China has made unprecedented progress in developing the elements of a comprehensive legal system, yet some have argued that China’s rule of law has been in full retreat in recent years. On March 20, 2013, Prof. Jerome Cohen, one of the leading experts in the world on Chinese legal development, delivered a keynote address on the future of rule of law in China and addressed questions such as: What sort of progress has China made in this regard? What can we expect in the wake of China’s recent leadership transition? What will developments in China mean for the United States? His remarks were followed by comments from a distinguished panel of China experts.
Jerome A. Cohen, Professor of Law, New York University; senior fellow for Asia Studies, Council on Foreign Relations
Stanley Lubman, Distinguished Lecturer in Residence (retired), Berkeley Law
Paul Pickowicz, Distinguished Professor of History and Chinese Studies, UC San Diego
Rachel Stern, Assistant Professor of Law, Berkeley Law
Alex Wang, Visiting Assistant Professor of Law, Berkeley Law
Sponsored by the Institute for Legal Research, Berkeley Law; and the National Committee on U.S.-China Relations' Public Intellectuals Program, which is funded by the Henry Luce and C.V. Starr Foundation.
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