Baker, John S. is Visiting Professor at Georgetown Law School and Visiting Professor at Peking University School of Transnational Law. He has been a Visiting Fellow at Oriel College, the University of Oxford. He is Professor Emeritus of Law, and previously the Dale E. Bennett Professor of Law, at Louisiana State University Law School. He was an adjunct Fellow at the Heritage Foundation (Spring, 2008) and a Distinguished Scholar at the Catholic University of America Law School (2011-12). He has also taught at Tulane Law School, George Mason Law School, Pepperdine Law School, New York Law School, Hong Kong University, and the University of Dallas, School of Management. He has been a Visiting Professor at the University of Lyon III (France) (1999-2011) and at the Universidad de los Andes, Chile, where he was a Fulbright Specialist in 2012. He has lectured at universities and research institutes in Argentina, Austria, Brazil, Peru, Croatia, Slovenia, Taiwan, Vietnam, and the Philippines, where he was a Fulbright Fellow (2006). In September, 2016, along with Justice Samuel Alito, he was a speaker for the US Embassy in Beijing.
Bardenwerper, Walter W. retired after 25 years as Vice President, General Counsel & Secretary of Towers Watson & Co. (now Willis Towers Watson; NYSE: WLTW), a global professional services firm with its Law Department deployed in eight countries, including China. He is also an Adjunct Professor at Georgetown University Law Center in Washington, D.C., where he has taught mergers and acquisitions and has been active in partnership with the Immanuel Kant Baltic Federal University in Kaliningrad, promoting interactive law teaching in Russia. Mr. Bardenwerper has spoken to various organizations on Enterprise Risk Management, corporate governance, professional liability and business ethics. He received a B.A. with Honors in Economics from the University of Virginia, Phi Beta Kappa, and a J.D. from The University of Virginia Law School. After serving as Law Clerk for United States District Judge Albert Coffrin, he began law practice at the New York-based law firm of Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft. From 1998-2012 he was a director of Professional Consultants Insurance Company, a professional liability insurance carrier. He also served on the Board of the Association of Management Consulting Firms (AMCF) and is a director of Community Legal Services and Counseling Center in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
Baskir, Cecily E. is an appellate litigator with her own law firm and holds a bachelor of arts degree, magna cum laude, from Princeton University, a Juris Doctor degree from the Yale Law School, and an LL.M. degree from Georgetown University Law Center. She has served as Law Clerk to Judge Rosemary Barkett of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit and also practiced law with the transnational firm of Holland & Knight. As a former member of the STL permanent faculty, she founded the Center for Cross-Border Advocacy, STL’s first clinical legal education program, and is a scholar of clinical law and cross-cultural competence.
Basri, Carole is a consultant with the law firm of Dickstein Shapiro LLP. She holds a bachelor degree from Barnard College and a Juris Doctor degree from the New York University Law School. She has practiced law with several law firms, served as General Counsel of China On Line, and served as Executive Director of the Greater New York chapter of the Association of Corporate Counsel. She has taught law at the Benjamin Cardozo School of Law, the New York Law School, the University of Pennsylvania Law School, Tsinghua University School of Law, and the Hebrew University School of Law. She is an expert on the roles and responsibilities of in-house counsel.
Biton, Yifat is Associate Professor at The College of Management School of Law in Israel. She holds three law degrees, including a Ph.D., from Hebrew University, and an LL.M. degree from Yale Law School. She teaches at Hebrew University, and has taught at both Tel Aviv and Haifa Universities. She also has been a visiting researcher at Harvard Law School as a Fulbright scholar. Co-founder and chair of “Tmura-The Israeli Antidiscrimination Center”, she offers pro-bono legal counsel for tort cases advancing anti-discrimination policies. Yifat’s most prominent area of research interest is tort law and its intersections with antidiscrimination laws. Her other research areas are international torts, antidiscrimination jurisprudence and gender and the law. In addition to co-editing the book Readings in Law, Gender and Feminism, Prof. Bitton published numerous articles in leading Israeli and American law reviews. In 2011, her article “Mizrahis and Law” was awarded the Tel Aviv University Cegla Prize for best research article. Prof. Bitton is the recipient of international as well as local prestigious Prizes for feminist leadership.
Blankfein-Tabachnick, David H. is Associate Professor of Law at Michigan State University College of Law. He studied at Ithaca College and the University of Rochester, and he holds a Ph.D. from the University of Virginia and an M.S.L. degree from the Yale Law School. He has been a Visiting Scholar at the Yale Law School, and he has been honored by the University of Virginia for the quality of his teaching. He is a scholar of property, torts, contracts, legal theory, and tax policy, and he is the author of “Taxation, the Private Law, and Distributive Justice.”
Burgess, John is a 1973 graduate of Yale University (BA in history summa cum laude) and a 1976 graduate of Harvard Law School (JD cum laude). John Burgess practiced in the Boston office of the international law firm of Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr from 1976 until his retirement in December 2013. His practice included advising clients with respect to a broad range of transactional and securities law matters, including public debt and equity offerings by US and foreign private issuers; complex joint ventures; and representations of universities and not-for-profit research and development consortia. He held numerous management positions at this firm and also served as managing partner of the firm’s London office. Mr. Burgess was named one of the top five IPO lawyers in the United States in 2000 by IPO Reporter and is regularly listed as a Massachusetts “Super Lawyer” and in the Best Lawyers in America in the areas of international trade and finance, mergers and acquisitions and securities laws. Mr. Burgess has been a member of the Council on Foreign Relations since 1993, and was a CRF Fellow at the NATO Desk of the US State Department (EUR/RPM) in 1987. Mr. Burgess is a fellow of Branford College at Yale University, has served as Chairman of the Massachusetts Foundation for the Humanities, and is a member of the Board of Overseers at WBUR.FM. He has been an Adjunct Professor at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy since 2000, and has lectured at various schools including the University of St. Gallen.
Judge Cai, Xiaoxue is a retired senior judge of the Supreme People’s Court. He was a former Senior Judge of the First Grade and the Chief of the Third Collegial Tribunal of the Administrative Division, Supreme People’s Court. Judge Cai graduated from Anhui University Department of Law in 1983. During his service as a judge of the Supreme People’s Court from 1987 to 2014, his received various honors, including the nomination as a National Distinguished Judge in 2010, and National Expert of Adjudication, which are the two most valuable distinctions for Chinese judges.
