Growing Significance of Cases in China: Implications for Legal Education and Legal Practice

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February 22 @ 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM

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DATE – Wednesday, February 22, 2017
TIME – 5:30-8 p.m.
VENUE – Washington College of Law, American University
ADDRESS – 4300 Nebraska Avenue, NW, Washington D.C., 20016

 

Since China established its Guiding Cases System in November 2010, 77 Guiding Cases (“GCs”) have been released by the Supreme People’s Court. This is quite a remarkable achievement in a country that has traditionally focused on statutes. But a real indicator of success lies in the total number of similar subsequent cases (“SCs”) that refer to GCs. Last year, the CGCP found 181 SCs. This year, that number has surged to 519, almost three times the number reported in 2016. What is the driver of this significant increase? What other trends are presented by these SCs? More importantly, what are the implications of these trends for legal education and legal practice?

To answer the above questions, Dr. Mei Gechlik, Founder and Director of the CGCP, will share her insights during the following seminar.

SCHEDULE

5:30-6 p.m. – Registration and Reception

6-6:45 p.m. – Welcome and Keynote Speech  

Opening Remarks:

  • Dean Lia Epperson
    Senior Associate Dean for Faculty and Academic Affairs, Professor of Law, Washington College of Law, American University
  • Catherine Schenker
    Associate Director, International Legal Studies Program, Director, Legal English Program, Washington College of Law, American University

Moderator:

  • Dr. Mei Gechlik
    Founder and Director, China Guiding Cases Project, Stanford Law School
    Latest Developments of China’s Guiding Cases System and a Summary of Judge Guo Feng’s Speech on the Compilation and Application of Guiding Cases

Keynote Speaker:

  • The Honorable Sidney H. Stein
    Senior Judge, U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York
    A Response to Judge Guo Feng’s Speech on the Compilation and Application of Guiding Cases

6:45-8 p.m. – Panel Discussion and Q&A for All Speakers

  • Dr. Mei Gechlik (Moderator)
  • DAI Di
    Ph.D. candidate, Peking University Law School; Former Attorney, Beijing Haijia Law Firm
    How Do Chinese Judges Apply Sources of Chinese Law?: An Analysis of Guiding Case No. 5 and Its Subsequent Cases
  • Jennifer Ingram
    Fellow and Co-Managing Editor, China Guiding Cases Project, Stanford Law School
    China’s Belt and Road Initiative and Related Cases
  • Professor Jeffrey S. Lubbers
    Professor of Practice in Administrative Law, Washington College of Law, American University
    The Usefulness of Guiding Cases, With a Focus on Guiding Case No. 21
  • Gwenann Manseau
    Senior Counsel, Office of the Chief Counsel for International Commerce, U.S. Department of Commerce
    The Role of Guiding Cases in Improving the Chinese Business Environment

Details

Date:
February 22
Time:
5:30 PM - 8:00 PM
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