"Rule of Law: The China Initiatives Since 2012"
Thursday, February 11, 2016
Lecture @ 4:00 p.m. in Feinstone Lounge, Sullivan Hall -- Reception Immediately Following in Mitten Hall
Please join us for the first 2016 Provost Lecture with the Dean of Tsinghua University School of Law, home of the Temple-Tsinghua Master of Laws (LLM) program.
Dean of the school for seven years, Zhenmin Wang is a distinguished professor and expert on Chinese constitutional and administrative law, the legal reform process and democracy. Under his leadership and expertise, the LLM program has become one of the most renowned international legal cooperative programs in China. Both the U.S. and Chinese governments have recognized the program for its achievements and contributions to developing the legal system in China. This collaborative program between Tsinghua and Temple University Beasley School of Law educates Chinese judges, prosecutors, government officials and lawyers on U.S. and international legal principles.
As Chinese law continues to evolve, it is imperative that China produces lawyers trained in the rule of law with a global perspective and knowledge of other legal systems. China needs to train all-around high-quality lawyers with a strong sense of social commitment and responsibility, justice and ethics.
Wang earned LLM and PhD degrees from Renmin (People’s) University of China. He completed post-graduate research at Hong Kong University Law School and studied Constitutional Law at Harvard Law School as a Fulbright Visiting Scholar. A prolific author and accomplished researcher, Wang is actively involved with several prominent legal organizations in his country.