The John S. and Marilyn Long U.S.-China Institute for Business and Law is honored to welcome Professor Jerome A. Cohen of New York University to present the 2015 John S. and Marilyn Long Institute Distinguished Lecture. Professor Cohen is the senior American expert on Chinese Law and East Asian Law. He will present his thoughts on the development of law in China, discussing implications both for domestic as well as international context.
As Jeremiah Smith Professor, associate dean, and director of East Asian Legal Studies at Harvard Law School from 1964 to 1979, Prof. Cohen helped pioneer the introduction of East Asian legal systems and perspectives into American legal curricula. Each year at NYU Law, Cohen teaches a course on Chinese law and society. He also offers courses on China’s attitude toward international law and settling international business disputes with Chinese entities. The U.S.-Asia Law Institute, which he co-leads, sponsors many extracurricular programs, conducts research on contemporary legal developments in China and Taiwan, organizes conferences and exchanges with experts from both sides of the Taiwan Strait, and participates in training programs for Chinese legal specialists in the United States and China.
Prof. Cohen also formerly served as C.V. Starr Senior Fellow and director of Asian Studies at the Council on Foreign Relations, where he remains an adjunct senior fellow and is responsible for the Winston Lord Round Table on U.S. Foreign Policy and the Rule of Law in Asia. More about Prof. Cohen >