Yawei Liu Speaks to SAILS at Emory Law School

The Sino-American Interdisciplinary Legal Society (SAILS) is a community where American and international students at Emory Law constructively engage issues in law and its intersections in Greater China and Sino-US relations.

Atlanta (March 24, 2023) – The Carter Center’s Senior Advisor on China, Dr. Yawei Liu, will speak to Sino-American Interdisciplinary Legal Society (SAILS) at Emory Law School on Monday March 27, 2023. Please see the following event information.

Hello Everyone, 

Hope you are thriving! A good number of student organizations have been hosting events this and last month — take advantage of them. We wanted to add a few final AWESOME events to close out your semester — SAVE THE DATES! 

Mon, March 27 @12pm: Elections and Governance in China

Location: Room 1F

Join us for a lunch talk with Dr. Yawei LiuDirector of the China Program at The Carter Center, who will discuss developments in China’s electoral system and survey its forms of grassroots democracy. (Yes, that’s right, elections in China!) If you’re curious about the nuances of China’s legal-political space, eager to learn about electoral law in comparative perspective, or interested in the future of US-China relations, this is not an event to miss! 

Weds, April 5 @12pm: Chinese, Comparative & International Research Workshop 

Location: Room 5B 

Interested in fulfilling your Emory Law writing requirement by writing on a topic in Chinese, comparative, or international law? Hoping to go into a career related to these fields? Come join Professor Amy Flick, Emory’s foreign and international law librarian, for a concise workshop with highly useful starting points on how to efficiently and effectively do this research. For those of you hoping to build concrete, substantive research skills, this will be a high-yield event! The event is co-hosted by SAILS and the International Law Society. 

Week of April 10: SAILS Elections 

Location: Online 

SAILS is a newer organization (we were founded in 2021), and a space where you can really make a lasting impact as an officer! Positions up for election, include, at this point: President; Vice-President; Treasurer; Director of Academic Engagement; and Director of Public Engagement. There may be other appointed positions down the road as well. For now, mark this date on your calendars, and reach out to Eric Wang (ewang57@emory.edu) if you’re interested in running/learning more. Please note — you do NOT have to have been heavily involved in SAILS to run for an officer position: if you have genuine interest in China/comparative law and can follow through on your word with basic tasks, definitely consider running! 

Weds, April 12 @8:30am: Constitutional Property Rights and The Takings Clause in China 

Location: Online, Zoom link to be provided 

This is our last event of the academic year, and a big one! Come hearProfessor Qianfan Zhang, a famous constitutional and administrative law professor at Peking University School of Law (what some might call the “Harvard”/“Yale” Law School of China)! Zhang is known for his advocacy for constitutionalism and judicial reform in China. He is the author of numerous powerful books, including The Constitution of China: A Contextual Analysis (2012) andHuman Dignity in Classical Chinese Philosophy: Confucianism, Mohism, and Daoism (2016). For those of you looking to be edified by constitutionalism abroad, please, please join us! (We know, this is 8:30am ET, but Prof. Zhang is actually calling in from Beijing, which is 12 hours ahead of Eastern Time!)

For information about registration, please contact uscnpm@cartercenter.org.