The Paul Tsai China Center is the primary home for activities related to China at Yale Law School. Founded in 1999, the Center is a unique institution dedicated to helping advance China’s legal reforms, improving U.S.–China relations, and increasing understanding of China in the United States. The Director of the Paul Tsai China Center is Professor Paul Gewirtz, Potter Stewart Professor of Constitutional Law at Yale Law School.

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Monday, February 13, 2017


In The Press

Impulsiveness, Law, and the Immigration Order—A Commentary by Paul Gewirtz ’70

Lawfare

Paul Gewirtz is the Potter Stewart Professor of Constitutional Law and the Director of Yale Law School’s Paul Tsai China Center at Yale Law School.

Monday, February 13, 2017


In The Press

Impulsiveness, Law, and the Immigration Order—A Commentary by Paul Gewirtz ’70

Lawfare

Paul Gewirtz is the Potter Stewart Professor of Constitutional Law and the Director of Yale Law School’s Paul Tsai China Center at Yale Law School.

Tuesday, July 12, 2016


In The Press

Why law can’t solve the South China Sea conflict—A Commentary by Paul Gewirtz

The Washington Post

Paul Gewirtz is the Potter Stewart Professor of Constitutional Law at Yale Law School and the Director of Yale Law School’s Paul Tsai China Center. 

Tuesday, July 12, 2016


In The Press

Tribunal Issues Landmark Ruling in South China Sea Arbitration—A Commentary by Robert D. Williams

LAWFARE

Robert D. Williams is a Senior Research Scholar in Law; Executive Director of the Paul Tsai China Center; and Lecturer in Law at Yale Law School.

Monday, May 9, 2016


In The Press

Limits of law in the South China Sea

The Brookings Institution

Potter Stewart Professor of Constitutional Law and Director of the Paul Tsai China Center Paul Gewirtz published a paper on the South China Sea.

Monday, April 25, 2016


In The Press

China Close to Passing Strict Law on Foreign Groups

The New York Times

Jeremy Daum, senior fellow with the Paul Tsai China Center, is quoted in an article about a proposed law that would strictly control thousands of foreign nongovernmental organizations operating in China.

Thursday, April 7, 2016


In The Press

The narrative of US jobs and China is evolving—A Commentary by Graham Webster

Nikkei Asian Review (Japan)

Graham Webster is a Senior Fellow at the Paul Tsai China Center at Yale Law School.