Judicial Examination, Legal Education and the Law-Politics Nexus in China

Date: December 19, 2016 | 9.00 – 15.30
Venue: Tagungsraum, Seminar Building, University of Cologne
Universitätsstraße 37, 50931 Cologne, Germany

9.00–10.00 Discard the Rule of Law! Ideology and Performativity in Chinese Legal Academia
Samuli Seppänen, Chinese University of Hong Kong

10.15–11.15 Pragmatism and the Political: The Dual Role of “Ideology” in the National Judicial Examination
Flora Sapio, Center on China in the World, Australian National University

11.15–12.15 Educating Lawyers in the Party Spirit: A Discussion of “Political Thought” Education in Chinese Law Schools
Eva Pils, King’s College London

13.15–14.15 Political Reliability and the Chinese Bar Exam
Rachel Stern, University of California, Berkeley

14.30–15.30 Politicization of the Chinese Judicial Exam and the Socialist Rule-of-Law Concept
Björn Ahl, University of Cologne

Registration and Contact
Lucas Brang (lb­rang2(at)uni-koeln.de)

Abstracts and papers are available here:

Samuli Seppänen, Ideological Conflict and the Rule of Law in Contemporary China

Rachel Stern, Political Reliability and the Chinese Bar Exam

Björn Ahl, The Politicization of the Chinese National Judicial Examination (2007–2012)