The Asian Studies Center and the Center for International Law Education join together to sponsor a conference entitled "Law and the Legal Profession in China," February 27-28, 2015. Over the past two decades the profession of law within China has undergone tremendous change. China’s ascension to the World Trade Organization, massive foreign investment, and an increasingly cosmopolitan middle class have forced both the central government in Beijing and the country’s practicing attorneys to grapple with new clientele, new areas of practice, and an increasingly nuanced popular response to legal issues. This conference will bring together an international panel of multidisciplinary experts to examine the development and current practice of the legal profession in China, including a keynote by Donald C. Clarke, David Weaver Research Professor of Law, George Washington University, titled "Is Chinese Law Different? The Perils of Occidentalism." For more information, including a the program and a list of speakers, please see the conference website.