Feb
26
12:15 PM12:15

Asia Law Weekly: Xinjun Zhang

Xinjun Zhang
Associate Professor of Public International Law, Tsinghua University, Beijing
Visiting Resident, Paul Tsai China Law Center, Yale Law School
Executive Director, Center for the Law of the Sea Study, Tsinghua Law School


Monday, February 26, 2018
12:15-2:00 pm
Furman Hall Room 318
245 Sullivan Street
New York, NY 10012

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Xinjun Zhang is an Associate Professor of Public International Law at Tsinghua University, Beijing. Currently, he is visiting Yale Law School at Paul Tsai China Law Center (in residence, Spring 2018). His research interests include the Law of the Sea, International Environmental Law, Non-proliferation Law and the Law of Treaties. Publication includes: “The Latest Developments of the US Freedom of Navigation Programs in the South China Sea: Deregulation or Re-balance?” (2016), “Jurisdictional Objection to the Philippines’ Submissions regarding Nine-dash Line:Exclusion of the Dispute concerning Sources of Maritime Entitlements under UNCLOS Article 298.1(a)(i)”(2016 Chinese), “Diaoyu/Senkaku Dilemma: to Be or not to Be” (2014), “The ITLOS Judgment in the Bay of Bengal Case between Bangladesh and Myanmar” (2013), “Intentional Ambiguity and the Rule of Interpretation in Auto-interpretation: the case of “inalienable right” in NPT Article IV“ (2009). He is the Executive Director of the Center for the Law of the Sea Study in Tsinghua Law School. 

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Mar
7
2:30 PM14:30

Introduction to the Legal System of Japan

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Introduction to the Legal System of Japan

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Seigo Onishi
Judge, District Court - Tokyo

In this presentation, Onishi will introduce to the legal system of Japan from the Japanese judge’s point of view and examine the legal system of the U.S. by comparing the Japanese system. Onishi has worked as an assistant judge at the Tokyo District Court in Japan since 2013. He has handled mainly civil cases and administrative cases. This presentation will consist of four topics; the judicial system, justices and judges, judicial proceedings, and participation of citizens in the judiciary. Through this presentation, he will introduce the realities of Japanese judges and courts in the light of his experience.

Location:
139 MacDougal Street, Wilf Hall
5th Floor, Room 512
New York, NY, 10012

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About Seigo Onishi: 

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eigo Onishi has worked as a judge at the Tokyo District Court since 2013. His background is in complex civil and administrative cases. He received his LL.B. and J.D. degrees from Kyoto University. Onishi was sent to the United States by the Supreme Court of Japan as a member of the Japanese Government Long-Term Overseas Fellowship Program of the National Personnel Authority. Subsequently, he attained an LL.M. degree from Cornell Law School. During his time at the U.S.-Asia Law Institute, his research will focus on the relationship between complicated civil cases and civil juries.

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Feb
20
12:15 PM12:15

Asia Law Weekly: Jamie P. Horsley

Jamie P. Horsley
Senior Fellow, Paul Tsai China Center
Visiting Lecturer-in-Law, Yale Law School
Visiting Fellow, The Brookings Institution John L. Thornton China Center

Tuesday, February 20, 2018
12:15-2:00 pm
Furman Hall Room 318
245 Sullivan Street
New York, NY 10012

Jamie Horsley is Senior Fellow at the Paul Tsai China Center and a Visiting Lecturer-in-Law at Yale Law School, as well as a Visiting Fellow at The Brookings Institution John L. Thornton China Center in Washington, D.C.  She formerly was Executive Director of the Yale China Law Center and has been at Yale since April 2002.  

Her project work and research for the past 16 years at Yale primarily has involved issues of governance, administrative law and regulatory reform in China, including promoting government transparency, public participation, improved administrative procedures and dispute resolution, and government accountability.

Prior to joining Yale, she was a partner in the law firm of Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison; Commercial Attaché in the U.S. Embassies in Beijing and Manila; Vice President of Motorola International, Inc. and Director of Government Relations for China for Motorola, Inc.; and a consultant to The Carter Center on village elections in China

A member and former Director of the National Committee for US-China Relations, she holds a B.A. from Stanford University, an M.A. in Chinese Studies from the University of Michigan, a J.D. from Harvard Law School and a Diploma in Chinese Law from the University of East Asia, Macao PRC. She speaks and reads Mandarin Chinese and lived, studied and worked in the Greater China area for 12 years.






 

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Feb
16
to Feb 18

The 2018 Telos-Paul Piccone Institute Conference

The 2018 Telos-Paul Piccone Institute Conference
Constitutional Theory as Cultural Problem: Global Perspectives

Friday Feb 16th - Sunday Feb 18th 2018

Deutsches Haus
42 Washington Mews

New York, NY 10003

China House
8 Washington Mews
New York, NY 10003

The challenges faced by the liberal democratic model in the twenty- first century have made constitutional theory into an urgent topic of global concern. Both the second Iraq War and the revolutions of the Arab Spring frustrated hopes of an easy trajectory toward liberal democratic constitutional orders. If there was the hope that liberation would mean the establishment of liberal democracy, the result has been that emancipation from tyranny does not naturally lead in a particular political direction. Such a conclusion presents fundamental problems for a constitutional theory that is built around a liberal democratic model. These questions indicate that the constitutional state, as theory and practice in modern Europe, North America, and Japan, while continuing to be the common point of reference, calls for renewed reflections as it faces new challenges both domestic/national and global in nature.

