Leiden 2017: Conference Programme

23 August

13.00–14.30: ECLS Young Scholars Workshop — Part I:
Paving the Way for an Academic Career – Ways of Self-Presentation and Promotion as a Young Scholar
Susan Finder (School of Transnational Law, Peking University)
Rogier Creemers (Faculty of Law, Leiden University)

15.00–16.30: ECLS Young Scholars Workshop — Part II:
Methodological Approaches to Assess the Legal Development in China’s One-Party State
Flora Sapio (Centre on China in the World, Australian National University)
Larry Catá Backer (Penn State University)
Benjamin Liebman (Columbia Law School)

17.00: ECLS General Assembly


24 August

9.00–9.45: Welcome session

9-45–11.00: Keynote
Benjamin Liebman: Disclosure of court information: An Empirical Study from Henan
Discussant: Susan Finder

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Rome 2016

The 11th Annual General Conference of the European China Law Studies Association (欧洲中国法研究协会 – www.ecls.eu) will be held at the Faculty of Law of the Roma TRE University in Rome from 22 to 24 September 2016.

Since its founding in 2006, the European China Law Studies Association has become a major international venue for scholars and practitioners who are engaged in the study of Chinese law, from both comparative and interdisciplinary perspectives. The annual general conference provides an excellent forum for the exchange of information and ideas, as well as a platform for the development of research collaboration. Studies from disciplines other than law or interdisciplinary papers as well as submissions from young academics are expressly encouraged.

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Cologne 2015

10th Annual Conference: New Perspectives on the Development of Law in China
25th–27th September 2015

The 10th Annual Conference of the European China Law Studies Association (ECLS) was held at the Institute of East Asian Studies, University of Cologne from 25th to 27th September 2015. The conference gathered the scholars, professionals and policy makers to discuss new perspectives on the development of law in China. The annual conference is a leading international academic forum for the exchange of information and ideas on Chinese law, as well as a platform for the initiation of research collaboration.

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Hong Kong 2014

9th Annual Conference: Making, Enforcing and Accessing the Law
15th and 16th November 2014

The 2014 Annual Conference of the European China Law Studies Association (ECLS) was hosted by the Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) on the 15th and 16th of November. The two-day conference gathered the intellectual acumen of many academic and professional leaders from Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Italy, Macau, mainland China, Netherlands, Singapore, Ukraine, United Kingdom, and United States, to name but a few. With reference to China’s ongoing reform, the conference brought together academics, professionals, members of the judiciary, policy makers, and the like, with their collective knowledge and expertise to engage open communication with the themes of “making, enforcing and accessing the law”. Founded in 2006, the ECLS seeks to establish a forum for the global exchange of ideas and academic collaboration in Chinese legal studies. As the first ECLS annual conference held outside Europe, this year’s gathering not only benefited from geographic proximity to China, but was also enhanced by the cultural richness of Hong Kong, one of the world’s greatest cosmopolitan cities.

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Oxford 2013

8th Annual Conference: New Approaches and New Questions in Chinese Law
18th to 20th September 2013

From September 18th, to September 20th, 2013, the conference entitled “New Approaches and New Questions in Chinese Law” took place in the historical city of Oxford, England. Scholars, PhD students, legal professionals and persons generally interested in the Chinese legal system, travelled from all over the world, notably the United States (US), China, Italy, Germany, Belgium and the United Kingdom (UK) to gather at one of England’s most prestigious law faculties.

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