On Thursday, October 9, the U.S.-Asia Law Institute welcomed Professor Stéphanie Balme as a guest speaker as part of USALI’s weekly lunch series. Professor Balme is a Columbia University Law School Alliance Program Visiting Professor and the head of the Sciences Po research group on Justice, Law and Society in China. She is a leading expert on Chinese law and governance (full bio below).
Columbia University Law School Alliance Program Visiting Professor this fall, Stéphanie Balme is a Sciences Po Paris faculty (PSIA Professor and CERI Research Fellow), where she runs the “Justice, Law and Society in China” research program. She is also a regular consultant for international organizations on projects related to rule of law, public policy or human rights in China. Balme is a former full-time Visiting Professor at Tsinghua University School of Law in Beijing (2006-2012) and a Research Associate at Chinese University of Hong Kong (2003-2006). Her areas of teaching and research are: comparative constitutional law and constitutionalism, law and society, human rights, judicial studies and Chinese politics. Her latest publications include: “China’s Bureaucratic Rules of Laws” (in French, RFAP Oct. 2014) and an Ebook entitled, ”Judicial Practices in Original Version: Comparing France, China and the U.S.” (in French), LexisNexis, Oct. 2014 (with A. Garapon, Li Bin and D. Schimmel).