Over the past twenty-five years, the University of Sydney Law School together with the East China University of Political Science and Law (ECUPL) have run a winter school each year in Shanghai, China. This is one of the first offshore study programs offered by an Australian university for students to study in China. A delegation from ECUPL led by Vice President and Professor Jingying Chen, and including Vice Dean of the School of International Law, Professor Du Tao, Vice Dean of the Business School, Associate Professor LI Dan, and the Liaison Officer of the International Exchange Centre, Ms Zhu Ruohan, visited University of Sydney Law School to explore how to extend collaborations to new fields on Wednesday 21 November 2018.
Sydney Law School Dean, Professor Joellen Riley, Professor of Chinese and International Business Law Vivienne Bath, and Associate Professor Jie (Jeanne) Huang from Sydney Law School participated in the meeting. Participants in the meeting noted the achievements and long cooperation between the two universities and looked forward to the expansion of the cooperative arrangements in the area of research collaboration through the provision of mutual short-term visitor programs for academics and the holding of joint seminars/conferences on areas of mutual legal interest.
At the conclusion of the meeting, Professor Jingying Chen and Professor Tao Du from ECUPL, Professor Vivienne Bath and Associate Professor Jie (Jeanne) Huang from Sydney Law School spoke at an evening event entitled Transnational Litigation and China: Jurisdiction, Applicable Law and Judgments. This panel covered topics in private international law ranging from issues arising from overlapping jurisdiction of Chinese and foreign courts (Professors Bath and Chen), family law issues (Associate Professor Huang) and the development of international commercial courts (Professor Du). The event, chaired by Professor Chester Brown at Sydney Law School, was very well attended and included academics, practitioners and students.
Copies of the presentation slides are available below: