July 2008-June 2009
Tea & mooncakes. Cosponsored by Society for Chinese Law.
Cadre Responsibility Systems: Legalist Core of Chinese Governance
Carl F. Minzner
Associate Professor of Law, Washington University School of Law
Professor Minzner has served as senior counsel on the Congressional-Executive Commission on China and was an International Affairs Fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations. He received a joint degree from Columbia Law School and School of International and Public Affairs, and a B.A. in international relations from Stanford University. He has published articles on citizen petitioning institutions in China and reforms to the regulations governing Chinese civil society organizations.
My Work Place: The Supreme Court
Justice of the Supreme Court, Taipei, Taiwan
Judge Huang has served as Supreme Court justice in Taipei, Taiwan, since 2002, the culmination of a long career in the judicial system, which began in 1979 at the Taiwan Penghu District Court. He received degrees from Loyola University School of Law, Tulane University School of Law, National Taiwan University, and National Chengchi University.
Criminal Negotiated Justice in China
Lecturer, Renmin University Law School
At Columbia Law School as an Edwards Fellow, Professor Wei researched why negotiated criminal justice has emerged, when it takes place, its interaction with due process, American and European perspectives and practices, and public perception. She has noted the irony of this "post-modern" approach arising in China which is still "completing the task of modernization."
Observations on the Development of a Wall Street Firm's China Practice, 1993-2008
Partner, Sullivan and Cromwell
This event was co-sponsored by Career Services and the Society for Chinese Law.
Environmental Law Enforcement in China: A Dynamic View on Changes between 2000 and 2006
Benjamin van Rooij
Senior Lecturer, The Van Vollenhoven Institute of Law, Governance and Development, Faculty of Law, and the Department of Chinese Languages and Cultures, Faculty of Humanities, Leiden University
Professor van Rooij received multiple degrees with distinction in law and Chinese studies at Leiden University. After practicing law, he joined the Van Vollenhoven Institute of Law in June 2000. Among other topics, he has studied national resource protection legislation in Southwestern China and currently researches political law enforcement campaigns in China, pollution regulation in developing countries, developmental lawmaking, and recent trends in law and development.
The 2Ls and 3Ls speak about summer internship opportunities in China. Co-sponsored by Society for Chinese Law and Career Services
Good Faith and the Legal System of the World Trade Organization
Associate Research Fellow, Center for International Law, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences
Mr. Liu’s areas of specialization include international economic law and WTO law. His research topic while at Columbia was an overview of the trade remedy system in WTO law, including rules of anti-dumping, and countervailing and safeguarding measures. Liu Jingdong was a visiting scholar at Columbia Law School. In residence Fall 2008-Spring 2009.
Constitutionalism by other Means? The Rebuilding of the Legislative Leviathan in China
Ph.D Candidate, Department of Government and Public Administration, Chinese University of Hong Kong
Mr. Tian’s areas of specialization include constitutional theory, the history of American constitutional law, comparative constitutional engineering, and the dynamics of the central-local relationship in the People’s Republic of China. His research topic while at Columbia was American constitutional theory and its influence on Chinese legal academia. Tian Lei was an Edwards Fellow at Columbia Law School. In residence Fall 2008-Spring 2009.
Private Participation in Public Administration: Chinese Practice and American Theory
Associate Professor, Shenzhen Graduate School of Peking University
Professor Jin's areas of specialization include general administrative law and the public/private law distinction. Her research topic while at Columbia was the distinction between public and private law, especially how public law and private law cooperate with each other in the process of Chinese social transformation. Jin Zining was an Edwards Fellow. In residence Fall 2008-Spring 2009.
Development of Legal Aid in China
Director, Urumqi Legal Aid Center
Mr. Chen has served in the Urumqi Department of Justice. He also volunteers in several legal and social services organizations, including as a council member of the All China Lawyers’ Association, the standing director of the Urumqi Lawyers’ Association, the commissioner of the Urumqi Youth Committee, and a counselor for the Urumqi Consumer Protection Council. His project while in residence concerned strengthening the legal aid system in China. Chen Dong was a PILI Fellow.
China's Regional Ethnic Autonomy Law: Can It Protect Minority Rights?
Katherine Palmer Kaup
Associate Professor of Political Science, Chair of Asian Studies Department, Furman University
Dr. Kaup specializes in Chinese ethnic policy and the Regional Ethnic Autonomy Law. She is the author of Creating the Zhuang: Ethnic Politics in China and several articles on the impact of state policy and administrative divisions on ethnic identity and mobilization in China’s southwest and in Xinjiang. In 2005, she served as special advisor for minority nationalities affairs at the Congressional-Executive Commission on China and is currently a National Committee on United States-China Relations Public Intellectuals Fellow.
How to Reform the Death Penalty System in China
Lecturer, Wuhan University School of Law; Executive Head, Women’s Rights Department, Center for Protection of the Rights of Disadvantaged Citizens, Wuhan University
Professor Ye holds a Ph.D. in law. Her research focuses on criminal law and women’s rights law and theory. She also works part-time as a practicing attorney at a local law firm and is the secretary general of the Ma Ke-chang Jurisprudence Foundation. Her project while in residence concerned the protection of human rights through public interest litigation and the criminal justice system. Professor Ye was a PILI Fellow.
Securities Regulations in China
Vice Dean, Jilin University Law School
Dean Yu’s areas of specialization are corporate law, securities law, and the law of negotiable instruments. Her research topic while at Columbia was corporate social responsibility. Dean Yu was a Center for Chinese Legal Studies Fellow at Columbia Law School. In residence Fall 2008-Spring 2009.
The Current State of the Chinese Commercial Arbitration System: Problems and Suggestions for Improvement
Assistant Professor of Law, Xiamen University Law School
Professor Chi’s areas of specialization include international arbitration and international economic law. His research topic while at Columbia was “Moving toward a depoliticized arbitration system: Problems and prospects in China.” Chi Manjiao was an Edwards Fellow. In residence Spring 2009.
Xinfang's Pressure: The Impact of Petitioning on Litigation and China's Courts
Ph.D. Candidate, Tsinghua University
Mr. Wang's areas of specialization include civil procedure law, dispute resolution, and judicial reform in China. His research topic while at Columbia was "Xinfang and justice: An Empirical Study of Shesu Xinfang." Mr. Wang was a visiting scholar at Columbia Law School. In residence Fall 2008-Spring 2009.