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Asia Law Weekly: Benjamin van Rooij


Benjamin van Rooij
Professor of Law, University of California, Irvine
John S. and Marilyn Long Professor of U.S.-China Business and Law
Director, UCI Long U.S.-China Institute
Joint appointment in Criminology, Law, and Society, School of Social Ecology

Monday, April 9, 2018
12:15-2:00 pm
Furman Hall Room 318
245 Sullivan Street
New York, NY 10012

Prof. van Rooij’s researches implementation of law in China and comparison. Part of his work addresses how citizens develop grievances and claims and how this shapes the way they mobilize rights. Most of his research centers on how legal rules shape individual and organizational behavior. Here he draws on the broader social and behavioral science to understand the processes of compliance, as well as the assumptions lawyers have about the behavioral effects of law. He uses innovative fieldwork data both to seek improvement to persistent implementation problems as well as to contribute to existing regulatory, criminological and socio-legal theories.

Fields of law studied include environmental law, land law, labor law, food safety law, and taxation. His work has appeared in the The New York Times, The Huffington Post, National Public Radio, Law and Human Behavior, Law & Policy, Law & Social Inquiry, and Regulation & Governance.

Prof. van Rooij has served as an adviser to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the U.S. National Security Council, the Dutch Prime Minister, the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and the Dutch Ministry of Housing, Spatial Planning and the Environment.