2006 - 2007 Schedule

2006 - 2007 Schedule

Fall 2006 Semester

September 8: Introduction (Paul Gewirtz, Jamie Horsley and Tom Kellogg, The China Law Center)

September 15: Jamie Horsley, Deputy Director, The China Law Center: “Open Government in a Closed Political System? -- The Development of Public Participation in Chinese Government Rulemaking”

September 22: Minxin Pei, Senior Associate and Director, China Program, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, "Managing Social Conflict in China: The Role of Law"

September 29: Zhou Dan, Shanghai-based lawyer and Director of Yu Dan Organization, “Imagining Gaylaw in China”

October 6: Jerome A. Cohen, Professor, New York University School of Law and Adjunct Senior Fellow for Asia, Council on Foreign Relations:  “Chinese Lawyers: Past, Present and Future?”

October 13: William Farris, Senior Counsel, Congressional-Executive Commission on China, “Regulation of the Media in China”

October 20: NO CLASS

October 27: Fall Break; NO CLASS

November 3:  Nico Howson, Professor, University of Michigan Law School,  "The Doctrine That Dared Not Speak Its Name: Anglo-American Fiduciary Duties in China's 2005 Company Law and Case Law Intimations of Prior Convergence"

November 10: Eva Pils, Visiting Assistant Professor of Law, Cornell Law School, “Asking the Tiger For His Skin: Rights Activism in China”        

November 17: Tom Kellogg, Senior Fellow, The China Law Center, “Campus and the Courts: Legal Approaches to Academic Freedom and University Autonomy in China” 

November 24: Thanksgiving Holiday; NO CLASS

November 30: Wan Exiang, Vice President of Supreme Court,  “Judicial Reforms in China”

December 8: Merle Goldman, Professor of History, Boston University, Senior Fellow, John K. Fairbank Center, Harvard University, “From Comrade to Citizen: the Struggle for Political Rights in China.”

December 11: Wang Yongqing, Vice Minister of the State Council's Office of Legislative Affairs, "Legal Reform in China."

December 20: Paul Gewirtz, Jamie Horsley and Tom Kellogg, “The Recent Work of The China Law Center”

Spring 2007 Semester

January 29: Paul Gewirtz, Jamie Horsley and Thomas Kellogg (Yale Law School): Introduction

February 5: Ernesto Zedillo (former President of Mexico, currently Director, Yale Center for the Study of Globalization): “China, the WTO and Globalization”

February 12: Mo Shaoping (leading Chinese criminal defense lawyer and human rights advocate): “Death Penalty Reforms in China”

February 19: J. Stapleton Roy (former U.S. Ambassador to China and Indonesia, currently Managing Director, Kissinger Associates, Inc.): “China: Emerging Prospects and Challenges”

February 26: Wendy Zhang (Assistant Director, Beijing Children’s Legal Aid and Research Center): “Public Interest Law in China: the Role of Non-Profit Organizations”

March 5: Professor Zhou Hanhua (Institute of Law, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences):  “Cross-border Privacy Regulation in China”

March 12: NO CLASS [replaced by April 13 event]

March 19: SPRING BREAK - NO CLASSMarch 26: Professor Edward S. Steinfeld (Department of Political Science, MIT):  “Playing Our Game:  The Governance of China's Oil and Gas Majors”

April 2: Professor Sun Zhongxin (Department of Sociology, Fudan University): "Women, Gender, and Sexuality: Understanding Equality Issues in China"

April 11: Professor Xu Zhiyong (Humanities and Law School, Beijing University of Post and Telecommunications; Deputy, Haidian District People’s Congress, Beijing; Director, Open Constitution Initiative), discussing new cases and legal issues with which he has been involved in China

April 13: 11:00 AM -- 6:00 PM Bernstein Human Rights Symposium, co-sponsored by The China Law Center and the Orville H. Schell, Jr. Center for International Human Rights:

  • A Conversation between Jerome Cohen (Professor of Law, NYU Law School) and Jonathan Spence (Sterling Professor of History, Yale University); Paul Gewirtz, Moderator
  • “Strategies for Using Law and Reforming Law to Protect Rights in China”, Xu Zhiyong (see April 9 schedule), Zhou Dan (gay rights legal advocate), Titi Liu (Ford Foundation); Jeffrey Prescott, Moderator
  • “Critical Perspectives on the Impact of Legal Advocacy and Reform Strategies,” Professor Fu Hualing (University of Hong Kong Law School), Nicholas Becquelin (Human Rights Watch), Elizabeth Perry (Harvard University) [invited]; Orville Schell (Graduate School of Journalism, University of California, Berkeley), Moderator

April 16: Sidney Rittenberg (President, Rittenberg & Associates; faculty, Chinese Studies Program, Pacific Lutheran University):  “A 60-Year China Odyssey”

April 23: Professor Douglas B. Grob (Department of Government and Politics, University of Maryland): “Legalizing the Local State: The Politics of Grassroots 'Legality' in Contemporary China”

April 30: Professor James V. Feinerman (Director, Asian Law and Policy Studies, Georgetown University Law Center): “Corporate Governance Reform in China”