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Scholarly Exchange

The Wang Distinguished Visitor Program

Each year this new program brings top and emerging scholars from China to teach classes, conduct research and interact closely with Cornell Law faculty. The Wang Visiting Professors make semester- or year-long visits to Cornell in rotating succession from Chinese universities. The Wang Visiting Professor Program also brings junior scholars from China to teach, interact with faculty and students, and conduct research at Cornell. The Wang Distinguished Visitor Program is generously funded through the support Anthony W. Wang, Esq. JD ’68 and Ms. Lulu Wang

Zhu Suli

Professor Zhu Suli, Professor of Law, Peking University School of Law

Zhu Suli, the 2011-12 Wang Distinguished Professor of Law received his JD from Peking University and his LL.M. from McGeorge School of Law. He later received his M.A. and Ph.D. from Arizona State University where he also worked as a research associate. In 1991, he joined the Peking University Law School, China’s most highly regarded law school, where he eventually served as vice dean (1999-2000) and then dean (2001-2010). During those twenty years, Professor Zhu’s teaching and research interests have expanded to encompass a broad range of topics, from jurisprudence and constitutional law, to judicial process, the history of Western legal thought, law and literature, and legal philosophy. The list of his major publications reflects the breadth, diversity, and originality of those interests, including Rule of Law and Its Native Resources (1996, 2003), How the Institution Evolves (1999, 2007), Sending Law to Countryside (2000, 2010), Roads Lead to City, Legal Transformation in China (2004), Something May Have Happened, Legal Academic Transformation in China (2004), and Law and Literature, A Study of Drama in Yuan Dynasty (2006). While at Cornell, Professor Zhu also delivered the 2011-12 Clarke lecture.

The Mori Hamada & Matsumoto Exchange

The Mori, Hamada & Matsumoto Exchange sponsors faculty exchanges between Cornell Law School and leading Japanese universities. Cornell Law faculty travel to Japan, and faculty of Japanese universities travel to Cornell to collaborate on research projects, give seminars, and teach courses. The Mori Hamada & Matsumoto Exchange Program is supported with funds provided by the Mori Hamada & Matsumoto law firm.

Riles and Uno

Shigeki Uno, the 2010-11 Mori Hamada & Matsumoto Distinguished Visitor

Shigeki Uno, the 2010-11 Mori Hamada Distinguished Visitor is Associate Professor at the Institute of Social Science, University of Tokyo in the division of Comparative Contemporary Politics. He holds a B.A., M.A., and Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of Tokyo. Professor Uno received the Suntory Prize for Social Science and Humanities for his book, "Tocqueville: A Theorist of Equality and Inequality."

Taiwan Ministry of Justice Program

Through this program, established in 2008, visiting scholars from the Taiwan Ministry of Justice, pursue research on criminal justice topics under the supervision of Cornell Law School faculty, present lectures, take courses, and participate in workshops with faculty and students.

Cheng-Hsiung Huang, the 2011-12 Clarke Visiting Researcher

Cheng-Hsiung Christopher Huang, the 2011-12 Clarke Visiting Researcher, has served as assistant attorney-at-Law, prosecutor in Chia-I District Prosecutors Office, Hsinchu District Prosecutors Office and Shihlin District Prosecutors Office. He received his degree of Bachelor of Law from National Taiwan University, and master in law degree from the Institute of Law for Science and Technology, National Tsing-Hua University. The Ministry of Justice of the R.O.C. selected Huang to come to Cornell Law School to further the doctoral research he conducted at National Yang Ming University on the social and economic consequences of abuse and addiction to illegal substances.


Student Exchange Program


In fall 2008, Cornell Law School launched a student exchange program with Peking University. The initiative is the first exchange program developed between Cornell Law School and a university in mainland China. The program is the culmination of the growing ties between Cornell Law School and Peking University Law School, which has already resulted in four joint academic conferences.

Four students from each university participate in the exchange program for one semester and take courses in either English or Chinese, depending on their Chinese-language competence. Cornell Law School also has student exchange programs with Waseda University Law School in Tokyo and University of Hong Kong.

In total since fall 2008, 61 law students have been taking part in those exchange programs, either visiting universities in Asia from Cornell or visiting Cornell from Asia.