.
Ma Jun, chief judge of the BICC, and judges including Mei Yu, Gao Jing, Li Dongmei and Cui Zhiyu, provided lectures on topics of legal practices of cases concerning judicial review of arbitration; the ascertainment and application of extraterritorial laws in civil and commercial cases involving foreign countries, Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan; practices of ascertainment, review and identification of foreign laws; practices of foreign-related commercial trials, as well as identification standards of foreign-related factors in civil cases. Legal knowledge was integrated into vivid typical cases based on their trial practices, which gained wide popularity among the students.
During the lectures, the judges guided the students to hold lively and interesting moot court activities to provide theoretical and practical instructions based on real cases and trial practices, preparing students to deal with foreign-related commercial cases in the future.
"The lectures featured both academic knowledge and practical guidance, and strengthened our confidence in commitment to the cause of the rule of law. We hope to have more opportunities to participate in such lectures to guide us in our studies and thinking through the enlightenment of legal practices", a graduate student said after the lectures.
The Master of Law School of the China University of Political Science and Law also sent letters of thanks to the five judges.