Judge Cai took part in the drafting of most of the important Judicial Interpretations in the field of administrative law and administrative litigation law. He publishes extensively, including monographs, textbooks and more than 100 articles in law journals.
Campbell, Elaine Claar is a Visiting Professor from Practice. Her areas of interest are Introduction to China and Chinese Law and Global Business Strategy for Lawyers. She joined STL in 2016. She graduated from Wellesley College as a Wellesley Scholar with an A.B. in Economics and received M.B.A. and J.D. degrees from University of Virginia in 1982. She was a William Shermet Award Winner and ranked third in her class at the Darden Business School. She was an investment banker for 18 years and rose to the rank of Managing Director in the Investment Banking Divisions of both Salomon Brothers (now Citigroup) and Credit Suisse First Boston. She also worked at the U.S. Department of the Treasury as the Special Assistant to the Assistant Secretary in charge of Domestic Finance during the Reagan administration 1984-1985. She has taught International Management and Marketing Strategy, Capital Markets and Finance at the McIntire School of Commerce at University of Virginia and Syracuse University’s Study Abroad Program in Madrid, Spain, among others. She is married to Professor Ray Campbell, and they have four daughters. Elaine has lived in Shenzhen since 2010 and loves to share with newcomers her favorite cultural, historic and outdoor recreational places to go in Shenzhen. Elaine’s mobile numbers are (China) +86-185-2080-4236 (USA) 01-570-768-6400 and her email is email@example.com.
Canan, Judge Russell F. was appointed to the Superior Court of the District of Columbia in 1993 by President William Jefferson Clinton. Now he is Associate Judge, serving on a Felony I calendar, hearing murder, rape, and child sex abuse cases. Judge Canan served as the Presiding Judge of the Criminal Division from 2009–2012 and was the Deputy Presiding Judge from 2006–2009. He is the former Chairperson of the Criminal Advisory Rules Committee, the former Chairperson of the Judicial Education Committee, the former Chairperson of Jury Management Committee, and served on the Committee for Appointment and Retention of Magistrate Judges. Judge Canan has presided over matters in the Criminal and Civil Divisions of the court, as well as the Family Court. Throughout his career, Judge Canan has served as an Adjunct Professor at the Antioch School of Law, Georgetown University Law Center, George Washington University Law School and other universities.
Cao, zhixun received his LL.B. (Peking University) in 2008, LL.M. (Peking University) in 2010, Ph.D. (Peking University) in 2014, and was a Ph.D. candidate at University of Regensburg. Prof. Cao is Assistant Professor of Law at Peking University Law School. Previously, he was a Postdoctoral Researcher at KoGuan Law School at Shanghai JiaoTong University from 2014 to 2016. His articles have been published in several journals, including Chinese Law, Comparative Law, and Modern Law.
Cheng, Le, Chair Professor, Zhejiang University. Professor of Legal Discourse and Translation, School of International Studies; Professor of Law, Zhejiang University Law School; Dean, Institute of Cross-Cultural and Regional Studies; Director of the Center for Legal Discourse and Translation. Professor Cheng has been admitted to the PRC Bar since 2001. He is Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of Legal Discourse, Chief Editor of the International Journal of Law, Language & Discourse, President of the the World Association of Legal Interpreting and Translation, Secretary General and Vice President of the Multicultural Association of Law and Language, and member of the Scientific Committee of the International Academy of Linguistic Law. He has published widely in the areas of discourse analysis, semiotics, and language and corpus linguistics. He is the vice-editor-in-chief of the “Belt & Road” Law Book Series (30 books).
Cole, Marcus is the Wm. Benjamin Scott and Luna M. Scott Professor of Law at Stanford University. Professor Cole is a leading scholar on the empirical law and economics of commercial and financial regulation. His research explores questions such as why corporate bankruptcies are increasingly filed in Delaware, and what drives the financial structure of firms backed by venture capital. His current research interests involve the ways in which the world’s poor are using technology to solve their own problems, often in the face of government restrictions against such solutions. Professor Cole has served as a National Fellow at the Hoover Institution, and is a Fellow at the University of Amsterdam Center for Law and Economics. He has served as a Visiting Professor at a number of institutions around the world, including the University of Amsterdam, the University of Vienna, the University of Leiden, Bucerius University, Northwestern University, and Korea University. Before joining the Stanford Law faculty in 1997, Professor Cole was an associate with the Chicago law firm of Mayer Brown, and he clerked for Judge Morris Sheppard Arnold of the United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit.
Dau-Schmidt, Kenneth is the Carr Professor of Law at Indiana University—Bloomington. He earned his BA (Economics and Political Science) at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and holds a JD, MS (Economics) and PhD (Economics) from the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor. After practicing law for four years, Professor Dau-Schmidt has held tenured positions at the University of Cincinnati, the University of Wisconsin-Madison and Indiana University-Bloomington.
Professor Dau-Schmidt is a nationally recognized teacher and scholar on the subjects of labor and employment law, antitrust law and the economic analysis of legal problems.
His innovative teaching methods using classroom simulations have been widely featured in publications including the Christian Science Monitor, Chronicle of Higher Education, the Chicago Sun-Times, the National Jurist, and the Indiana Daily Student. In 2003, he was awarded the Leon H. Wallace Award, Indiana Law’s top teaching prize, and IU’s Sylvia Bowman Award for Teaching Excellence. He received the Excellence in Education Award of the Industrial Relations Research Association in 2004.
He is author of seven books and numerous articles on labor and employment law and the economic analysis of law, and he frequently presents papers at academic conferences and law schools across the United States, Canada, Europe and Asia. He has also done theoretical and empirical work on antitrust penalties and deterrence. In 1990, he received the Scholarly Paper Award from the Association of American Law Schools for his work on the economic analysis of the criminal law as a preference-shaping policy.
Involved in several national academic associations, Dau-Schmidt was elected to the National Council of the American Association of University Professors and appointed to serve on the executive and litigation committees of that organization. He is the past chair of the Labor Law Group and has chaired the Association of American Law School sections on the Economic Analysis of Law and Socio-Economics. In addition, he has served in various capacities on the executive committee of the AALS section on Labor and Employment Law and the Industrial Relations Research Association’s section on Labor and Employment Law. He is also a founder of the Midwest Law and Economics Association.
