Public Lecture: the System of Private Law – How to Learn and Apply Systematically

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Monday, April 13, 2015
C303, PKU ShenZhen

Lecture Title: the System of Private Law – How to Learn and Apply Systematically

Lecture Speaker: Professor Yunsong Ge

Lecture Host: Shaowei Mao

Biography of Lecture Speaker:

Yunsong Ge, Professor of Law, 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. Professor Ge is a Distinguished Visiting Professor at STL.

Public Lecture: Globalization of Water Privatization

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Tuesday, March 10, 2015
C303, PKU ShenZhen

About the Speaker Julien Chaisse:

Julien Chaisse is Associate Professor at the Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) and Director of the Center for Financial Regulation and Economic Development (CFRED). Julien is an award-winning specialist in international economic law with particular expertise in the regulation and economics of foreign investment.

In addition to scholarly work, Prof. Chaisse has wide experience as a practitioner, and is engaged as expert, counsel and arbitrator in international dispute settlement. Apart from his frequently being interviewed by local and international media on current events and legal issues, Prof. Chaisse is also regularly invited to provide legal advice and training courses on cutting-edge issues of international economic law for international organizations, governments, multinational law firms and private investors, including the United Nations ESCAP and ITC, World Trade Organization, ASEAN Secretariat, European Commission, Asian Development Bank, numbers of European countries and ASEAN member states.

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Law Career Series Lecture: Lawyering in the China Market – Perspective from a US Lawyer in China

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Friday, January 16, 2015
C303, PKU ShenZhen

About the Speaker Robert Lewis:

Robert Lewis (吕立山), one of the best well-known, most active foreign lawyers in the China legal market, is a true pioneer in international legal practice and widely acclaimed thought leader. A US lawyer licensed in California, Robert has worked in China for more than 20 years in both private practice with major international and Chinese law firms and as in-house counsel with multinational corporations. Currently a senior international counsel of Zhonglun Law Firm, his practice focuses on in-bound and out-bound cross-border corporate and commercial transactions, with a particular emphasis on M&A, telecoms/IT transactions, and infrastructure projects, as well as clean energy and strategic partnering arrangements generally.

A few highlights of Robert’s illustrative career include:

– Perfectly bilingual in spoken and written Mandarin with native English.
– Managing Partner of Lovells (Hogan Lovells) Beijing Office for nine years.
– General Counsel of Nortel Networks Communications.
– The only foreign member of All China Lawyers Association Legal Training Committee, who has conducted hundreds of hours of training for Chinese lawyers and legal professionals.
– Author of numerous professional articles and several books in Chinese for Chinese legal and business professionals, including “The Art of Legal Drafting”, “Pioneering the – Modern Chinese Law Firm Management System” and “The Rules of the Game”.
– Architect and founding Chairman of the first Chinese-foreign law firm alliance, Sino-Global Legal Alliance (SGLA).
– Regular opinion contributor to The Lawyer online on China legal market (Robert’s blogs on the Chinese legal market can be found at
– Legal advisor to the 2008 Beijing Olympics Committee on major infrastructure projects

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Come hear expert’s insight about the legal market, China practice. Come ask the top professional leader about your question. A great opportunity that you never want to miss.

Panel Discussion: Law Clinics and Career Development

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Saturday, January 10, 2015
3:30-5:00 p.m.
PHBS 335, PKU ShenZhen


What are clinics like? What will you experience as a clinical student? How does clinical education influence your career development or job hunt? How will it impact you as a lawyer? The panel discussions will provide answers to these questions. Our panelists are lecturers, STL graduates and current students who have been a clinical student in law school. They will be sharing their experience and thoughts as to the relationship between clinical experience and career development.

