East China University of Political Science and Law is the first batch of higher political and legal schools founded by New China. June 1952, approved by the East China Military and Political Committee, St. John's University, Fudan University, Nanjing University, Soochow University, Xiamen University, Shanghai University, Anhui University, Shanghai University, Aurora University and other nine institutions of law, The Department of Politics and Society merged to set up East China University of Political Science and Law at the site of St. John's University. In 1958, the school incorporated into the Shanghai Academy of Social Sciences; in 1963 to build again, the following year enrollment; 1966 to stop enrollment, was revoked in 1972; March 1979, approved by the State Council, the second re-school. In March 2007, approved by the Ministry of Education, the school changed its name to East China University of Political Science and Law. The school is a university in Shanghai. The current party secretary Professor Cao Wenze, principal Professor Ye Qing.
There are 19 colleges and universities (ministries), more than 160 scientific research institutions; have law, law, law, science and technology, Public management level 1 doctoral degree grant, master degree grant, applied economics, political science, Marxist theory of a discipline master degree grant, built 14 secondary disciplines doctoral, 35 secondary disciplines master's degree , Five professional master's degree, 24 undergraduate majors, and the law postdoctoral mobile station; a national key disciplines (legal history), five provincial (ministerial) key disciplines, two Shanghai first-class disciplines, Shanghai Peak of the plateau of each one.
The school actively promote the cultivation and construction of the think tank, enhance the knowledge innovation and social service ability, is the highest people's court free trade area judicial research base, Shanghai education legislation consulting and service research base, China (Shanghai) free trade area rule of law innovation research base, The research and development of civilized society is the research base of social science innovation in Shanghai, the research institute of foreign law and comparative law, the reform of government system and the reform of law. The Institute of Economic Law and Strategy is the key research base of humanities and social sciences in Shanghai.
The Institute of Governance is a platform for knowledge service in colleges and universities in Shanghai. In the Department of Education degree and graduate education development center in 2012 disciplinary assessment, the law of a discipline ranked the top five. Over the past five years, the national social science fund law project, the Ministry of Justice project number several times won the first national, national major project number in the national political and legal colleges in the leading position.