Professor Dau-Schmidt has been fortunate enough to be invited to teach at various European and Asian universities, including Christian-Albrechts-
Dell’anese, Luca is Professor and Associate Dean at the Beijing Foreign Studies University International Business School. He studied at the Università Commerciale Luigi Bocconi and Harvard University, and he holds a J.D. degree from the Università degli Studi di Milano–Bicocca and an S.J.D. degree from the University of Michigan. He has served as manager of the European Center of Tax Studies and Electronic Commerce in Milan, Italy, and he has practiced law with the transnational law firm of Ropes & Gray. His areas of expertise include tax law, international tax law, cross-border transactions, and financial products.
Dong, Gang, Morgan Stanley’s China Chief Compliance Officer. Before taking this role, Mr. Dong was Morgan Stanley’s greater China legal counsel, executive director. Mr. Dong covers legal and compliance work related to all of Morgan Stanley’s China businesses and platforms, including but not limited to securities, commercial bank, trust, asset management fund, RMB PE fund, QFII and others. Prior to joining Morgan Stanley in 2011, Mr. Dong worked in a leading US law firm, Shearman & Sterling and a leading UK law firm, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer. Mr. Dong obtained a bachelor of law degree and a master of international economy law degree from China University of Political Science & Law as well as a master of law degree from Columbia University School of Law in New York (Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar). Dong Gang is qualified as both a PRC lawyer and a US lawyer of New York State. Dong Gang is also an adjunct professor of Peking University School of Transnational Law, mentor of Juris Master students of Tsinghua University, mentor of graduate students of Beijing Foreign Studies University School of Law and mentor of Fudan University School of Law. Dong Gang has been an arbitrator of CIETAC (China International Economy and Trade Arbitration Commission) since 2014 and is now also the arbitrator of Beijing Arbitration Commission.
Douglas, Heather is a Consultant and Mediator at Commercial, Mediation & Arbitration Services Ltd, Hong Kong. Professor Douglas is a solicitor admitted in England & Wales and Hong Kong but notcurrently in practice. She is an accredited mediator with the Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre[HKIAC] on the General Panel. She is also a trained family mediator. Heather has been involved in disputeresolution for the last 16 years in Australia, England and Hong Kong. She has taught negotiation and mediationto both undergraduate and postgraduate students in Hong Kong and is regularly involved in deliveringcommercial mediation training in Hong Kong as a co-trainer and coach for Global Mediation Services Ltd.Heather is also one of the assessors for the HKIAC Mediator Accreditation Assessments.
Elias, Bram studied at the University of Michigan, Queen’s University of Belfast, and the Harvard Kennedy School of Government and holds a Juris Doctor degree from the Yale Law School. He has served as Law Clerk to Judge Denise Casper of the U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts and to Judge Dorothy Nelson of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. He is a scholar of clinical legal education.
Elias, Stella Burch is Assistant Professor of Law at the University of Iowa Law School. She studied at the University of Oxford and holds a Juris Doctor degree from the Yale Law School. She has served as Law Clerk to Judge Stephen Reinhardt of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit and as a Foreign Service Officer in the United Kingdom Foreign and Commonwealth Office. She has taught as a Climenko Fellow at the Harvard Law School. She is a scholar of immigration law and comparative law.
Elliot, Linda studied at Kalamazoo College, and she holds a Juris Doctor degree from the University of Michigan Law School and an LL.M. in Advocacy from the Georgetown University Law Center. She has served as a Law Clerk in the Federal District Court for the Western District of Michigan and in the Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit, as an attorney in the Public Defender Service for the District of Columbia, and as Deputy Circuit Executive and as Special Counsel to the Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit. She has taught at Georgetown University and New York University. She is a scholar of appellate decisionmaking and is the co-author of Federal Courts — Standards of Review.
Farrar, Olivia was most recently Associate Professor of Lawyering Skills at Howard University School of Law. She has also taught at the University of Maryland and George Washington University among others and continues to engage in mediation and arbitration.
Finkelstein, Jay, a partner at DLA Piper LLP, has practiced corporate and securities law for over 30 years, focusing on international and domestic negotiated transactions, mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, securities offerings, corporate structuring, strategic contractual relationships, and general corporate law. His practice has involved matters in a wide variety of industries, including defense, hospitality, financial services, real estate, franchised businesses and high-tech and emerging growth enterprises. He is the co-author of “Training Law Students to be International Transactional Lawyers – Using an Extended Simulation to Educate Law Students about Business Transactions. ”
Fisher, Gerald is an Associate Judge on the Superior Court of the District of Columbia. He holds a bachelors degree from William and Mary University and a Juris Doctor degree from the Catholic University Law School. He has been a partner in the law firm of Fisher & Hansen and has taught law at the Georgetown University Law Center. He is an expert on evidence law.
Forry, John is a Professor-in-Residence and the Director of tax programs at University of San Diego School of Law. He oversees the LLM in Taxation program and leading efforts to expand the reach and reputation of USD’s tax programs, continuing education programs and annual events. Professor Forry Forry has been founding partner of Forry Golbert Singer & Gelles, senior partner with law firm Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP, partner with Ernst & Young LLP, and international counsel and principal with international law and accounting firms dedicated to the business and personal interests of private clients. He has served on the advisory group to the U.S. Commissioner of Internal Revenue and currently divides his academic efforts among several U.S. and foreign law and business schools, as well as counseling private clients on international activities.
Foster, Larry is Professor and Former Dean at the William S. Richardson School of Law, University of Hawai‘i at Ma¯noa. He holds a bachelors degree and a Ph.D. from the University of Washington, and a Juris Doctor degree from the William S. Richardson School of Law. He has practiced law in Hawai‘i, consulted with law firms in China, and taught at Nagoya University and Shinshu University. He is a scholar of American securities regulation.