To attend the conference, please RSVP to deutscheshaus.rsvp@nyu.edu

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Feb
13
6:00 PM18:00

China's New Civil Code: Reflections and Predictions

Keynote Speaker: 
Professor Lingyun (Linda) Gao (Professor of Law, Fudan University Law School)

Commentators:
Alex Hao (Partner, JunHe LPP) 
Geoffrey Sant (Director, Chinese Business Lawyers Association; Partner, Dorsey & Whitney LLP)

Tuesday, February 13 at 6 p.m.
Room 7-119 (Hill Faculty Conference Room)
Fordham University School of Law
150 West 62 Street
New York, NY 10023

Light reception to follow.

 

Please RSVP no later than February 6.
Space is limited.  Registration is required.

Co-sponsored by the Fordham Law Office of International and Non-J.D. Programs, the Chinese Business Lawyers Association, and the JunHe LLP.

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Feb
12
8:30 AM08:30

International Law Journal and the Leitner Center for International Law and Justice present

Facing the Unraveling of Reform: Domestic and International Perspectives on the Changing Role of China's Rights Lawyers

Monday, 12 February 2018
8:30 – 9 a.m. | check-in
9 – 6 p.m. | program
6 – 7 p.m. | reception

Fordham Law School
150 West 62nd Street, New York, NY 10023
Skadden Conference Center 

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This event is free and open to the public.

 


Featuring a lunch event to discuss
Professor Carl Minzner’s new book, End of an Era.

1 – 2:30 p.m. 


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Feb
5
12:15 PM12:15

Asia Law Weekly: Trang (Mae) Nguyen

Trang (Mae) Nguyen
Affiliated Researcher, New York University School of Law, U.S.-Asia Law Institute
Visiting Scholar, University of California Berkeley School of Law

Monday, February 5, 2018
12:15-2:00pm
Furman Hall Room 318
245 Sullivan Street
New York, NY 10012


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Trang ("Mae") Nguyen (Nguyễn Thu Trang) is an affiliated researcher at New York University School of Law, U.S.-Asia Law Institute, and a visiting scholar at University of California Berkeley School of Law. Her research focuses on Vietnam's law and governance in comparative perspectives, including criminal justice reforms, judicial transparency, and the legal profession. Mae's academic work has been published in the New York University Law Review and by the U.S. Agency for International Development. Mae earned a J.D. degree from New York University School of Law, where she was a Mitchell Jacobson Law & Leadership Fellow and executive editor of the New York University Law Review. She is fluent in Vietnamese.



 

 

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Jan
29
12:15 PM12:15

Asia Law Weekly: High Scogin

Hugh Scogin

Monday, January 29, 2018
12:15-2:00 pm
Furman Hall Room 318
245 Sullivan Street
New York, NY 10012


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Hugh Scogin was born in Charleston, SC, where he grew up after living in Taiwan from 1953 to 1956. He was an undergraduate at the College of Charleston, where he majored in European History, did graduate studies in Chinese history and philosophy at the University of Chicago and studied law at Harvard Law School. His career has combined teaching and research as a law professor with practicing international business law. He has taught at the University of Southern California School of Law, NYU School of Law and Yale Law School. His teaching and publications have focused on Chinese history, legal history, comparative law, and international business transactions. He has served as a senior corporate partner in the Shanghai and Beijing offices of international law firms and is a member of the panel of arbitrators of the China International Economic and Trade Arbitration Commission in Beijing. He first practiced as a lawyer in Beijing in the mid 1980’s and recently relocated to the US after spending 15 years in China.

 

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Jan
24
6:30 PM18:30

Investigation & Litigation in China - E-Discovery Challenges

Fordham Law
Bateman Room
150 W 62nd Street
New York, NY
6:30 - 8:30PM

MODERATOR

Geoffrey Sant, Partner, Dorsey & Whitney

 

PANELISTS

Brian Chebli, Executive Director and Assistant General Counsel, JP Morgan

John Curran, Partner, Walden Macht & Haran

William McGovern, Partner, Kobre & Kim

Jamie Underwood, Partner, Alston & Bird

Minyao Wang, Counsel, Robins Kaplan

Dan Whitaker, Managing Director, Consilio

* Please note that the CBLA is not handling registrations for this event. Please RSVP at Consilio.com/January24 or use the link: Register Here

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Jan
22
12:15 PM12:15

Asia Law Weekly: Taisu Zhang

Taisu Zhang
Associate Professor of Law, Yale Law School

Monday, January 22, 2018
12:15-2:00 pm
Furman Hall Room 210
245 Sullivan Street
New York, NY 10012
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Taisu Zhang is an Associate Professor of Law at Yale Law School and works on comparative legal history—specifically, economic institutions in modern China and early modern Western Europe—comparative law, property law, and contemporary Chinese Law. His first book, The Laws and Economics of Confucianism: Kinship and Property in Pre-Industrial China and England, has recently been published by Cambridge University Press. In dissertation form, it was the recipient of Yale University’s Arthur and Mary Wright Dissertation Prize and the American Society for Legal History’s Kathryn T. Preyer Award. A second book, The Ideological Foundations of the Qing Fiscal State, is in progress. He has also published a number of articles and essays in academic journals and popular outlets.

Prior to joining the Yale faculty, Zhang was an Associate Professor at the Duke University School of Law, and has taught at Brown University, Peking University Law School, the Tsinghua University School of Law, and the University of Hong Kong. He holds three degrees from Yale: a B.A. in History and Mathematics, a J.D., and a Ph.D. in History.
 

