Program Co-Directors

Dr. ZHANG Shouwen, LL.B., LL.M., Ph.D., Professor of Law and Dean, Peking University Law School. He received his LL.B., LL.M. and Ph.D. from Peking University Law School. Dean Zhang specializes in Economic Law, Fiscal and Taxation Law, Social Law, and Information Law and directs the largest law school in China.

Professor Timothy E. Lynch is the Academic Director and on-site Co-Director. Professor Lynch received his B.A. at the University of Chicago, M.B.A. for the Kelley School of Business at Indiana University, and J.D. from Harvard Law School. He specializes in the areas of international capital markets, private international law, public international law, international trade, and derivatives. Prior to his career in academia, he served as an officer in the United States Navy and was a two-time recipient of the Navy Achievement Medal; taught English in Yokohama, Japan; interned in the International Relations Department of the Egyptian Organization for Human Rights in Cairo, Egypt; interned in the Conflict Resolution Program at the Carter Center in Atlanta, Georgia; was an associate at Coudert Brothers in New York City; was the Executive Manager of the Abu Dhabi Public Works Department in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates; was Founder, Director and President of the Avicenna East-West Student Exchange Initiative in San Diego, California; and a staff attorney at the Indiana Legal Services, Inc. in Bloomington, Indiana. He lived abroad for more than five years with his work in Australia, Japan, Egypt, and the UAE. Professor Lynch obtained a joint research fellowship appointment at the Maurer School of Law and the Kelley School of Business at Indiana University – Bloomington to launch his academic career and was a visiting assistant professor at Indiana University Maurer School of Law before joining the faculty at the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law. His most recent publications are Gambling by Another Name; The Challenge of Purely Speculative Derivatives (published by the Stanford Journal of Law, Business & Finance, 2012) and Derivatives: A Twenty-First Century Understanding (published by the Loyola University Chicago Law Journal, 2011).


Associate Director

Dr. LOU Jianbo is the co-author (with Professor Randolph) of Chinese Real Estate Law (published by Kluwer Law International) and the co-founder and co-director (with Professor Randolph) of the Center for Real Estate Law at Peking University. Dr. Lou received his LL.B. and LL.M. degrees from Peking University, and his Ph.D. from the University of London. He was the former Director of Chinese Legal Studies and a Lecturer in Chinese Commercial Law at Cambridge University in England, and was also a Senior Visiting Fellow at the Center for Commercial Law Studies at Queen Mary College, the University of London; a Visiting Senior Fellow at the National University of Singapore, and a Visiting Lecturer at Tsinghua University, the Chinese University of Politics and Legal Science, the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law, and Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law. Dr. Lou is currently an Associate Professor at the Center for Real Estate Law and a Research Fellow at the Financial Law Center at Peking University Law School, and a senior attorney at the law firm of Lehman, Xu & Lee in Beijing.



In addition to the Academic Directors, the faculty is expected to include many of the following scholars from Peking University School of Law and the Department of Foreign Affairs:

  • Dr. CHEN Ruoying
  • Dr. FAN Shiming
  • Dr. GAO Wei
  • Professor GONG Wenxiang
  • Dr. GUO Li
  • Dr. HAO Qian
  • Dr. JIANG Su
  • Dr. LIU Yan
  • Dr. LIU Yinliang
  • Dr. SHAO Jingchun
  • Professor WANG Shizhou
  • Dr. WU Zhipan, Dean Emeritus and Deputy President