Fox, Bill is an internationally recognized scholar and practicing lawyer in administrative law, civil procedure, energy law, international business transactions and veteran’s law. Professor Fox began teaching law in 1973 at Boston University Law School, continued at Indiana University and between 1975 and 2006 was a member of the full-time faculty of Columbus School of Law, The Catholic University of America, Washington, D.C. He is the former Dean of the Catholic University Columbus School of Law in Washington, DC, and served two terms as the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs from 2003-2005. As a Professor of Law for more than 30 years, he taught courses in Administrative Law, Civil Procedure, International Commercial Transactions and Energy Law. His research and teaching interests have resulted in lectures and presentations all over the world. As a practicing attorney, he has handled administrative proceedings, corporate law matters, criminal defense cases, pro bono veteran’s cases and appellate litigation matters. In 2003, he won a landmark case before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit that impacted all Federal Administrative Law Judges in the United States (Meeker v. MSPB, 319 F.3d 1368 (Fed. Cir., 2003). His publications include: Understanding Administrative Law (4th edition), International Commercial Agreements (3d edition), The Law of Veterans Benefits: Judicial Interpretation (3d edition), and Federal Regulation of Energy. He has authored numerous articles. He is a Member of the District of Columbia Bar, the State Bar of New Mexico, the Supreme Court of the United States and several other federal courts. He is a graduate of the Harvard School of Law (LL.M. 1974), Catholic University Columbus School of Law (J.D. 1972), and George Washington University (B.A. 1969). He served in the United States Army infantry from 1961 to 1965 including service in Southeast Asia.
GE, Yunsong is a Professor of Law at Peking University Law School (Beijing). He holds a LL.B. from the Law School of Nanjing University; a LL.M. and Ph.D. from Peking University Law School; and a LL.M. from Yale Law School. He has been teaching at Peking University Law School since 1995. His research interests lie primarily in Chinese civil law, comparative civil law and legal education.
Gillette, Clay is the Max E. Greenberg Professor of Contract Law at NYU Law School. Professor Gillette’s teaching and scholarship concentrate on contracts, commercial law, and local government law. His research concerns issues as varied as local redistribution, contract design, long-term contracts, the political economy of international sales law, standard form contracts, and bankruptcy. He also serves as Director of the Marron Institute of Urban Management at NYU. Professor Gillette earned his J.D. from University of Michigan and his B.A. from Amherst College.
Gray, Whitmore is Professor Emeritus at the University of Michigan Law School. He studied at Principia College and holds a Juris Doctor degree from the University of Michigan Law School and an LLD from Adrian College. He has served as a consultant on law reform in Indonesia, Cambodia, and Argentina and has been a visiting scholar at Tokyo University. He has also taught at Fordham University, Jilin University and the Academy Summer Program. He is a scholar of contract law, commercial law, and comparative legal systems, and he translated into English the Russian Civil Code and the Chinese Civil Law Principles Civil Code.
Greco, Michael is former President of the American Bar Association (ABA) and former partner in the Boston, MA, office of the global law firm K&L Gates LLP. He holds a B.A. Degree in English from Princeton University and a J.D. Degree from Boston College Law School where he was editor in chief of the Boston College Law Review and president of his Class. Following law school he served as Law Clerk to the Hon. Leonard P. Moore on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 2nd Circuit in New York, and as a Fellow at the Institute of Comparative Law at the University of Florence Law Faculty. Since 2012 he has taught international criminal law as Visiting Professor of the Practice of Law at Peking University School of Transnational Law in Shenzhen, China, and at China University of Political Science and Law in Beijing. In 2014 he was elected to the Shenzhen Court of International Arbitration Panel of Arbitrators.
He served as Chair of the ABA Standing Committee on the Federal Judiciary which evaluates all of the U.S. President’s nominees to the federal courts, as Chair of the ABA Section of Civil Rights and Social Justice and as Chair of the ABA Center for Human Rights. He currently serves as chair of the ABA’s International Criminal Court Project (www.aba-icc.org) and its multi-national Board of Advisors, as a Member of the Steering Committee of the International Criminal Justice Consortium, and as Chair of the ABA Working Group on a Right to Counsel in Civil Matters. At the invitation of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights he served as an expert on human rights and delivery of legal aid systems in five Latin American countries and as an expert advisor in Honduras and El Salvador on the selection of Supreme Court Justices. Other information regarding publications and speeches and Mr. Greco’s ABA presidency is available on the K&L Gates LLP web site, www.klgates.com.
Guo, Zili is a professor of law at the Peking University Law School. He was a visiting scholar at New York University. Professor GUO is a scholar of Criminal Law and served as the principal draftsman of China’s criminal law.
Hagy, James writes and speaks to business audiences on corporate real estate strategies and international business. During a 28 year career with Jones Day, he formed and led the firm’s Corporate Real Estate Services practice worldwide. He has advised a broad range of Fortune 500 companies in major national and international transactions. His honors include appointment to the American College of Real Estate Lawyers and listing as one of the World’s Leading Real Estate Lawyers (Euromoney). He is a graduate of Case Western Reserve University where he obtained his Juris Doctor and his bachelor’s degree. He has been a magician for more than 40 years and writes and speaks regularly on the history and theory of performance magic, including a recent keynote lecture at The British Library (London).
Herstein, Ori is an Assistant Professor at King’s College London, and holds a Doctoral and Master’s degrees from Columbia University and an LL.B. and undergraduate philosophy degrees from Tel Aviv University. His primary areas of teaching and scholarship are jurisprudence and private law theory. While at Columbia, he wrote his doctoral dissertation under Professor Joseph Raz and held the position of Associate-in-Law. Upon graduation and prior to his move to London, Professor Herstein spent two years as a Visiting Assistant Professor at Cornell University and two years in private practice as a litigation associate at the NYC office of Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP. He also clerked on the Tel Aviv Circuit Court. Professor Herstein is admitted to the New York Bar and the Israel Bar.
Hirshon, Robert is Frank G. Millard Professor from Practice at the University of Michigan Law School. He holds a bachelors degree and a Juris Doctor degree from the University of Michigan. Former President of the American Bar Association, the Maine State Bar Association, and the Maine Bar Foundation, he has served as a partner in the law firm of Drummond Woodson, COO of the law firm Stoel Rives LLP, CEO of the law firm Tonkon Torp LLP, and counsel to the law firm of Verrill Dana LLP. He has also served as CEO of the Wein Charitable Foundation. An authority on the legal profession, he has received many awards and honorary degrees in recognition of his pro bono work and efforts to improve the profession.
Hoffman, Craig is Director of the Transnational Practice Program at the Peking University School of Transnational Law, and Professor of U.S. Legal Discourse at the Georgetown Law Center. He studied at the College of William and Mary, and he holds a Ph.D. in linguistics from the University of Connecticut and a Juris Doctor from the University of Texas Law School. Professor Hoffman also taught at the University of Texas Law School and the American University Washington College of Law. He is a scholars of legal writing and of law and linguistics, and he is the author of “United States Legal Discourse: Legal English for Foreign LLMs.”