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Nov
27
12:15 PM12:15

Asia Law Weekly: John Israel

John Israel
Professor Emeritus of History, University of Virginia

Monday, November 27, 2017
12:15-2:00 pm
Furman Hall Room 310
245 Sullivan Street
New York, NY 10012
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John Israel, Professor Emeritus of History at the University of Virginia, received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Wisconsin, Madison (1955) and his M.A. and Ph.D. from Harvard (1957, 1963).  His scholarly writing has focused upon students and higher education in 20th century China.  His magnum opus is Lianda: A Chinese University in War and Revolution (1998). He has traveled, lived, and studied in Taiwan (1959-1962, 1985-1986) and the People’s Republic of China (since 1978).  
 
After retiring from the UVa faculty in 2003, Israel taught American history to Chinese students at the Yunnan Nationalities University and Chinese history to American students through the Duke in China program in Kunming. On Semester at Sea’s 2010 spring voyage, he helped to launch Semester at Sea’s Tung program in Sino-US relations. He and Professor Tao Xie teamed up for the Tung program in spring 2013 and again in spring 2017.   His commentaries on contemporary China have been broadcast through the Voice of America’s Mandarin Language Service.  A veteran of the anti-Vietnam-war movement, he has periodically conducted colloquia and seminars on Vietnamese history and the Vietnam War. 
 

 

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Nov
20
12:15 PM12:15

Asia Law Weekly: Michael Davis

Michael Davis
Professor of Law and International Affairs, Jindal Global University, India
Visiting Senior Fellow, Liu Institute for Asian Studies, Notre Dame University

Monday, November 20, 2017
12:15-2:00 pm
Furman Hall Room 310
245 Sullivan Street
New York, NY 10012
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Michael C. Davis, the Professor of Law and International Affairs at India’s Jindal Global University and a Visiting Senior Fellow at the Liu Institute for Asian Studies at Notre Dame University, has just completed the 2016-2017 Reagan-Fascell Democracy Fellowship at the National Endowment for Democracy, where his research related to “resistance movements and constitutionalism in emerging democracies in Asia.” A Professor of Law at the University of Hong Kong until late 2016, he has held distinguished endowed visiting professorships at Northwestern University (2005-6), Notre Dame University (2004-5) and at Case Western Reserve University (2000), as well as the Schell Senior Fellowship in Human Rights at Yale Law School (1994-5). His books include Constitutional Confrontation in Hong Kong (Author, 1990), Human Rights and Chinese Values (Editor, 1995), and International Intervention in the Post-Cold War World (Editor, 2004). His articles have appeared in leading scholarly journals in law and politics. As a public intellectual he has contributed commentary to such newspapers as the New York Times and the South China Morning Post, for which Amnesty International and the Hong Kong Foreign Correspondence Club awarded him the 2014 Human Rights Press Award for commentary. 



 

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Nov
13
12:15 PM12:15

Asia Law Weekly: Shitong Qiao

Shitong Qiao
Assistant Professor of Law, University of Hong Kong
Global Associate Professor of Law, NYU School of Law (Fall 2017)

Monday, November 13, 2017
12:15-2:00 pm
Furman Hall Room 310
245 Sullivan Street
New York, NY 10012
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Dr. Shitong Qiao is an Assistant Professor of Law at the University of Hong Kong, where he teaches comparative property law, law of cities, law and development and Chinese law, and won the Faculty Research Award. He is also Global Associate Professor of Law at NYU School of Law (Fall 2017). Dr. Qiao graduated from Wuhan University (LL.B.), Peking University (MPhil in Law), and Yale University (LL.M., J.S.D.) with numerous prizes, including the Top Academic Prize from Peking University. His doctoral dissertation, “Chinese Small Property: The Co-Evolution of Law and Social Norms,” won the Judge Ralph K. Winter Prize (awarded annually to the best student paper written in law and economics at Yale Law School), and will be published by Cambridge University Press. Dr. Qiao’s current research focuses on property, social norms, and local government law, and is supported by Lincoln Institute of Land Policy and Hong Kong Research Grant Council. His publications appear or will appear in Minnesota Law Review, Southern California Law ReviewIowa Law Review, American Journal of Comparative Law, Canadian Journal of Law and Society, Columbia Human Rights Law Review, Cityscape, among others. Dr. Qiao passed the National Judicial Examination of China and the New York State Bar. He has provided expert opinions on the Chinese land regime to government agencies both inside and outside of China, including the Shenzhen city government and the Ontario Securities Commission.

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Nov
10
11:00 AM11:00

China Crossings: Ethnographic Film in and of China

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November 11, 2017
11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Michelson Theater, 721 Broadway, 6th Floor

On Saturday, November 11, join us for a day of screenings and conversation that brings together anthropologists, film scholars, and filmmakers whose work and practice are integral to thinking about ethnographic film in and of China today.

“China Crossings: Ethnographic Film in and of China” seeks to interrogate the visual ethnographic gaze in China as it has been deployed by filmmakers from differing national and academic backgrounds. The second installation of a three-part series focused on critical engagement with the practices that aim to stabilize ethnographic film as a recognizable category of cultural production, this event centers on the endogenous and exogenous production of the genre of “ethnographic film” within and outside of China. Through screenings and discussions with filmmakers and scholars Ying Qian (Columbia), J.P. Sniadecki (Northwestern), Gu Tao, Zhen Zhang (NYU), and Angela Zito (NYU), this event hopes to call the category of ethnographic film into question while broadly engaging with the genre as a historical and contemporary practice, as well as an artifact and product of anthropological inquiry.

