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.
Sabine Stricker-Kellerer is an international lawyer. She has over 30 years experience advising European companies on legal aspects of doing business in China. In 1985 she set up the first office of a European law firm in China. Today she is also on the panel of arbitrators of the China International Economic and Trade Arbitration Commission (CIETAC) and other PRC arbitration commissions. She is chairwoman of the international business advisory board of the German Federal Minister of Economics and Technology. She is a founding member of the German-Chinese Dialogue Forum.
Chief Justice Hsu Tzong-Li of Taiwan’s Constitutional Court will discuss Taiwan’s judicial reform agenda and key cases. Dr. Hsu has been president of the Judicial Yuan and chief justice of the Constitutional Court since 2016. For many foreigners, the best-known ruling of his term came in 2017, when the court held that the constitution of Taiwan requires legalization of same-sex marriage.
The Chinese Communist Party has used arbitrary detention to maintain power since the People’s Republic of China was founded seventy years ago.
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.