Kargman, Steven is President of Kargman Associates, an international restructuring advisory firm. He studied at Swarthmore College and holds a Juris Doctor degree from the Yale Law School. He has served as a Law Clerk for Judge Gilbert Merritt of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, as Lead Attorney for the Export-Import Bank of the United States, as General Counsel of the New York State Financial Control Board, and as an attorney with the transnational law firm of Debevoise and Plimpton. He has served as a member of the U.S. Delegation to the UNCITRAL Working Group on Insolvency Law, and he has also taught at the Washington College of Law of American University. He is an expert on international debt restructuring and international insolvency, and he is the author of “Solving the Insolvency Puzzle” concerning China’s new insolvency law.
Kidane, Won is an Associate Professor of Law at the Seattle University School of Law. He teaches and writes in the areas of international arbitration and litigation, international and comparative law, and immigration law and clinic. Professor Kidane has published a comprehensive book on dispute settlement in China-Africa economic relations focusing on investment and commercial arbitration. His new book is on Diverse Cultures in the New World of International Arbitration. He has also coauthored two more books and published numerous law review articles. Before joining the Seattle University Law School in 2008, Professor Kidane taught at Penn State Dickinson School of Law for three years. Prior to joining the Penn State Dickinson School of Law, Professor Kidane practiced law in Washington D.C. with the Law firm of Piper Rudnick (now DLA-Piper), and later Hunton & Williams. His practice focused on international arbitration and litigation. He continues to consult in these areas with law firms. Professor Kidane earned his JD with Honors from the University of Illinois College of Law.
Kong, Qingping is an associate professor at Shenzhen University Law School. He graduated from Zhongnan University of Law and Economics in 1993 with a LLB degree, from PKU Law School in 1999 with a LLM degree and 2003 with a Ph.D in Law degree respectively. When he was a Ph.D student, he was one of the founders and editors of the first student-edited law journals in China, Peking University Law Review. He was a visiting scholar of Columbia Law School in 2013-2014. Prof. Kong teaches Chinese Legal History, Jurisprudence (i.e. Legal Theory), Legal Thoughts of China, Legal Thoughts of the West. Prof. Kong’s research interests are mainly comparative legal history, especially in the history of Chinese law in 20th century, and legal philosophy. Prof. Kong is one of the leading scholars of Chinese legal history.
Kumar, Nilendra, Major General, was the Judge Advocate General of the Indian Army from 2001 through 2009. A Judge Advocate since, 1982, General Kumar conducted a number of courts martial throughout his career and monitored litigation on behalf of the Army throughout India. Upon his retirement from the Army, he served until 2015 as Director and Professor of Law at Amity Law School, Noida. Currently, he works with Nobel Peace Prize winner Kailash Satyarthi and Bachpan Bachao Andolan (Save the Children Movement) as an advocate for Indian children’s rights and education and against child labor. He was awarded India’s Vishisht Seva Medal in 2004 and Ati Vishisht Seva Medal in 2005 for rendering distinguished service of a high order. He is the author or editor of twelve books and several scholarly articles on military law, security law and human rights. He is a graduate of the National Defence Academy and the Indian Military Academy, and holds a law degree and diploma from Lucknow University.
Liu,Zhewei is associate professor at the Peking University Law School in Beijing. He earned his LL.B. from the Department of Law, Beijing Normal University, in 2003. He earned his LL.M and Ph.D in law from Peking University in 2006 and 2010 respectively. During the 2008-2009 academic year, he studied at the UCLA School of Law as a visiting scholar. Before joining the faculty of PKU, he was a post-doctoral fellow at Tsinghua University Law School, from 2010 to 2012.
Prof. Liu teaches courses in civil procedure, evidence, dispute resolution and case exercises of civil law. His research interests include civil procedure, evidence, alternative dispute resolution, and judicial decision-making.
Liu,Zhong visits STL from Sun Yat-Sen University Law School in Guangzhou where he is professor at the Institute for Legislative Studies.
Mier, Christopher is a Chartered Architect and Chartered Arbitrator, Mediator, Adjudicator andDispute Board Member for construction disputes. He is currently serving as the Founder and ManagingDirector at Probyn-Miers company. Professor Miers is regarded as a leading expert architect in the ConstructionDispute Resolution. He has accumulated experience of over 30 years in construction and over 20 years as anExpert, Arbitrator, Mediator, Adjudicator, and Dispute Board Member in the UK and Internationally.
Moore, Preston is a former partner of Morrison & Foerster, where as a trial lawyer he handled complex commercial litigation focusing on the law of competition and monopoly: antitrust, trade regulation, regulated industries (e.g., telecommunications and energy), intellectual property (litigation concerning patents, copyrights, and trademarks), and International Trade Commission proceedings. In 1990, he became head of the firm’s international litigation and dispute resolution practice. He founded the litigation and negotiation group in the firm’s Tokyo office, which quickly became the largest American law firm presence in Japan. Over the course of his career, he represented clients ranging from large multinational enterprises to highly specialized leading edge technology companies.His practice also included representing leading clients in the field of higher education, such as the California Institute of Technology and Washington University, St. Louis. Mr. Moore received his law degree from the University of Chicago Law School, where he served as Topics and Comment Editor of the University of Chicago Law Review and graduated near the top of his class. He served as a law clerk on the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit.
Morin, Robert is an Associate Judge on the Superior Court of the District of Columbia. He holds a bachelor degree from the University of Massachusetts and a Juris Doctor degree from the Catholic University Law School. He has been a partner in the law firm of Fisher, Morin & Kagan-Kans and has taught law at the Georgetown University Law Center. He is an expert on evidence law.
Mulder, Cees is the Assistant Professor of Intellectual Property Law and vice-director of the post-doc curriculum “Advanced Master Intellectual Property Law and Knowledge Management (LLM/MSc)” at Maastricht University in Netherlands. In 2001, Cees and three of his colleagues founded a private patent attorney office named DeltaPatents in Eindhoven which became a leading institute for training patent professionals, in particular, training patent attorneys for the European Qualifying Examination. He is the author or co-author of the following sets of books: The Cross-Referenced Patent Cooperation Treaty, Basic Questions and Answers for Paper D and Exam-related Questions and Answers for Paper D.