For the full program and schedule, please follow this link

Co-sponsored by NYU’s Center for Religion and Media and the Asian Film and Media Initiative in the Department of Cinema Studies.

Free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be provided.

 

 

 

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Nov
6
9:00 AM09:00

Gelatt Memorial Dialogue 2017: China & International La

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Gelatt Memorial Dialogue 2017:

China & International Law
Human Rights, Sovereignty, and Maritime Disputes

Monday, November 6, 2017
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM


Greenberg Lounge, Vanderbilt Hall
New York University
40 Washington Square South
New York, New York, 10012

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Join the U.S.-Asia Law Institute for its 23rd Annual Timothy A. Gelatt Memorial Dialogue on the Rule of Law in East Asia. This year’s theme - “China and International Law: Human Rights, Sovereignty, and Maritime Disputes” - focuses on China's approach to international law during the Xi Jinping era as seen through the Communist Party's human rights record, Taiwan-Mainland cross-strait legal problems, China's maritime disputes in the East and South China Seas and the erosion of the Sino-British Joint Declaration on Hong Kong. This all-day event will feature speakers from China, Japan, Taiwan, and Hong Kong as well as the United States.
PROGRAM

9:00 a.m. Doors open


9:15–9:30 a.m. Welcome and a brief overview

Jerome Cohen, Professor of Law and Faculty Director, U.S.-Asia Law Institute, NYU School of Law; Adjunct Senior Fellow, Council on Foreign Relations

9:30–10:45 a.m. The United Nations, China, and Human Rights

Philip Alston, John Norton Pomeroy Professor of Law and Faculty Director and Co-Chair, Center for Human Rights and Global Justice, NYU School of Law; UN Special Rapporteur on Extreme Poverty and Human Rights

Sharon Hom ’80, Director, China and International Human Rights Research Program of the Robert L. Bernstein Institute for Human Rights, and Adjunct Professor of Law, NYU School of Law; Executive Director, Human Rights in China

Teng Biao, Former Law Professor and Lawyer in China, Affiliated Scholar, U.S.-Asia Law Institute, NYU School of Law
10:45–11:00 a.m. Coffee Break

11:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m. Taiwan, Cross-Strait Relations, and Human Rights
Yu-Jie Chen LLM ’08, JSD ’16, Postdoctoral Researcher, Academia Sinica (Taiwan), Affiliated Scholar, U.S.-Asia Law Institute, NYU School of Law
12:00–1:30 p.m. Break for Lunch
1:45–2:45 p.m. Hong Kong: Is the Sino-British Joint Declaration Still Operable?
Alvin Cheung LLM ’14, JSD (Year 2), Nonpracticing Hong Kong Barrister and Affiliated Scholar, U.S.-Asia Law Institute

2:45–3:45 p.m. Japan, China, and Disputes in the East China Sea

Ambassador Reiichiro Takahashi, Consul General of Japan in New York

Ren Ito LLM ’04, Senior Fellow, U.S.-Asia Law Institute, NYU School of Law

3:45–4:00 p.m. Coffee break

4:00–6:00 p.m. The South China Sea After the Philippine Arbitration


Peter Dutton, Professor of Strategic Studies and Director, China Maritime Studies Institute, US Naval War College; Adjunct Professor of Law and Affiliated Scholar, U.S.-Asia Law Institute, NYU School of Law

Isaac Kardon, Assistant Professor, US Naval War College; Affiliated Scholar, U.S.-Asia Law Institute, NYU School of Law

6:00–6:15 p.m. Closing remarks

Professor Jerome A. Cohen, Faculty Director, U.S.-Asia Law Institute, Professor of Law, NYU School of Law

6:15–6:30 p.m. Signing ceremony

Dean Trevor Morrison, NYU School of Law

Ambassador Reiichiro Takahashi

Professor Jerome A. Cohen, Faculty Director, U.S.-Asia Law Institute, Professor of Law, NYU School of Law
6:30–7:00 p.m. Reception

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Oct
30
12:15 PM12:15

Asia Law Weekly: Rongjie Lan

Rongjie Lan
Associate Professor of Law
Southwestern University of Finance and Economics, China

Monday, October 30, 2017
12:15-2:00 pm
Furman Hall Room 310
245 Sullivan Street
New York, NY 10012
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Rongjie Lan is Associate Professor of Law at Southwestern University of Finance and Economics, China. He obtained his Ph.D in law from Sichuan University, China, in 2008, and S.J.D from Temple University, U.S.A., in 2010. His research focuses on Chinese criminal procedure and judicial reform, and has published multiple books, articles and essays on related subjects in both Chinese and English. From 2014 to 2016, he served as an assistant chief judge at a local intermediate court in the city of Chengdu, and is currently acting as an assistant chief prosecutor in a district procuratorate.


