Dr. Teng Biao is an academic lawyer and a human rights activist. He was formerly a Lecturer in the China University of Political Science and Law, a visiting Fellow at Harvard Law School, Yale Law School, and the Chinese University of Hong Kong. Since 2003, Teng has provided counsel in numerous human rights cases, including those of rural rights advocate Chen Guangcheng, rights defender Hu Jia, the religious freedom case of Falungong, and numerous death penalty cases. He co-founded “Open Constitution Initiative” (Gongmeng) and is also the Founder and President of China Against the Death Penalty, Beijing. His research interest includes human rights, Constitutionalism, criminal justice, legal theory, democratic theory, transitional justice and social movement. Some of his articles and Op-eds (in English and Chinese) can be found at the following link: http://blog.boxun.com/hero/tengb/
Ms. Chiu-Fang Huang currently works as an officer in the Office of the President, Republic of China (Taiwan). She is mainly responsible for international and overseas affairs in addition to supporting the “The Presidential Office Human Rights Consultative Committee.” She is particularly interested in human rights and international organizations, and during her time at the U.S.-Asia Law Institute her research will focus on Taiwan’s participation and promotion of international human rights affairs. Ms. Huang holds a Bachelor in Foreign Languages from National Chung Hsing University and a Master’s in English from National Cheng Chi University in Taiwan.
Ms. Chun-Li Hung was born in Taiwan, where she obtained her law degrees. She has been serving as a district court judge for more than ten years, participating in numerous international conferences, including those conducted by the International Association of Judges (IAJ). In 2013, Ms. Hung was accredited by IAJ, and appointed as one of the rapporteurs for the Montenegro Judge Association (MJA). Recently Ms. Hung attended Washington University in Saint Louis, where she attained her LLM degree.
Mr. Igeta received his law and J.D. degree from Waseda University, with his work focusing on government surveillance, data collection and its impact on human rights in relation to Constitutional and Criminal Law, as well as international civil rights. Mr. Igeta has been a practicing lawyer in Japan since 2008 as a member of the Japan Federation Bar Association. He specializes in Constitutional Law and Criminal Law and has experienced some of Japan’s important cases, which include: the illegal investigation of Muslims living in Japan and the petition for the retrial of a death row inmate. Mr. Igeta is also a member of Japan Civil Liberties Union, which is one of the oldest Civil Rights NGOs in Japan.
Ms. Junwu Chen is a Ph.D. candidate in International Law at Xiamen University, where she also received her Masters and Bachelor’s degree. She currently acts as a Law Enforcement Supervisor and Lecturer in Fujian, China and has prolific experience as a research associate in the Fujian Public Security Department, Department of Transportation, and National Social Science Foundation. She has written on terrorism, criminal law, and maritime law. During her time at the U.S.-Asia Law Institute she will be examining Maritime Piracy and its implications.
Isaac B. Kardon (孔适海) is a Ph.D. candidate in Government (international relations) at Cornell University and a Visiting Scholar at NYU Law for the 2015-16 academic year. Isaac specializes in international security, Chinese law and politics, and public international law. His dissertation, Rising Power, Creeping Jurisdiction: China’s Law of the Sea, analyzes China’s practice of international law. He holds an M.Phil. in Modern Chinese Studies from Oxford University, a B.A. in History from Dartmouth College, and studied Mandarin at Peking University, Taiwan Normal University, and Tsinghua University.
Mr. Jun Lu is Co-founder and Board Member of Beijing Yirenping Center, an anti-discrimination non-profit organization in China. Since 2003, Mr. Lu has focused primarily on anti-discrimination law and other human rights law issues in the fields of public health, food and drug safety, disability and gender. Mr. Lu has organized legal aid fordozens of high-impact lawsuitsagainst many kinds of discrimination. Cases have included lawsuits alleging hiring/employment discrimination on the basis HIV/AIDS status, gender, physical appearance, genetic screening and hukou (city/town of household registration), as well as lawsuits against disability discrimination in public servant recruitment. Mr. Lu has assisted the National People’s Congress (NPC) deputies and Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) membersto draft proposals and suggestions about discrimination legislation. Mr. Lu was named “Top 10 People of the Year 2005” by Southern Weekend and was awarded the International Padre Pino Puglisi Award (for promotion of human dignity) in Italy in 2009.
From Taiwan, Ms. Yang received her Master’s in Law from Tung Hai University in 2004, and her Masters from Soo Chow University in 2009. Her research focused on intellectual property, and for several years she practiced in the Taipei-based Law firm Lieu & Chang. Currently, Ms. Yang works as a prosecutor in the Kaohsiung District in Taiwan. To date, she has researched sex crimes and domestic violence, and during her time at the U.S.-Asia Law Institute her work will focus on compulsory treatment for sex offenders.
Daniel Andreeff is a second-year law student at New York University School of Law. From 2011-2013, he was a Princeton-in-Asia Fellow at China Foreign Affairs University (外交学院) in Beijing, where he taught international relations, foreign policy, and public speaking to Chinese undergraduates. While in Beijing, he also founded Legation Quarter (www.legationquarter.org). He has also previously worked at the Department of the Treasury's Office of Foreign Assets Control and for the Special Court for Sierra Leone in its United Nations Headquarters office. He holds a B.A. in Political Science and History from Northwestern University and spent a year as a visiting student at the University of Oxford. His research is focused on the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea and legal disputes in the South China Sea.
JIANG Yue joined the US-Asia Law Institute of School of Law of New York University as a Visiting Scholar in 2014. She is a professor of law at the School of Law of Xiamen University in China, which she joined after working as a teaching assistant at East China University of Politics and Law from 1987 to 1990. Professor Jiang received her L.L.M from Southwest University of Politics and Law. She serves as vice president of the Family Law Study Association of China, and executive director of the Social Law Study Association of China.Her academic interests are family law, labor law, security law, and gender & law. Professor Jiang is the author of numerous articles and books in family law and employment labor law.Her most recent research focuses on the effects of the implementation of labor law and security law, particularly with regard to children’s rights, women’s rights, and employees’ rights in China. She is the chief editor for the Series of Social Law. Her representative publications include Theory and Practice of Mediation (1995), Principles of Social Security Law(1998),Introduction of Frontier Issues in Marriage and Family Law (2007), An Empirical Research on Effects of the Implementation of Regulation of Industrial Injury Insurance--- Based on Quantitative Analysis (2011)，Five Basic Theoretical Issues in Making Prevention of Domestic Violence Act(2013),On Relationship among Children, and Family and State(2013). She can be reached at email@example.com.
Jacob (“Jake”) Clark is a 2L at Michigan State University College of Law where he currently serves as president for the American Chinese Attorneys Club. Prior to attending law school, Jake lived in China for two years where he received a graduate degree in Chinese American Studies from Johns Hopkins University, SAIS-Nanjing and worked as a paralegal at the Beijing-based Run Ming Law Office. During Summer 2013, Jake interned at the Congressional-Executive Commission on China in Washington, D.C. He previously interned at the U.S.-Asia Law Institute over Summer 2014 where he worked closely with staff and scholars on various translation, research, and writing projects and traveled with the USALI to China to participate in several conferences concerning Chinese Criminal Procedure Law and pre-trial detention necessity assessments. Jake received his B.A. in Legal Studies and Chinese from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. His interests in China include comparative legal cultures, rule of law development, rural area property systems, and human rights. His hobbies include baseball, ice hockey, music, and hiking.
