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STL Professor and Student Co-Author Article Published in Leading Academic Journal

C.V. Starr Professor of Law Francis Snyder’s and 3L student Ni Lili’s co-authored article, “Apples from China and the Emerging World Food Trade Order: Food Safety, International Trade and Regulatory Collaboration between China and the European Union,” recently was selected for publication in the Chinese Journal of Comparative Law (Oxford University Press), one of the leading journals in the world that covers Chinese law in a comparative perspective.  The international peer-review Journal gives preference to articles addressing cross-disciplinary “issues of fundamental and lasting importance in the field of comparative law.”

Professor Snyder’s and Ni Lili’s article analyzes the legal obstacles to Chinese international trade in food and shows how the increasingly successful strategies of Chinese government and business meet these challenges.  Alignment of Chinese and international standards, China’s export strategy based on selected export companies in the reform of Chinese agriculture, and new bilateral agreements within the “One Belt, One Road” initiative converge in an unusual form of regulatory collaboration between China  and the EU.  These developments lay a foundation for major shifts in the future world food trade order.  The article is in press and will be published later this year.

Professor Snyder, a world-renowned scholar of international trade law, European Union law, and food safety law and policy, has made a point throughout his distinguished career of collaborating with students on joint research projects, thereby cultivating his students’ research skills.

“It is a privilege to carry out research with outstanding STL students such as Ni Lili.  STL’s Center for Research on Transnational Law provides an ideal setting for such cooperation and can result in internationally recognized publications which draw on the talents of both established scholars and brilliant talents of the new generation,” said Professor Snyder, who credited the supportive atmosphere for research at STL for facilitating his scholarly productivity and encouraging scholarship among STL students.

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“Professor Snyder inspires me to explore the academic field from comparative law perspectives.  I really appreciate the platform STL provides students, especially the atmosphere for research and the patient and generous mentoring from erudite professors,” said Ni Lili.  “I am very grateful to Professor Snyder for his encouragement and support and for the amazing opportunity to co-author papers with him.”


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