The Committee to Support Chinese Lawyers, together with the Leitner Center for International Law and Justice and the Fordham Asia Law Society, will convene a special gathering of distinguished Chinese lawyers and advocates to share their perspectives on the current landscape for rights advocacy, public interest lawyering, and the legal profession in China. The event will be held at Fordham Law School, Room 201-A, on Monday, November 3 from 1:00-2:30pm.
Chinese Rights Advocates: Plight and Prospects
Monday, November 3, 2014
1:00 to 2:30pm
Fordham Law School
Second Floor, Room 2-01A, 150 West 62nd Street, New York, NY
The Leitner Center for International Law and Justice, the Committee to Support Chinese Lawyers, and the Fordham Asia Law Society invite you to attend a gathering of distinguished Chinese lawyers and advocates as they share their perspectives on the current landscape for rights advocacy, public interest lawyering, and the legal profession in China. This is a rare opportunity to hear first-hand accounts from Chinese lawyers and practitioners working on the ground across a range of important public interest fields. Specific topics and speakers will include:
Introducing the Work of the Chinese Human Rights Lawyers Group
Liang Xiaojun | Executive Director of China Against Death Penalty
The Work and Community of Women Public Interest Lawyers
Liu Wei | Lawyer at Henan Boyang Law Firm and Chief Coordinator of the Public Interest Collaborative Network for Women Lawyers in China
An Overview of the New Citizens Movement
Teng Biao | Co-founder of Gongmeng and President of China Against Death Penalty
Issues in Food Safety Advocacy
Yu Fangqiang | Executive Director of Nanjing Tianxiagong (Justice For All)
Risks Faced by Environmental Activists
Zhao Jingwei | Director of the Environment, Energy and Nature Resources Department at Beijing Yingke Law Firm
Please RSVP to: LeitnerCenter@law.fordham.edu
A PDF event flyer can be found here.
Presentations and discussion will be held in English. Light refreshments will be served.