Visiting Scholars and Fellows 2010-2011
J.S.D. Candidate, Peking University Law School
Areas of specialization are sentencing justice, comparative criminal law research, and empirical legal research. Mr Cai's topic while at Columbia was "Sentencing Reform: Lessons from Past and Current American Sentencing Theories and Sentencing Practice which are Relevant for Planning China’s Current and Future Sentencing Reform." Spring 2011.
Associate Professor, Sichuan University Law School
Professor Chen's areas of specialization are Constitutional civil rights, law and economics, and corporation law and securities regulation. His research topic while at Columbia was internet public opinion and the citizen/state relationship in China--an empirical study of 102 legal cases from 2002 to 2009. Academic year 2010-2011.
Professor, School of Law, Huazhong University of Science & Technology
Professor Du's area of specialization is intellectual property law. Her research topic while at Columbia was the evolution of China’s IP regime in the context of Sino-American relations: From political negotiations and unilateral measures to legal disputes. Center for Chinese Legal Studies Fellow. Full year 2010-2011.
Associate Professor, School of American and Comparative Law, China University of Political Science and Law
Professor Feng's areas of specialization are tort Law and comparative law. Her research topic while at Columbia was the impact of the internet on components of tort liability law. Edwards Fellow. Fall 2010.
Associate Professor, Law School, Central University of Finance and Economics of China
Professor Gao's area of specialization is administrative law. His research topic while at Columbia was the law governing the openness of government information. Academic year 2010-2011.
Assistant Professor, Institute of International Law, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences
Professor Li's area of specialization is private international law. His research topic while at Columbia was universal civil jurisdiction. Academic year 2010-2011.
Professor, Institute of Law, Chinese Academy of Social Science
Professor Liu's area of specialization is criminal law. His research topic while at Columbia was the regulation and control of police agencies. Center for Chinese Legal Studies Fellow. February 2011.
Associate Professor, Law School, Beihang University
Professor Ming's areas of specialization are jurisprudence, legal history, and comparative law. His research topic while at Columbia was American realist jurisprudence and its possible reference to Chinese judicial reform and modern jurisprudence. Edwards Fellow. Fall 2010-early Spring 2011
Research Fellow, Max-Planck-Institut für Europäische Rechtsgeschichte
Mr. Ni's areas of specialization are Chinese constitutional studies, law, and language. His research topic while at Columbia was modern Chinese constitutionalism through language engineering. Fall 2010.
Associate Professor, Institute of Law, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences
Professor Qi's areas of specialization are criminal procedure, evidence law, judicial system, human rights, plea bargaining, and the alternative dispute resolution law. Her research topic while at Columbia was a comparative review between the U.S. and China of the protection of human rights of the accused in criminal procedure. Academic year 2010-2011.
Associate Professor, Sun Yat-sen University Law School
Professor Xie's areas of specialization are criminal procedure law, the judicial system, constitutionalism, and judicial reform and institutional change in China. His research topic while at Columbia was the emergent regime of the pursuit of procedural justice in China--social transformation, legal practice and public opinions. Edwards Fellow. Academic year 2010-2011.
Lecturer, Fudan University Law School
Professor Yang's area of specialization is civil procedural law. Her research topic while at Columbia was a study on group litigation with a focus on China, the U.S. and Germany. Edwards Fellow. Fall 2010.
Jun (Brian) Yao
Pro bono Attorney, Workers’ Rights, Dacheng Law Office
Mr. Yao was a partner at the Zhong Lun Law Firm, where he established pro bono programs and public services through the Zhong Lun Charitable Foundation. He has worked on high-profile cases involving the Chinese government and workers' rights violations. Brian established the first Administrative Law Committee (ALC) at the Guangzhou Bar Association, and later sat on the advisory committee for the first Public Law Firm offering free legal aid in Guangzhou. He established the Constitutional Law and Human Rights Committee at the Guangzhou Bar Association and served as the first executive director. PILnet Fellow. Fall 2010-Spring 2011.
Assistant Professor of Law, Research Fellow of Environmental and Resource Law, Zhongnan University of Economics and Law, Wuhan, China
Professor Zhang drafted legislation creating the first Chinese law to cite and recognize "environmental rights." He also drafted legislation introducing the terms "ecological compensation" and "environmental insurance" into Chinese law. He served as an assistant presiding judge at the Hanjian Intermediate People's Court of Hubei Province, where he investigated the Chinese judicial system and trained judges on environmental public interest litigation. PILnet Fellow. Fall 2010-Spring 2011.
Associate Professor, School of Law, University of Hong Kong
Professor Zhu's research interests include Chinese and comparative constitutional law; the Basic Law of Hong Kong; the law of Human Rights in Hong Kong and China; and public administration in China, comparative autonomy. His project while at Columbia was on autonomy in Tibet. Spring 2011.