Saturday, January 21, 2006
Indiana University School of Law – Indianapolis and Renmin University of China School of Law in Beijing recently co-sponsored what may be the first mock criminal trial advocacy competition in China. Students from law schools throughout mainland China participated in the two-day event, which was held in Beijing in December. For the full story from IU's website, click here.
Friday, January 20, 2006
Faculty positions open at School of American and Comparative Law, China University of Politics and Law
The title says it all. I've been asked to announce that the School of American and Comparative Law at CUPSL is hiring three or four full-time faculty members. Applicants need not be Chinese citizens. Please see the attached announcement for details: Download cupsl.pdf
Monday, January 16, 2006
A few days ago I posted an alert about an inaccurate version of the Securities Law that was available on the web. This prompted a very helpful email from Simon Zhang that I thought was too good to be buried in a comment to the above posting (that nobody would see). With his permission (and with thanks), I post here a slightly edited version of his email.
When I post URLs for Chinese laws (in the strict sense, i.e., those promulgated by NPC and NPCSC), I use the NPC's official website: http://www.npc.gov.cn/zgrdw/wxzl/index.jsp. All laws and other documents issued by the NPC and the NPCSC are accessible from that webpage. The "法律文件" page contains a "folder tree" by category. If it's difficult to determine under which specific sub-category a piece of law is put, you can also use 按年度检索.
There is indeed one advantage of this NPC website: for many laws, at the bottom of the text page, you can find links to other legislative history materials which were published in the NPCSC Gazette.
In addition, there is also a page where you can see selectively published NPCSC members' comments on law drafting sessions. Such material is not included in the NPCSC Gazette.
For the NPC home page, click here.