Monday, August 25, 2008
Here's an announcement from the US-China Business Council:
The U.S.-China Legal Cooperation Fund invites proposals seeking grants to fund projects fostering rule of law in China, to be carried out jointly by American and Chinese not-for-profit participants.
The Fund's objective is to promote respected, transparent, impartial and equitable legal processes and institutions through U.S.-China bilateral cooperation.
The Fall 2008 deadline for submission of proposals is October 1, 2008.
Further information is available at www.uschinalegalcoop.org.
Sunday, May 25, 2008
Wednesday, May 21, 2008
Some time ago, a discussion on the Chinalaw list about LLMs for foreigners (typically English-language) offered by Chinese institutions prompted me to ask for those with views on the subject to write to me so I could assemble a document that would answer questions that often came up.
Here's the result; hope it's useful to all.
MAY 26 UPDATE: I have posted a revised document here.
Wednesday, May 7, 2008
Remember, you don't have to human-rights oriented to post a position here. As long as it's related to Chinese law, I'll be happy to post job opportunities regardless of ideological affiliation or commercial orientation. Well, almost regardless; I suppose if the KKK were looking for a Chinese law specialist I might not be willing to help out.
Wednesday, March 5, 2008
I have been asked to post the following:
Yale-China Association Law Fellows Program
Call for Applications
The Yale-China Association is pleased to invite applications for its 2008-2009 Law Fellows Program. The program places young U.S.-trained attorneys at Chinese universities as visiting professors. Fellows spend one academic year in residence at a Chinese law school, teaching classes in areas of their own expertise and contributing to clinical education programs at the host institution. During the 2008-09 academic year, Yale-China will send two Law Fellows to China. One will be placed at the Hunan University School of Law in Changsha, Hunan, and will have the opportunity to help develop the school's new clinical legal education program. The other Fellow will be placed at a top law school in the Pearl River Delta region of China.
Anyone with a J.D. from an accredited U.S. law school and two years experience in legal practice is eligible to apply. Preference will be given to those candidates who speak Chinese, are familiar with China, and have teaching and/or clinical law experience. Fellows will receive intensive Chinese-language instruction during the summer 2008 in Beijing and continued Chinese-language instruction during their residency. Round-trip airfare to China, on-campus housing, health insurance, and a stipend are provided as part of the package.
Application Deadline: March 20, 2008.
For more information, please visit: http://www.yalechina.org/dynamicpage.php?Id=10&SubId=
New Haven, CT 06520-8223
Tel: (203) 432-0850
Fax: (203) 432-7246
Friday, January 18, 2008
Here's an announcement from the US-China Legal Cooperation Fund:
The U.S.-China Legal Cooperation Fund invites proposals seeking grants to fund projects promoting rule-of-law in China conducted jointly by American and Chinese institutional participants.
The Fund's objective is to support U.S.-China cooperation in strengthening China's legal processes and institutions.
The Spring 2008 deadline for submission of proposals is April 1, 2008.
Further information is available at www.uschinalegalcoop.org.
Saturday, December 8, 2007
The Centre of Advanced Studies on Contemporary China, a research foundation based in Torino, Italy, is offering fellowships for the study of modern China. Here's some information extracted from the announcement:
The CASCC is offering THREE research fellowships to graduates in Economics or Finance, Law, and Chinese Language (degree level required enabling admission to a Ph.D. program), financed by the Compagnia di San Paolo (www.compagnia.torino.it ). Each fellowship will cover two years, on a full-time basis, starting in April 2008.
The aim of the China Fellowships is to support the growth of interdisciplinary competencies in the area of Chinese studies, with a particular emphasis on cultural, legal, social and economical aspects of contemporary China.
Candidates who master Chinese language will be required to undergo a training in either Law or Economics, while candidates who do not master Chinese language should be willing to undergo a training in Mandarin.
Candidates are requested to spend 6 months at the CASCC in Torino and at least 12 months in China, where they will develop a research project. A mid-term report is due at the completion of the first year.
Candidates must be fluent in English. Knowledge of Chinese Mandarin is not required.
The annual amount of each fellowship is 20,400 Euros (gross).
Full announcement here.
Thursday, September 6, 2007
Lund University in Sweden is offering postdoctoral fellowships for research concerning contemporary East and South-East Asia, principally from social sciences, economics, and humanities perspectives. This would of course include Chinese law. For more information, see the application information here.
Monday, July 9, 2007
I have received the following announcement:
The U.S. - China Legal Cooperation Fund invites proposals seeking grants for projects promoting rule-of-law in China, conducted jointly by American and Chinese participants.
This Fund is a program of the China Business Forum, the education and research arm of the U.S.-China Business Council. The Fund's objective is to support U.S.-China cooperation in strengthening China's legal processes and institutions.