 

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Oct
26
12:15 PM12:15

Asia Law Weekly: Zhiyuan Guo

Zhiyuan Guo
Professor of Law, China University of Political Science and Law ("CUPL"), Beijing
Deputy Director, Center for Criminal Law and Justice
Adjunct Professor, Buffalo State College
Adjunct Professor, Chinese University of Hong Kong
Non-Resident Senior Research Fellow,
U.S.-Asia Law Institute, New York University School of Law


Thursday, October 26, 2017
12:15-2:00 pm
5th Floor Conference Room
139 Macdougal Street
New York, NY 10012
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Zhiyuan Guo is a Professor of Law at China University of Political Science and Law (“CUPL”) in Beijing, where she specializes in criminal procedure, evidence, international human rights law and social studies. She is the Deputy Director of the Center for Criminal Law and Justice, Adjunct Professor at Buffalo State College and the Chinese University of Hong Kong. She is also a Non-Resident Senior Research Fellow at the U.S.-Asia Law Institute, NYU School of Law. Professor Guo was appointed as a Visiting Scholar at NYU School of Law from 2008-2009 and as a Sohmen Visiting Scholar at Hong Kong University in 2011. From 2015-2016, she visited Stanford Law School as a Fulbright Research Scholar. Professor Guo has published extensively in academic journals in both Chinese and English. Her research interests include exclusionary rule, plea bargaining, effective counsel, and criminal mental health. 
 

 

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Oct
23
12:15 PM12:15

Asia Law Weekly: Mina Cheon

Mina Cheon
A Korean-American global new media artist, scholar, and educator
Full-time Professor, Maryland Institute College of Art


Monday, October 23, 2017
12:15-2:00 pm
Furman Hall Room 310
245 Sullivan Street
New York, NY 10012
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Mina Cheon (PhD, MFA) is a Korean-American global new media artist, scholar, and educator who divides her time between Korea and the United States. Cheon has exhibited her political pop art known as “Polipop” internationally and draws inspiration from global media and popular culture to produce work that intersects politics and pop art in evocative ways. In particular, Cheon has worked on North Korean awareness and global peace projects since 2004 and appeared to the world as a North Korean artist KIM IL SOON since 2013. While she creates work that range in medium from new media, video, installation, performance, and public projects to traditional media of painting and sculptures, the content of the work is in historic alignment to appropriation art and global activism art. She has exhibited her work and/or in the collection of the Sungkok Art Museum, Seoul Olympic Museum, American University Museum, Smith College Museum of Art, Baltimore Museum of Art, Maryland Art Place Contemporary Art Center, Insa Art Space Korean Arts Council, C.Grimaldis Gallery, Lance Fung Gallery, Trunk Gallery, and represented by Ethan Cohen Gallery. Cheon is the writer of Shamanism + Cyberspace (Atropos Press, Dresden and New York, 2009), contributor for ArtUS, Wolgan Misool, New York Arts Magazine, and Artist Organized Art, and currently on the Board of Directors of the New Media Caucus of the College Art Association, as well as an Associate Editor of the academic journal Media-N. She is also a Full-time Professor at the Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA). UMMA : MASS GAMES – Motherly Love North Korea, the latest solo exhibition by Mina Cheon, curated by Nadim Samman, is currently on view at the Ethan Cohen Gallery in New York.

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Oct
16
12:15 PM12:15

Asia Law Weekly: Yun-chien Chang

Yun-chien Chang
Research Professor,
Institutum Iurisprudentiae Academia Sinica, Taiwan
Director, Empirical Legal Studies Center,
Institutum Iurisprudentiae Academia Sinica

Monday, October 16, 2017
12:15-2:00 pm
Furman Hall Room 310
245 Sullivan Street
New York, NY 10012
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Yun-chien Chang is a Research Professor at Institutum Iurisprudentiae, Academia Sinica, Taiwan and the Director of the Empirical Legal Studies Center. He was and will be a Visiting Professor at the University of Chicago Law School and Cornell Law School and was a former law faculty at Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Haifa University, and St. Gallen University. His current academic interests focus on economic, empirical and comparative analysis of property law and land use law, as well as the empirical studies of judicial system.

Prof. Chang has authored and co-authored more than 80 journal articles and book chapters. His English articles have appeared or will appear in the world leading journals, such as The University of Chicago Law Review, Journal of Legal Studies, and Journal of Law, Economics, and Organization. He is an Associate Editor of the International Review of Law and Economics, the Editor of Asian Journal of Comparative Law, and the Panelist on American Law Institute’s Restatement Fourth, Property International Advisory Panel. In addition to his publishing experiences, Prof. Chang’s academic achievements have won him the Career Development Award, Outstanding Scholar Award, and Academia Sinica Law Journal Award in 2016, the Junior Research Investigators Award in 2015, and the Best Poster Prize in 2011.

Prof. Chang received his J.S.D. and LL.M. degree from New York University School of Law, where he was a Lederman/Milbank Law and Economics Fellow and a Research Associate at the Furman Center for Real Estate and Urban Policy. Before coming to NYU, he had earned LL.B. and LL.M. degrees at National Taiwan University and passed the Taiwan bar. He also worked with prestigious law firms in Taiwan and served as a legal assistant for the International Trade Commission.
 

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Oct
9
12:15 PM12:15

Asia Law Weekly: Eva Pils

Eva Pils
Reader in Transnational Law,
The Dickson Poon School of Law, King's College London
Affiliated Scholar of U.S.-Asia Law Institute, NYU School of Law


Monday, October 9, 2017
12:15-2:00 pm
Furman Hall Room 310
245 Sullivan Street
New York, NY 10012
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Eva Pils  is Reader in Transnational Law at The Dickson Poon School of Law at King’s College London, where she teaches human rights, public law, and law and society in China. She studied law, philosophy and sinology in Heidelberg, London and Beijing and holds a PhD in law from University College London. Her scholarship focuses on human rights, authoritarianism, and law in China. She has written on these topics in both academic publications and the popular press. She is author of China's human rights lawyers: advocacy and resistance (Routledge, 2014) and of Human rights in China: a social practice in the shadows of authoritarianism (Polity, forthcoming, 2017). Before joining King’s, Eva was an associate professor at The Chinese University of Hong Kong Faculty of Law.She is a Non-resident Senior Research Fellow at the U.S.-Asia Law Institute of New York University Law School, an external member of the Chinese University of Hong Kong Centre for Social Innovation Studies, an external fellow of the Bingham Centre for the Rule of Law and a legal action committee member of the Global Legal Action Network. In April 2017, she was a Visiting Professor of Law at Columbia Law School. 


