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The 3rd issue of Legal Teahouse in NNU-“Doing·Learning·Inquiry and Legal Knowledge Production” was successfully held

At 19:30 on July 22, 2020, Dr. You Chenjun, Associate Professor of Law School of Renmin University of China, Ph.D. Supervisor, and Young Changjiang Scholar of the Ministry of Education, was invited to give a lecture on the third phase of  "Legal Teahouse" in NNU. " Teacher You brought an academic feast to the teachers and students of the Law School with the theme of "'Doing·Learning·Inquiry' and Legal Knowledge Production". Mr. Chen Hui, associate professor of the Law School of Nanjing Normal University, hosted the tea party.

Teacher You first started with two famous questions raised by Professor Su Yongqin and Professor Su Li: First, legal research is mostly not innovative. Compared with natural science and social science, legal professionals have a strong sense of burnout and loss; second, What is your contribution? The question of the two scholars is, in summary, is it possible for legal research to create new knowledge, and how can we make our own contributions to this?


Focusing on these two core issues, Teacher You gave an attempt to solve the problem from the three aspects of "doing", "learning" and "asking": 1. "Doing": (1) Take reading notes. Reading notes are not just simple excerpts, they should also record their own feelings, and implement simple "thinking" into "words"; (2) Enhance social sensitivity. Pay attention to current social events and devote yourself to social practice; (3) Correct attitude. To learn, you must have the courage to go forward alone and persistence without fear of years; (4)How to choose a topic. Boredom should not be the label of legal research. How to enhance the interest of legal research, ease the pressure of subject research, and attract readers' interest is also a question that legal researchers should think about. 2. "Study": (1) Reading should not be limited by the subject. The "breadth" of thinking is very important, that is, to achieve "experience"; (2) Thematic reading is necessary, and it is necessary to examine the research context of a problem through the topic. To "special"; (3) To choose high-quality results for reading, that is, to "screen"; (4) "Academic", not only to be able to be non-innovative "technique", but also to be innovative "learning". 3. "Questions": (1) Learn to improve the quality of academic issues; (2) Reflect on the position of your own problem research in the knowledge tradition, whether it is innovative or replaying the old tune; (3) Empathy. Knowledge needs to be recognized, and legal research should also consider issues from the reader's standpoint and consider the needs of different readers.


Teacher You emphasized four points of experience: 1. Keep learning, maintain and ensure a certain amount of reading; 2. Defend the importance of academic research evaluation standards; 3. Cultivate "problem awareness" and "innovation awareness"; 4. Empathy Very important. In the discussion stage, Professor You discussed with the students on how to raise valuable questions and the historical tendency of legal research. Professor You has repeatedly emphasized the importance of reading for research, and research without theoretical foundation can only be a castle in the sky.


At the end of the lecture, Mr. Chen Hui commented and summarized the content of the lecture. He pointed out that the lecture had depth, height, and temperature, and the content was detailed and thought-provoking. It provided detailed and reliable information for all students interested in academic research. Method guidance. The students also expressed that they have benefited a lot. 


This lecture coincides with the epidemic and can only be conducted online; not only that, this lecture coincides with the summer vacation, and the students have just been off. However, whether it is the epidemic or the summer vacation, neither the charm of Teacher You nor the enthusiasm of the students for learning has been blocked. Nearly 200 people have pushed Law School Café of NNU to a new climax.