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February 19, 2009

Professor Nico Howson joins panel discussion "China's Changing Courts: Populist Vehicle or Party Puppet?" - Webcast available soon

The US-Asia Law Institute, in conjunction with Columbia Law School's Center for Chinese Legal Studies, cordially invites you to a panel discussion on:

China's Changing Courts: Populist Vehicle or Party Puppet?

Do China’s courts only answer to the Communist Party? Or are they in fact responsive to the Chinese people? How do Chinese courts respond to increasing populist protests? What is holding back Chinese courts from becoming independent? Can China’s experiences with corporate legal disputes serve as a guide to other legal claims?

Webcast now available here. (RealPlayer required; size of window may need to be reduced to obtain best picture quality.)

After watching, submit your questions to the panelists by e-mailing: usasialaw(at)nyu(dot)edu
Ten questions will be answered and posted online by Friday, February 27, 2009.

The US-Asia Law Institute, in conjunction with Columbia Law School's Center for Chinese Legal Studies, cordially invites you to a panel discussion on:

China's Changing Courts: Populist Vehicle or Party Puppet?

Do China’s courts only answer to the Communist Party? Or are they in fact responsive to the Chinese people? How do Chinese courts respond to increasing populist protests? What is holding back Chinese courts from becoming independent? Can China’s experiences with corporate legal disputes serve as a guide to other legal claims?

These crucial questions - which go to the heart of “rule of law” - will be discussed by leading academics in the field from both the U.S. and China, including:

Xin He, Associate Professor of Law, City University of Hong Kong School of Law; Global Visiting Professor of Law, NYU School of Law;

Nicholas C. Howson, Assistant Professor of Law, University of Michigan Law School;

Benjamin Liebman, Professor of Law and Director of Center for Chinese Legal Studies, Columbia Law School

Carl Minzner, Associate Professor of Law, Washington University School of Law;

Rachel E. Stern, Ph.D. candidate in political science, University of California, Berkeley.

Posted by zzhu at February 19, 2009 04:34 PM