Tiffany Lin is a second-year law student and a Root-Tilden-Kern Public Interest Scholar at New York University School of Law. She received her B.S. and M.S. from Stanford University. While at NYU, Tiffany has conducted independent research regarding human trafficking under the direction of Professor Jerome A. Cohen. After her first year of law school, she completed a summer internship as a Ford Foundation Law School Fellow at the Beijing Qianqian Law Firm, a women's legal aid NGO founded by leading public interest lawyer Ms. Guo Jianmei. Her research interests include human trafficking, domestic violence, women and children’s rights, and anti-discrimination law. Tiffany spent six years of her childhood in Taipei, Taiwan.
Yongfang Liu is an Associate Professor of Law at Northwestern Polytechnical University (NPU) in Xi’an, China. In 2000, she joined the Center for Women’s Development and Rights (CWDR) of NPU. CWDR is a nongovernmental and nonprofit organization that focuses on research relating to the rights of female workers. As a member of CWDR, Professor Liu researches gender and labor rights. Her current research centers on gender equality in employment, women's participation in legislation, and legal professional ethics education .
Nate Stein is a third-year J.D. student at New York University School of Law and is currently Co-President of the Student Scholars at the U.S.-Asia Law Institute. He is working with Co-Director Frank Upham on the development of property rights in Cambodia after the fall of the Khmer Rouge and also is contributing to the translation of a book on criminal rights into Chinese and English. Nate has years of experience in Asia, including working at an NGO in Beijing, China, volunteering in disaster relief in Bangkok, Thailand and Chengdu, China, and studying in Dhaka, Bangladesh. His work has been published in news outlets and scholarly journals.
Jin Jin is an LL.M. student at the NYU School of Law. Ms. Jin received her first LL.M. degree with distinction from City University of Hong Kong, and her LL.B. degree with honors from Zhejiang University of Technology. Before she came back to further her study at NYU, Ms. Jin worked at Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson on corporate transactions and commercial litigation for three years and a half. Her current research interest is Antitrust Law.
Yingying WU is currently enrolled in the LLM in International Business Regulation, Litigation and Arbitration at the NYU School of Law. Ms. Wu received her Bachelor in Law from China University of Political Science and Law. She passed the Chinese national bar exam and is eligible for legal practice in China. Her research interests include international public law, international private law and international economic law, with the focus on the interaction among these three fields. She is also interested in addressing labor rights in China from the perspective of international law. She has interned in a court, prosecution office and law firm in Beijing. Her paper on corporate law was published in China and she has presented papers regarding international law at several conferences in the U.S. and Canada.
Ross Campbell is currently a second-year student at the New York University School of Law. He received his B.A. in international studies from the University of Florida in 2013, where he focused on Japanese culture and language. After studying in Osaka in 2010, he completed a senior thesis on the history of State Shintō (国家神道). His research interests include comparative legal cultures, international security, and Law of the Sea (from Japan's perspective).
Zhao Yuan is a Ph. D. candidate in the College of Criminal Law Science at Beijing Normal University. His research interests are Internet crimes, terrorist crimes, trans-border organized crimes and other criminal sanctions. So far, he has published 28 papers in Chinese journals or newspapers, and six of them were published in the Chinese Social Sciences Citation Index (CSSCI). He has also co-authored six books.
Kai-Feng Chi has served as a judge in Taiwan since 2002. During the more than ten years of his tenure, he has accumulated abundant civil and criminal trial experience from dealing with a wide variety of cases. His outstanding performance and contribution as a trial judge was recognized and honored by the Judicial Yuan (司法院) in 2007, 2009 and 2012 respectively. In 2012, Judge Chi was appointed to the specialized tribunal of serious financial crimes in the Taipei district court, where he mainly supervised serious white-collar crime cases, including securities fraud and manipulation, insider trading, violation of financial laws, serious corruption and money-laundering. Judge Chi received his LL.M. degree from Columbia Law School in 2010. He also obtained LL.B and LL.M. degrees from National Taiwan University in 1997 and 2002, respectively. Judge Chi’s recent research interests are criminal procedure and evidence. His research at USALI will focus on the comparative study of the U.S. jury system and the experimental advisory lay participation model in Taiwan. Judge Chi can be reached via email at firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org .
Chang-Shu Chang (張長樹) is a senior prosecutor at Keelung District Prosecutors Office in Taiwan. In his public service of nearly two decades, he has handled a wide variety of cases, ranging from intellectual property, corruption, and organized crimes to human trafficking, sexual assault, and other violent crimes. He currently serves as a member of the trial team in the Office. Mr. Chang received his doctor degree in law from National Cheng Chi University in 2000 and in 2004 was appointed as an adjunct assistant professor by the Faculty of Law, National Chung Hsing University to teach trial practices to undergraduates. In 2005, under the mutual sponsorship of the French and Taiwanese governments, he conducted research in two French courts and the Interpol on the topic of human trafficking. The law and practice of clemency systems will be his research topic at the USALI for this academic year.
Mr. Ito has been a practicing lawyer in Japan since 2005, as a member of the Japan Federation of Bar Associations. He began his career at public law firm, founded in an area with little access to lawyers. In this role, he dedicated himself to improving access to lawyers, and also gained extensive experience in civil and criminal law. More specifically, Mr. Ito has substantial practice experience with product liability cases. He has been a member of the Tokyo Product Liability Lawyers Association and has been involved in many important cases related to product liability, such as the following: a pacifier that caused misaligned teeth (2006-2008); a gas water heater that caused carbon dioxide poisoning (2006-2012); a fan heater that caused overheating (2010-2012); an exhaust pipe that caused gas explosions (2010-2012); and an automobile engine that experienced sudden stoppages (2012-present). In addition to his litigation activities, he has been a member of the Product Liability Ombudsman in Japan since 2013, monitoring consumer product safety. His latest research project, entitled “Japanese legal situation surrounding product liability law since its enactment in 1994,” was reported to the Product Liability Ombudsman conference in July of 2014. Mr. Takashi received his law degree from Tokyo University in Tokyo.
Allen Clayton-Greene is the Attorney Legal Officer for Human Rights in China (HRIC). He is a recent graduate of NYU's LL.M program and a graduate of the University of Melbourne (BA/LLB (Hons) 2007). From 2012-2013 Allen was Senior Policy Analyst at China Policy, a Beijing-based consulting firm, where he led the Governance and Law team. Allen was a 2012 Australian Government Endeavour Award recipient, through which he performed work with Walmart China, prior to which he was a lawyer with Allens><Linklaters from 2008 to 2012. At USALI, Allen investigates contemporary debates occurring within China over the role of the constitution in the Chinese judicial system.
Weici Ling is an associate professor of Law at ECNU School of Law in China. She is a specialist in housing law, land use regulation and positive rights. Her scholarship focuses on the legal regulation on welfare administration in China. Professor Ling’s recent articles have included analyses of delegation principles in China’s real estate regulation and the legal aspects of housing subsidies. She teaches Administrative Law and Real Estate Law for undergraduate and graduate students. She was invited to advise administrative legislature on affordable housing ordinance and real estate law.
Prior to joining the faculty at ECNU, Professor Ling graduated with a doctorate in law from Zhejiang University, where she received a scholarship from the Japan Foundation to visit Tokyo University’s School of Law for one year. Her doctoral dissertation focused on the right to housing and public housing legal system in Japan.
Lingyun Gao isAssociate Professor of Law, Fudan University School of Law in Shanghai, China. She is also a member of American Bar Association (admitted in Oregon and New York State) and China Law Society (Shanghai Chapter). Her research and publication areas include comparative civil and commercial law and trust law. Her current research focuses on how to regulate and develop commercial trusts and how to promote private trusts in China. Professor Gao joins the U.S.-Asia Law Institute as a 2014-2015 United Board Fellow. She can be reached via email at email@example.com.
