Liu Jiangshan - SLI Participant in 2011

"Do not hesitate. It will be a great experience"


It was an honor to have the opportunity to take part in the Summer Law Institute in China-Intellectual Property Rights and China (IP-China). I want to thank Prof. Paolo Farah for his support and for coordinating this Programme.

As an old Chinese saying goes, a single conversation across the table with a wise man is worth a month’s study of books. In the Summer Law Institute, the well-known experts and professors from Europe and China had delivered wonderful lectures, in which I learned IP theoretical frontiers that are truly valuable. 

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Greta Lacchini - SLI participant 2011

"Who would have thought that a summer school of one month would be the springboard to a whole new world full of so many surprises?"

Why did you decide to attend a summer school in China? I am often asked this question when I begin to explain my previous studies. It is still somewhat unusual for most of the people to study so far away, in a place so different from the "normal" European countries. What made me decide on this summer school was its curriculum related to environmental protection; I had previously taken another course on the Kyoto protocol and the discipline of energy, both issues that greatly interest me. I saw the summer school as a chance to deepen my knowledge in this sector from an international perspective.

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Luca Grandi - SLI participant in 2011

"... never fail to discover a country and meet new people... especially in China..."

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I decided to apply for the Summer Law Institute in China 2011, when I was still abroad running my Erasmus Program. The wish to get to know a new culture and to attend two very important courses, IP and Environmental Protection, strongly supported me in the choice. Yet I didn’t know what it would have brought to me, I mean a consecutive series of fruitful experiences.

The program was intensive and well-structured. Considering the short time and the extent of the topics, it gave me a very good overview of the same.  Moreover I had the opportunity to meet some experts -from public and private companies- working in China at the time, and, among them, the head of the Italian IPR (Intellectual Property Rights) Desk.

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Andrea Caballe' - SLI participant in 2011

"The Summer Law Institute gave me an insight of the complexity of this country’s legal, political and social systems through controversial and actual subjects..."

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In the summer 2011, I attended the Intellectual Property Rights and China Summer Law Institute and the Climate Change and Environmental Protection Summer Law Institute at the Peking University School of Government. Before that, I felt no real attraction towards China and its culture, although as a jurist specialized on Intellectual Property, I thought it would be most interesting to have an overview of the legal system of the country where almost all the counterfeit is manufactured. I honestly believed there wasn’t such a thing as the Chinese rule of law, and I was also eager to see in person the contradictory capitalistic miracle that this “communist” country has evolved into. 

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