Visiting Scholars and Fellows 2008-2009
Director, Urumqi Legal Aid Center
Mr. Chen served in the Urumqi Department of Justice. He also volunteers in several legal and social services organizations, including as a council member of the All China Lawyers’ Association, the standing director of the Urumqi Lawyers’ Association, the commissioner of the Urumqi Youth Committee, and a counselor for the Urumqi Consumer Protection Council. His project while in residence concerned strengthening the legal aid system in China. Chen Dong was a PILI Fellow (now PILnet). Fall 2008-Spring 2009.
Assistant Professor of Law, Xiamen University Law School
Professor Chi’s areas of specialization include international arbitration and international economic law. His research topic while at Columbia was “Moving toward a depoliticized arbitration system: Problems and prospects in China.” Edwards Fellow. Spring 2009.
Justice of the Supreme Court, Taipei, Taiwan
Justice Huang’s research topic while at Columbia was medical malpractice litigation. Judge Huang has served as Supreme Court justice in Taipei, Taiwan, since 2002, the culmination of a long career in the judicial system, which began in 1979 at the Taiwan Penghu District Court. He received degrees from Loyola University School of Law, Tulane University School of Law, National Taiwan University, and National Chengchi University. Fall 2008.
Associate Professor, Shenzhen Graduate School of Peking University
Professor Jin's areas of specialization include general administrative law and the public/private law distinction. Her research topic while at Columbia was the distinction between public and private law, especially how public law and private law cooperate with each other in the process of Chinese social transformation. Edwards Fellow. Fall 2008-Spring 2009.
Vice Dean of the Department of Law and Professor of Law, Zhejiang University Law School
Vice Dean Liang’s areas of specialization include civil law and commercial law, especially corporate law, securities law, property law, and tort law. His research topic while at Columbia was corporate law, especially corporate governance, securities law, and tort law. Fall 2008-Spring 2009.
Associate Research Fellow, Center for International Law, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences
Mr. Liu’s areas of specialization include international economic law and WTO law. His research topic while at Columbia was an overview of the trade remedy system in WTO law, including rules of anti-dumping, and countervailing and safeguarding measures. Fall 2008-Spring 2009.
Associate Professor, Director of the Center for East Asian Legal Studies at Shandong Law School, and Dean’s Secretary of Foreign Affairs, Law School of Shandong University
Professor Mou’s areas of specialization include constitutional law, civil and commercial law, and comparative law. His research topic while at Columbia was a judicial review of East Asia, including the human rights of students in compulsory education in China. He also researched the disclosure obligations of the contract law of China and the U.S. Mou Xiankui was an Edwards Fellow. Fall 2008-Spring 2009.
Ph.D Candidate, Department of Government and Public Administration, Chinese University of Hong Kong
Mr. Tian’s areas of specialization include constitutional theory, the history of American constitutional law, comparative constitutional engineering, and the dynamics of the central-local relationship in the People’s Republic of China. His research topic while at Columbia was American constitutional theory and its influence on Chinese legal academia. Tian Lei was an Edwards Fellow. Fall 2008-Spring 2009.
Ph.D. Candidate, Tsinghua University
Mr. Wang's areas of specialization include civil procedure law, dispute resolution, and judicial reform in China. His research topic while at Columbia was "Xinfang and justice: An empirical study of shesu xinfang." Fall 2008-Spring 2009.
Lecturer, Law School of Renmin University
Professor Wei is interested in negotiated criminal justice. While at Columbia she researching 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-Fall 2008.
Ye Xiaoqin (Jennifer)
Lecturer, Wuhan University School of Law, and the Executive Head of Women’s Rights Department of the Center for Protection of the Rights of Disadvantaged Citizens of Wuhan University
Professor Ye holds a Ph.D. in law. Her research focuses on criminal law and women’s rights law and theory. She also works part-time as a practicing attorney at a local law firm and is the secretary general of the Ma Ke-chang Jurisprudence Foundation. Her project while in residence concerned the protection of human rights through public interest litigation and the criminal justice system. PILI Fellow (now PILnet). Fall 2008-Spring 2009.
Vice Dean, Law School, Jilin University
Vice Dean Yu’s areas of specialization are corporate law, securities law, and the law of negotiable instruments. Her research topic while at Columbia was corporate social responsibility. Center for Chinese Legal Studies Fellow. Fall 2008-Spring 2009.
Assistant Researcher, Institute of Law, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences
Dr. Zhang’s areas of specialization include legal history and housing law. His research topic while at Columbia was a comparative study of the legal profession in housing cases in the U.S. and China. Edwards Fellow. Spring 2009.
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 made a critical study of Western theories of globalization and law. At Columbia she extended this focus to embrace the areas of constitutional law and international law. Edwards Fellow. Spring 2008-Fall 2008.