Visiting Scholars and Fellows 2007-2008
Lecturer, Center for International Law Studies, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences
Professor Dai is interested in how human rights are implemented at the local, regional, and world levels. She is interested in how each entity resolves the differences in its law with that of U.N. law. Ford Fellow. Fall 2007-Spring 2008.
Professor, Associate Dean, University of International Business and Economics (UIBE)
Professor Ding's focus at Columbia concerns M&A activities in China. She is looking at the US regulatory regime to determine a way to make China's regime more open to foreign investors. Her ideas center around creating a dynamic system with transparent and forseeable laws and rules. Fulbright Fellow. Fall 2007-Spring 2008.
Staff Lawyer, Dongfang Public Interest and Legal Aid Law Firm and Research Fellow at the Institute of Law of the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences
Ms. Li conducts research on administrative law, including specific focus on the Chinese administrative litigation and information laws. During her fellowship with PILI, Ms. Li will develop a project on administrative public interest litigation in the U.S. and China. Fall 2007.
Associate Professor, Law Institute, Chinese Academy of Social Science
Professor Ran has been interested primarily in two concepts during her stay at Columbia. The first is how public law and private law compensate for each other. The second is how the concept of human rights gradually comes to possess meaning, especially against the backdrop of commercial, social, and technological transformation. Edwards Fellow. Fall 2007.
Wallace Wen-yeu Wang
Professor of Law and Director of the Research Center for Economic and Financial Law, College of Law, National Taiwan University
Professor Wang's specialties are corporate law, financial law, law and economics. At Columbia Law School his research focuses on comparative corporate law. Fall 2007.
Professor, Vice Dean Law School of Wuhan University
Professor Wang's research interests at Columbia include human rights as it relates to development. He is also focusing on the "rule by law" as it is practiced in various countries. This research is intended to help him complete a serious of articles as well as a legislative proposal. Fall 2007-Spring 2008.
Lecturer, Law School of Renmin University
Professor Wei is interested in negotiated criminal justice. In particular she is interested in why it has emerged, when it takes place, its interaction with due process, American and European perspectives and practices, and public perception. She has noted the irony of this "post-modern" approach arising in China which is still "completing the task of modernization." Edwards Fellow. Spring 2008.
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. At Columbia, he is investigating how to improve the substance and enforcement of labor law in China. Fall 2007.
Director of Law and Public Participation, Civil Society Watch
Mr. Yao’s work includes advocacy for the rights of people suffering from AIDS and advocacy on environmental protection in China. This includes development of public hearings, litigation and capacity building with other NGOs. During his fellowship with PILI (Public Interst Law Initiative) Mr. Yao will develop a project on People’s Right to Access to Clean Water. Fall 2007.
Associate Professor, School of Civil and Commercial Law, China University of Political Science and Law
A primary interest of Professor Yu is American tort law. During his stay at Columbia his goal has been to compare the tort laws of the different legal systems from the perspective of functionalism, and to examine the implications for the formulation of Chinese tort law. In particular he has been interested in the application of public policy and moral standards in tort law. Yu Fei is an Edwards Fellow. Fall 2007-Spring 2008.
Assistant Professor and Vice Director of International Law, Law School of Jilin University
Professor Zhou's research addresses legal pluralism in a global context. She is making a critical study of Western theories of globalization and law. At Columbia she is extending this focus to embrace the areas of constitutional law and international law. Edwards Fellow. Spring 2008.