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About the School

The School of Law-based Government (SLBG) is a research institution directly under the China University of Political Science and Law (CUPL). It is a Beijing Municipal Key Research Base for Philosophy and Social Sciences as well as a Juvenile Legal Education Base of the MOE. With 10 academic faculty, the school is a research institution directly under the CUPL and with the same administrative level as other schools.

I. Mission

SLBG is committed to: taking the lead in academic and research in China, facilitating and coordinating in the field of the study of the constitution and administrative law, and acting as an academic exchange center with profound influence both home and abroad; through academic researches and practices, providing short-term training programs for legislative, judicial and executive branches as well as teaching and research institutions to update relevant knowledge and information; cultivating outstanding talents in the field of constitution and administrative law and fully tapping the potential of its talent pool.

The school also seeks to establish a modern library and database which has wide range of collections and advanced facilities. SLBG is providing legal services and counseling and is striving to build a national “think-tank” in the field of constitution and administrative law.

II. Leadership and Administrative Office

Chief Expert Prof.Ma Huaide

Dean Prof. Wang Jingbo

Honorary Dean Prof. Ying Songnian (Tenured Professor of CUPL)

The administrative office is responsible for maintaining day to day academic, financial and administrative operations.

III. Academic Committee

The academic committee is set up to provide academic guidance and consider academic activities.

Duties and Responsibilities:

1. To enact and amend the academic committee charter.

2. To consider proposals for school-based research projects and medium and long-term research plans.

3. To consider and make grants for major projects.

4. To review and approve major research achievements.

5. To make recommendations and provide supervision on the financial matters of major projects.

6. To arrange a programme of academic activities for the school.


The Academic Committee consists of seven renowned members who are prominent scholars and leading practitioners from universities, research institutions and non-academic institutions.


Ying Songnian (Tenured Professor of CUPL)


Ma Huaide (Vice President of CUPL)

Jiang Bixin (Vice President of the Supreme People’s Court of China)

Jiang Ming’an (Professor of Peking University)

Zhou Jidong (Former Director of Beijing's Municipal Government Legislative Office)

IV. Research Faculty

The faculty include leading scholars in constitution and administrative law. Some of them are the founding fathers of the study of constitution and administrative law in China. Some of them are prominent young scholars. Currently, there are over 50 full-time and part-time faculty, including 18 full professors, 16 doctoral supervisors, 25 master supervisors and 15 with Ph.D. degrees. There are now over 300 enrolled master students.

Our faculty is as broad ranging in its publications it is distinguished. Since 2005, SLBG has published over 30 monographs, 300 academic articles and dozens of advisory reports. Many publications won provisional-level awards and above. The quantity and quality of these publications are distinguished in the field. SLBG attaches great importance to the applicability of academic theories and researches, participates enthusiastically in advancing the rule of law, and has fostered close cooperation with legislative, judicial and executive authorities. Several scholars also serve as deputy to the National People’s Congress (NPC), deputy to the Beijing People’s Congress, member of the Committee for Internal and Judicial Affairs of the NPC, legal advisors for departments of the State Council and provisional and municipal governments. The faculty has participated in the drafting of a number of laws and regulations, such as the Administrative Procedure Law, the State Compensation Law, the Administrative Penalty Law, the Administrative License Law, the Legislation Law, and the Emergency Response Law, as well as many department rules and regulatory documents, making significant contribution to the development of constitution and administrative law in China. SLBG conducts extensive international cooperation with many countries including the U.S., the U.K., Germany, France and Japan. TheAdministrative Law Review,published by the SLBG, is the first journal on department law and the only journal on administrative law in China. TheLaw-based Government Serieshas already published over 20 books, compiling the latest theoretical breakthroughs and practical achievements and reviewing the academic dynamics both in China and beyond. Launched by the SLBG, the “Law-Based Government Online” (fǎ zhì zhèng fǔ wǎng) is now a major research and communication platform. The Law-Based Government Information Center jointly established by the SLBG and the Law School of CUPL, has over 10 member institutions and has been conducting wide-ranging legal counseling and services.

SLBG has initiated many projects with national influences, such as the “China Law-Based Government Award”, the “Assessment Report of China’s Law-Abiding Government”, and the “Blue Book of Law-Abiding Government”

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