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Workshop on Chinese Legal Reform

The Workshop on Chinese Legal Reform provides students and faculty an opportunity to learn about the Chinese legal system through discussions of papers on law and policy reform topics presented by Center staff, Fellows, visiting Chinese scholars, and distinguished guest speakers (both Chinese and American). The Workshop has come to serve as a focal point within Yale Law School – and increasingly within Yale University as a whole – for faculty and students with an interest in China and in exploring issues related to Chinese law and policy reform. Unless otherwise noted, the class will meet on Tuesdays, from 2:10 PM-4:00 PM in room 124, Sterling Law Building.

Workshop on Chinese Legal Reform
Spring 2014 Semester
Tuesdays, 2:10-4:00 PM, Room 124
(Gewirtz, Horsley, Han, Williams)

January 21
Introduction to Workshop

January 28
Jerome A. Cohen, Professor, New York University Law School, Director, U.S.-Asia Law Institute: “China, Law, and the World”

February 4
David Dollar, Senior Fellow, Brookings Institution: “China’s Rebalancing: Lessons from East Asian Economic History”

February 11
Zhang Qianfan, Professor, Peking University Law School: “Two Paths of China’s Constitutionalism and Their Limits”

February 18
Zhang Qianfan, Professor, Peking University Law School: “The Constitutional Origin of Land Grab in China”

*February 25, special time and location (4:10-6:00 PM)
Ambassador Wu Jianmin, Vice-Chairman, China Institute for Innovation and Development Strategy, former Chinese Ambassador to France, President, China Foreign Affairs University: “U.S.-China Relations: A Chinese Perspective”

March 4
Nicholas Bequelin, Senior Researcher, Asia Division, Human Rights Watch: “China: Who is Right about Human Rights?”

March 11
Richard McGregor, Washington Bureau Chief, Financial Times, and author, The Party: The Secret World of China’s Communist Rulers

March 18
NO CLASS – Spring Recess

March 25

April 1
Benjamin Liebman, Robert L. Lieff Professor of Law and Director of the Center for Chinese Legal Studies, Columbia University Law School

April 8

April 15
Mark Wu, Assistant Professor, Harvard Law School

April 22
Final Class – TBD

(updated as of February 3, 2014)

Past Workshop Schedules

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