Wang Liwan is a Ph. D. candidate at Renmin University of China (RUC), as well as a research assistant at the Constitutionalism Research Institute (CRI) of China University of Political Science and Law. His research interests include basic human rights protection, Basic Law of Hong Kong SAR, and constitutional interpretation. Mr. Wang has published several academic papers pertaining to these issues in Nankai Law Review, Renmin University Law Review, and Western Law Review. Mr. Wang has received numerous academic honors, including excellent visiting scholar of China Law Society and Youth Award of China Development Research.
Ms. Han Xu is a Ph.D Candidate at the Shandong University (SDU) Law School. Her research mainly focuses on constitutional law, administrative law, human rights law and employment discrimination law. During her postgraduate study, she has traveled to France, Italy, Taiwan and Hong Kong to study as an exchange student and attend several international human rights law symposiums. In 2013, Ms. Han was granted a Fulbright scholarship through the Ph.D Dissertation Grant Program (2014-2015). At USALI, she will conduct research on employment discrimination law from a comparative perspective. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Heather (Yu) Han
Heather (Yu) Han received her LL.M. from NYU School of Law in 2010, where she focused on international legal studies and conducted research on U.S.–China trade relations. She received her LL.B. from Fudan University in China, where she was awarded scholarships for four consecutive years. In 2007, she interned in the Legal Department of General Mills (China), and in 2008 for the Jun He Shanghai Law Office. From 2008 to 2009, she practiced in the area of international trade law at Scott Liu & Associates, a Beijing-based law firm.
Shitong Qiao is completing his J.S.D. at Yale Law School. Mr. Qiao received his LL.B. degree from Wuhan University in 2007 and his LL.M. degrees from Peking University in 2009 and from Yale University in 2010. His research focuses on property and social norms, with broad academic interests in law and development, law and economics, and law and globalization. Mr. Qiao's dissertation addresses the relationship between property, law and the market economy by exploring the evolution of land rights in China’s market transition. He is a recipient of the Oscar M. Ruebhausen Fund fellowship, the Kauffman Summer Student Fellowship, and the Streicker Fund fellowship at Yale Law School, and has been invited to present his research at various forums, including Harvard Law School, Columbia Law School, New York University School of Law, European Association of Law and Economics, and the Annual Comparative Law Work-in-Progress Workshop of the American Society of Comparative Law. He was a visiting faculty member and Director of Advanced Legal Studies at the Peking University School of Transnational Law in the 2011-12 academic year, where he taught a seminar on property and development and supervised the student thesis program. He is qualified in both China and New York State. Mr. Qiao has published widely both in Chinese and in English. His recent publications include an article accepted by Canadian Journal of Law and Society and two book chapters accepted by Cambridge and Columbia University Presses. During his time at USALI, Mr. Qiao conducts research on Chinese land reform and collaborates with Professor Frank Upham on property-related courses.
Judy Yi Zhou
Judy Yi Zhou currently works as Marketing Manager at Arbitration Asia and Arbitration Chambers Hong Kong. From 2013 to 2014, Judy was the program assistant and executive assistant at U.S.-Asia Law Institute, where she organized over 60 events, managed daily operations of the Institute and served as the primary liaison for public inquiries. Prior to that, Judy served as a researcher and writer at the Rubell Family Collection/Contemporary Arts Foundation in Miami, Florida, interviewing Chinese artists and writing for a forthcoming contemporary Chinese art exhibition and catalogue that premiered in December 2013 and will travel to museums nationwide. From 2012 to 2013 she produced weekly segments for WNYC's Leonard Lopate Show. She has also worked at Reader's Digest, and interned at WABC-TV Eyewitness News, Condé Nast and Hong Kong Association of New York.
Ruben de Bie
Ruben de Bie is Economic Policy Officer at the Consulate-General of the Netherlands in Guangzhou. As a Fulbright student at NYU and Affiliated Scholar at USALI he conducted interdisciplinary research on rule of law in China. He notably worked on real estate management, local governance and labor rights. Ruben holds an M.A. in East Asian Studies from NYU, an M.A. in Chinese Studies from Leiden University and a B.A. (cum laude) in Languages and Cultures of China from Leiden University.
Dr. Ling LI joined the US-Asia Law Institute of New York University School of Law as a senior research fellow in 2010 after having obtained her doctoral degree from the Leiden University (Van Vollenhoven Institute) in the Netherlands. She also holds a position as an associate professor at the Northwest University of Political Science and Law in China. She has done extensive research on corruption in China and has published "The production of corruption in China’s courts – Judicial decision-making in a one-Party state," Law and Social Inquiry, Vol. 37, 2012; "Performing’ bribery in China - Guanxi-practice, corruption with a human face," Journal of Contemporary China Vol. 20, No. 68 (2011); and “Corruption in China's Courts," in Judicial Independence in China: Lessons for global rule of law promotion, ed. Randall Peerenboom, Cambridge University Press, 2010. Her current research focuses on the Chinese Communist Party as an institution, Chinese contemporary politics, corruption and anti-corruption in China and Chinese law. Her most recent work can be found at https://nyu.academia.edu/LingLi and SSRN.
Jee Eun (“Jean”) Lee is a member of the Class of 2015 at Princeton University, majoring in the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs with a certificate in Chinese language. She is originally from Seoul, South Korea and studied in Andover, Massachusetts before coming to Princeton. She is fluent in English and Korean, is proficient in Chinese, and has studied Japanese. She has a deep interest in security in East Asia, rule of law and human rights issues, and U.S.-China relations. She worked in the Constitutional Court of South Korea in the summer of 2013. In 2012, she spent a summer in Beijing Normal University through the Princeton in Beijing (PIB) program. At Princeton, she conducted independent research on promoting the rule of law in China.
Duk-Jin Lee is a prosecutor of the Republic of the Korea with twelve years of experience as a lawyer. He was appointed as a prosecutor in 2005 by the President of Korea, having worked for nine years at Seoul Central District Prosecutors' Office in In-cheon, Je-cheon and Eastern Pusan District Prosecutors' Office. He mainly has worked at the departments of cybercrimes, high technical crimes and special corruption-related crimes. Recently, he was in charge of investigating the corruption case related to the supplies given to the nuclear power plant, covered by the New York Times in August of 2013. In particular, as a representative of the Korean government, he participated in the International Convention for Cyberspace, which was held in London in October, 2011, and the UNODC International Convention for Cyber-crime, which was held in Vienna in February, 2013. At USALI, he will research the current state of cybercrimes, the legislation and criminalization of cybercrimes in USA, and the international cooperation necessary to fight cybercrime. Mr. Lee graduated from Seoul National University (Science Education) and Korea National Open University (Law). In 1999, he passed the National Judicial Examination. He trained for two years at the Judicial Research and Training Institute. During his three years of mandatory service in the military, Mr. Lee worked for the Ministry of National Defense as a military judicial officer.
Dr. Ji Meijun is a professor at the Institute of Procuratorial Theory of the Supreme People’s Procuratorate and a part-time professor at the Institute of Legal Language of the Law School of China Renmin University. Her research fields are criminal law, criminal procedure law and the prosecution system. She was a visiting scholar at the La Trobe University Law School in Australia in 2004 and again in 2010. Her representative books are Comparative Study on the System of Expert Evidence, Comparative Study on the System of Prosecution Service between China and Australia and the translated novel of Perfect Murder from the Connection of Budapest written by Dr. Henry Lee. In addition, she has published 60 research papers, 11 articles in well-known journals such as the Chinese Journal of Law (法学研究), Science and Law (法律与科学), the Journal of Jurists (法学家), and Teahouse for Jurist (法学家茶座). She is also a co-author of 12 books and has participated or presided in 16 national or international research projects supported by the FordFoundation, the Danish Institute of Human Rights and the British Embassy.
