Growing Significance of Cases in China: Implications for Legal Education and Legal Practice

February 22, 2017 | 5:30pm

American University Washington College of Law

4300 Nebraska Ave. NW
Washington, DC 20016 United States

Please join the Washington Foreign Law Society for a reception and panel discussion on the evening of February 22, 2017.  The WFLS is pleased to co-sponsor this Guiding Cases Seminar(TM) with the American University Washington College of Law and its Office of Global Opportunities, the Center for East Asian Studies at Stanford University, the Fu Tak Iam Foundation Limited, Alston & Bird, and Broad & Bright.

More than six years ago, in November, 2010, the Supreme People’s Court of China began a process of selecting certain Chinese court judgments and reissuing them as “Guiding Cases” for the purposes of adjudicating similar cases in the future.  Since then, the China Guiding Cases Project at Stanford Law School has worked to document, analyze, and explain the collection of cases in order to help create a useful knowledge-base for practitioners and a more engaged Chinese public.  In addition to various publications, the Guiding Cases Seminars feature presentations by scholars, lawyers, policymakers, and  other stakeholders.

The Program is as follows:

5:30-6 p.m. – Registration and Reception

6-6:45 p.m. – Welcome and Keynote Speech  

Opening Remarks:

  • Dean Lia Epperson
    Senior Associate Dean for Faculty and Academic Affairs, Professor of Law, Washington College of Law, American University
  • Catherine Schenker
    Associate Director, International Legal Studies Program, Director, Legal English Program, Washington College of Law, American University

Moderator:

  • Dr. Mei Gechlik
    Founder and Director, China Guiding Cases Project, Stanford Law School
    Latest Developments of China’s Guiding Cases System and a Summary of Judge Guo Feng’s Speech on the Compilation and Application of Guiding Cases

Keynote Speaker:

  • The Honorable Sidney H. Stein
    Senior Judge, U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York
    A Response to Judge Guo Feng’s Speech on the Compilation and Application of Guiding Cases

6:45-8 p.m. – Panel Discussion and Q&A for All Speakers

  • Dr. Mei Gechlik  (Moderator)
  • DAI Di
    Ph.D. candidate, Peking University Law School; Former Attorney, Beijing Haijia Law Firm
    How Do Chinese Judges Apply Sources of Chinese Law?: An Analysis of Guiding Case No. 5 and Its Subsequent Cases
  • Jennifer Ingram
    Fellow and Co-Managing Editor, China Guiding Cases Project, Stanford Law School
    China’s Belt and Road Initiative and Related Cases
  • Professor Jeffrey S. Lubbers
    Professor of Practice in Administrative Law, Washington College of Law, American University
    The Usefulness of Guiding Cases, With a Focus on Guiding Case No. 21
  • Gwenann Manseau
    Senior Counsel, Office of the Chief Counsel for International Commerce, U.S. Department of Commerce
    The Role of Guiding Cases in Improving the Chinese Business Environment

To register, click here.

We hope you will join us for this exciting opportunity!

 

 

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