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Asia Law Weekly: Sida Liu


Sida Liu
Professor, University of Toronto Sociology Department; Distinguished Research Scholar at USALI; expert on China’s legal profession. 

Sida Liu is Assistant Professor of Sociology at the University of Toronto, Faculty Fellow at the American Bar Foundation, and a Member of the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton in 2016-2017. He received his LL.B. degree from Peking University Law School and his Ph.D. in sociology from the University of Chicago. Professor Liu has conducted extensive empirical research on China’s legal reform and legal profession and published many articles in leading law and social science journals (in both English and Chinese). He is the author of two books in Chinese: The Lost Polis: Transformation of the Legal Profession in Contemporary China (Peking University Press, 2008) and The Logic of Fragmentation: An Ecological Analysis of the Chinese Legal Services Market (Shanghai Joint Publishing Co., 2011). His first English book (with Terence C. Halliday), Criminal Defense in China: The Politics of Lawyers at Work, will be published by Cambridge University Press in December 2016.

Please email to R.S.V.P. by Friday, October 28. Otherwise we cannot estimate the amount of food required. 

Vanderbilt Hall 208


Earlier Event: October 24
Asia Law Weekly: Margaret K. Lewis
Later Event: November 7
Asia Law Weekly: Benjamin Van Rooij