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The Rule of Law and The Future of China


June 13, 2012 6:30pm - 8:30pm

Room Offsite

The Rule of Law and The Future of China

a conversation with
Larry Kramer, Richard E. Lang Professor of Law and Dean,
Paul Goldstein, Stella W. and Ira S. Lillick Professor of Law, and
William H. Neukom, LL.B., '67, Chief Executive Officer of the World Justice Project and Chairman Emeritus of the San Francisco Baseball Associates, L.P.

moderated by
Mei Gechlik, JSM ’99, JSD ’01, Lecturer in Law and Director, China Guiding Cases Project

Program Description:

The emergence of China as a global power and its potential rise to become the world’s largest economy by the middle of the 21st century have stimulated thought-provoking discussions of the rule of law in the country. The prevailing views are, however, quite divided. Optimistic commentators praise China for having made impressive improvements within three short decades, while many others consider China to be still engaged in its long march toward the rule of law. What is the real picture? Compared with the rest of the world, how has China done in its rule of law developments? In particular, has the evolution of China’s intellectual property protection mechanism exemplified the rule of law? More importantly, is China’s path toward the rule of law similar to or different from the paths taken by other more developed jurisdictions like the United States? Please join Stanford Law School Dean Larry Kramer, Professor Paul Goldstein, Bill Neukom, LLB '67, and fellow alumni for an intimate discussion of this important topic.

This Stanford event celebrates our growing community of alumni and friends in Beijing. There is no charge to attend and guests are welcome. Registration in advance, however, is required as space is limited. Kindly reply by Friday, June 8.