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Tulane, Yale host conference in China

May 29, 2019 8:15 AM

The International Conference on the New Haven School of Jurisprudence in Hangzhou, China, which starts May 30, is cco-sponsored each year by Tulane Law School. During the 2018 conference, a number of Tulanians took part, among them Alexandra Davis (L ’17), who was an LLM student in international trade law at Zhejiang; Tulane Law Prof. Guiguo Wang, the founder of the conference; Priscilla Leung, a Hong Kong legislator an a professor at City University of Hong Kong Law School; Tulane Law Dean David Meyer and Prof. Amy Gajda, who presented a paper on the New Age of Digital Media Law.


Tulane Law this week will co-host the 10th annual International Conference on the New Haven School of Jurisprudence in Hangzhou, China, an event that studies how legal principles can advance human dignity.

The conference – founded and led by Tulane Law Prof. Guiguo Wang – is hosted annually by Tulane, Yale University and  Zhejiang University’s Guanghua Law School  in Hangzhou, China and runs May 30 through June 1. 

Wang, , the Eason-Weinmann Chair of International and Comparative Law, founded the conference to introduce Asian scholars to the New Haven School of thought, which recognizes that lawmakers, lawyers representing clients, judges and arbitrators all might have a different perspective on what a law says, does, intends or should do.

In addition to Wang, Tulanians attending the conference this year include Law Dean David Meyer, the Mitchell Franklin Professor of Law; Prof. Adeno Addis, the W.R. Irby Chair and Ray Forrester Professor of Public and Constitutional Law; and Jim Letten (L’79), a former Assistant Dean for Experiential Learning now practicing with the firm Butler Snow. Letten will be presenting on the legal enforcement of anti-corruption norms in international business transactions.

Co-hosting the conference is Michael Reisman, the Myles S. McDougal Professor of International Law at Yale Law School, considered the foremost authority on the New Haven School’s approach to achieving the goal of public order focused on human dignity.

At each conference, scholars from various disciplines and across the United States, Europe, Australia and Asia gather to analyze how the New Haven School’s approach can be applied to modern social needs and political realities.