Tuesday, May 19, 2015
Thanks to a grant from the Association of Legal Writing Directors (ALWD), the Global Legal Skills Conference this year includes a Scholars' Forum where participants are exchanging ideas about works-in-progress. The participants are also sharing information on publication opportunities in scholarly journals, bar association publications, and book contracts.
The first presenter today is Zhang Xiaomeng, a Senior Associate Librarian and Adjunct Professor of Law at the University of Michigan Law School, Ann Arbor, Michigan, who presented on understanding the tension that Chinese laws and regulations face in balancing the right to know and the right to keep state secrets.
Zhang Xiaomeng ("Alex") will also present later this week at the Global Legal Skills Conference on the topic of “The Forms and Limits of English Translations of Primary Laws of China,” in which she'll demonstrate how to find and use English translations of the primary laws of Greater China in a cost-effective way. Many of the suggestions and tips offered in that session will also be helpful in finding and using English translations of primary laws in other jurisdictions.
The Global Legal Skills Conference this week is being held at The John Marshall Law School in Chicago and Northwestern University School of Law. The conference is also co-sponsored by the Facultad Libre de Derecho de Monterrey (Mexico).