Promoting Rule of Law and Human Rights in Asia.
The U.S.-Asia Law Institute serves as a bridge between Asia and America, fostering mutual understanding on legal issues, and using constructive engagement with our partners to advocate for legal reform.
October 8th, 10:00 AM
FROM CENTRAL PARK
TO EAST ASIA
Meet Professor Chang-fa Lo is Justice of the Constitutional Court, Taiwan, ROC and Professor William Alford, the founding Chair of the Harvard Law School Project on Disability which provides pro bono services on issues of disability in China, Bangladesh, the Philippines, Vietnam and several other nations.
Alison Conner is Professor of Law and Director of the International and Graduate Programs at the Richardson School of Law. Professor Conner’s research interests include legal history and legal education, though more recently she has focused on the depiction of law in Chinese movies.
The wrongful convictions of the Central Park Exonorees was not an isolated case. The Innocence Project has documented 367 DNA exonerations in the United States over the past thirty years. Wrongful convictions also occur around the world, in very different legal systems.
Fu Hualing is Professor of Law and holder of the Warren Chan Professorship in Human Rights and Responsibilities. He holds an LL.B. from Southwestern University in China, an M.A. from Toronto University and a Doctor of Jurisprudence degree from Osgoode Hall.
The U.S-Asia Law Institute (USALI) is currently accepting applications for its annual Student Scholars program, an exciting year-long opportunity to produce independent research related to the Institute’s ongoing projects.
The selection process is competitive, and successful student scholars will meet regularly as a group to discuss important legal issues facing the region, meet with the Institute’s world-renowned visiting scholars and receive guidance and support from USALI staff. Students are expected to commit time to the Institute each week and contribute to the work of the Institute.
USALI Faculty Director Jerome Cohen has announced that Katherine Wilhelm will join the Law School as executive director of the U.S.-Asia Law Institute (USALI) from August 1.
Hong Kong has been in the news over the controversy and protests surrounding the Fugitive Offenders and Mutual Legal Assistance in Criminal Matters Legislation Bill proposed by the Hong Kong government. Our very own Alvin Cheung has been analyzing the situation across a number of platforms.