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.
The Workshop will be offered as a one-unit credit/fail course in the Fall 2011 term. Unless otherwise noted, the class will meet on Tuesdays, from 2:10 PM-4:00 PM in room 124, Sterling Law Building.
Current Workshop Shedule:
Spring 2013 Semester
Tuesdays, 2:10-4:00 PM, Room 124
Professor Paul Gewirtz: "Introduction to Workshop"
Cheng Li, Director of Research and Senior Fellow, John L. Thornton China Center, Brookings Institution: “China’s New Leadership and Political Trajectory”
Henry Levine, Senior Director, Albright Stonebridge Group, former U.S. Consul General, Shanghai, China: “U.S.-China Economic Relations: Trends and Implications”
(Re-scheduled to February 19)
Zhou Dan, Public Interest Lawyer and Founder, Yu Dan Public Interest Law Firm: “Love of Comrades: Legal Advocacy for Gay Rights in China"
(Friday, 2:10-4:00pm) Chen Guangcheng, Chinese Human Rights Advocate, with Jerome A. Cohen, Professor, New York University Law School, Director, US-Asia Law Institute, and Ira Belkin, Executive Director, NYU US-Asia Law Institute: “Criminal Justice in China: Three Perspectives”
February 25 (Optional)
(Monday, 12:10-1:30pm, room 121) Wang Xixin, Professor, Peking University Law School, “The Reform of Administrative Law in China” (to be confirmed)
Alex Wang, Visiting Assistant Professor, UC Berkeley School of Law: “In Search of Sustainable Legitimacy: Environmental Law and Bureaucracy in China”
Carl Minzner, Associate Professor, Fordham Law School: “What Direction for Legal Reform in China?”
CLASS MOVED TO MARCH 13 and March 14, 4:10-5:30pm
*March 13 (Optional)
(Wednesday, 4:10-5:30pm) 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” (to be confirmed)
(Thursday, 4:10-5:30pm) Ambassador Stapleton Roy, Former U.S. Ambassador to China, Indonesia and Singapore, currently Vice-Chair Kissinger Associates and Director, Kissinger Institute on China and the United States: “U.S.-China Relations: A United States Perspective”
NO CLASS – Spring Recess
Jamie P. Horsley, Executive Director, The China Law Center, Yale Law School, “A New Governance Model for China: The Development of Open and Participatory Government Decision-making"
Donald C. Clarke, David Weaver Research Professor of Law, George Washington University Law School: “Urban Real Estate Law in China”
Margaret Woo, Professor of Law, Northeastern University School of Law: ““Chinese Justice: Civil Dispute Resolution in Contemporary China”
Yanyou Yi, Professor of Law, Tsinghua University School of Law: "Reforming Re-Education Through Labor."
Entire Workshop, “The Future of Chinese Legal Reform”