Stanford China Law & Policy Conference May 6 & 7, 2011

The Inaugural Stanford China Law & Policy Conference

Law and the Chinese Transformation

May 6-7, 2011

Stanford Law School

About the Event:  The Stanford China Law & Policy Association is hosting the inaugural China Law & Policy Conference that will take place on May 6-7, 2011.  The title of the conference is “Law and the Chinese Transformation.”  This event is co-sponsored by the Rock Center for Corporate Governance.


The Conference brings together prominent experts on Chinese law, politics, and business to begin productive conversations about the most pressing issues in Chinese legal, political, and corporate governance reform.  Dean Larry Kramer will give opening remarks.  Dr. Condoleezza Rice, former Secretary of State, will deliver the keynote speech.  GAO Zhansheng, Consul General of the People’s Republic of China in San Francisco, will deliver a special luncheon speech.


Confirmed panelists and moderators from China include:

Honorable WANG Yanfang, IP Tribunal of the Supreme People’s Court of China

SHEN Weixing, Vice Dean of Tsinghua University Law School, China

WANG Xixin, Vice Dean of Peking University Law School, China

Jeff Lehman, Founding Dean of the Peking University School of Transnational Law, China

XIAO Wei, Managing Partner, Jun He Law Offices


Confirmed panelists and moderators from the US include:

Brad Berenson, Partner, Sidley Austin

Nancy Boswell, President and CEO, Transparency International – USA

Juan Botero, Rule of Law Index Director, The World Justice Project

Brian Cabrera, General Counsel, Synopsys

Carmen Chang, Partner, Wilson Sonsini

Chuck Comey, Partner, MOFO

Marc Fagel, Regional Director, SEC in San Francisco

Mei Gechlik, Lecturer, Stanford Law School

Paul Goldstein, Professor, Stanford Law School

Joe Grundfest, Professor, Stanford Law School

Mike Klausner, Professor, Stanford Law School

Larry Kramer, Dean of Stanford Law School

David Lee, Partner, Orrick

Yabo Lin, Partner, Sidley & Austin

Paul Marquardt, Partner, Cleary Gottlieb

Ken Nguyen, Stanford Law School

John Quinn, Managing Partner, Quinn Emanuel

Joe Simone, Partner, Baker McKenzie

Laura Stein, General Counsel, Clorox

Alan Sykes, Professor, Stanford Law School

Bill Treanor, Dean of Georgetown University Law Center

Honorable Clifford Wallace, Ninth Circuit


The conference will hold six panels discussing the various legal implications of a rising China.  These panels include:

I.             Legal Education in China and the US

II.            The Development of Rule of Law in China

III.           IP protection and Enforcement in China

IV.          Cross-border Acquisitions and Investments

V.            Foreign Corruption Practice Act and its Applications to Business Operations in China

VI.          Opportunities and Challenges for the Legal Profession


Registration Information:

Registration is free, but required for all participants.  Please register at

CLE credits will be offered to practicing attorneys for attending the conference.

Questions?  If you have any questions, please contact: Sandy Yao at or Michelle Yuan at


U.S. Law Librarian Teaches at Wuhan Law School (China)

Recent posting on SSRN:

Teaching Foreign and International Legal Research at Wuhan University (Wuda) Law School

Roy L. Sturgeon

Touro College Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center
October 8, 2009


Prof. Sturgeon, an American academic law librarian and Chinese law specialist, reports on his May 2009 experience as a visiting professor of legal research at a prestigious mainland Chinese university.

Keywords: Wuhan University, Wuda, China, Overseas Young Chinese Forum, teaching fellowship, foreign legal research, international legal research

Tsinghua China Law Review

We have received the inaugural  issue of Tsinghua China Law Review. Wishing Carlton Willey and the folks at Tsinghua Law School the best of luck with their new journal.