Mr. Akifumi Matsuzaki comes to the U.S.-Asia Law Institute with eight years of experience as a practicing lawyer. A member of the Japan Federation of Bar Associations since 2005, he has been involved mainly in lawsuits taking place on military bases and has represented numerous local residents in lawsuits against the Government of Japan. The following are examples of Mr. Matsuzaki’s recent and ongoing cases:
Residents around Futenma Air Base in Okinawa vs. State (2005-present): Mr. Matsuzaki represents residents around Futenma Air Base in Okinawa who are suffering from enormous noise pollution emitted by military aircrafts.
Residents around Kadena Air Base in Okinawa (the largest U.S. air base in East Asia) vs. State (2011-present): Mr. Matsuzaki represents 22,000 residents around Kadena Air Base in Okinawa who are suffering from enormous noise pollution emitted by military aircrafts.
Residents of Takae Village vs. State (2009-present): Represent 15 residents of Takae Village after the Government of Japan sued them for protesting against the construction of Helipads in the training area.
Mr. Matsuzaki received his LL.B from Chuo University in Tokyo and is a graduate of the Legal Training and Research Institute of the Supreme Court of Japan.
Professor Xia Feng is a Professor of Private International Law at the School of International Law and a Deputy Director at the Research Center for Taiwan Law at China University of Political Science and Law (CUPL). She also serves as an executive member of the Private International Law Research Academy of China, a member of the Cross-Straits Relations Law Research Institute of China Law Society, and an advisor at the Center For Asian Studies at the National Taipei University in Taiwan.
Professor Feng is a scholar of International Law and Taiwan Law. She has spent considerable time at various institutions, including Antwerpen University in Belgium as a Visiting Scholar from 1992 to 1995, Hsuan Chuang University in Taiwan as a Visiting Professor in 2010, and Chinese Culture University in Taiwan as a Visiting Professor in 2013. Her scholarship has focused on Private International law, Interregional Conflict Law Concerning Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan, International Civil Procedure and International Commercial Arbitration, International Intellectual Property Law and Legal Education. She is the author of “Research on Private Interregional Law of China,” and “Private Interregional Law Concerning Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan." Professor Feng has published more than 40 articles in academic journals including Frontiers of Law in China, Hsuan Chuang Law Journal, RUC- International Law, Collected Theses of Private International Law, and China Legal Education Research . Prof. Feng graduated from the CUPL, where she received a bachelor’s degree in law, and where she earned her Ph.D in 2007. After law school, she worked as an attorney at the ShangTai Lawyer’s Firm in Beijing, China.
Yuan Tan is a Ph.D. Candidate from Renmin University of China (RUC). He received his LL.B from Zhongnan University of Economics and Law in 2009 and his Master’s Degree in Economic Law from RUC in 2011. His research mainly focuses on competition law, antitrust law, law & economics, and government intervention. He is also very interested in human rights and criminal procedure law. In the past two years, he has published 10 papers, including, “On Local Enforcement of Anti-Monopoly Law in China,” “On the Constituent Elements of Monopoly Civil Liability,” and “The Emergence Logic of Economic Law and the Role of Economic Law as a Discipline.” In July 2013, he participated in the program, “Summer School in Law and Economics” at the University of Chicago Law School. At USALI, he will conduct research on human rights law and antitrust law. He can be reached at email@example.com.
Xiong Yang is an associate professor of law at Beijing Normal University (BNU) College for Criminal Law Science. He obtained his LL.B. degree from China University of Political Science and Law (2001) and Ph.D. from Peking University Law School (2006). At BNU, Professor Yang teaches Chinese criminal procedure law, foreign criminal procedure law and criminal evidence law for undergraduate and graduate students. His research focuses on criminal procedure law and evidence. Previously, Professor Yang worked as an assistant to Attorney-General of People's Procuratorate of the Fang Shan District of Beijing City (2009-2010). He is also a part-time lawyer in the Beijing Jingshi Law Firm. Mr. Yang has published more than fifty law-related articles. He is the author of "On the Due Basis of Criminal Compulsory Measures" and the translator of Sadakat Kadri’s The Trial: A History from Socrates to O.J.Simpson (2005).
Hsin-Chih Pu is a prosecutor in Taiwan's Taipei District Prosecutors Office. He graduated from Fu-Jen Catholic University before passing the National Customs Examination and National Judicial Examination. He has nine years of experience in investigation and litigation, focusing on cases that involve corruption, financial fraud, and transnational organized crime. In 2010, the Ministry of Justice recognized him for his work in anti-financial fraud. Prosecutor Pu’s most recent trials have focused on organized crimes. His publications include a report on the amendment of the Taiwan Securities and Exchange Act, a study of the hearsay rule, and a compilation of legal research published by the Training Institute for Judges and Prosecutors at the Ministry of Justice.
Yoshitaka Furukawa received his Bachelor and JD degrees from the University of Tokyo. Since, he has worked as a judge of the Mito District Family Court, focusing on the new criminal trial system Saiban-in Seido (Japanese Lay Judge System), as well as juvenile delinquencies. Subsequently, sponsored by the Supreme Court of Japan, Judge Furukawa traveled to the U.S., where he worked as a research scholar and received his LL.M. from the UC Berkeley School of Law. His main research interests at NYU School of Law are self-defense and evidence evaluation.
Weimin Zuo is currently Deputy Dean of Postgraduate Studies, Supervisor for Ph.D Candidates, and Director of China Judicial Reform Research Center at Sichuan University. His research interests include criminal procedure, evidence, judicial reform and court system. Professor Zuo is a primary partner on the U.S.-Asia Law Institute’s criminal procedure reform project, and joins us in New York to assist with development for our December 2013 workshops. Professor Zuo has undertaken a number of important research projects at the national or ministerial level in China, and has served as a Visiting scholar at several preeminent universities abroad. He received his LL.B, LL.M, and Ph.D degrees from Southwest University of Politics and Law (Chongqing) in 1988, 1995 and 1999 respectively. He has published more than 10 books and 100 articles.
Fangquan Liu is a professor of law at Fujian University Law School, an advisor to master’s students, and an assistant dean of the law school. He is a 1993 graduate of Southwest University of Politics and Law, where he received a bachelor’s degree in law, and of Sichuan University, where he earned his Ph.D in 2010. Professor Liu is a primary partner on the U.S.-Asia Law Institute’s criminal procedure reform project, and joins us in New York to assist with development for our December 2013 workshops. His principle research interests include criminal procedure law, evidence, and legal education. He has published more than 50 articles in academic journals including: Rule of Law and Social Development, Journal of Chinese Criminal Law, Criminal Law Commentary, and Procedural Law Studies. He is the author of "A Study of Investigative Procedure and Evidence" and "Compulsory Criminal Investigation under the Horizon of the Law." He is a co-author of "Research on the Chinese Criminal Legal Procedure Mechanism and Concrete Evidence" and "Research on the Resolution of Basic Level Disputes in China." He is the translator of "Computer Search and Seizure and the Acquisition of Electronic Evidence" and "Police Interrogation and American Criminal Law."
