The School of Administrative Law at the Southwest University of Political Science and Law (SWUPL), founded in June 2003, is the first law school titled with "administrative law" in China. The college offers five master’s programs (five master's degree awarding points), i.e. Legal Theory, Legal History, Constitutional Law and Administrative Law, Legal Logic and Supervisory Law, and four doctor’s programs (four doctor's degree awarding points), i.e. Legal Theory, Legal History, Constitutional Law and Administrative Law, Supervisory Law. The college also recruited postdoctoral researchers.
On March 20, 2018, the Supervision Law School was listed soon after the Supervision Law of the People's Republic of China was passed, and it is the first law school titled with "Supervision Law" in China. After the record by the Ministry of Education, "Supervision Law" became a secondary discipline outside the law catalog in the same year. At present, with undergraduate pilot class, master's programs and doctor's programs, the college has initially formed a system of talent training and social service.
The Department of Legal Theory of Southwest University of Political Science and Law is the only officially certificated doctor’s program (point for doctor's degree of legal theory) in Western China. This department, among one of the earliest departments in China, was permitted by the Academic Degree Committee of the State Council in 1979 with the right of granting master's degree (Master's Degree Granting Points). In 2000, the legal theory subject was determined as a municipal key subject by the Chongqing Municipality. In October 2003, this subject was approved as the certificated doctor’s program (point of doctor of law degree) with the first doctoral student of jurisprudence thus enrolling in 2004. In 2016, the course of Legal Theory was selected into the list of "National Excellent Resource Sharing Courses".
The department of Legal History was founded in 1978, and became one of the earliest departments with the right to grant master's degree in 1981. In 2003, it was approved as the only doctor’s program (doctor’s degree granting point) on legal history in western China. In 1998, it was determined by the Ministry of Justice as a ministerial key subject, and later turned into a municipal key discipline by the Chongqing Municipality. Among the 16 faculty members in total, there are 5 professors, 6 associate professors and 5 lecturers. 13 of them have received doctorates.
Administrative Law of the SWUPL was listed as a provincial key construction course by Sichuan Province in 1997, and p was further rated as an excellent exemplary key course by the Chongqing Municipality. In 2005, it was rated as Chongqing Municipal Excellent Course. The master’s program on administrative law started in 1992 and the doctor’s program in 2006. At present, two professors of this subject are entitled to recruit doctoral students and 10 faculty members to recruit master students.
The subject of legal logic focuses on the four following research directions: trial logic, investigation logic, persuasion and dispute resolution, legal thinking and judicial methods. There are 11 faculty members in the subject, including 8 with doctoral degree and 7 are entitled to supervise master students. More than 200 master's students have graduated, and 21 are currently enrolled in the master’s program. In recent years, it has presided over 3 state-sponsored projects, 20 provincial and ministerial level and various horizontal projects, published more than 30 papers and 4 Monographs (Translations included).