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Professor Holden Smith
Barbara J. HOLDEN-SMITH
Vice Dean and Professor of Law, and Director of the 2009 Summer Law Institute in Suzhou

She is recognized for her groundbreaking work in Supreme Court history and practice, currently teaches conflicts, federal courts, civil procedure, advanced civil procedure, and African Americans and the Supreme Court. After her graduation from the University of Chicago Law School, she spent a year in an Illinois law firm and then entered a clerkship with the Hon. Ann C. Williams of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois. She then joined the Washington, D.C. law firm of Arnold & Porter, where she worked for three years in litigation, antitrust, and food and drug law, before she joined the Cornell Law School Faculty in 1990. Her scholarship has addressed the legal response to lynching and the fugitive-slave cases. Her scholarly interests include global access to justice, and legal and political responses to historical injustices.
barbara-holden-smith@lawschool.cornell.edu

Larry BushLarry S. BUSH
Executive Director of the Clarke Center for International and Comparative Legal Studies at Cornell Law School and Co-director of the 2008 Summer Institute of International and Comparative Law in Paris. He is Professor Emeritus at the University of Mississippi School of Law, where he taught international law, comparative law, international human rights, civil procedure, and labor and employment law, over the period 1981-2001. He received his J.D. from the University of Florida and his LL.M. from the University of Cambridge. He served as acting dean and associate dean for academics (two terms) at the University of Mississippi, held a Fulbright Lectureship at the University of Bucharest, and founded and directed the Cambridge Summer Session, a foreign summer law program currently co-sponsored by the law schools at the Universities of Mississippi, Arkansas-Fayetteville, Nebraska and Tennessee. He has lectured and conducted workshops and international labor rights seminars for trade union members and employer representatives from Romania, Serbia and Thailand.
larry-bush@lawschool.cornell.edu

dawne-peacockDawne Peacock
Assistant Director of the Clarke Center for International and Comparative Legal Studies at Cornell Law School . She holds a BA degree in Sociology from the City University of New York, Queens College.
dawne-peacock@lawschool.cornell.edu


Virginia StarrVirginia Starr
International Programs, Program Assistant for the Clarke Center for International and Comparative Legal Studies and the Graduate Legal Studies program at Cornell Law School.
virginia-starr@lawschool.cornell.edu

Please note: For general Summer Law Institute in China communication, please use this e-mail address: suzhou@lawschool.cornell.edu