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Professor of Law

Jacques deLisleDeLisle teaches Comparative Law: China, Comparative Law: East Asia, Law and Economic Reform in Contemporary China, China and International Law, and Public International Law. He is an expert in contemporary Chinese law, China’s approach to international legal issues, and Chinese politics. DeLisle’s research focuses on the law and politics of the People’s Republic of China, Taiwan’s international status, the law and politics of Hong Kong’s transition to Chinese rule, transnational legal influences and public international law with an emphasis on China. His writings on these subjects have appeared in international relations journals, edited volumes of multidisciplinary scholarship, and Asian studies journals, as well as law reviews. His Op-Eds and commentaries on law, politics and foreign policy regularly appear in newspapers and specialized foreign policy and Asian affairs media. He is the director of Asia Programs at the Foreign Policy Research Institute, a member of the faculty of the Center for East Asian Studies at the University of Pennsylvania, and a member of the National Committee on U.S.- China Relations. He has served frequently as an expert witness on issues of P.R.C. and Hong Kong law and government policies. He is also a consultant, lecturer and advisor to foreign-assisted legal reform, development and education programs, primarily in China, including the Temple University-Tsinghua University Masters of Law Program.

Professor of Law and Philosophy

William EwaldEwald, an internationally recognized scholar in comparative law, specializes in European law, comparative legal philosophy, and public international law. He teaches Comparative Law and courses on European Legal Philosophy, Public International Law, as well as a course on the Foundations of the American Legal System, which introduces American law to the overseas LL.M. students. He is at present writing a book growing out of this course examining, from a comparative perspective, the character of American law, and is the author of an oft-cited article in the Pennsylvania Law Review on the philosophical foundations of comparative law, “What Was it Like to Try a Rat?” He was a Junior Research Fellow at The Queens College in Oxford, was a Jean Monnet Fellow at the Isituto Universitario Europeo in Florence, and held the Alexander von Humboldt Fellowship at the University of Gottingen in Germany.

Assistant Professor of Law

Eric FeldmanFeldman is completing a book – Unfiltered: Tobacco, Policy and Public Health in Eight Nations – in which he invited 15 scholars from the United States, Australia, Canada, Denmark, the United Kingdom, France, Japan and Germany to write about tobacco policy issues in those countries. He also conducted research last summer on tobacco litigation in Japan and Europe, and researched Japan’s medical malpractice system, particularly changes in malpractice litigation and proposals for reform. In May, he participated in a Private Conference/Roundtable at Harvard Law School entitled “Sharing Scholarship on East Asian Law.” In addition, he has served as a consultant to the World Health Organization, Global Programme on AIDS/Joint United Nations Programme on AIDS, and has been a visiting professor at Waseda University and Seikei University in Japan and at the Institut d’Etudes Politiques de Paris.

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