Neuwirth, Rostam is Professor of Law at the University of Macau Faculty of Law where he teaches international cultural law, comparative law, law and technology, legal theory, intellectual porperty, and international economic law. He holds a Ph.D. from the European University Institute in Florence and an LL.M. from the McGill University. He has also taught in India, worked for the Austrian Federal Ministry for Foreign Affairs, and the Austrian EU Presidency.
Niehuss, John is Director of the International Law Institute in Washington, D.C. He holds a bachelors degree from Amherst College and a Juris Doctor degree from the University of Michigan Law School. He has practiced law with the transnational firms of Squire, Sanders & Dempsey and Sullivan & Cromwell, worked as an investment banker with Merrill Lynch, worked in development lending at the World Bank and the Ministry of Finance of Zambia, and served as General Counsel of the Inter-American Development Bank and General Counsel of the U.S. Export-Import Bank. He has also taught law at the University of Michigan. He is an expert on the topics of project finance and international economic development.
Oswald, Lynda J. is the Area Chair of Business Law and a Professor of Business Law at the Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan. She holds JD and MBA degrees from the University of Michigan and served as Law Clerk to Judge Cornelia G. Kennedy of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit. She has held visiting appointments at the University of Florida Law School, the University of Michigan Law School, China University of Political Science and Law, L’viv State University, the University of Sydney, and the Hopkins-Nanjing Center. She is a scholar of intellectual and real property law and is the author of “The Law of Marketing.”
Paul, Schmidt is counsel at JunHe LLP in Beijing. He specializes in intellectual property law, contentious and non-contentious, as well as cross-boarder arbitration and litigation. Mr. Schmidt began his legal career as a Colorado State prosecutor in the United States. He has substantial trial experience in both the US and the PRC. In 2003, he became associated with Baker & McKenzie’s PRC trademark group. In November of 2010, he joined JunHe as counsel. Mr. Schmidt has extensive experience in all aspects of PRC trademark practice. He is experienced in managing large trademark portfolios and has helped a number of foreign brand owners achieve PRC “well-known” trademark status. He has overseen the acquisition of very high-profile marks and directed the recovery of numerous stolen marks. With respect to enforcement, Mr. Schmidt has successfully prosecuted numerous administrative, civil and criminal IP cases in the PRC. A criminal enforcement matter he helped direct, involving a coalition of automobile manufacturers, was chosen as a top QBPC (“Quality Brands Protection Committee”) case in 2004. He earned a J.D. from the University of Colorado School of Law.
Pugatch, Meir is a Professor at the Intellectual Property and Knowledge Management Programme at the University of Maastricht in the Netherlands, as well as the Chair of the Health Systems Administration and Policy Division at the School of Public Health, University of Haifa in Israel. He is also the Managing Director of the Pugatch Consilium group – a boutique consultancy that provides evidence-based research, analysis and intelligence on the fastest growing sectors of the knowledge economy. Prof. Pugatch specializes in innovation policies, intellectual property, technology transfer, pharmacoeconomics, pricing and reimbursement and the management of public health systems. He is the author and editor of an extensive number of publications and serves as a referee and editorial board member of numerous peer review journals.
Regan, Milton is Professor of Law at Georgetown University, where he is Co-Director of the Center for the Study of the Legal Profession. He studied at the University of Houston and the University of California Los Angeles and holds a Juris Doctor degree from Georgetown University. He has served as Law Clerk to Judge Ruth Bader Ginsburg of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit and to U.S. Supreme Court Justice William Brennan, and as an attorney with the transnational law firm of Davis, Polk & Wardwell. He is a scholar of legal ethics, corporations, and the legal profession, and he is the author of Legal Ethics and Corporate Practice.
Rong, Liya studied at the China University of Political Sciences and Law, the Harvard Law School, and the John F. Kennedy School of Government, and she holds an S.J.D. from the University of Michigan Law School. She has served as Publisher of the Harvard China Review. She has also taught courses at the University of Michigan Law School, Peking University, the Beijing National Accounting Institute, and Tsinghua University. She is a scholar of corporate tax law and international tax law, and she is the author of “Tax Competition in Developed and Developing Countries: The Case of China.”
Rosenbaum, Mark is director of the Public Counsel Opportunity Under Law project. Prior to joining Public Counsel in 2014, Rosenbaum spent four decades with the American Civil Liberties Union of Southern California, most recently as Chief Counsel, and was its legal director for over 10 years.
Rosenbaum has tried and argued successfully numerous civil rights cases in areas relating to race, gender and poverty, education, voting rights, police practices, criminal defendants’ rights, homelessness and international human rights.
He has argued three cases before the United States Supreme Court and more than 25 cases before the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, the California Supreme Court and the Court of Military Appeals. Rosenbaum has litigated cases which have resulted in statewide standards and a billion dollars for textbooks, qualified teachers and facilities for the most disadvantaged schools in California; the election of the first Latino supervisor in Los Angeles County in over 100 years; the invalidation of Proposition 187 and establishment of programs for desegregation in Los Angeles; and the release of a citizen and lawful permanent resident held indefinitely in Iraq.
He has been the Gunderson Professor from Practice at the University of Michigan Law School, and has also taught at UCLA, University of Southern California and Loyola Law Schools. In 2010, he began teaching civil rights law at the Peking School of Transnational Law in Shenzhen to Chinese law students.
Rosenbaum has received numerous awards and acknowledgments for his achievements from many civil rights and public interest organizations and by the University of Michigan. He has also been recognized in the media, including being named one of the 500 best attorneys in the United States by Lawdragon Magazine; Lawyer of the Year by California Lawyer Magazine; and one of the “100 Most Influential Attorneys in California” by the Los Angeles Daily Journal each year since the award’s inception in 1998.
He graduated Phi Beta Kappa from the University of Michigan and from Harvard Law School.
Ross, Michael holds a bachelors degree and a Juris Doctor degree from the University of Virginia. He has served as a partner in the transnational law firm of Latham & Watkins and as Senior Vice President, General Counsel, and Secretary of the Safeway Corporation. He has taught for many years at the University of California Berkeley Law School and at the University of Virginia Law School. His areas of expertise include mergers and acquisitions, and legal ethics.