Full information is available at www.uschinalegalcoop.org. The Fall 2007 period for submission of proposals closes September 30, 2007.
Tuesday, February 20, 2007
The following announcement comes from Prof. Patrick Randolph:
2007 Edgar Snow J.D. Scholarship
UMKC School of Law
The University of Missouri, Kansas City, School of Law (UMKC) is pleased
to announce this year's competition for the Edgar Snow Scholarship.
This scholarship and an associated fellowship package will provide an
allowance sufficient to cover most of the expenses of pursuing a three
year J.D. program at the School of Law. including tuition, living
expenses and books.
Interviews for the scholarship will be conducted in China from March 19
- 26. Interested candidates should apply for an appointment by
contacting program assistant Nancy Kunkel at email@example.com Location
of the interviews will be arranged with individual applicants, but it is
possible that applicants will have to travel to a major Chinese city to
have the interview.
Wednesday, December 13, 2006
The application deadline for NBR's Next Generation fellowships is January 15, 2007. A brief description is below; if you're interested, more information is available at their Web site.
The National Bureau of Asian Research (NBR) is pleased to announce “The Next Generation: Leadership in Asian Affairs” fellowship for 2007-2008, a post-master's degree program that is cultivating a new generation of Asia affairs specialists committed to and capable of bridging the gap between the best scholarly research and the pressing needs of American foreign policy toward a rapidly changing Asia.
NBR invites recent master's and professional degree holders (e.g., MA, MBA, LLM, JD, etc.) to apply for a year-long fellowship at NBR’s headquarters in Seattle to collaborate with leading scholars to publish research, and to participate in the briefing of research findings to the policymaking community in Washington, D.C.
This one-year fellowship is designed to further the professional development of Asia specialists in the year just after the completion of their master's degree. Successful applicants will gain further knowledge of Asia and an understanding of the U.S. foreign policymaking process through the following: conducting research under the guidance of an NBR program director; collaborating with senior scholars on academic publications; and traveling to Washington, D.C. to participate in the briefing of research findings to relevant constituents within the policy community.
Friday, November 10, 2006
The following announcement may be of interest to Chinese students:
Interviews for International LL.M. Scholarship at UMKC School of Law
The University of Missouri at Kansas City (UMKC) School of Law has a long established relationship with China and Chinese Law Schools, and has been inviting Chinese students to study law in Kansas City for more than a decade. We are bringing Chinese students here to broaden the perspective of our American students and faculty, and to bring about better preparation for the future worldwide marketplace, in which American and Chinese lawyers must cooperate. We are not interested in making a lot of money from Chinese student tuition.
Therefore, UMKC Law School offers a Generous Scholarship Program for LLM students. We will offer as many as fifteen partial scholarships, to reduce the already low cost of our general law LLM program.
One hundred percent of the LLM graduates from UMKC who have taken the New York Bar have passed.
The statement set forth at http://www1.law.umkc.edu/academic/china/llm/overview.htm
will give you complete information about the LL.M. program at UMKC School of Law. At that website, you can watch an interview (in Chinese) with two of our current LLM candidates concerning their experiences studying in America and their experience at UMKC.
An interview is required to qualify for admission and scholarship. Interviews will occur [in China - ed.] in late November and December of 2006, and, if positions remain open, additional interviews may occur in March of 2007.
Professor Patrick Randolph, director of the Chinese programs at UMKC School of Law, and director of the Peking University Center for Real Estate Law, will conduct interviews for the programs. Please contact Nancy Kunkel, Program Coordinator, via email at firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange an appointment. Mrs. Kunkel’s telephone number is (816) 235-1647 and her fax number is (816) 235-5276.
Sunday, September 17, 2006
Although not directly related to Chinese law, the following may be of interest to some readers:
"The Next Generation: Leadership in Asian Affairs"
The National Bureau of Asian Research (NBR)
The National Bureau of Asian Research is pleased to announce "The Next Generation: Leadership in Asian Affairs" fellowship for 2007–2008. Recent master's degree recipients are encouraged to apply for this year-long fellowship that focuses on bridging the gap between scholarship and policymaking. The fellowship will be based at NBR's headquarters in Seattle. Fellows will collaborate with leading scholars to publish research and share their findings with the policymaking community in Washington, D.C.
The Next Generation Leadership program is breaking new ground by mentoring and immersing young Asia specialists from a wide variety of fields and interests in the skills and the practice of bridging the gap between scholarship and policy. Each fellow will receive a fellowship award, as well as travel and research-related expenses.
Application deadline is January 15, 2007. Fellowships begin June 4, 2007. For further information and application materials please visit http://www.nbr.org/NextGeneration. A poster version of this announcement is available at http://files.nbr.org/NBRFellowshipPoster.pdf.
