In1995, the Department of Law of Tianjin College of Finance and Economics wasofficially found and began to enroll undergraduates majoring in Economic Law,which marked the setting up of professional education in law. In 2004, it wasrenamed as School of Law in Tianjin University of Finance and Economics. Schoolof Law is comprised of Department of Economic Law as well as Department ofCivil and Commercial Law, covering four major fields, which includes EconomicLaw, Financial Law, Civil and Commercial Law as well as International EconomicLaw. It now offers two academic master degrees (Economic Law and InternationalEconomic Law) and one professional master degree of law. The Research Instituteof Chinese Modern and Contemporary Law is identified as the first-classresearch base while the Research Institute of Law is of a college level.
The School of Law boasts a top-notch faculty of young and middle-aged teachers withleading foresight and strong research capacity. Currently, we have 38 full-timeteachers and 23 of them hold professorship, which takes up a percentage of 61%.27 have obtained or been pursuing the doctoral degrees, which accounts for 71%.12 teachers have the experience of studying abroad as well as being trained andthey occupy 32% of the total. With Public Finance, Finance and Accounting asits leading disciplines, the law faculty carries out interdisciplinary,comprehensive researches, which mainly focus on Financial Securities Law, Companyand Enterprise Law, International Tax Law and Procedural Law. Laying greatemphasis on interdisciplinary research achievements, the teaching of law hasbeen endeavoring to meet the hunger for compound talents of law under newsituations.
Excellentteaching produces outstanding students. Most undergraduates found their placesin financial institutions, governments, public institutions or enterprisesafter their graduation, among whom 50% engaged in financial law. Others choseto go for further education, either at home or abroad. Two studentassociations, Sunny and Real Face, which separately work on paper design and drama, enjoy high reputation among students.