Sanders, Anselm Kamperman is Professor of Intellectual Property Law, Director of the Advanced Masters Intellectual Property Law and Knowledge Management (IPKM LLM/MSc), and Academic Director of the Institute for Globalization and International Regulation (IGIR) at Maastricht University, the Netherlands. He acts as Academic Co-director of the Annual Intellectual Property Law School and IP Seminar of the Institute for European Studies of Macau (IEEM), Macau SAR, China and is Adjunct Professor at Jinan University Law School, Guangzhou, China. Anselm holds a Ph.D. from the Centre for Commercial Law Studies, Queen Mary, University of London, where he worked as a Marie Curie Fellow before joining Maastricht University in 1995. He is the Dutch coordinator of the training preparing for the certificate of ‘Benelux Trademarks and Design Agent’, organized by the BBMM.
Schepard, Richard is Senior Counsel at the transnational law firm of Bredin Prat, in Paris, France, having previously served as a senior partner in that firm and as a partner in the transnational law firm of Coudert Brothers. He studied at City College of New York and holds a Juris Doctor degree from New York University. He has also taught at the Institut de Sciences Politiques, the University Paul Cezanne Aix-Marseille III, the Universite de Paris V, and the Universite Libre de Bruxelles. He is an expert on international commercial agreements, mergers and acquisitions, and international litigation.
Shabalala, Dalindyebo is Assistant Professor of International Economic Law and Intellectual Property at Maastricht University. He is Academic Coordinator for the Institute for Globalization and International Regulation (IGIR). His research focuses on Climate Change and Intellectual Property issues on one hand and on IP and Development issues on the other. He focuses in particular on the role of Brazil, India and China in the regulation of international technology transfer and intellectual property. He is also Visiting Assistant Professor at Case Law School. Previously, Mr. Shabalala was the managing attorney of CIEL’s Geneva office, and Director of CIEL’s Intellectual Property and Sustainable Development Project.
Shi, Pengpeng is Professor of Law at the Institute of Evidence Law and Forensic Science at China University of Political Science and Law, a member of the “2011 Plan” of the PRC national government – Collaborative Innovation Center of Judicial Civilization (“CICJC”) and a member of the “111 Plan” of the PRC national government – Base for Evidence Science Innovation and Talent Recruitment (“BESITR”). He earned a S.J.D. from the Universite de Aix-Marseille, and Ph.D., LL.M, and LL.B. degrees from the Southwest University of Political Science and Law. He has published numerous books and articles on evidence law and criminal procedure law.
Stake, Jeffrey is Robert A. Lucas Chair of Law at the Maurer School of Law, the past president and founding vice president of SEAL, the Society for Evolutionary Analysis in Law (sealsite.org), a co-founder of the Midwest Law and Economics Association (MLEA), and a member of the Indiana University Cognitive Science Program.
Stake’s interdisciplinary research focuses primarily on property law, but also includes topics ranging from the First Amendment and divorce law to law school grading and rankings. One article applies evolutionary analysis in search of the roots of property law, arguing that some rules of property reflect basic human instincts. It was published in Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society, the oldest continuously publishing scientific journal in the world. Another article, with Owen Jones and Erin O’Connor, compares the uses of biology and economics in analysis of the law.
Stephan, Paul is John C. Jeffries, Jr., Distinguished Professor of Law at the University of Virginia School of Law. Professor Stephan is an expert on international business, international dispute resolution and comparative law, with an emphasis on Soviet and post-Soviet legal systems. In addition to writing prolifically in these fields, he has advised governments and international organizations, taken part in cases in the Supreme Court of the United States, the federal courts, and various foreign judicial and arbitral proceedings, and lectured to professionals and scholarly groups around the world on issues raised by the globalization of the world economy. During 2006-07, he served as counselor on international law in the U.S. Department of State. He currently is a coordinating reporter for the American Law Institute’s Restatement (Fourth) of the Foreign Relations Law of the United States. Professor Stephan received his B.A. and M.A. from Yale University, and his J.D. from the University of Virginia. Before returning to Virginia, he clerked for Judge Levin Campbell of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit and for U.S. Supreme Court Justice Lewis F. Powell Jr. He has taught as a visiting professor at the Moscow State Institute for International Relations, the University of Vienna, Münster University, Lausanne University, Melbourne University, University of Pantheon-Assas (Paris II), Sciences Po, the Interdisciplinary Centre Herzliya, Sydney University. He also has visited at Columbia Law School and Duke Law School.
Sun, Weifei is Associate Professor of Civil and Commercial Law at East China University of Political Science and Law. Professor Sun holds a Ph.D. in Legal History, a Masters of Law in Civil and Commercial Law, and a Bachelors of Law from ECUPL. He has taught at ECUPL since 2002. His research interests include projects related to the legal system of state-owned natural resource management, and German and EU tort law. He has published widely in journals on Chinese tort law.
Torbert, Preston is Senior Counsel at the transnational law firm of Baker & McKenzie. He holds a bachelor’s degree from Princeton University, a Ph.D. from the University of Chicago, and a Juris Doctor degree from the Harvard Law School. He is one of the founders of Baker & McKenzie’s China practice group, and has played a key role in establishing the firm’s Taipei and Beijing offices. He has also served as co-chair of the People’s Republic of China Law Committee of the ABA’s Section of International Law and Practice, and chair of the Chicago Bar Association’s International Law Committee. He is an expert on the negotiation of multilingual contracts.
Vannier, Elie is a professional Board Director, serving or having served on several boards in France, Switzerland, Italy, Greece, Belgium, UK, US, as well as over a dozen other countries ranging from Russia to the Philippines. Elie Vannier serves or has served as chairman of the Board, or chairman of various Committees. He has had a diversified career of over 40 years in the media, Industry, Investment banking and retail, with responsibilities ranging from associate to Chief Executive Officer and/or partner. Mister Vannier holds an LLD and a Doctoral Mater’s in Law and Political Sciences from Paris-1 Pantheon Sorbonne University in Paris (France).
Weisberg, Judge Frederick H was appointed to the Superior Court of the District of Columbia in 1977, reappointed in 1992 and 2007. Before becoming a judge, he was a staff attorney with the District of Columbia Public Defender Service, and was Chief of its Appellate Division from 1974 to 1977. Judge Weisberg received his undergraduate degree from Cornell University, a J.D. from the University of Michigan Law School, and an LL.M degree in Urban Law from New York University Law School, during which time he also worked as a lawyer in New York City in the VISTA anti-poverty program. Judge Weisberg has served in all Divisions of the Superior Court and is currently assigned to a Civil I calendar. Previously, he was the Presiding Judge of the Criminal Division. Judge Weisberg serves as the Chairman of the District of Columbia Sentencing Commission. He has lectured and taught at several other law schools, including annually at the Harvard Law School Trial Advocacy Workshop.
