The first China Law Doctoral Forum organized by the Faculty of Law, HKU and the Asian Law Centre at the Melbourne Law School was held at HKU on 23-24 October 2014. Fifteen PhD students from HKU, Melbourne Law School, Peking University, China University of Political Science and Law, Dalian Maritime University, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences and Shanghai Jiao Tong University presented papers on a wide range of Chinese law related topics including grassroots courts in Guangdong Province, supervision of judicial power, enforcing corporate social responsibility, emissions trading pilot programmes, social movements and social transition, administrative litigation law, administrative accountability system, right to life, charity law reform, seamen's lien for wages, emergency powers law, witnesses' involvement in trial statements, and enforceability of choice of law clauses.
Critical feedback was provided by the graduate students and academic members who attended. The main organizers of the event from HKU were Professors Michael Tilbury and Fu Hualing and Mr Chen Jianlin; and, from Melbourne, Professors Sarah Biddulph and Pip Nicholson.
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