Shiwei Chen is Associate Professor at Southwest University of Political Science and Law's (SWUPL) School of Law in Chongqing, China. He graduated with a doctorate from the same university in 2004, where he wrote his doctoral dissertation on joint crime. Professor Chen is a specialist on criminal law and comparative criminal justice. He is also very interested in legal studies on the collegiate and graduate levels. His recent publications focus on comparative criminal law and criminal justice. At SWUPL, Professor Chen teaches Chinese criminal law and foreign criminal law for undergraduate and graduate students. He is also a part-time lawyer and committee member of the Chongqing research society of criminal law. He is currently the leading researcher on the national philosophy and social science project on Chinese organized crime. He was recently invited to put forward the legal countermeasures against organized crime for the local government. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Aaron Halegua is an expert in employment law, dispute resolution, and legal aid in the United States and China. His academic work on China has been published in the Berkeley Journal of International Law (2008), Harvard Law & Policy Review (2007) and Hong Kong Law Journal (2005), and he has been quoted in publications such as the New York Times. In addition, Aaron has helped to direct and consult on rule of law programs for the International Labor Rights Forum, Asia Foundation and American Bar Association. In the United States, Aaron was a Skadden Fellow and Staff Attorney in the Employment Law Unit of the Legal Aid Society for over three years, where he represented Chinese and other immigrants in a variety of employment-related disputes. Aaron also served as a law clerk to the Honorable Richard J. Sullivan of the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York. Prior to law school, Aaron lived in Beijing, China for two years: the first year was spent as a Fulbright Scholar at Peking University Law School, and the second as a Research Associate with Yale Law School’s China Law Center. He holds a J.D. from Harvard Law School and an A.B. in International Relations from Brown University. He is fluent in Mandarin Chinese.
Chaoyi Jiang joined the Institute as a Research Scholar in 2013. She received her LL.B and Master of International Law from Tsinghua University School of Law and her LL.M with a specialization in International Legal Studies from the NYU School of Law in 2013. She has participated in the 2010 International Criminal Court Trial Competition (Global round) and 2012 ELSA WTO Law Moot Competition (Asia-Pacific Round), and served as the leading coach of Tsinghua Team for the 2011 ICCTC. While at school, Chaoyi worked as research and teaching assistant in the following issues: Universal Periodic Review Mechanism of the UN Human Rights Council, the South China Sea Disputes, International Humanitarian Law and Global Governance issues concerning Intra-Institution Relations under the AML/CFL framework and Overloaded Obligations of Fragile and Failed States. Her paper "Criteria of Effective Occupation: an Analysis of the Latest Judgments of the International Court of Justice" was published in Chinese Yearbook of International Law (2012 Volume) and "Interpretation and Application of the Chapeau of GATT Article XX: Precedents Study and the Justification of Carbon-related Border Adjustment Measures" was published in WTO Law and China Forum (2012 Volume). Her paper "Identification of the Number of Crimes Involving Offenses Against Currency" was published in Researches on Disputed Criminal Cases (First Volume) in 2009.
Lu Liu received her LL.M. degree from NYU School of Law in 2014 and received her LL.B. degree from Tsinghua University. Before joining the US-Asia Law Institute of NYU as a research scholar, she interned at the Intelligence Division and the Law Division of the Waterfront Commission of the New York Harbor working on organized crime and corruption issues for three months during her LL.M. program, and then interned half a year at the New York City Police Department Legal Bureau, Criminal Section.
Kuangyi Liu recently completed her J.D. studies at New York University School of Law, after receiving her LL.M. from University of Pennsylvania Law School. She received her bachelor’s degree in law from China University of Political Science and Law. As an undergraduate student, Liu clerked in a Chinese court and a prosecutor’s office in Beijing. At the University of Pennsylvania, she worked as a teaching assistant in Wharton Business School while pursuing her law degree. During the summer following her second year of law school, Liu was selected to participate in an exchange program between New York University and Kyushu University in Japan. Liu currently works as a research fellow in the New York University School of Law's U.S.-Asia Law Institute, and is participating in a visiting scholar program at Lewis & Clark Law School.
Mingyuan Wang is a Professor of Law at Tsinghua University in Beijing. He is also the Executive Director of the Center for Environmental, Natural Resources & Energy Law, an inter-faculty research institute at Tsinghua University, and the Vice President of the Environmental Law Society under the Chinese Academy of Environmental Sciences. He works in the fields of energy law, environmental and natural resources law, infrastructure and urban planning law, and law for technology, in particular biotechnology regulation. He obtained his B.S. and LL.M. at Peking University (1988 and 1992), and Ph.D. at the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (1999). Before he joined Tsinghua University Law School, he had worked as a Postdoctoral Researcher at the Department of Environmental Science and Engineering, Tsinghua University (1999-2001). During 2002-2003, he was a Visiting Scholar at Harvard Law School and Harvard University Center for the Environment. His latest research project is entitled, "Legal Aspects of Climate Change: Is There any Inspiration from the US and Europe for the Development of Carbon Markets in China?"
Xiaonan Liu is the Executive Director of the Center for the Study on Constitutionalism at China University of Political Science and Law. Through this position, Xiaonan has conducted research and coordinated on cooperative projects on equality and nondiscrimination with Yale Law School China Law Center, the Ford Foundation, International Labor Organization, and the Norwegian Centre for Human Rights and CLD Consultants (Beijing) Co., LTD. Professor Liu joined USALI for the summer of 2013 to assist with the development of the Institute's upcoming project on public interest lawyers in China. Professor Liu's current research interests include anti-discrimination law and feminist legal theory. As an Associate Professor at China University of Political Science and Law, Xiaonan teaches employment discrimination, law and gender, and law. Before joining the Center for the Study on Constitutionalism, Xiaonan worked at the Center for the Study of Legal Education from July 2006 – June 2009 in which she taught jurisprudence and gender and law. She was also the team leader on a number of research projects that focused on gender equality and the condition of legal education in China. Xiaonan holds an LL.M from Yale Law School, as well as an LL.B., Master of Law and Ph.D. from Jilin University School of Law.
Sharon Chaitin-Pollak's research focuses on the representation of criminal defendants and others in China. In 2011, she spent fifteen months in Beijing as a Fulbright grantee, studying Chinese language at IUP on the Tsinghua University campus and researching issues at the intersection of Chinese criminal procedure, the rights of attorneys, and defense of the indigent as an affiliated researcher at the Law Institute of the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences. She is admitted to practice law in New York and Massachusetts, and spent several years as a public defender and impact litigation attorney on behalf of the Massachusetts public counsel agency’s indigent clients. Published, successful cases in which she was involved include Emilio E. v. Commonwealth, 453 Mass. 1024 (2009) (rights of pretrial juveniles to be free from GPS monitoring), Kenniston v. Dep't of Youth Svcs., 453 Mass. 179 (2009) (substantive due process rights of adults formerly found delinquent of crimes as juveniles), Commonwealth v. Ruiz, 453 Mass. 474 (2009) (procedural due process rights of inmates with respect to on-and-after probation sentences), Commonwealth v. Connolly, 454 Mass. 808 (2009) (rights of suspects to be free from warrantless GPS monitoring), and Commonwealth v. Canadyan, 458 Mass. 574 (2010) (rights of homeless probationers not to be punished for homelessness). She graduated in 2005 with a J.D. from NYU School of Law, where, as a Civil Rights Clinic student-attorney she defeated a motion to dismiss and obtained a favorable settlement in a Title VII employment discrimination suit [Fernandez v. M & L Milevoi Mgmt., 357 F. Supp. 2d 644 (E.D.N.Y. 2005)], received a Furman Summer Fellowship, was active in the Asia Law Society, and served as Notes Editor on the Environmental Law Journal. Prior to law school, she obtained a Master’s degree in East Asian Studies from Harvard University (2002), where she researched the 2001 revisions to China’s marriage law, and was a recipient of the Foreign Language and Area Studies scholarship. Her Bachelor’s Degree is from Cornell University (2000, summa cum laude), where she received honors for her legal anthropology research on the small claims courts of Paris. In 1998-99 she studied at the Institut d’Etudes Politiques de Paris and at the Sorbonne, and became an Associate Researcher at the Sorbonne’s Laboratoire d’Anthropologie Juridique.
