US-Asia Law Institute ABOUT USALI WHO WE ARE WHAT WE DO SCHOLARSHIP MEDIA Stéphanie Balme, Columbia University Law School Alliance Program Visiting Professor, speaks at USALI

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).