Visiting Scholars and Fellows 2006-2007
Professor, Institute of Law, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences
Professor Chang's research interests surround environmental law and international environmental law. At Columbia Law School he researched what China can learn from the American experience with the institution of class action environmental lawsuits. Edwards Fellow. Spring 2007.
Professor, School of Law, Chinese Central University of Nationalities
Professor Deng's area of expertise is civil litigation and the society of the Qing Dynasty. His topic of interest while at Columbia Law School was civil litigation and the civil regulations of traditional China, especially during the Qing Dynasty--traditional civil litigation and its influence in contemporary China. Edwards Fellow. Spring 2007.
Professor and Vice Dean, Jilin University School of Law
Professor Huang is an expert in the philosophy of law and comparative law in China. At Columbia, he researched "new liberalism" in the United States and how it developed after World War II. Spring and Fall 2006.
Li Gang (Paul)
Mr. Li Gang is founder and board member of the Beijing Impact Law Firm, created in June 2006. He is also the founder and editor in chief of the "China Public Interest Litigation" website. Mr. Li received his Bachelor of Law from China's Northwestern University of Political Science and Law in 1991, his Master of Law from the China University of Political Science and Law in 1999, and holds a doctorate in law from the Law School of Tsinghua University. Mr. Li is also a partner in private practice with the Beijing ZhongWen Law Firm. While at Columbia, Mr. Li developed a project on managing a public interest law organization in China. PILI fellow (now PILnet). Fall 2006-Spring 2007.
Assistant Professor, Center for International Law Studies, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences
Prof. Liao's areas of interest include financial law, international finance law, and corporate law. While at Columbia Law School he studied regulation of financial conglomerates. He has worked with the People's Bank of China, the China Securities Regulatory Commission, and the Shanghai and Shenzhen stock exchanges. Fall 2006-Spring 2007
Liu Chengwei (Roy Lexway)
Assistant Professor, School of American and Comparative Law, China University of Political Science and Law
Professor Liu received his B.A. in law from Hunan University, his M.A. from Northwestern University of Politics and Law, and his Ph.D. from the Institute of Law of the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences. At Columbia Law School, Professor Liu conducted research on the interaction between codification of law and social change. He intended to make theoretical and practical preparations for the codification of civil law in China so as to promote China's law reform movement. Edwards Fellow. Fall 2006.
Carl F. Minzner
International Affairs Fellow, Counsel on Foreign Relations
An expert on Chiese legal institutions and reforms, Mr. Minzner researched Chinese legal and political reforms, their effect on domestic social stability, and the implications of those reforms for U.S.-China relations. He holds a J.D. from Columbia University Law School, a master's degree in international affairs from Columbia's SIPA, and a B.A. from Stanford. Spring 2007.
Doctoral Student, Political Science Department, University of California at Berkeley
At Columbia Law School, Ms. Stern conducted research for her doctoral dissertation. She was interested in Chinese environmental litigation and "cause lawyers", specifically their impact on social change. Ms. Stern was a recipient of an NSF Doctoral Dissertation Improvement Grant. Fall 2006.
Professor, College of Law, National Taiwan University
Professor Shieh's specialty is intellectual property rights law especially P2P file-transfer technology. He has been a professor at National Taiwan University for 16 years and he is the director and/or advisor for governmental and quasi-governmental organizations. Fulbright Scholar. Spring 2007.
Associate Professor of Law, Wuhan Law School
Professor Wang received his J.D. from Wuhan University in 2000. He has written and contributed to several publications on the subject of constitutional law. He is the director of the Constitutional Law Branch of the Chinese Law Association, an arbitrator on the Wuhan Arbitration Commission, and a lawyer at Hubei Luojia Law Firm. At Columbia Law School he researched a project titled, "Due Process of the American Constitution and the Perfecting of the Chinese Constitution." Fulbright Scholar. Fall 2006-Spring 2007.
Assistant Professor of Law, Institute of Law, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (CASS)
Professor Xie's fields of interest are labor law, company law, and securities law. He focuses on the study of labor rights, especially international labor standards and labor protection in China. He investigated how to improve the substance and enforcement of labor law in China. Spring 2007.
Professor of Law, Vice Dean, Nanjing University
Professor Yang has served as an adjunct professor at Jiangsu Judges College; the director of the Nanjing University Asian and Pacific Law Institute; the president of Jiangsu Jurisprudence and Constitutional Law Institute; and is a standing council member and board member of the Academic Committee for the Jiangsu Law Society. At Columbia Law School, Professor Yang conducted a comparative study on judicial protection of human rights in China and the U.S. Edwards Fellow. Fall 2006.
Associate Professor of Law, China University of Political Science and Law (CUPSL)
Professor Zhang completed his undergraduate and graduate legal studies at CUPSL. He also studied at Beijing University's training program for research on religion. At CUPSL he teaches Chinese legal history and comparative constitutional law. At Columbia Law School, Professor Zhang conducted a comparative study of church and state in the U.S. and China. Edwards Fellow. Spring 2007.
Zhang Wenjuan (Wendy)
Public Interest Lawyer, Beijing Children's Legal Aid and Research Center
She provides free legal service to children and their families. Ms. Zhang also directs the work of the Public Interest Law Research and Program Management (OPILRPM), which supports the work of the Beijing Children's Legal Aid and Research Center, as well as the more recently formed Beijing Legal Office for Rural Migrants. Ms. Zhang earned her law degree from Peking University Law School. While at Columbia, Ms. Zhang developed a project related to the promotion of children's rights in China. PILI fellow. Fall 2006-Spring 2007.
Professor of Law, Fudan University Law School and Expert Counselor at Shanghai Municipal Court and Procuratorate
At Fudan University, Prof. Zhang teaches civil procedure, evidence, legal profession, criminal procedure, and supervises the legal clinic. At Columbia University Professor Zhang researches American class-action litigation. He is interested in the theory and practice of settling group disputes. Edwards Fellow. Spring 2007.