Introduction: Celebrating Stanley Lubman

Liebman, Benjamin L.; Edwards, R. Randle

On April 15, 2005 more than sixty scholars from China, North America, and Europe gathered at Columbia Law School for a conference in honor of Stanley Lubman. The conference celebrated Stanley's seventieth year-and more importantly, his tremendous contribution to the field of Chinese legal studies. Stanley Lubman is one of a handful of 20th century Americans who pioneered the study of Chinese law. Stanley has had impact on the Chinese law field in numerous ways. He has taught Chinese law at most leading law schools in the U.S.-including at Boalt Hall, Yale, Harvard, Columbia, and Stanford. While teaching, he has produced scholarship of great breadth, including on topics such as dispute resolution, administrative law, and American policy toward China. In addition to his own scholarship, he has been a major force in encouraging scholarship on Chinese law by others, primarily through organizing a number of important conferences and editing collections of key articles on Chinese law. Stanley also played a vital role in helping to foster legal exchanges between China and the United States. More recently, Stanley has played a more direct role in legal reform and development in China. Finally, he was one of the first American lawyers to establish a practice related to China.

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