Tsinghua China Law Review

Table of Contents, Volume 1 Number1, Spring 2009

The Necessity of Codification of China’s Private International Law: A Study from the Perspective of the Historical Development of Chinese Conflicts Law

CHEN Weizuo, Tsinghua Law School

Gathering Momentum for US-China Cooperation on Climate Change

 Steve Wolfson, US Environmental Protection Agency

A Comparative Study of Lawyers’ Ethics in the US and PRC: Attorney-Client Privilege and Duty of Confidentiality  

XI Xu, Baker & McKenzie LLP

A Look at China’s Antidumping Policies and Practices  

R. Shane McNamara, UCLA School of Law

Law and Literature in the Tang Dynasty: Imperial Scholar Bai Juyi and the Concept of Panwen

Norman P. Ho, Harvard University

The Conflict and Harmony on Interpretation of
Hong Kong Basic Law

WANG Xuanwei, Tsinghua Law School

For additional information, see our earlier post on the journal

Annotated List of Chinese Academic Law Libraries

The Institute of Law of the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences has posted an annotated list of 100 Academic law libraries on the China Law Libraries Online Web site.  Information on collections, library services, staffing and physical facilities is available for many of the libraries. The article is in Chinese, but it does include links to the libraries. 

Overview of Law Libraries in China 国部分法律图书馆概况

Institute of Law of the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences


Main Site of


China Law Libraries Online

The Law Librarians of China (China Law Libraries Online) have revamped their Web site.   All content is in Chinese, but they expect to post English language materials in the near future.  Hat tip to Wei Luo.

The China Law Libraries Online Web site does post links to 17 major law school libraries in China:


Peking University School of Law, Law Library


Tsinghua University School of Law Library


Chinese People’s University Law School Library


Sun Yat-sen University School of Law Library


Chongqing University School of Law Library


Chongqing University School of Law Library


Hunan University School of Law Library


Nanjing University School of Law Library


Xiamen University Library Law Library #4


Wuhan University Law School Library


Sichuan University School of Law Library


Yantai University School of Law Library


Shanxi University School of Law Library


Liaoning University School of Law Library


Jilin University Research Center for Theory of Law Library


Jilin University Research Center for Theory of Law Library


Zhejiang University Guanghua School of Law Library


China Law Libraries Online

Tsinghua China Law Review

Tsinghua Law School, the MIT of China, has a new English language law journal: Tsinghua China Law Review. The first issue is due later this year.

tap tip to Carlton Willey, the editor -in-chief.

From the official announcment:

The Tsinghua China Law Review is a new law journal at the Tsinghua University

School of Law in Beijing, China. The TCLR is an English‐language academic journal

aimed at a global audience, publishing articles on legal topics relating to China. The

TCLR Board of Editors is a collaborative effort between foreign students in the

Tsinghua LLM Program in Chinese Law and Chinese students at the Tsinghua School

of Law. The journal will follow a U.S. law journal format. It will be published biannually

and distributed to subscribers in the U.S., China, and throughout the world.


Call for Submissions

The TCLR is currently seeking high‐quality scholarly articles for its upcoming issue.

Articles should be original works of legal analysis on topics relating to Chinese law

or other legal issues that pertain to China. Citations are required for all points of

law, assertions of fact, or references to other works. Citations should be in footnotes

and formatted in accordance with the Bluebook (

Articles may be submitted by email, in Word format, to or

in hard copy, along with a CD‐ROM electronic copy, to the Tsinghua School of Law.

Kindly email the preceding address for postal information. The current Call for

Submissions is open until April 3, 2009. Submitted articles will be considered on

a rolling basis.


A Note on the Language of Publication

The main body of articles should be written in English. However, Chinese‐language

legal terminology, citations, or references to laws or other original sources may be

provided in Chinese, and will be translated by the TCLR editorial staff. In addition,

for articles that regularly reference Chinese‐language laws or other materials, the

TCLR editorial staff will translate the materials to English so that they may be

included as appendices to the article for publication.

Website: The TCLR website will be hosted by the Eastlaw service, and is currently under construction.  Once complete, from the site one can view abstracts of published articles, submit articles, subscribe to the journal, and receive information about symposia events, etc.  If you would like to subscribe to our listserv to receive periodic email updates (only critical emails, perhaps one per month), kindly send an email to with the phrase “[Subscribe TCLR listserv]” in the subject line.