Law and the Legal Profession in China Program

Friday, February 27, 2015
8:45 a.m.
Welcome and Introductions
9:00 a.m. – 12:40 p.m.
Panel I
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
9:50     Q&A
10:10 Break
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
11:05   Q&A
11:25   Break
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
12:20   Q&A
12:40 Lunch
1:30 p.m. Keynote (40 minute talk; 20 minute Q&A)
Professor Donald Clarke, George Washington University Law School
2:30     Break
2:45 - 5:00 p.m.
Panel II
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.
Panel III
Comparative Law in Asia
Pierre Landry, Moderator & Panelist
9:10     Speaker:          Professor Mary Gallagher, University of Michigan
9:40                             Reviewer:        Glenn Tiffert, UC Berkeley
9:50     Q&A
10:10 Break
10:25   Speaker           Professor Pierre Landry, University of Pittsburgh
10:55                           Reviewer:        __________________
11:05   Q&A
11:25   Break
11:40   Speaker:          Dr. Jothie Rajah, American Bar Foundation
12:10                           Reviewer:        John Givens, University of Pittsburgh
12:20   Q&A
12:40   Lunch
1:45 – 5:25 p.m.
Panel IV
The Legal Profession in China
John Wagner Givens, Moderator & Panelist
1:55     Speaker:          Professor Jacques deLisle, University of Pennsylvania
2:25     Reviewer:        __________________________
2:35     Q&A
2:55     Break
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.
3:50     Q&A
4:10     Break
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
5:05     Q&A
5:25     Closing Remarks, Professor Ronald Brand, University of Pittsburgh, Center for International Legal Education