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Clarke Program in East Asian Law and Culture

The Clarke Program brings a broad interdisciplinary and humanistic focus to the study of law in East Asia. Through research, teaching, and scholarly dialogue, it seeks to expand the purview of legal scholarship and to develop new ways of thinking about transnational law, politics, and culture.

The program, funded by a gift to Cornell Law School by Jack and Dorothea Clarke, sponsors a variety of activities and events, including fellowships, conferences, lectures, collaborative research projects, short and long-term scholarly exchanges, and student exchanges.  

The Clarke Program’s mission is to foster collaboration - across disciplines, across cultures, and between established scholars and innovative young researchers - that brings to light new questions, and new answers on subjects of pressing contemporary concern.

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Fall 2014 Clarke Colloquium Series, featuring 7 events, is announced here.

For more details, please visit the colloquium series page.

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International Conference Announcement: 
Democracy in an Age of Shifting Demographics 


(March 31, 2015, Seoul, Korea) 

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Meridian 180:

A Clarke Program Initiative brings together a diverse group of intellectuals to address key challenges facing the Asia-Pacific region and the world.
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Annual Report 2013 :

Our new annual report is now available online.