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Asia Law Weekly: Introducing Katherine Wilhem

  • Furman Hall, Room 318 245 Sullivan Street New York, New York, 10012 (map)

Asia Law Weekly: Introducing Katherine Wilhelm

Thursday, September 12, 2019
Furman Hall, Room 318
245 Sullivan Street
New York, New York, 10012
12:15-1:50 pm

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Katherine Wilhelm, Executive Director of the U.S.-Asia Law Institute, is an expert on China’s legal system, public interest law organizations and civil society. She joined USALI in August 2019 after returning from nearly three decades of residence in Asia, where she split her career between law and journalism. Most recently she was the legal program officer at the Ford Foundation’s China office, where she funded Chinese legal advocacy NGOs and university-based legal research and education programs.  Before that, she directed the Beijing office of Yale Law School’s China Law Center, which implements law reform projects in partnership with government, academia and civil society. Areas of focus included juvenile justice, criminal procedure, women’s rights, media law, and government information disclosure. Ms. Wilhelm also practiced corporate law in the Beijing office of a leading U.S. law firm. Before beginning her career in law, she was a journalist. She reported for The Associated Press from Beijing, Hong Kong, and Hanoi, and for the Far Eastern Economic Review from Hong Kong and Shanghai. Her work has been published in leading newspapers around the world. She won a John S. Knight Fellowship in communications in 1996 and spent a year in residency at Stanford University. She holds a J.D. from Columbia Law School, a master’s degree in East Asian studies from Harvard University, a master’s in journalism from Columbia University, and a bachelor’s degree in history from Niagara University. 

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Duty Lawyers in China
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