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Oct
3
12:15 PM12:15

Asia Law Weekly: Cardinal Joseph Zen Ze-kiun

Cardinal Joseph Zen Ze-kiun
S.D.B., Bishop Emeritus of Hong Kong

Tuesday, October 3, 2017
12:15-1:50 pm
Vanderbilt Hall Room 208
40 Washington Square South

New York, NY 10012
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Cardinal Zen has been a longtime leader of the Catholic Church in Hong Kong, culminating in his tenure as the sixth Bishop of Hong Kong from 1996 to 2006 and as cardinal of Hong Kong from 2006 until his retirement in 2009. Also, he is known for his strong support in democracy, human rights, freedom of speech and religious liberty in Hong Kong. In 2003, he voiced out his concern about the proposed anti-subversion law (Article 23 of the Basic Law), worried that it could lead to violations to basic civil rights if enacted without a thorough public consultation. Cardinal Zen was also a vocal proponent of the Occupy Central movement in 2014, joined hands with other movement leaders to fight for democratic elections in Hong Kong.
 
He has also been outspoken about the human rights issues in mainland China, including speaking out for the “underground churches” and attending prayer gatherings to mourn victims of the Tiananmen Massacre in 1989 and pray for democracy in China.


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Sep
19
5:45 PM17:45

ALS-JLS-USALI Autumn Mixer

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Join Asia Law Society, Japan Law Society, and the U.S.-Asia Law Institute for their annual Autumn Mixer! You will have an opportunity to meet Professor Jerome A. Cohen, Frank Upham, and Ira Belkin, as well as other NYU law students and friends with a background in Asian legal studies!

Where: Vanderbilt Hall, Golding Lounge East Wing

When: Tuesday, September 19, 2017 at 5:45 PM

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Sep
18
12:15 PM12:15

Asia Law Weekly: Yu-Jie Chen

Yu-Jie Chen
Taiwan Lawyer
Post-Doctoral Researcher, Institutum Iurisprudentiae, Academia Sinica

Monday, September 18, 2017
12:15-2:00 pm
Furman Hall Room 310
245 Sullivan Street
New York, NY 10012
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Yu-Jie Chen is a Taiwan lawyer and a Post-Doctoral Researcher at the Institutum Iurisprudentiae of Academia Sinica. She received her J.S.D. and L.L.M. degrees from NYU School of Law. She also holds an LL.M. and LL.B. from National Chengchi University in Taiwan.

Chen has had extensive experience as a research scholar for the U.S.-Asia Law Institute of NYU School of Law, where she focused on criminal justice and human rights developments in Taiwan and China. Prior to that, she served as a researcher and advocate for the non-governmental organization Human Rights in China. She has also practiced in the Taipei-based international law firm Lee and Li.
Chen has published journalistic essays and academic articles on human rights and the rule of law issues in China, Taiwan and cross-strait relations. Her most recent publications include “Human Rights in China-Taiwan Relations: How Taiwan Can Engage China,” (2015), “Isolated but Not Oblivious: Taiwan’s Acceptance of the Two Major Human Rights Covenants” (forthcoming in 2017), and “Localizing Human Rights Treaty Monitoring: Case Study of Taiwan as a Non-UN Member State (forthcoming in 2018).


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Sep
11
12:15 PM12:15

Asia Law Weekly: Peter Dutton

Peter A. Dutton
Professor of Strategic Studies, U.S. Naval War College
Director of the China Maritime Studies Institute, U.S. Naval War College
Adjunct Professor of Law, New York University School of Law
Fellow, NYU School of Law U.S.-Asia Law Institute


Monday, September 11, 2017
12:15-2:00 pm
Wilf Hall 5th Floor Conference Room
139 Macdougal Street
New York, NY 10012
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Peter A. Dutton is Professor of Strategic Studies and Director of the China Maritime Studies Institute at the U.S. Naval War College. He is also Adjunct Professor of Law at New York University and a fellow at the US-Asia Law Institute. He is actively engaged in research pertaining to Chinese views of international law of the sea, China's maritime disputes in the South and East China Seas, and China's expanding maritime interests in the Indian Ocean and beyond. He is also pursuing a PhD at King's College London, where his dissertation addresses the sense of maritime insecurity felt by China's leaders from the Opium War to today and how that insecurity affects Chinese views of international law of the sea.


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Sep
6
12:15 PM12:15

Asia Law Weekly: Ira Belkin

Join us for the first Asia Law Weekly lunch dialogue of the semester!

