Director, Chinese Legal Studies
On sabbatical (Jan to June 2018)
BA (1978) Chinese Studies (History), George Washington University.
MA (1980), Political Science, University of Washington.
JD (1985), Law, University of Washington.
Ph.D. (1986, with distinction) Political Science, University of Washington.
MDiv. (2008) Vancouver School of Theology
Office Location: Allard Hall, room 361
Pitman Potter is Professor of Law and Director of Chinese Legal Studies at the Peter A. Allard School of Law. His teaching and research focus on PRC and Taiwan law and policy in the areas of foreign trade and investment, dispute resolution, property law, contracts, business regulation, and human rights. He has published over 100 articles and essays and several books, including The Legal System of the People’s Republic of China (Cambridge: Polity Press, 2013) and Assessing Treaty Performance in China: Trade and Human Rights (Vancouver and Toronto: UBC Press, 2014). Dr. Potter is a fellow of the Royal Society of Canada. Dr. Potter is ordained a Deacon in the Anglican Church of Canada (Diocese of New Westminster).
- Chinese Law
- Trade and Investment in the PRC
- Perspectives and Methods in Asia Pacific Policy Studies
- Governance and Human Rights in Asia
- Pitman B. Potter, Assessing Treaty Performance in China: Trade and Human Rights (Vancouver: UBC Press, 2014).
- Pitman B. Potter, The Legal System of the People's Republic of China (Cambridge: Polity Press, 2013).
- Pitman B. Potter, Law Policy and Practice on China's Periphery: Selective Adaptation and Institutional Capacity (London: Routledge, 2011).
- Pitman B. Potter (with Thomas Adams), ed., Issues in Canada China Relations (Toronto: Canadian International Council, 2011).
- Pitman B. Potter and Ljiljana Biukovic, ed., Globalization and Adaptation in International Trade Law (Vancouver: UBC Press, 2011).
- Pitman B. Potter, “Peng Zhen,” in Kerry Brown ed., Bershire Dictionary of Chinese Biography vol. 4 (2015).
- Pitman B. Potter, “Human Rights and Social Justice in China,” in Daniel Drache, Lesley Jacobs, eds., Linking Global Trade and Human Rights: New Policy Space in Hard Economic Times (New York: Cambridge University Press, 2014).
- Pitman B. Potter, ""International and Domestic Selective Adaptation: The Case of Charter 08," in John Gillespie and Pip Nicholson, ed., Law and Development and the Global Discourses of Legal Transfers (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2012), pp. 56-81.
- Pitman B. Potter and Sophia Woodman, "Boundaries of Tolerance: Charter 08 and Debates over Political Reform," in Jean-Philippe Beja, Fu Hualing, an dEva Pils, ed., Liu Xiaobo, Charter 08 and the Challenges of Political Reform in China (Hong Kong: Hong Kong University Press, 2012), pp. 97-117.
- Pitman B. Potter, "4 June and Charter 08: Approaches to Remonstrance," China Information Volume 25 Issue 2 (July 2011), pp. 121 â€“ 138.
- Pitman B. Potter, "Comment: People's Republic of China Provisional Regulations on Art Import and Export Administration," in International Journal of Cultural Property (2011) No. 18, pp. 1-7.
- Pitman B. Potter, "Dilemmas of Access to Health Care in China," China: An International Journal Vol. 8 no. 1 (March 2010), pp. 164-179.
- Pitman B. Potter, "Coordinating Corporate Governance and Corporate Social Responsibility," in Hong Kong University Law Journal (2009), pp. 675-698. Reprinted in Tsinghua Faxue (Tsinghua Law Journal, 2011 no. 1 (Jan. 15, 2011), pp. 43-55 (in Chinese). Reprinted as Pitman B. Potter, "Coordinating Corporate Governance and Corporate Social Responsibility," in Wesley Cragg, ed., Business and Human Rights (Cheltenham: Edward Elgar, 2012).
Publications listed on the Allard School of Law Library Faculty Research Publications Database.