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September 2014 public lecture
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The Long Institute Lecture Series

Mismatched Discourses in the Petition Office of Chinese Courts
Thursday, September 25, 2014, 2:00–3:30 p.m., UC Irvine School of Law, MPAA 408 (map)

Presented by Xin He, Professor of Law at City University of Hong Kong and Co-Editor of Asia Pacific Law Review.

Based on participation observations and interviews with petitioners and petition officials in Chinese courts, this lecture analyzes how the petitioning discourse is organized and how it influences the dispute resolution process. It finds that the discourses between the petitioners and the petition officials are mismatched. The research sheds light on the petitioners’ legal consciousness and the operation of the petition system in China. Read more »
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The Long Institute Lecture Series on Chinese Law, Business and Society
The Long Institute Lecture Series on Chinese Law, Business and Society is organized by the John S. and Marilyn Long U.S.-China Institute for Business and Law. The series offers presentations of state-of-the-art research on how law, business and society interact in China or in relation to China. The series provides a platform for learning and discussing how legal institutions in the world’s largest legal system and second largest economy shape and are shaped by market and social forces. Read more »

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Lecture Program
DateSpeakerTopic
September 25
Xin He
Mismatched Discourses in the Petition Office of Chinese Courts
October 23 Benjamin Liebman Leniency in Chinese Criminal Law? Everyday Justice in Henan
November 13 Molly Roberts Fear or Friction? How Censorship Slows the Spread of Information in the Digital Age
February 23 Jerome Cohen China; Law, International Law and Human Rights
March 2015
TBA To be confirmed and topic to be announced.
April 2015 TBA To be confirmed and topic to be announced.