Sally Huahsin Yen
Sally Huahsin Yen is a practicing attorney and a researcher pioneering the field of legal ethics in Taiwan. She is currently a volunteer attorney at the Departmental Disciplinary Committee, First Department of the Supreme Court of New York State. Since completing her comparative study on attorneys' ethics at Harvard Law School in 2007, she has been committed to the reform and promotion of professional responsibility in Taiwan while conducting private practice in the meantime. In 2009, she participated in amending the Attorneys Ethics Rules which was passed by Taiwan Bar Association later that year, followed by her editing of the Annotated Attorneys Ethics Rules published in 2011. She has lectured on "legal ethics" in the training institute for new attorneys, continuing legal education (CLE) for local bar associations and law schools. As the deputy commissioner of the Committee on Attorneys Act and Promotion of Legal Services in Taipei Bar Association, Ms. Yen has closely observed the real ethical challenges facing Taiwan's legal profession today. She also endeavors to bring in latest thoughts by participating in international organizations, including the Center for Professional Responsibility of the American Bar Association and International Association on Legal Ethics. Her articles have appeared on Taiwan Bar Journal (Taiwan) and Judicial Reform Journal (Taiwan).
Seth Gurgel is the Beijing office director at PILnet, an NGO dedicated to promoting the use of law as a tool to serve the interests of the whole of society, where he is responsible for managing the organization's programs in China. In 2010, he joined the U.S.-Asia Law Institute as Non-Resident Scholar. Headquartered in Shanghai, he facilitated the Institute's labor law initiatives as well as one of its criminal justice initiatives. A graduate of New York University Law School, Seth was both a Root-Tilden-Kern Scholar and an Institute for International Law and Justice Fellow. His subsequent work in China has centered on Chinese rule of law development and Chinese jurisprudence, with a specific emphasis on rule of law development in the labor law and criminal justice contexts. He also has a Master’s of Education from the University of Notre Dame, and considerable experience in both Chinese and American community organizing and education. He served as an Americorps volunteer in Jacksonville, Florida, for two years and also as an instructor, organizer and translator for various legal education initiatives in China, both at Chinese law schools and in the Anhui countryside.
Ms. Yoiko Ando has been a lawyer in Japan and a member of the Japan Federation of Bar Associations (JFBA) since 1970. Along with her husband, Ms. Ando runs a small firm in Koriyama City, Fukushima Prefecture, Japan, where they practice general civil and criminal practice. She has substantial experience in various areas of family law primarily, but not exclusively, from the perspective of women in divorce, custody, child support, visitation rights, and the distribution of marital assets cases. Included in these cases have been many instances where female clients have suffered from domestic violence.
In addition to her work as a practicing attorney, Ms. Ando has served consistently as a member of the Committees on Gender Equality and on International Human Rights of the JFBA, serving as chair of both committees, with an emphasis on gender issues. As such, she has authored and co-authored numerous JFBA opinion papers and reports, and has organized symposiums and other official conferences related to the elimination of discrimination against women and the promotion of the status of women both domestically and internationally, which include several presentations before UN bodies. In 2001, Ms. Ando was involved in the enactment of the Act for the Prevention of Spousal Violence and the Protection of Victims and has participated in the drafting of subsequent revisions thereafter.
Ms. Ando received her law degree from Chuo University in Tokyo, Japan. Her most recent publication is entitled, “Gender perspectives on the March 11, 2011 Earthquake and Fukushima Nuclear Crisis” (IGI Global/Journal 2012).
Fenfei Li is an Associate Professor at Renmin University of China Law School; Deputy Director of the Renmin University of China Lawyers’ Institute; Assistant Director of the Litigation System and Judicial Reform Research Center of Renmin University of China; Research fellow of Diversified Disputes Solution Research Center at Renmin University of China; and a part-time lawyer in the Beijing Stone Law Firm. Professor Li majored in criminal procedure law and received his Master’s and Ph.D from Renmin University of China Law School. His research focuses on criminal procedure law, the judicial system, and the Chinese legal system. Professor Li has published more than ninety law-related articles and essays, case books and other texts related to criminal procedure law, including but not limited to: “Failure: the Contemporary Fate of Criminal Proceedings"(2009); “An Interpretation of Criminal Procedure Laws and Regulations "( 2010); "A Kind of Power: Detailing the Transformation of Society through the Rule of Law”(2011); and "The Legitimacy of the Procedure – Examples of Criminal Procedure Codes” (2011).
Mayu Uetsuka has been working at the Sankei Shimbun Newspaper in Tokyo, Japan as a journalist for the past twelve years. For the past five years she has been covering the judicial field in Japan, focusing on cases in the Supreme Court, Justice Ministry and the Prosecutor's office. Cases of note have included the mandatory indictment and trial of former DPJ leader Ichiro Ozawa, the introduction of the lay jury system into the Japanese judiciary, corruption and reforms within the Prosecutor's office, as well as international child abduction and Japan's decision to accede to the Hague Convention.
Yu-Jen Lu is a judge in the Taiwan Taipei District Court, which has eight years of experience dealing with criminal and civil trials. In 2010, Judge Lu was selected to be the special tribunal trial judge dealing with criminal cases involving violations of financial laws and regulations. He received his LL.B. degree from Soochow University in Taiwan, and enrolled in the LL.M. program in 2008 at National Chengchi University, where his research focused on financial laws and regulations. Judge Lu has been recognized by the Judicial Yuan for his exceptional performance as a criminal trial judge in 2005, 2008 and 2009. His publications include the report on “Legal issues of foreign company public offerings in Taiwan.” He is also the director of judge training and the Judicial Court Externship Course given to the postgraduates from the Institute of Technology Law at National Chiao Tung University.
Kazuyuki Higashio is a judge in the Tokyo District Court. He has three years of experience dealing with a wide variety of criminal cases. Following the introduction of the jury system to the Japanese judiciary in 2009, he has dealt with many jury trials. Prior to joining the U.S.-Asia Law Institute, Judge Higashio received his LL.M. degree from the NYU School of Law. He received his LL.B. and J.D. degrees from the University of Tokyo.
Wenjun Yan is a Ph.D. candidate in the China University of Political Science and Law (CUPL). He received his LL.M. degree from Central South University(CSU). During his postgraduate study, he majored in International Law, focusing on the Conflict Law, the Law of State Immunity, the International Uniform Substantive Law and the Protection of Human Rights in International Law. His present research interests are in the Immunities of States and their Property in China. Mr. Yan is a member both of the China Law Society and the Beijing Society of Comparative Law, and has served as researcher in the Research Center of International Commercial Law of CUPL. Mr. Yan worked as an attorney with JunZeJun Law Offices in Beijing for one year, specializing in Corporate Finance and Capital Markets, Private Equity and Investment and Civil Cases.
