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The University of Law announces new partnership with TianTai law firm in China

The University of Law (ULaw) has expanded its international reach through a new partnership with TianTai Law Firm in China.

The new partnership will provide access to ULaw’s SQE training and examinations via the University’s innovative online campus, making the qualification more accessible to those based in China who wish to gain the right to practise English law.

Mr Zhang Weijun, Director and Senior Partner of Beijing TianTai Law Firm Shanghai Office, commented: “This partnership marks the first major cooperation project between a Chinese law firm and a leading British university, to jointly train international lawyers to be familiar with and to master English law. This is a key cooperation between China and the UK in the field of legal practice”.

Aimed at supporting students working towards their SQE qualifications, the portfolio under this partnership is designed to prepare students for the SQE exams or provide credits for master's degrees (or both). Courses will be offered in part-time or full-time modes, all on ULaw’s Online Campus.

Prof. Andrea Nollent, Vice-Chancellor & CEO, The University of Law, said: “ULaw is seeking to be excellent in whatever we do for our students. We are innovative in teaching and learning, as exemplified by our online programmes, which cater for our students to learn as they go - and grow - at their own pace, accomplishing their learning goals.”

Professor Peter Crisp, Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Law, The University of Law, said, “We are proud of our innovative and dynamic approach to legal education, which enables us to constantly support our students and set them up for success.

“ULaw has led the development of SQE training programs both in the UK and globally, not only in SQE1 and SQE2 preparation, but also with our innovative SQE Plus programme, which includes modules in equity finance, mergers and acquisitions and debt finance. This new partnership with TianTai allows us to continue that innovation and we’re excited to be working closely with such a prestigious firm. “Ms. Helen Liu, Senior Partner and Head of International Business Department of Beijing TianTai Law Firm, cited a Chinese saying, “A single spark can start a prairie fire (星星之火可以燎原). Our collaboration might only be a tiny spark, but it is very meaningful.”

Finally, Vassilis Konstantinou, Pro Vice-Chancellor, International Development, The University of Law added: “This exciting new step is the result of years of hard work and collaboration, with support from various legal professional bodies and universities in China, including Hong Kong.”

The partnership was announced during a signing ceremony where more than 20 legal professionals were in attendance.

To find out more about studying for the SQE with ULaw, visit: https://www.law.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/sqe/courses/