Two prominent Chinese legal experts doing research at Law School

Participating in Visiting Scholar Program through grant from the China Scholarship Council

University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa
Cynthia D. Quinn, (808) 956-7966
Interim, Assoc Dean for Stu Srvcs, William S. Richardson School of Law
Beverly Creamer, (808) 389-5736
Media Consultant, William S. Richardson School of Law
Posted: Jun 7, 2012

Two prominent Chinese legal experts are currently visiting the William S. Richardson School of Law, participating in the school’s Visiting Scholar Program. One will stay for a month and the other for a year of research on a grant from the China Scholarship Council.

Jiang Junlu, a partner at King & Wood Mallesons in Beijing, is a specialist in labor law and will be at Richardson through June 30. He was invited to participate as a Visiting Scholar by Professor Ronald Brown. His other areas of expertise include Social Security and real estate. He was one of the first lawyers in China to practice antitrust and competition law, as well as environmental protection law.

Jiang was also one of China’s first lawyers to be awarded a doctoral degree in labor.  He is experienced in reviewing and drafting labor contracts and internal labor policies for large Chinese enterprises and multinational corporations. His expertise in real estate law includes several areas: real estate development, construction, management, mortgages and public utilities, including stadiums and subways.

Visiting Professor Yang Xiaohu, from Chongqing University School of Law, will spend the year at Richardson as a research scholar studying contract law, property law, environmental law and legal linguistics. Yang received his MA and PhD from Chongqing University, and is currently an associate professor at his alma mater.

Yang is considered an expert on administrative regulations of the municipal government of Chongqing. He is the author of several books and many articles, and translated Cases of American Bankruptcy Law published by Beijing University Press in 2008. His current research compares the legal remedies in China and the United States for shareholders who claim to have been harmed.

Explained Law School Dean Avi Soifer, “The great strength of our faculty in Asian Law helps to make Hawai‘i particularly attractive for legal scholars from China such as Mr. Jiang and Professor Yang. We are pleased to welcome them warmly and to learn from them as they do their research here. And we are small enough that we can integrate them into the Law School and get to know them well.”