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NYU School of Law's U.S.-Asia Law Institute and Columbia Law School's Center for Chinese Legal Studies Host "China's Changing Courts: Populist Vehicle or Party Puppet?" Feb. 19

February 17, 2009
N-293, 2008-09

New York University School of Law’s U.S.-Asia Law Institute and Columbia Law School’s Center for Chinese Legal Studies will host a panel discussion with leading academics in Chinese law called “China’s Changing Courts: Populist Vehicle or Party Puppet?” on Thursday, February 19, 2008, at NYU School of Law, Lipton Hall, 108 W. 3rd Street (between Sullivan and Macdougal Streets).

“China’s courts are in a period of transition right now, at times responding to the people’s demands to do justice, but at other times answering to the Communist Party. This panel discussion spotlights these tensions and discusses the future of the courts in China’s legal development,” said Elizabeth M. Lynch, Esq., research fellow at the U.S.-Asia Law Institute.

The event is open to the public. To RSVP, please call 212.992.8837 or e-mail To make a press reservation, please contact Jason Casell at 212.998.6849 or

  • WHAT: “China’s Changing Courts: Populist Vote or Party Puppet?”
  • WHO: Xin He, associate professor of law, City University of Hong Kong School of Law; global visiting professor of law, NYU School of Law; Nicholas C. Howson, assistant professor of law, University of Michigan Law School; Carl Minzner, associate professor of law, Washington University School of Law; Rachel E. Stern, Ph.D. candidate in political science, University of California, Berkeley; Benjamin Liebman, moderator, professor of law and director of Center for Chinese Legal Studies, Columbia Law School
  • WHEN: Thursday, February 19, 2009, 5:30-7:15 p.m.
  • WHERE: NYU School of Law, Lipton Hall, 108 W. 3rd Street (between Sullivan and Macdougal Streets; Subways: A, B, C, D, E, F, V (West 4th Street))

A webcast of the discussion will be available beginning February 23, 2009 at After watching, questions may be submitted to the panelists by e-mailing Ten questions will be answered and posted online by February 27, 2009.

This event is also sponsored by The Kwang Hua Educational Fund, NYU’s China House, and NYU School of Law’s Institute for Law and Society.

This Press Release is in the following Topics:
School of Law, Events and Traditions

Type: Press Release

Press Contact: Michael Orey | (914) 340-5555

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