2017 was a busy year at the U.S.-Asia Law Institute! In addition to many public events at New York University, we were also able to hold events, lectures, and workshops overseas. Enjoy this brief 2017 At a Glance.
06-07 (Beijing) Workshop on Labor Law at Nanjing University: Labor Regulation in the “Gig Economy”
08-09 (Beijing) Workshop on Anti-Discrimination Law at Nanjing University: Pregnancy-based Discrimination
23 Asia Law Weekly: Celebrating China's 'Day of the Endangered Lawyers' with Special Guest Speaker Teng Biao, Human Rights Lawyer
26 Asia Law Weekly: Human Rights – an International Perspective with Special Guest Speaker Manfred Nowak, Professor of Law, University of Vienna
06 Asia Law Weekly: Bankruptcy Law in China with Special Guest Speaker Charles Booth, Director of the Institute of Asian-Business Law
13 Asia Law Weekly: Japanese Law and its Development with Special Guest Speaker Colin Jones, Professor, Doshisha Law School (Kyoto)
22 Lecture: Business, Law, and Government in China: Reflections from Experience with David Bonderman, Founding Partner and Chairman, TPG Capital; Dick Cashin, Founder and President, One Equity Partners; and Jerome A. Cohen, Professor of Law and Faculty Director of USALI
22 Visiting Scholar Presentation: Wrongful Convictions in China with Yan Xiang, Associate Professor at Southwest University of Political Science and Law
27 Visiting Scholar Presentation: Saiban-in and the Death Penalty in Japan by Takashi Maruta, Professor at Kwansei Gakuin University Law School
27 Asia Law Weekly: A Conversation with Professor Jerome A. Cohen
02 Asia Law Society & USALI: A Conversation with Ma Yin-jeou, Former President, Republic of China
06 Asia Law Weekly: Human Rights in China & LGBTQ Issues with Special Guest Speaker Dan Zhou, Lawyer and LGBT Rights Advocate.
10 Delegation: Professor Yuan Lin from Southwest University of Political Science and Law to study the judicial process.
20 Asia Law Weekly: Legal Issues at International Financial Institutions with Special Guest Speaker Natalie Lichtenstein, U.S.-Lawyer and specialist in legal development in China.
22 Visiting Scholar Presentation: Aggregate Dispute Resolution in U.S. and Japan with Hirotoshi Uchiumi, Associate Professor at Rikkyo University.
23 Asia Law Weekly: Movies, Law and China with Special Guest Speaker Andrew Duncan , Owner and Founder of of film and investment company of IGX LLC.
27 Asia Law Weekly: Film and Human Rights in China with Special Guest Speaker Alison Conner, Professor of Law and Director of international programs at the Richardson School of Law.
29 Visiting Scholar Presentation: The Difference of Discrimination Against LGBT People between Japan and the US and How to Eliminate it Through Litigation and Legislation with Takeharu Kato, lawyer and member of the Japan Bar Federation of Bar Associations (JFBA).
02-07 Delegation: Japan Bar Federation Association (JFBA) to study plea bargaining and the role of defense lawyers in interrogations.
03 Asia Law Weekly: Human Rights in China Special Guest Speaker Eva Pils, Reader in Transnational Law at the Dickson Poon School of Law at King’s College London.
06 Book Event: A New Deal for China’s Workers? By NYU Law Professor Cynthia Estlund.
10 Asia Law Weekly: Poverty at Home and Abroad with Philip Alston, UN Special Rapporteur on Extreme Poverty and Human Rights.
13-14 Bernstein Institute for Human Rights Annual Symposium with USALI Executive Director Ira Belkin participating.
17 Asia Law Weekly: Human rights in China with Special Guest Speaker Steve Orlins, President of National Committee on U.S.-China Relations.
