Seth Gurgel was the Shanghai Research Fellow for the U.S.-Asia Law Institute at NYU School of Law. Headquartered in Shanghai, he facilitated the Institute’s labor law initiatives as well as one of its criminal justice initiatives. A 2009 graduate of New York University Law School, Seth was both a Root-Tilden-Kern Scholar and an Institute for International Law and Justice Fellow. His research has centered on Chinese rule of law development and Chinese jurisprudence, with a specific emphasis on rule of law development in the labor law and criminal justice contexts. He also has a Master’s of Education from the University of Notre Dame, and considerable experience in both Chinese and American community organizing and education, having served as an Americorps volunteer in Jacksonville, FL for two years and also as an instructor, organizer and translator for various legal education initiatives in China, both at Chinese law schools and in the Anhui countryside.