Friday, June 9, 2006
The above program is announced at the ACLS Web site here. Part of the text is reproduced below. The deadline for applications is August 15, 2006.
The Program will award funds in support of planning meetings, workshops, and/or conferences leading to publication of scholarly volumes. This program is intended to support projects in the humanities and related social sciences that bridge disciplinary or geographic boundaries, engage new kinds of information, develop fresh approaches to traditional materials and issues, or otherwise bring innovative perspectives to the study of Chinese culture and society. Proposals are expected to be empirically grounded, theoretically informed, and methodologically explicit. The Program especially encourages proposals concerning pre-modern China.
The program will support collaborative work of three types:
Grants up to $25,000 will be offered to support formal research conferences intended to produce significant new research published in a conference volume.
Grants up to $15,000 will be offered for support of workshops or seminars, designed to less formally facilitate new research on newly available or inadequately researched problems, data, or texts.
Grants of up to $6,000 will be offered for planning meetings to organizers of the above-described types of projects.
Wednesday, May 17, 2006
Here's something that's potentially related to Chinese law, so I'm going to stretch a point and post it, as it may be of interest to readers.
Peking University's School of International Studies is offering fellowships to visiting scholars of several months at a time. There is a stipend of about RMB 16,000 per month (about $2000) as well as round-trip air fare. It's still not too late to apply for this fall; see the deadlines in the announcement: Download PKU_VS_Fund.pdf
Friday, May 12, 2006
Marina Svensson has asked me to post the following announcement. Please note the imminent deadline.
The Centre for East and South-East Asian Studies at Lund University hereby invites applications for two postdoctoral fellowships. The Centre for East and South-East Asian Studies is focused upon research concerning contemporary East and South-East Asia, principally from social sciences, economics and humanities perspectives.
For this call for applications, preference will be given for one of the two positions for research focusing on contemporary Japan, and for the other position for research focusing on contemporary China.
Application forms and the application guidelines may be found at the following website: http://www.ace.lu.se/Postdocs/info.html
The deadline for applications is 16:00 on Friday 19 May 2006.
Dr Marina Svensson
Centre for East and Southeast Asian Studies
SE-220 07 Lund
Sunday, April 16, 2006
Peking University's Law School has just started an English-language LL.M. program in Chinese law. Applications for the 2006-07 academic year are due on May 29th. For more information, click here.
To the best of my knowledge, this is the second English-language LL.M. in Chinese law offered directly by a Chinese law school. The first is at Tsinghua University's Faculty of Law; for more information, click here.
Friday, February 24, 2006
The following is from Prof. Pat Randolph of the University of Missouri at Kansas City regarding the Edgar Snow Scholarship, a fellowship that pays for three years of tuition and most living expenses in the JD program at UMKC.
The University of Missouri, Kansas City, School of Law (UMKC) is pleased to announce this year's competition for the Edgar Snow Scholarship. This scholarship and an associated fellowship package will provide an allowance sufficient to cover most of the expenses of pursuing a three year J.D. program at the School of Law. including tuition, living expenses and books.
Please note that Prof. Randolph will be in China from March 4th through March 10th to interview for this scholarship, so if you are interested it is essential to contact him immediately. You don't have to be in Beijing.
Click below for the full announcement and Prof. Randolph's contact information.
Monday, January 30, 2006
Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor (State Department) seeks Statements of Interest for projects promoting democracy, human rights, and rule of law in China
The following is a summary of the announcement attached at the end of this post:
The Office for the Promotion of Human Rights and Democracy of the Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor (DRL) of the Department of State announces a call for Statements Of Interest (SOIs) from organizations interested in submitting proposals for projects that promote democracy, human rights and the rule of law in China. Organizations are invited to submit statements of interest outlining program concepts and capacity to manage projects that will foster democracy, human rights, transparency, freedom of information and expression, religious freedom, judicial independence, criminal and civil rule of law, civil society, freedom of the press, electoral reform, public participation, labor rights, and media reform in the People's Republic of China, Hong Kong and Taiwan.
DRL seeks to fund projects that will have a direct and lasting impact in China by promoting reforms and structural changes. US-based activities, study tours, scholarships, or exchange projects are strongly discouraged. The majority of activities should address the PRC, Hong Kong or Taiwan directly. Projects that have a strong academic or research focus will not be highly considered. DRL strongly discourages health, technology, or scientific projects unless they have an explicit democracy, human rights, or rule of law component. Projects that focus on commercial law or economic development will also not be highly considered.
For full details, see the attached announcement: Download DRL_Notice.pdf. The deadline is Feb. 23, 2006.
Tuesday, January 24, 2006
I have been asked to post an announcement about the LLM degree in Chinese law offered by the University of Hong Kong's Faculty of Law. Here's the announcement: Download HKU-LLM.pdf. The program also has a website here.