Friday, February 27, 2015
Welcome and Introductions
9:00 a.m. – 12:40 p.m.
History of Law in China
James Cook, Moderator
9:10 Speaker: Professor Alison Bailey, University of British Columbia Dept. Of Asian Studies - (Qing Era)
9:40 Reviewer: Katherine Carlitz, University of Pittsburgh
10:25 Speaker: Professor Xiaoqun Xu, Christopher Newport University, “Formal Practice vs. Political Expediency: The Fate of Due Process in Republican China, 1912-1949” - (Republican Era)
10:55 Reviewer: David Luesink, University of Pittsburgh
11:40 Speaker: Glenn Tiffert, ABD, University of California, Berkeley, “Courting Revolution: Judicial Recruitment and Legal Education in the Early People’s Republic of China”
12:10 Reviewer: Frank Yining Liu, Duquesne University
1:30 p.m. Keynote (40 minute talk; 20 minute Q&A)
Professor Donald Clarke, George Washington University Law School
2:45 - 5:00 p.m.
International and Commercial Law in China: A Pittsburgh Perspective
Ronald Brand, Moderator
Diane Lazaris, General Counsel & Senior V.P., Wesco
Max Laun, Vice President &General Counsel, Alcoa
Dennis Unkovic, Meyer Unkovic & Scott
Heidi Zhang, Senior Counsel - Asia, Westinghouse
5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Reception, Alcoa Room
Saturday, February 28
9:00 a.m. – 12:40 p.m.
Comparative Law in Asia
Pierre Landry, Moderator & Panelist
9:10 Speaker: Professor Mary Gallagher, University of Michigan
9:40 Reviewer: Glenn Tiffert, UC Berkeley
10:25 Speaker Professor Pierre Landry, University of Pittsburgh
10:55 Reviewer: __________________
11:40 Speaker: Dr. Jothie Rajah, American Bar Foundation
12:10 Reviewer: John Givens, University of Pittsburgh
1:45 – 5:25 p.m.
The Legal Profession in China
John Wagner Givens, Moderator & Panelist
1:55 Speaker: Professor Jacques deLisle, University of Pennsylvania
2:25 Reviewer: __________________________
3:10 Speaker: Professor Sida Liu, University of Wisconsin, Madison, “The Politics of Defense: Lawyers and Criminal Justice in China”
3:40 Reviewer: Jothie Rajah, American Bar Foundation.
4:25 Speaker: John Wagner Givens, University of Pittsburgh, “Justice Online: is the Internet Empowering Lawyers, Legal Mobilization, and Rule of Law Reform in China?”
4:55 Reviewer: Mary Gallagher, University of Michigan
5:25 Closing Remarks, Professor Ronald Brand, University of Pittsburgh, Center for International Legal Education