Law and the Legal Profession in China Conference

Law and the Legal Profession in China

A conference hosted at the University of Pittsburgh

February 27-28

Barco Law Building, Alcoa Room

Asian Studies Center, University of Pittsburgh

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.

This conference is free and open to the public; however, registration is required. Please email Lynn Kawaratani at with your name and affiliation if you wish to register to attend.

This conference is made possible by the contributions of the Center for International Legal Education (CILE) and the Asian Studies Center (ASC).