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SOURCE The Jones Day Foundation
Global Law Firm Marks Anniversary of Chair Professorship Fund it Established in 2012
BEIJING, Oct. 29, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Jones Day Foundation, a non-profit organization funded by donations from Jones Day attorneys and staff, today announced it will donate RMB 5 million to establish the Peking University - Jones Day Institute for Globalization and Rule of Law. This second donation marks a new round of cooperation with the Peking University Law School further to last year's RMB 5 million donation to establish the Peking University - Jones Day Chair Professorship for Globalization and Rule of Law. Mr. Stephen Brogan, Managing Partner of Jones Day, will formally present the donation to Peking University officials and faculty at Peking University on October 29 in Beijing.
"This gift from Jones Day to Peking University Law School is intended to make the law school a center of scholarship devoted to the study of the impact of the authentic development of the rule of law on economic advancement in a globalized world," said Mr. Brogan. "Jones Day is on the front lines of advising clients on that issue and the Firm seeks to encourage thoughtful discussion in the academy of why the rule of law is so critical to realizing the benefits of globalization for the largest number of people across the world. We look forward to our ongoing efforts to partner with the University with respect to all of the issues implicated by this subject."
"Top academic talent is the lifeblood of any world-class institution," said Prof. Zhang Shouwen, Dean of Peking University Law School. "The support of the Jones Day Foundation has been instrumental in helping us to attract internationally recognized professors to Peking University Law School, to promote communication between legal scholars from China and abroad, and to facilitate the process of globalization of legal education in China."
"As we've grown to become one of the largest law firms in the world, our sense of social responsibility has grown apace," added John Kao, Partner-in-Charge of Jones Day's Beijing office. "With four offices in Greater China, and a substantial presence throughout Asia, the Jones Day Institute reflects the particular sense of pride, community, and duty our Beijing office shares with its host city, and the even brighter future of the region."
About Jones Day
Jones Day is a global law firm with 40 offices in the major centers of business and finance throughout the world. Ranked among the world's best and most integrated law firms, and perennially ranked among the best in client service, Jones Day acts as principal outside counsel to, or provides significant legal representation for, approximately half of the Fortune 500, Fortune Global 500, and FT Global 500.
About Peking University Law School
Established in 1904, Peking University Law School (PKULS) is the oldest continuously operating law school in modern China. The School has cultivated generations of accomplished students who are dedicated to furthering China's development. The faculty, consisting of both senior and younger professors, brings sophisticated experience to its scholarship and education, infusing the institute with a strong spirit of innovation. Foreign scholars contribute their expertise to PKULS during frequent visits and each year more professors and students maintain academic exchanges with scholars across the world.
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