Ira Belkin
Executive Director, NYU U.S.-Asia Law Institute
Adjunct Professor of Chinese Law and Criminal Justice,  NYU School of Law

Wednesday, September 6, 2017
12:15-2:00 pm
Furman Hall Room 318
245 Sullivan Street
New York, NY 10012

Ira Belkin is the Executive Director of the U.S.-Asia Law Institute and an Adjunct Professor of Chinese Law and Criminal Justice at NYU School of Law. Prior to joining the Institute in September 2012, Belkin served as a program officer at the Ford Foundation in Beijing, where he worked on law and rights issues. His grant-making supported Chinese institutions working to build the Chinese legal system, to strengthen the rule of law and to enhance the protection of citizens’ rights, especially the rights of vulnerable groups. Prior to joining the foundation in 2007, Belkin combined a career as an American lawyer and federal prosecutor with a deep interest in China, and spent seven years working to promote the rule of law in China. His appointments included two tours at the U.S. Embassy in Beijing and a year as a fellow at the Yale Law School China Law Center. After graduating from NYU Law, Belkin spent 16 years as a federal prosecutor including time in Providence, R.I., where he was chief of the criminal division, and in Brooklyn, N.Y., where he was deputy chief of the general crimes unit. Before attending law school, Belkin taught Chinese language at Middlebury College. He has lectured extensively in Chinese to Chinese audiences on the U.S. criminal justice system and to American audiences on the Chinese legal reform movement. In addition to his J.D. from New York University School of Law, Belkin has a master’s degree in Chinese studies from Seton Hall University and a bachelor’s degree from SUNY Albany.

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Aug
3
6:00 PM18:00

David R. Tillinghast Lecture on International Taxation

The NYU School of Law International Tax Program invites you to save the date for the 22nd annual David R. Tillinghast Lecture on International Taxation. Robert B. Stack, former deputy assistant secretary for tax policy, International Tax, US Treasury Department, will deliver the lecture on Tuesday, September 19, 2017 at 6:00 p.m. in Vanderbilt Hall, 40 Washington Square South.

A reception will immediately follow the lecture.

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Jun
1
6:00 PM18:00

In Immigration, What’s Old Is New Again: Viewing President Trump’s Immigration Executive Orders Through the Lens of the Chinese and Japanese Experiences

Thursday, June 1, 2017 | 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Program Fee: Free for Members | $10 for Non-Members

Description:
Earlier this year, shortly after his inauguration, President Trump signed two Executive Orders temporarily banning certain persons from certain majority Muslim countries from entering the United States. This is not the first time nationality or ancestry has been the basis of exclusion from the United States. Rather, this is a history that has continued to repeat itself. 135 years ago, the focus of exclusion was on China, with the passage of the Chinese Exclusion Act. Sixty years later, the United States interned persons of Japanese ancestry in internment camps months after the Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor.

With the issuance of President Trump’s Executive Orders, we endeavor to re-examine this troubled immigration history in the U.S. to learn more about what leads to these government decisions, the impacts to the communities and the expansive Executive and Congressional legal powers created by the courts. Come and join us as three prominent law professors share their insights and perspectives on United States immigration, past and present.

Panelists:
Gabriel “Jack” Chin, Edward L. Barrett Chair of Law and Martin Luther King, Jr. Professor of Law, University of California, Davis School of Law
Kermit Roosevelt, Professor of Law, University of Pennsylvania Law School and Author of Allegiance: A Novel
Alina Das, Associate Professor of Clinical Law and Co-Director of the Immigrant Rights Clinic, New York University Law School

Moderator:
Jennifer Kim, Co-Director, Immigrant Justice Project, City Bar Justice Center

Sponsoring Association Committee:
Asian Affairs Committee, Angus F. Ni, Chair

Co-Sponsoring Association Committees:
Middle Eastern & North African Affairs Committee, Robert Eli Michael, Chair
Task Force on National Security & the Rule of Law, Mark R. Shulman, Chair
International Human Rights Committee, Anil Kalhan, Chair
Immigration & Nationality Law Committee, Farrin Anello, Chair
Civil Rights Committee, Philip Desgranges, Chair

Co-Sponsoring Organizations:
Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund (AALDEF)
Asian American Bar Association of New York (AABANY)

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May
17
6:30 PM18:30

China Institute: Sinica Podcast Live at China Institute: Jerome A. Cohen on Law in China

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Wednesday, May 17, 6:30–8:00PM
This is a live taping. Attendees must arrive by 6:30 so as to not disrupt the podcast.
Event Fee: FREE Members / $10 Non-Members
Location: 40 Rector Street, 2nd Floor, New York, NY 10006

Jerome Cohen is one of the earliest and most prominent Western scholars of the Chinese legal system. He began studying and teaching about Chinese law in the early 1960s, and has worked as a scholar and in private practice. He introduced the teaching of Asian law into the curriculum of Harvard Law School, and has played a role in some of the most significant legal developments in China, from business to human rights.

In this live Sinica Podcast interview, Jeremy Goldkorn and Kaiser Kuo will talk to Professor Cohen about his own long and fascinating involvement with law in China, the emergence of the country’s legal system after the Cultural Revolution, and prospects for China implementing the rule of law that Xi Jinping has talked about so much but that cynics might say is still a long way off.

Sinica Podcast is a weekly discussion of current affairs in China with journalists, writers, academics, policy makers, business people and anyone with something compelling to say about the country that’s reshaping the world, powered by SupChina.

Jerome A. Cohen is a leading American expert on Chinese law and government. He has been a professor at NYU School of Law since 1990 and is co-director of its US-Asia Law Institute at the NYU School of Law. A pioneer in the field, Professor Cohen began studying China’s legal system in the early 1960s, and from 1964 to 1979 introduced the teaching of Asian law into the curriculum of Harvard Law School, where he served as Jeremiah Smith Professor, associate dean, and director of East Asian legal studies. Cohen has been an adjunct senior fellow for Asia studies at the Council on Foreign Relations since 1995.

