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SWUPL Achieving Creditable Results in the First “Future Elite Cup” National Writing Competition for Law Students

First Prize Award Ceremony (Dong Zezheng, the first from the right in the back row, is a 2018 undergraduate student of the School of Administrative Law) (Photo credit: Office of Academic Affairs)

Awarding Ceremony of Organizational Excellence Award (Second from the left in the back row is Sun Qingwen, Director of Practice Teaching and Innovation & Entrepreneurship Section) (Photo credit: Office of Academic Affairs)

  Recently, the award ceremony of the First “Future Elite Cup” National Writing Competition for Law Students was held on December 20, 2020 at the China Hall of Science and Technology (Beijing). The competition attracted more than 2,000 students from more than one hundred universities, including Peking University, Tsinghua University, Renmin University of China and our university, with 1,875 original works (including collaborative works), and finally 78 awards were given out, of which our university won 6, tied for second in China. It is worth mentioning that Dong Zezheng, a 2018 undergraduate student of the School of Administrative Law of our university, won the first prize with his article Kelsen’s Pure Law Theory and its Modern Significance.

  Since the opening of this year’s competition, the Office of Academic Affairs (School of Innovation and Entrepreneurship) of our university has been active in organizing law students to prepare for the competition based on the principles of “promoting learning through competition” and “promoting creativity through competition”.

  It is reported that the First “Future Elite Cup” National Writing Competition for Law Students started in August 2019 and came to a successful conclusion in December 2020. The competition has received attention and reports from authoritative media such as Guangming Daily, Rule of Law Daily, Procuratorial Daily, People’s Daily Online and China Education News, and was selected as one of the Top Ten Events of 2019 in legal education, which is a highly influential event in the field of legal education and teaching.

  Guests attended the award ceremony are, among others, Zhang Wenxian (member of the party group of the China Law Society, director of the Academic Committee and honorary director of the competition organizing committee), Han Dayuan (executive vice president of the China Association for Legal Education of China Law Society, Zhang Xinbao (editor-in-chief of China Legal Science, president of the Legal Periodicals Association of China Law Society and director of the competition organizing committee), Qu Maohui (secretary-general of the competition organizing committee and dean of Law School of Hunan University), Wang Jingbo (vice president of the University of International Business and Economics), Liu Yuqiong (editorial reviewer of Law Science Magazine), Jiang Anjie (editorial board member, Director of Theory Department and editor-in-chief of special issue for law schools of Legal Daily), Yuan Fang (executive editor-in-chief and editorial director of China Law Review), Li Zhenyu (full-time deputy secretary of the Party Committee of Yongxiong Group), Li Shutao (vice president of Hunan University), Jiang Ming’an (honorary dean of the Law School of Hunan University).