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Public Lecture – Climate Policy and Clean Energy in the United States: Recent Trends and Future Prospects

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Friday, January 9, 2015
B218, PKU ShenZhen


In November 2014, China and the United States signed an ambitious agreement that commits each country to reducing its greenhouse gas emissions over the coming decades. I review the agreement and discuss the current state of U.S. climate policy in light of these new targets. The Obama Administration has proposed executive actions to limit climate pollution, but more effort will be required if the United States is to reach its new goals. Although there is little hope of federal legislation in the next two years, the U.S. could rapidly reduce its emissions if the balance of political power shifts in the future. Meanwhile, states continue to drive the policy conversation on climate and clean energy in the U.S. Perhaps the best news of all is the rapid development of successful businesses in the American wind and solar industries, whose influence at the state and federal levels could help transform the national energy sector.


Danny Cullenward joined UC Berkeley as a Philomathia Research Fellow in September 2013, after completing his J.D. at Stanford Law School and his Ph.D. in Environment & Resources (E-IPER) at Stanford University.

Danny was the first J.D./Ph.D. student in E-IPER, where he was a David and Lucile Packard Foundation Stanford Graduate Fellow. His thesis research integrated insights from energy economics and law to support the development of effective, science-based climate policy at the state and federal levels. Working through Stanford’s Environmental Law Clinic, Danny focused on strengthening California’s climate policy through litigation, public comments, and regulatory development processes. With colleagues in engineering and law, he also created new methods for assessing the distributional impacts of national carbon tax legislation on household expenditures.

Before graduate school, Danny worked for MAP Royalty, Inc., an energy investment company in Palo Alto. At MAP, he was responsible for supporting energy education at Stanford, including co-teaching the University’s largest energy class and organizing a field research seminar to visit major energy installations in China. Previously, Danny was a Research Associate with the Program on Energy and Sustainable Development, where he conducted fieldwork on energy policy in China, India, Brazil, and Norway.

He holds a B.S. with interdisciplinary honors in Earth Systems, and an M.S. in Management Science & Engineering, both from Stanford.

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Lunch Time Lecture – Understanding Traditional Chinese Law in Practice: The Implementation of Criminal Law in the Tang Dynasty (618-907)

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Tuesday, January 6, 2015
C303, PKU ShenZhen


The Tang dynasty is regarded as one of China’s most accomplished dynasties – its achievements in the areas of literature, empire-building, and law have influenced subsequent dynasties. Indeed, the Tang Code, a penal code promulgated in its finalized form in 653, is regarded as an apex in the development of traditional Chinese law. Given the importance of the Tang Code and the Tang dynasty more generally, it is not surprising that much has been written about the Tang Code and Tang law. Most scholarship, however, has tended to focus on the history of codification and, more specifically, the Tang Code itself. Less scholarship has been done to understand how the Tang Code was actually implemented and applied in society and to answer questions such as whether the application of justice (as mandated by provisions of the Tang Code) was applied consistently. Drawing on and introducing selected Tang historical sources and case accounts (many of which have not previously been translated to English), this talk attempts to address these questions and to discuss the implementation and application of law in traditional China as viewed through the enforcement of criminal law and criminal procedure (as set forth in the Tang Code) in the Tang dynasty.

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Law Career Series Career Discussion – Capital Markets and Corporate Law Careers in Hong Kong

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Friday, January 9, 2015
C303, PKU ShenZhen


John Moore (Partner, Slaughter and May)
Norman P. Ho, Moderator (PKU-STL)


Come hear John Moore, a leading US and Hong Kong-qualified corporate attorney in Hong Kong, discuss careers in capital markets and corporate practice in international law firms in Hong Kong in an informal conversational setting.  John will also share his work experiences in in-house and regulatory roles as well, and there will be plenty of time for Q & A


Public Lecture: How to Negotiate Business Contracts with Americans

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Saturday, December 27, 2014
3:00-4:30 p.m.
C303, PKU ShenZhen

The speaker Mr. Michael Lu is Senior Director at AAC Technologies and Partner at Lee, Tsai & Partners. Before joining AAC, Mr. Lu was General Counsel at Delta Electronics, Deputy Director at TSMC, General Counsel at CyberLink as well as Partner at Baker & McKenzie Taipei. Mr. Lu is also an Associate Professor at National Chiao Tung University (Taiwan). Mr. Lu studied at Soochow University (Taiwan) and Chengchi University (Taiwan). He holds a LLM degree from Cornell University and a JD degree from American University.


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