Shih-Kuo Liu is a prosecutor in Taiwan’s Banciao District Prosecutors Office. After graduating from Fu Jen Catholic University, he took up a position in the Petitions and Appeals Committee, Ministry of Finance. While doing so, Mr. Liu earned his master’s degree from the National Taiwan University’s Graduate Institute of National Development, where his research focused on the constitution. Mr. Liu passed the national judicial examination in 2002, and after seven years working as an investigative prosecutor, he has gained extensive experience in criminal cases, especially in human trafficking, drug trafficking, corruption and finance crime. His publication includes “On the Position of Current Military Education System: from the Perspective of Separate Civilian and Military Administrative Operation,” National Taiwan University (2001).
My Khanh Ngo
My Khanh Ngo graduated Phi Beta Kappa and summa cum laude from Yale University in 2010, with distinctions in both Political Science and International Studies. In 2008, she was awarded the Richard U. Light Fellowship to study Mandarin at Princeton in Beijing. Following graduation, My Khanh worked as a litigation paralegal at the international law firm, Hughes Hubbard and Reed, before joining the U.S.-Asia Law Institute in 2011 as the Executive and Program Assistant. She is currently based in Beijing working as a Fellow at PilNet, a Beijing-based NGO that provides Chinese lawyers with the tools they need to challenge injustice, strengthens the ability of citizens to shape law and policy, and connects a global community of activist lawyers who are using law to advance change. You can reach her at email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Jeremy Daum is a Senior Research Scholar and Senior Fellow at The China Center at Yale Law School. Before joining The China Center, he worked with the New York University US-Asia Law Institute, where he played an active role in all aspects of the Institute’s China-based rule of law projects. Daum has designed, implemented, and participated in a wide variety of research and legal reform programs throughout China, particularly involving criminal procedure, death penalty cases, and international human rights standards. He graduated in the class of 2005 from Washington University in St. Louis School of Law where he was inducted into the Order of the Coif, an honors society for exceptional American law students, and is admitted to the New York State Bar. While at Washington University, he served as a staff editor on the university’s Global Studies Law Review and worked in the school’s Civil Rights and Community Justice Clinic as a victim-offender mediator in cases involving juvenile offenders. Jeremy has clerked with international law firm Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP, and has also worked on a variety of employment discrimination, prisoner rights and police abuse matters after graduation. Most recently Jeremy’s work has focused evidence rules, and particularly the exclusion of illegally acquired evidence. He published a brief article, “Tortuous Progress: Early Cases Under China’s New Procedures for Excluding Evidence in Criminal Cases,” in the NYU Journal of International Law and Politics (Vol. 43, No. 3, Spring 2011).
Meng Hou is an associate professor of the law school of University of International Business and Economics. He received Ph.D. from the law school of Peking University in 2004, and was a postdoctoral fellow in the department of sociology at Peking University from 2005 to 2007. His research fields include sociology of law, economics of law and Constitutional law. The issues he is researching now are changes within the Chinese court’s xinfang over the past thirty years; non-local lawyers in Chinese criminal cases, confiscation in Chinese criminal cases, disenfranchisement of political rights in Chinese criminal cases, and changes within the CCP's Political and Legal Committee. Apart from academic research and teaching, he is also the founder and editor of the journal Law and Social Science.
Hongmei Li is Associate Professor of Law at Xi’an University of Architecture and Technology, and the Director of its Law department. Professor Li specializes in the protection of the rights of under-privileged groups, such as migrant workers and landless peasants as a result of environmental protection programs. Herrecent research focuses on the protection of the rights of defenders of criminal cases and regulation of police conduct during criminal procedures. She has won various awards for her research and teaching.
Melissa Lefkowitz joined the U.S.-Asia Law Institute in 2012. Ms. Lefkowitz holds a B.A. in Literature and East Asian Studies from New York University and an A.M. in East Asian Studies from Harvard University, where her research interests included Sino-African relations, Chinese cultural history, and theories of power and resistance. In summer 2011, she conducted research in Beijing on a Fairbank Center scholarship and worked at the Social Science Research Council, writing on environmental topics for the Forum on Health, Environment, and Development. Ms. Lefkowitz is proficient in Mandarin Chinese and has completed advanced study in Beijing and Taiwan on PRC and ROC scholarships. Her current research focuses on African migration to China and Chinese media development in Kenya. She can be found on Twitter at @sinofei.
Feihu Ying is a Professor of Law at Shenzhen University Law School, Vice Chairman of the Branch of Social Science and Humanities of Shenzhen University Academic Commission, and Director of the Institute of Disadvantaged Group Protection. His research focuses on law and economics, labor law, risk regulation, and administrative law. He received his Bachelor’s degree from Zhejiang Economics and Finance University in 1993. In 1996, he received a Master’s degree from Southwest University of Political Science and Law, and in 2002 received a Ph.D from the same institution. In 2011, he was one ofShenzhen's Top Ten Distinguished Talents. In 2010, he placed as one of the National Top Ten Young Distinguished Jurists. Among his publications are Information, Rights and Transaction Security: Research on Consumer Protection (2008) and Research on Overcoming the Informational Failure through Institutions (2004).
Chun-Lung Wu is a presiding judge in Taiwan's Taipei District Court. He graduated from National Taipei University, and then passed the Taiwan Bar Examination and National Judicial Examination in 2000. Judge Wu earned his master’s degree from the National Chengchi University’s Graduate School of Law, where his research focused on intellectual property law. Judge Wu has nine years of experience dealing with a wide range of criminal trials, and he has special expertise in handling intellectual property cases. Judge Wu has been recognized by the Judicial Yuan for his exceptional performance as a criminal trial judge in 2009. The Judicial Yuan has also bestowed the certificate of civil intellectual property to Judge Wu in 2010. His publications include a report on performance of innovative criminal procedures in Taiwan, a review of Taiwan Intellectual Property Court’s 2008-Xing-Zhi-Shang-Yi-18 decision and his master’s thesis entitled, The Study of Verdicts of Patent Infringement in Taiwan's Courts.
Wen-Ting Liu is a prosecutor in Taiwan's Taipei District Prosecutors Office. Although, Ms. Liu passed both bar examination and national judicial examination in 2000, she decided to become a prosecutor. After nine years working as an investigative prosecutor, she has gained extensive experience in criminal cases, especially in the areas of domestic violence, human trafficking, sexual harassment and assault. Her most recent trials have focused on white-collar crimes that involve the Securities and Exchange Act, Futures and Exchange Act, The Banking Act and Company Act. Her published articles include "Taiwan Vessel Pollution Management and Enforcement", Environmental Protection Administration, Executive Yuan, ROC (2006).
Yasuhiro Umeda is Senior Legal Officer of NHK (Japan Broadcasting Corporation) and a leading Japanese expert on ethics and Pro Bono works by in-house counsel. He founded the Japan In-house Lawyers Association (JILA) in 2001 and served as chairperson until March of 2010. He has also taught as an adjunct lecturer at Hitotsubashi University School of Law in Tokyo from 2008 to 2010. His many publications include: The Age of In-house Lawyers, (Nihon-Hyoron-Sya Publishing Co., Ltd. 2004) (co-author); Real Image of In-house Counsels, Jiyu-to-Seigi vol.2007-5 (2007); Compliance Issues and Role of In-house Counsel, Hougaku Seminar vol.634 (2007); Some Models of Conditions of In-house Counsel, Business Law Journal vol.7 (2008); and In-house Counsel, (Shoji-Homu Publishing Co., Ltd. 2009) (co-author).
