Past Conferences and Talks

2017-2018

 

Visit of the Honourable Chief Justice Geoffrey Ma

On Wednesday, May 31st, the Peter A. Allard School of law was pleased to welcome the Honourable Geoffrey Ma, Chief Justice of the Hong Kong Court of Final Appeal to Allard Hall. Justice Ma visited Vancouver to participate in the Asia Pacific Judicial Colloquium, hosted by the Vancouver Bar Association at the Law Courts Inn. The Colloquium brought together a distinguished group of jurists including Chief Justice Beverly McLachlin of the Supreme Court of Canada as well as the Chief Justices of the High Court of Australia, the Supreme Court of New Zealand, and the Supreme Court of Singapore. Prior to attending the Colloquium, Justice Ma held an engaging talk and Q&A session at Allard Hall with students, faculty, legal professionals, and other members of the Allard community.

 

2017 World Chinese Legal Philosophy Conference

On October 29 and 30, 2017, jointly with the Institute of Law, Politics and Philosophy of Tsinghua University Law School, the Center for Asian Legal Studies (CALS) hosted the 6th World Chinese Legal Philosophy Conference at Allard Hall. Scholars from 22 universities in 8 countries and regions attended the conference and presented papers on comparative legal philosophy, law and world history, comparative legal culture, legal pluralism in China, the Chinese judiciary, and the future of the Chinese governance system. While the working language of the conference was Chinese, the majority of the participating scholars also published in English. The conference exemplified CALS’ engagement with leading legal research institutions in China and the very large legal research community there. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Changing Politics of Central Banking
The Potential for an Indigenous Policy under the constitution of Japan
Civil Code Draft and Property Law Reform in China

Annelise Riles
Professor, Cornell University

Teruki Tsunemoto
Professor, Hokkaido University

Weixing Shen
Professor & Dean, Tsinghua University Law School
Practising Criminal Law in Hong Kong
Criminal Justice in Japan: Is a 99.8% Conviction Rate too High?
Barriers to Entry and Regional Economic Growth in China

Michael Blanchflower
S.C., Parkside Chambers

Kentaro Takai
Japanese Public Prosecutor

Loren Brandt
Professor, University of Toronto
Rule of Law Reform and the Rise of Rule by Fear in China
War and States: China’s Long March Towards Unity (750 BC – 1911 AD)
Recent Debates Relating to Hate Speech in Japan

Eva Pils
Professor, The Dickson Poon School of Law, Kings College

Debin Ma
Professor, London School of Economics

Shinji Higaki
Professor, Fukuoka University

 

2016-2017

Mass Digitization of Chinese Court Decisions: How to use Text as Data in the Field of Chinese Law
Ordinary Tort Litigation in China: Law Versus Practical Justice
A Tale of Two Regimes? Taxation, Political Bargaining, and the Fiscal Contract in China and Taiwan
Ben Liebman
Professor, Columbia Law School
Ben Liebman
Professor, Columbia Law School
Xiaobo Lü
Assistant Professor, University of Texas
Rebalancing Competing Values relating to the right to be forgotten and users’ rights
After the Fall(s) – Rewriting China’s Securities Law and Regulation of the PRC Capital Markets
Corruption and Anti-Corruption in China: An Economic Perspective
Itsuko Yamaguchi
Professor, University of Tokyo
Nicholas Howson
Professor, University of Michigan
Huihua Nie
Professor, Renmin University of China
Judging Corporate Law Disputes in China and Australia: Which Works better, Common Law, Continental Law or a Hybrid System?
China’s Anti-Corruption Reforms and Shareholder Valuations
Private Equity and Venture Capital Investment in China: Issue for Practitioners
Colin Hawes
Associate Professor, University of Technology Sydney
Randall Morck
Professor, University of Alberta
Tianpeng Wang
Venture Partner, Mistral Venture Partners
Corporate Lawyering in Asia
The Impact of China’s Competition Law on International Competition Law and Development Policy
Why is Globalization getting Trapped?
Robert Chu
Partner, Sullivan and Cromwell
Wendy Ng
Professor, Melbourne Law School
Guogang Wu
Professor, University of Victoria
Is TPP Dead? The Future of International Trade Law

Ichiro Araki
Professor, Yokohama National University

 

2015-2016

Rethinking Copyright for the Digital Age
Anti Anti-Orientalism, or is Chinese Law different?
Sexual Crimes in Canada: A comparison with Japan
Yoshiyuki Tamura
Professor, Graduate School of Law, Hokkaido University
Donald C. Clarke
Professor, The George Washington University Law School
Toshinori Wada
Professor, Keio University Law School