Home 1

Leading Judicial Openness

In a speech on the significance of judicial openness, ZHOU Qiang, President of the Supreme People’s Court, mentioned our work:

“Stanford University[‘s China Guiding Cases Project] has translated into English all the Guiding Cases released by the Supreme People’s Court in recent years and made them available on [their] website for judges, lawyers, and scholars around the globe to analyze and review.”


Read the full article 《筑牢司法公开的基石 以公开促公正 以公开树公信》 (“Build Strong Foundations for Judicial Openness to Promote Fairness and Establish Public Trust”).

“Already as a newly joined member I am impressed by the top-level scholarship, professionalism, and excellent teamwork of CGCP team. Working under the careful guidance of Professor Gechlik and the other brilliant CGCP team leaders, every member receives an incredible opportunity to gain experience dealing with issues involving GCs and the Chinese legal system, all while learning from the highly organized elite of Chinese law scholars from Stanford.” — Yanzhou Chen, LL.M. International Legal Studies, NYU School of Law


“I find the SLS CGCP to provide excellent resources for and further stimulate my research interest in Chinese law and its fast-paced development. The CGCP is uniquely designed and provides excellent opportunities to engage with many top fellows around the globe in intellectually challenging discussion. I very much enjoy the work, not only in terms of building my knowledge, but also my skillset, and I look forward to working on more interesting initiatives and maximizing my growth and exposure.” — Sharon Heshan Cui, J.D. University of Hong Kong, LL.B. Tsinghua University


“It is very impressive that Stanford is home to such a meaningful program that follows the judicial progress of China. I feel honored to be a member and to make a contribution, however small in comparison to Dr. Mei Gechlik and other core team members. It is such a great opportunity to work with talented people around the world. The Guiding Case and subsequent cases I have focused on in my experience with the CGCP can help me to better solve my client’s real problems. I hope this meaningful program will benefit more people!” — Jingan Yan, Counsel, Broad & Bright


“The CGCP provides a unique opportunity to both observe and analyze the ongoing development of another legal system’s expanding jurisprudence. Being a member of the CGCP team has been one of the most interesting and rewarding experiences of my time at Stanford Law School.” — Ken Daines, J.D. candidate, Stanford Law School