Wu, Frank is currently a Distinguished Professor at University of California Hastings College of the Law. He previously served as Chancellor and Dean at the school. In 2013, he was voted the most “influential” dean in legal education in a poll by National Jurist magazine. Before joining UC Hastings, Professor Wu was a member of the faculty at Howard University, the nation’s leading historically black college/university (HBCU), for a decade. He served as Dean of Wayne State University Law School in his hometown of Detroit, and he has been a visiting professor at University of Michigan; an adjunct professor at Columbia University; and a Thomas C. Grey Teaching Fellow at Stanford University. He also taught at STL in its inaugural year. In his leadership roles at UC Hastings and Wayne, as well as on the faculty at Howard, he was the first Asian American to serve in such a capacity.
Professor Wu is dedicated to civic engagement and volunteer service. In April 2016, he was elected by the members of Committee of 100 as their Chair. The Committee of 100 is an invitation-only non-profit group of extraordinary Chinese Americans founded by Yo-Yo Ma, I.M. Pei and others, with the twin missions of promoting positive U.S.-China relations and the civic participation of Chinese Americans.
Wu, Richard is Associate Professor at the University of Hong Kong Faculty of Law. His current research focuses on the legal profession, legal education, and legal ethics and is engaged in a multi-country research project on professionalism and the law in Asia. He is a member of the editorial board of Legal Ethics and is the co-author of a forthcoming text, “The Good Lawyer for China.”
Xiong, Wei is Professor of Law at Wuhan University School of Law. He holds a S.J.D degree from Wuhan University and post doctorate degree from Xiamen University. He was a visiting scholar at Michigan University School of Law. His research interests include: finance law, Chinese taxation law and international taxation law. He is the author of Transnational Taxation under the International Perspective, Basic Theory of Taxation and US Federal Taxation Procedure.
Xue, Jun is Professor of Law at the Peking University Law School. He earned LL.B. and LL.M. degrees from Zhongnan University of Political Science and Law, and his Ph.D. in law from the University of Rome Tor Vergata. He was visiting scholar at the University of Pisa Faculty of Law.
Ye, Weiping is Professor of Law at Shenzhen University where he is Deputy Director of the Center for Regulation and Public Policy. He holds a Ph.D. in economic law from Peking University Law School.
Zee, Winston has most recently been Professor of Practice at the KoGuan School of Law at Shanghai Jiaotong University. He previously served as Chairman, Asia-Pacific Region, and Member of the Global Executive Committee of Baker & McKenzie. During his tenure as Chairman, he was responsible for seventeen Baker & McKenzie offices in the Asia-Pacific Region. He is the co-author of the China Tax Guide published by the Oxford University Press. He holds a J.D. magna cum laude and LL.M. in Taxation from Georgetown University Law Center.
Zhang, Shuanggen is Associate Professor at Peking University Law School, where he also serves as Vice Director of the Center for Real Estate Law. He is an expert in the fields of property law, contract law, the law of obligations, commercial law, real estate law, and private law in Germany and the EU. He has published widely, including multiple books and many articles. He has also translated several books about German law into Chinese. He has taught Chinese law at Niigata University and served as a visiting scholar or lecturer at Bucerius Law School, the law school of Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, and the Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg German and International Civil Procedure Law Institute. He has a Dr. iur. from Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, a LL.M. in Civil Law from Renmin University, and a LL.B. from China University of Political Science and Law.
Zhang, Xiaojian is from the Law School of Peking University, where he received his LLB, LLM and Ph.D in Law respectively. He was the visiting scholar of School of Law, New York University (NYU), U.S.A. and the visiting fellow in the Asian Law Institute, Faculty of Law, National University of Singapore (NUS), Singapore. He was Awarded by Beijing Law Society as an “Outstanding Youth Jurist”in 1999. He is also an arbitrtor in Beijing Arbitration Commission (BAC).
Zheng, Ge is Professor of Law (Oriental Chair) at Shanghai Jiaotong University KoGuan Law School. Before joining SJTU, he taught at Peking University School of Law (1998-2003) and University of Hong Kong Faculty of Law (2004-2014). He got his LLB from Sichuan University and Master and Doctorate degrees at Peking University, as well as an LLM from Duke Law School. He also took visiting positions at the University of Michigan Law School, University of Toronto Faculty of Law, Duke University and Columbia University. Professor Zheng specializes in Constitutional Law and Legal Theory.
Zhong, Ruiqing is Associate Professor at Zhejiang University Guanghua Law School. He is a scholar of tax law, financial law, and legal economics. He is director at the Zhejiang University Research Institute of Economic Law. He holds a Doctor of Judicial Science from Peking University Law School and was a Postdoctoral Fellow from 2004-2007 at Zhejiang University.
Zhu, Mang is KoGuan Distinguished Professor of Law at the Shanghai Jiaotong University KoGuan Law School. He holds a Ph.D. from Zhejiang University and was previously Professor of Law at East China University of Political Science and Law. He has been visiting professor at the Kyoto University Graduate School of Law and Yamaguchi University.
Zhu, Qingyu has been a professor at Zhejiang University Guanghua Law School since 2014. He is an expert in civil law, the methodology of jurisprudence, German modern civil history, and legal philosophy. Since 2009, Professor Zhu has also held a concurrent post as a council member of the China Institution of Civil Law Studies, and since 2014, as an adjunct professor at East China University of Political Science and Law. From 2001 to 2014, Professor Zhu worked at the Institution of Civil Law Studies at China University of Political Science and Law. He is a chief editor of the Sino-Germany Private Law Studies series. His seminal works include a monograph on civil law, a journal article on the concept of legal act, a journal article on the rationality of legal code and general principles of civil law, and a journal article on autonomy of private law and norms of civil law. Among his teaching distinctions, he was awarded the special award for outstanding teacher at CUPL in 2010 and 2013. He holds bachelor’s, masters’ and Ph.D. degrees in economic law, and civil and commercial law.