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Tulane Law scholars share expertise in China

December 08, 2016 6:56 AM

Dean David Meyer and a contingent of Tulane Law professors are in China this week for the 8th annual Zhejiang-Yale-Tulane Conference on the New Haven School of Jurisprudence.

This is Tulane Law’s third year to partner with Yale Law School and Zhejiang University Guanghua Law School to bring international law scholars together in China to explore methods of advancing human dignity through law and policy.

Tulane participants at the Dec. 9-10 conference are Meyer, the Mitchell Franklin Professor of Law; Jörg Fedtke, A.N. Yiannopoulos Professor in Comparative and International Law; Amy Gajda, Class of 1937 Professor of Law; and Guiguo Wang, Eason-Weinmann Chair of International and Comparative Law.

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The “New Haven School” conference series was founded jointly by Wang, a former dean at City University of Hong Kong, and Michael Reisman, a longtime professor at Yale Law School, who is considered the foremost authority on the New Haven School’s approach to achieving the goal of public order focused on human dignity. 

Wang joined Tulane Law in 2014 and also holds a post as University Professor at Guanghua Law School.

This year’s conference also is drawing participants from Belgium, Australia, Hungary, Singapore and Korea. The event is part of Tulane Law’s growing presence in Asia, where the school has partnerships with several Chinese law schools. Tulane also hosted a forum on U.S.-China energy and trade law in November. 

As part of the China visit, Meyer lectured on “The Presidential Election and Checks and Balances” at Zhejiang University Guanghua Law School in Hangzhou, where he was appointed as an honorary professor. Meyer and Wang also visited with representatives at Jiaotong University Law School, Fudan University Law School and East China University of Political Science and Law, all in Shanghai.

Note: This story was updated on Dec. 9.