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Student from School of Foreign Language Won the Champion of the 9th National Legal English Public Speaking Contest
Group photo (Source: Li Xinhaoran)
From November 24th to 25th, the 9th National Legal English Contest was held at the Changping Campus of China University of Political Science and Law. 3 student representatives of SWUPL, went to Beijing and participated in the contest. Zhou Daner, 2017 undergraduate from School of Foreign Language, won the champion in the competition and the Best Stage Manners Award.
Themed as "Expressing Your Legal View in English", the contest was divided into two parts, namely "Legal English Paper Contest" and "Legal English Speech Contest". A total of 93 students from 29 universities took part in the competition. After the preliminary selection, 12 outstanding contestants entered the final round of the public speaking contest.
3 contestants from SWUPL namely Zhou Daner, Li Xinhaoran, both 2016 undergraduates from School of Foreign Language majoring in Legal Business English and Huang Pengwei, 2017 postgraduate from School of International Law majoring in Legal Practice of Foreign Trade Business participated in the contest. After a fierce competition, Zhou Daner entered the final. In the final, she gave a speech on whether to lower the age of criminal responsibility, which was vivid and emotional. At the end of her speech, Zhou appealed to everyone to pay attention to the social hot issue, juvenile delinquency. Her performance was highly praised by the judges and earned her the first prize and the Best Stage Manners Award.
It is understood that the National legal English Contest is the only national legal English competition in China. Closely related to current events, the contest required contestants to academically interpret legal issues in real life. It also included a question-and-answer session, in which the contestants would be required to answer specific questions from two foreign judges based on their presentations.