December 30, 2006
China Law Reporter call for papers
Here's a message posted recently on the Chinalaw listserv:
I am a vice chair of China Committee under American Bar Association. Our committee has been thriving under the leadership of our present chairs and past chairs. First of all, I would like to wish everyone of you a happy and prosperous New Year.
As a vice chair of China Committee, I am in charge of editing a bi-monthly newsletter, “China Law Reporter” for China Committee along with other co-editors. So far, the newsletter has been well commented.
Our newsletter is divided into following parts: 1) “Co-chairs’ Messages”; 2) “Recent Developments” that contains short articles addressing hot issues; 3) “China Briefs” features short summary of recent China laws and regulations; 4) “Items of Interests” provide a list of articles or books related to China law; 5) “Job Opportunities” will allow job announcement be posted to China Law Reporter; and 6) “About the China Law Reporter” .
I am now soliciting short articles around 2000 or less words be posted to “Recent Development”. We usually post three articles per issue. If your article is not published on this issue, we’ll trail it to the next issue after we decided to use it.
You are also welcome to post job opportunities to our newsletter.
Your contributions to China Law Reporter are much appreciated. Please send your contribution simultaneously to following co-editors:
Qiang Bjornbak: firstname.lastname@example.org
Paul Edelberg: email@example.com
Cameron Smith: firstname.lastname@example.org
Russell Leu: email@example.com
The deadline for submitting your contributions is originally set on Jan 2nd, 2007. Due to long holiday season, I would like to extend it to Jan 7th. We need to get the newsletter released around mid of January. Please have questions, feel free to contact me. The samples of the previous newsletter are posted to China Committee home page at http://www.abanet.org/dch/committee.cfm?com=IC860000
Thank you in advance for your support to China Law Reporter
Attorney at Law
Vice Chair of China Committee
523 West 6th Street, # 701
Los Angeles, Ca 90014
213 239 9730, 310 403 8516
Skype ID qianghuab
December 25, 2006
Internships for foreign law students at Chinese law firms
Here are the first responses to a request I sent out on the Chinalaw listserv a while ago, in which I asked Chinese law firms interested in having interns to send me some basic information on what they were looking for and what they were offering. (Full text of message appended below; other law firms encouraged to respond.)
- Globe Law Firm, Beijing
- Liu and Wang, Shenzhen
- Wincon (Qingdao) (added Jan. 24, 2007)
- Llinks (Beijing & Shanghai) (added Jan. 24, 2007)
Text of original announcement:
Periodically I ask for information from Chinese lawyers who would be interested in having foreign law students as interns (paid or unpaid) over the summer. It's time to update this information. If you're at a Chinese law firm and your firm would be willing to have such interns, please send me an email (off line) letting me know and I'll post the information both on my blog and on this list. Please attach a file in Word, PDF, or HTML format with the following information (*please* don't just tell me in the text of the email, because then I will have to do the work of copying it into a separate file):
1. Firm name and contact person.
2. Time period for which you would like to have a student intern (e.g., "summer 2007"; "any period of at least three months", etc.)
3a. We will assume the candidate has excellent English. Is good Chinese language ability required?
3b. In some countries law is an undergraduate degree, whereas in others it's a post-graduate degree. Please state if you want only post-graduate law students (e.g., JD students in the US).
4. How much, if anything, can you provide in terms of salary, airfare, and housing? (Even if you can't provide anything here, please still let me know if you're willing to take interns - some might be able to find their own funding.)
5. I don't want to make this too complicated, but if possible, please include a general description of the type of work the intern might do.
The first four items are the minimum information I think will be needed - of course, you are welcome to provide more.
Again, please respond off line. I'll compile and distribute the responses.