19 Visiting Scholar Presentation: A Comparative Study of American Hate Speech Law and Japanese Hate Speech Law with Shinji Higaki, Associate Professor of Fukuoka University, Japan
24 Asia Law Weekly: Special Guest Speaker Chi-Ting Tsai, Assistant Professor, Department of Political Science, National Taiwan University
26 Asia Law Weekly: Developments in Anti-Discrimination Law in China with Special Guest Speaker Xiaonan Liu, Professor and the Director Constitutionalism Research Institute at China University of Political Science and Law
26 Visiting Scholar Presentation: The Usefulness of the Jury System? With Justin Shen, Judge of the Taiwan High Court
3 Visiting Scholar Presentation: Plea Bargaining in China with Siyuan Wu, Ph.D. candidate in Criminal Procedure Law at East China University of Political Science and Law
4 Book Talk: China Between Reform and Repression with USALI Affiliated Scholar Sida Liu
10 Visiting Scholar Presentation: Same-sex Marriage in China: Legal Evaluation and Possible Development with Jingqiu Deng, Ph.D. candidate at Renmin University of China, Law School
17 Visiting Scholar Presentation: Condemnation Law: A Comparison between the United States and China with Lujia Gao, Ph.D. candidate at Shandong University (SDU) Law School
17 Event: Law in China Sinica Podcast Live at China Institute with Jerome A. Cohen
19 (Osaka, Japan) Lecture: Sources and Causes of Wrongfully Convicting the Innocent: from Biased Scientific Evidence to Misguided Interrogation with Dr. Andy Griffiths and cognitive bias expert Dr. Itiel Dror, hosted by Innocence Project Japan (IPJ).
20 (Kunming, China) Lecture: Sources and Causes of Wrongfully Convicting the Innocent: from Biased Scientific Evidence to Misguided Interrogation with Dr. Andy Griffiths and Dr. Itiel Dror.
22 (Beijing, China) Lecture: Sources and Causes of Wrongfully Convicting the Innocent: from Biased Scientific Evidence to Misguided Interrogation with Dr. Andy Griffiths and Dr. Itiel Dror.
04 (Chengdu, China) Presentation: Duties and Professional Responsibilities of Lawyers held at Southwestern Minzu University Law School
05 (Chengdu, China) Workshop: Duties and Professional Responsibilities of Lawyers held at Southwestern Minzu University Law School
07 (Guangzhou, China) Workshop: Duties and Professional Responsibilities of Lawyers held at Guangzhou University School of Law
08 (Gunagzhou, China) Presentation & Demonstration: Duties and Professional Responsibilities of Lawyers held at Guangzhou University School of Law
31 Submitted for publication: [Titles of Books] Manuscript on 1) Police Investigation and Interrogation Methods and 2) Pretrial Detention and Release to China Law Press (Publication forthcoming in 2018)
06 Asia Law Weekly: Criminal Law and Human Rights in China with Special Guest Speaker Ira Belkin, USALI Executive Director
09 2017-2018 USALI Visiting Scholars Orientation and Welcome Reception
11 Asia Law Weekly: Issues of the South China Sea with Special Guest Speaker Peter Dutton, Professor of Strategic Studies and Director of the China Maritime Studies Institute at the U.S. Naval War College
11-24 (Shanghai, China) Lecture Series: Peter Zimroth, Court-Appointed Monitor of NYPD, in relation to stop-and-frisk litigation
18 Asia Law Weekly: Law and Reform in Taiwan with Special Guest Speaker Yu-Jie Chen, Taiwan Lawyer and Post-Doctoral Researcher at the Institutum Iurisprudentiae of Academia Sinica.
19 Social Event: Asia Law Society, Japan Law Society, and USALI Autumn Social.
01-31 Training Program: Preventing and Redressing Wrongful Convictions organized and hosted by USALI.
01-31 Research Visit: Eva Pils, Reader in Transnational Law.
3 Asia Law Weekly: Religion in Hong Kong by Special Guest Speaker Cardinal Joseph Zen Ze-kiun.
09 Asia Law Weekly: Human Rights in China (Part II) by Special Guest Speaker Eva Pils, Reader in Transnational Law at The Dickson Poon School of Law at King’s College London
16 Asia Law Weekly: Special Guest Speaker Yun-chien Chang, Research Professor at Institutum Iurisprudentiae, Academia Sinica, Taiwan and the Director of the Empirical Legal Studies Center
23 Asia Law Weekly: Art in Korea – North and South with Mina Cheon, Korean-American global new media artist, scholar, and educator
26 Asia Law Weekly: Zhiyuan Guo, Professor of Law, China University of Political Science and Law
30 Asia Law Weekly: Wrongful Convictions with Special Guest Speaker Rongjie Lan, Associate Professor of Law at Southwestern University of Finance and Economics
06 Annual Event: Timothy A. Gelatt Memorial Dialogue, China & International Law: Human Rights, Sovereignty, and Maritime Disputes
09 Delegation: Xiao Kai and associated prosecutors visit to discuss legal aid, plea bargaining, and give presentation on the supervision law
13 Asia Law Weekly: Property Law in China with Shitong Qiao, Assistant Professor of Law at the University of Hong Kong
20 Asia Law Weekly: Constitutionalism in Asia with Michael Davis, 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
27 Asia Law Weekly: Chinese History and Law with John Israel, Professor Emeritus of History, University of Virginia