Jeremy Goldkorn is co-founder of the Sinica Podcast and currently edits SupChina and SupChina’s daily newsletter.

Kaiser Kuo is co-founder of the Sinica Podcast and editor-at-large of SupChina.

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May
17
2:45 PM14:45

Visiting Scholar Workshop: Lujia Gao

Please join us next Wednesday, May 17th at 2:45 PM for our final Visiting Scholar presentation and discussion of the academic year. Visiting Scholar Lujia Gao will be presenting on “Condemnation Law: A Comparison between the United States and China..” The event will take place at 139 MacDougal Street, Wilf Hall, 5th floor conference room. Light refreshments will be provided.

*Please note: another meeting is taking place in the room until 2:30, so please wait near the elevators until the room has been vacated by the previous group.

About Lujia Gao:


Lujia Gao is a Ph.D Candidate at Shandong University (SDU) Law School. His research focuses on constitutional, human rights and property law. In 2011, he was chosen as one of ten excellent students to participate in the “EU-China Youth Friendship Exchange Program” which was held in Germany. He has also received academic honors, such as Outstanding Paper Award of “Hai You” National Doctoral Forum, Excellent Bachelor’s Degree Thesis of Shandong Province and National First Prize of the 12th “Challenge Trophy” Academic and Technology Competition. At USALI, his research will focus on condemnation law from a comparative perspective.

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May
10
2:45 PM14:45

Visiting Scholar Workshop: Jingqiu Deng

Please join us Wednesday, May 10 at 2:45 PM in the 5th floor conference room in Wilf Hall (139 MacDougal) for a presentation by Visiting Scholar Jingqiu Her presentation is entitled “Same-Sex Marriage in China: Legal Evaluation and Possible Development” Light refreshments will be provided. We request that all Visiting Scholars try to be present for these presentations.

*Note: Our neighbors on the floor will be having a meeting until 2:30, so please await their exit of the room. 

Jingqiu Deng

Ms. Jingqiu Deng is a Ph.D. Candidate at Renmin University of China, Law School. Her research areas include Chinese constitutional law and comparative constitutional law. Ms. Deng holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Law from Beijing International Studies University, and received her Master’s degree from Renmin University of China. In 2013, Ms. Deng graduated from Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio, where she obtained her LL.M. degree in International Business Law.  During her time at the U.S.-Asia Law Institute, her research will focus on the comparative studies of constitutional law between China and the U.S.

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May
4
6:30 PM18:30

Book Talk: China Between Reform and Repression: 

Book Talk: China Between Reform and Repression: 
Lawyers & the Fight for Basic Legal Freedoms

Thursday, May 4, 2017 | 6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Program Fee: Free for Members | $10 for Non-Members
 

Description: 
A tremendous struggle is underway over China’s legal and political future. Professor Sida Liu and Professor Terence Halliday will present the findings of their extensive research on the interweaving of politics and practice in the practicing criminal defense and human rights bars in China from 2005 to 2015. Their newly-published, groundbreaking book, Criminal Justice in China: The Politics of Lawyers at Work, places China in a world-historical context of lawyers and the fates and fortunes of political liberalism from 17th century Europe to late 20th century Korea and Taiwan. Providing an overview of China’s repression of lawyers over the past 18 months, they will explore what today’s headlines mean for law and for society in the world’s most populous country.

Panelists:
Professor Terence Halliday, Research Professor, American Bar Foundation; Co-Director, Center on Law & Globalization of the American Bar Foundation
Professor Sida Liu, Faculty Fellow, American Bar Foundation

Sponsoring Association Committee: 
Task Force on the Independence of Lawyers and Judges, William A. Wilson III, Chair

Co-Sponsoring:
Asian Affairs Committee, Angus F. Ni, Chair
Council on International Affairs, Martin S. Flaherty, Chair
International Human Rights Committee, Anil Kalhan
The Leitner Center for International Law and Justice’s Committee to Support Chinese Lawyers

 

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May
3
2:45 PM14:45

Visiting Scholar Workshop: Siyuan Wu

Please join us Wednesday, May 3 at 2:45 PM in the 5th floor conference room in Wilf Hall (139 MacDougal) for a presentation by Visiting Scholar Siyuan Wu. Her presentation is entitled “Plea Bargaining in China” Light refreshments will be provided.

*Note: Our neighbors on the floor will be having a meeting until 2:30, so please await their exit of the room. 

About Siyuan Wu:

Ms. Siyuan Wu is a Ph.D. candidate in Criminal Procedure Law at East China University of Political Science and Law (ECUPL) in Shanghai, where she also obtained her Masters and Bachelor’s degree. She is now a Research Assistant at the East China Institute of Prosecution, focusing on criminal trial procedure, criminal evidence rules, and criminal juridical system. She has also published several academic papers in Chinese journals and newspapers about these issues. Recently, Ms. Wu has worked with the Legislative Affairs Commission of Shanghai NPC Standing Committee, Shanghai Institute of Legislation, and the Shanghai NO.2 Intermediate People’s Court. Ms. Wu was also invited to visit National Chuang Cheng University (NCU) as a visiting scholar.

At USALI, she will conduct research on Criminal Due Process in America and its Reference for China’s Judiciary Reform.

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