In 1981, Law School(formerly known as Department of Law) was established with the approval of founding Department of Law in Inner Mongolia University by People’s Government of the Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region. In 1981, it was approved by the Ministry of Education to recruit the undergraduates in the major of law. In 1982, it officially enrolled undergraduates. It is the first higher institution of law education and research. With the development of more than 30 years, Law School has become the center for cultivating high-quality talents of law and the academic research center of law in the Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region. Law School offers Master Program in Law(level 1) exclusively and Juris Master Program in the Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region. Law School recruits undergraduates of liberal arts and undergraduates of liberal arts taught in Mongolian respectively, and has law major and Mongolian-taught law major respectively. In 2009, Law School began to enroll undergraduates and postgraduates in the major of law for the courts and procuratorates at the basic level. The major of law was awarded one of the first batch of “Brand Majors” by Education Department of the Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region. Law School has 1 key discipline, 1 research center of humanity and social sciences for higher education of the Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, and 4 Excellent Courses as well as 1 teaching team for undergraduates at the regional level and three teaching teams for undergraduates at the school level. In 2012, Law School was approved as the State Training Center for Excellent Legal Talents. In 2013, Law School and the People’s Procuratorate of the Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region jointly set up the off-campus practice education center, which was approved by the Ministry of Education as the National Practice Education Center for Undergraduates. The JM program was awarded as the pilot reform institution by the Department of Education. In 2015, the postgraduate training center constructed by Inner Mongolia University and the Supreme People's Court of the Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region was awarded by the Department of Education as postgraduate training center of the Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region. Law School has 3 specialized research centers, namely, the local law of Inner Mongolia, the ethnic law, and the human rights.
There are 53 faculty members at Law School, including 49 full-time teachers, 10 professors and 19 associate professors. Among them, there are 33 teachers with doctorate and 11 teachers are currently pursuing doctoral degree, and there are 2 doctoral supervisors and 4 part-time doctoral supervisors, and 25 master supervisors. At present, teachers of Law School take on 6 national research projects, 2 key research projects at the provincial and ministerial level, 12 scientific research projects at the provincial and ministerial level and more than 30 other projects. 1 is the vice-chairman of the Law Society of the Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, and 18 are the executive director or director in the National Law Academic Research Institutions. In recent years, Law School has constantly promoted academic exchanges. There are over 30 teachers attending academic exchanges at home and abroad every year. The teachers from Law School have produced a number of influential academic papers and monographs: 9 monographs published in 2015, and more than 20 papers published in the core journals, forming a stable characteristic in the research direction.
The compulsory courses and elective courses of the major of law recommended by the Teaching committee of Legal Education of the Ministry of Education are offered. In addition to offering theory courses of the major, there are courses such as Argument, Mock trial, Social Practice, Judicial Test, Major Practice and other practice and teaching courses. In addition to the university library, the references room of Law School offers a collection of more than 30,000 books, greatly satisfying the needs of teachers’ teaching and research, and the students’ learning at all levels.
For more than 30 years, Law School has cultivated a large number of legal professionals, including 3,300 graduates and 1400 full-time postgraduates. In 2015, The initial employment rate of graduates is 89.1%, and the rate of passing the Entrance Exams for Postgraduates is 20.5%. Graduates across the country have made great contributions to the social and economic development and legal system construction in the minority border areas and other areas.