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Eason-Weinmann Lecture 2012

November 08, 2012

This year's Eason-Weinmann lecture will be given by Dr. Guiguo Wang, Professor of Chinese and Comparative Law and Dean of the Faculty of Law, City University of Hong Kong.  The title of the lecture is "Features, Problems and Direction of International Economic Law".  The Eason-Weinmann Lecture will take place on Thursday, November 8, 2012 at 5:00 pm in Room 110 of Weinmann Hall, Tulane University Law School.  A reception will follow in the Berkett Multipurpose Room.

Dr. Guigno Wang is an internationally renowned expert and writer on comparative law.  He holds the Chair of Chinese and Comparative Law at the City University of Hong Kong and is the Dean of the School of Law.  He is a titular member of the International Academy of Comparative Law and is also "Distinguished Professor of Law" at Hunan Normal University School of Law, Changsha, China.

Professor Wang has published more than twenty books and numerous journal articles in both Chinese and English.  His works range from his early book, Sino-American Economic Exchanges: The Legal Contributions (Praeger Publisher 1984) to his more recent work, "The Radiating Impact of WTO on Its Members' Legal System: The Chinese Perspective," published in 2011.  The latter work was written in his role as a special lecturer at The Hague Academy of International Law.

Professor Wang holds a JSD degree from Yale Law School and received his LLM degree from Columbia Law School.  He was the first person from mainland China, since 1949, to obtain the JSD from Yale.  He was also the first Chinese to receive a fellowship from the United Nations Legal Affairs Office and the Institute for Training and Research, which enabled him to participate in the seminars offered by the International Court of Justice and to study at The Hague Academy of International Law, the United Nations, and the World Bank.

In addition to his many academic achievements, Dr. Wang is deeply involved in community service.  He is Chairman of the National Committee (Hong Kong) and Chairman of the Hong Kong WTO Research Institute.  He also serves as Honorary Advisor to the Ombudsman of Hong Kong.  He is also Vice President of the Chinese Society of International Economic Law and Advisor to the Shenzhen Municipality on WTO afffairs.

Professor Wang is an arbitrator of the China International Economic and Trade Arbitration Commission, the Beijing Arbitration Commission, the Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre, the Panel of Arbitrators of Korean Commercial Arbitration Board, and the Chinese Arbitration Association, Taipei.

The Eason-Weinmann Lecture is funded by the Eason Weinmann Center for International and Comparative Law, established in 1981 through the generosity of Virginia Eason Weinmann and John Giffen Weinmann, a distinguished Tulane Law School graduate (L '52).  Ambassador Weinmann is the former Chair of Tulane's Board of Administrators.  Weinmann Hall, home to Tulane Law School, carries his name.  The Center is co-directed by Professor Vernon Valentine Palmer and Professor Dr. Joerg Fedtke.  It funds a host of visitors and other events in the area of foreign and comparative law each year.


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