Haini GUO joined the US-Asia Law Institute in July 2010 and left to join the National Committee on US-China Relations in May 2011. She received her J.D. degree from Yale Law School in 2004 and is a member of the New York Bar. While there, she served as an editor on the Yale Journal of International Law and the Yale Journal of Law and Humanities. From 2005 to 2010, she was an associate attorney at the international law firm Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton in New York where her practice focused on general corporate law, including benefits and compensation matters, employment law and related topics. She also represented pro bono clients in domestic violence and child custody cases. She has actively participated in and helped organize various legal exchange projects between the United States and China. Her publications include “Bargaining in the Shadow of Community: Neighborly Dispute Resolution in Beijing Hutongs.” (co-authored with Bradley Klein) which had also won a Yale Law School academic prize. Her research interests include law and society, comparative law, international business transactions andcriminal justice.
Xiumei Wang is Assistant Dean and Vice Director of the Institute for International Criminal Law at Beijing Normal University College for Criminal Law Science. In 2009, Professor Wang joined the U.S.-Asia Law Institute as a Fulbright Scholar following her international experience as a visiting scholar at New York University School of Law in 1995 and 2003. Her main fields of research include international criminal law and criminal justice, Chinese criminal law and comparative criminal law.
Zhiyuan Guo is an associate professor at the China University of Political Science and Law (CUPL), where she specializes in Criminal Procedure, Evidence,International Human Rights Law and Law and Society Studies. She is also an adjunct research fellow at the Center for Criminal Law and Justice, CUPL. Professor Guo was appointed as Guanghua Visiting Scholar at NYU School of Law from 2008-2009. During her residence in NYU School of Law, Professor Guo was invited to give talks in a couple of American law schools including NYU School of Law, Yale Law School, University of Pennsylvania Law School, Cardozo Law School, University ofCalifornia, Davis, School of Law, and Hastings College of Law. Professor Guo also attended conferences in Harvard Kennedy School of government, Fordham University LawSchool, Asia Society and Council on Foreign Relations. Professor Guo has published several books including Research on the Admissibility of Evidence in Criminal Cases and Theory of Proof in Criminal Cases. She has alsopublished extensively in journals such as China Legal Science, Comparative Law Review and China Criminal Law Journal. Prof. Guo’s current research focuses on mental disability law and its interaction with criminal justice system. Professor Guo is also a pioneer in empirical research in China. In 2006, she co-authored and published Experimentation and Reform: Empirical Methods for Improving Justice Systems, the first book on the subject in China. Professor Guo is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of China University of Political Science and Law (LL.B in law, 1997) in Beijing. She also received her Master’s Degree and Ph.D in Criminal Procedure from the China University of Political Science and Law in 2000 and2003 respectively.
Xiaojie Yi received her LL.M in Corporation law from New York University School of Law in 2009, LL.M from Peking University in 2006, and LL.B. from Peking University in 2004. She received numerous scholarships and honors for her excellent academic performance. Prior to joining New York University School, Xiaojie worked at Sullivan & Cromwell LLP and Paul Hastings Janofsky & Walker LLP. She has done research on empirical research on criminal law, criminal procedure law, securities fraud and crimes, etc. She has published several articles in law journals, one of which won the first-prize research paper award by Chinese Securities Association.
Oliver Q.C. Zhong
Oliver Q.C. Zhong received his J.D. from the University of Michigan Law School in 2008, where he was a winner of the national Swope Antitrust Writing Competition, M.P.A. from the LBJ School of Public Affairs, University of Texas at Austin in 2004, where he was the first international student in school history to win the Emmett S. Redford Award - the school's highest honor, and LL.B. from the Shanghai International Studies University in 2002, where he won the Jones Day International Legal Fellowship. In 2007 he also studied law at the University College London, England. His research interest centers on how law and politics interact with economic growth and social change in a global context. He has written on competition law and international political economy and his publications have appeared in the Michigan Journal of Law Reform, LBJ Journal of Public Affairs, the Journal of Asian Law among others. Oliver left the Institute after his year fellowship (2009-10) to practice in Hong Kong at the firm of Sidley Austin LLP.
Daniel Ping Yu
Daniel Ping Yu is the country director for China at the American Bar Association, responsible for overall office and program strategy and management, coordination with government and civil society stakeholders, and technical oversight and input; providing strategic direction across all projects; and identifying optimal synergy among them as envisioned by the program description. Dr. Ping Yu was previously a senior fellow at New York University’s U.S-Asia Law Institute for 10 years and is a leading specialist on China’s criminal procedure. Prior to joining NYU, he was a senior fellow at the Open Society Institute in New York. In addition, he was a consultant to the United Nations Office of Higher Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) and frequently consulted for international organizations. Dr. Yu received his LL.B. in 1985 from the East China Institute of Politics and Law in Shanghai. He has also received a graduate diploma in law from Fudan University in Shanghai. He continued his studies at the University of Washington School of Law, where he received his LL.M. and Ph.D. in Asian and comparative law.
Elizabeth M. Lynch
Elizabeth M. Lynch served at the Institute from 2007-2009 as a research fellow. In addition to assisting with managing the Institute’s various projects in China, Elizabeth also worked on her own research publishing “Maybe a Plea But is it a Bargain: An Initial Study of the Use of Simplified Procedure in China,” a preliminary analysis of China’s plea bargaining-like procedures. After leaving the Institute at the conclusion of her two-year fellowship, Elizabeth began China Law & Policy, a blog that examines China’s legal development through articles, interviews and podcasts. In September 2011, Elizabeth’s article, “China’s Rule of Law Mirage: The Regression of the Legal Profession Since the Adoption of the 2007 Lawyers Law,” was published in the George Washington International Law Review. Today, in addition to running China Law & Policy, Elizabeth also works as a public interest attorney at a New York City-based legal services non-profit. She received her J.D. from Harvard Law School and her B.A. from the University at Albany (SUNY) where she double-majored in political science and Chinese studies. In between undergrad and law school, Elizabeth was a Fulbright Scholar researching rule of law issues at Peking University in Beijing.
Jiae Won is a prosecutor of Republic of Korea with thirteen years of experience. She was the first woman prosecutor in charge of narcotic and organized crimes in Korea and has worked at that department since 2009. As a result, she was designated as a Narcotics specialist last year in Korea. At USALI, she will research drug crimes and organized crimes by foreigners in the United States, as well as countermeasures and the international cooperation necessary for suppression.
Yu-Jie Chen is a Taiwanese lawyer and J.S.D. candidate at New York University School of Law. She received her LL.M. in international legal studies from NYU in 2008 and was awarded the Robert L. Bernstein Fellowship in International Human Rights. She served as a researcher and advocate for a non-governmental organization, Human Rights in China, before joining the U.S.-Asia Law Institute as a Research Scholar. She is also a Taiwan lawyer and has practiced in the Taipei-based international law firm Lee and Li. At the U.S.-Asia Law Institute, Ms. Chen’s research focuses on international human rights, legal institutions, and criminal justice in Taiwan and China. She has greatly expanded the Institute’s Taiwan focus, promoting Taiwan’s legal reforms as a comparative model for China. She has also developed USALI cooperation with Taiwan organizations, including National Taiwan University, the Legal Aid Foundation, and the Taipei Lawyers’ Association. In the fall of 2011, she joined the NYU School of Law as a J.S.D. candidate but has continued to engage in USALI’s research as a part-time Research Scholar. She has published in both news outlets and scholarly journals.
JOANN KIM Program Assistant
JoAnn joined USALI in June 2016 after having worked at The Metropolitan Museum of Art as the Assistant for Administration in the Department of Asian Art. She helped organize Asia Week New York 2016 and was responsible for overseeing the Ikebana and Tea Ceremony events at The Met. She also previously worked at Neue Galerie and interned at the Korea Society. JoAnn graduated from the Fashion Institute of Technology with a BA in Art History and Museum Professions. She is a native speaker of English and Korean.