The State of Legal Development In China:

Issues and Evidence
Leading scholars from Renmin University will address key areas vital to China’s legal development. U.S.-based experts in these areas and U.S.-based scholars of Chinese law will offer commentary from comparative and cross-disciplinary perspectives.
| Silverman 245, Penn Law School

9:00-9:15        Registration

9:15-10:00      Welcome, Opening Remarks and Introduction to The Report on Legal Development in China

Jacques deLisle, University of Pennsylvania Law School 

Dean Han Dayuan, Renmin University Law School

Zhu Jingwen, Renmin University Law School, Introduction to The Report on Legal Development in China         

10:00– 12:00  Panel I:     Legal Education and the Legal Profession

Chair: Amy Gadsden, University of Pennsylvania Law School


Zhu Jingwen, An Analysis of the Professionalization of Lawyers in China

Han Dayuan, Legal Education and the Development of the Rule of Law in China


Robert Reinstein, Temple Law School

David Trubek, University of Wisconsin Law School

Carl Minzner, Fordham Law School

12:00 – 1:00    Break

1:00– 3:00:     Panel II:  Current Issues in Criminal Justice Reform

Chair: Jacques deLisle


He Jiahong, Wrongful Convictions and Judicial Reform in China

Shi Yanan, Ending  Reeducation through Labor and the Issue of Preventive Detention


Markus Dubber, University of Toronto Law School

Margaret Lewis, Seton Hall Law School

Martin Flaherty, Fordham Law School

3:00- 3:15      Coffee / Tea Break

3:15 – 5:15      Panel III: Rights and the Rule of Law

Chair: Neysun Mahboubi, University of Pennsylvania CSCC


Lu Haina, The Development of Anti-discrimination Law in China 

Han Dayuan, Emerging Issues in Property Rights Protection


Cynthia Estlund, NYU Law School

Donald Clarke, George Washington University Law School

Serena Mayeri, University of Pennsylvania Law School

5:15     Closing Remarks and Adjournment

Han Dayuan and Jacques deLisle