Affiliated Scholars and Fellows
Associate Professor of Law at the China University of Political Science and Law
Prof. Zhiyuan Guo is an associate professor at the China University of Political Scienceand Law (CUPL), where she specializes in Criminal Procedure, Evidence,International Human Rights Law and Law and Society Studies. She is also an adjunctresearch fellow at the Center for Criminal Law and Justice, CUPL and a Non-residentSenior Research Fellow at US-Asia Law Institute, New York University School of Law.
Prof. Guo was appointed as Guanghua Visiting Scholar at NYU School of Law from2008-2009. Prof. Guo was appointed as Sohmen Visiting Scholar at Faculty of Law,Hong Kong University from April through May, 2011.
During her residence in NYU School of Law, Prof. Guo was invited to give talksin a couple of American law schools including NYU School of Law, Yale LawSchool, University of Pennsylvania Law School, Cardozo Law School, University ofCalifornia, Davis, School of Law, and Hastings College of Law. Prof. Guo also attendedconferences in Harvard Kennedy School of government, Fordham University LawSchool, Asia Society and Council on Foreign Relations.
Prof. Guo has published several books including Research on the Admissibility ofEvidence in Criminal Cases and Theory of Proof in Criminal Cases. She has alsopublished extensively in journals such as China Legal Science, Comparative Law Reviewand China Criminal Law Journal. Prof. Guo’s current research focuses on mentaldisability law and its interaction with criminal justice system.
Prof. Guo is also a pioneer in empirical research in China. In 2006, she co-authoredand published Experimentation and Reform: Empirical Methods for Improving JusticeSystems, the first book on the subject in China.
Prof. Guo is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of China University of Political Science andLaw (LL.B in law, 1997) in Beijing. She also received her Master’s Degree and Ph.D inCriminal Procedure from the China University of Political Science and Law in 2000 and2003 respectively.
Margaret K. Lewis
Associate Professor of Law, Seton Hall University
Margaret K. Lewis joined Seton Hall Law School as an Associate Professor in 2009. She is a Public Intellectuals Program Fellow with the National Committee on U.S.-China Relations and travels frequently to Asia. Her recent publications have appeared in the NYU Journal of International Law and Politics, Columbia Journal of Asian Law, and Virginia Journal of International Law.
Most recently before joining Seton Hall, Professor Lewis served as a Senior Research Fellow at NYU School of Law’s U.S.-Asia Law Institute where she worked on criminal justice reforms in China. Following graduation from law school, she worked as an associate at the law firm of Cleary, Gottlieb, Steen & Hamilton in New York City. She then served as a law clerk for the Honorable M. Margaret McKeown of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit in San Diego. After clerking, she returned to NYU School of Law and was awarded a Furman Fellowship.
Professor Lewis received her J.D., magna cum laude, from NYU School of Law, where she was inducted into the Order of the Coif and was a member of Law Review. She received her B.A., summa cum laude, from Columbia University and also studied at the Hopkins-Nanjing Center for Chinese and American Studies in Nanjing, China.
Professor of Law, Chinese University of Hong Kong
Prof. Eva Pils joined the Faculty in 2007. She studied in Heidelberg (Germany), London and Beijing, and holds a PhD in law from the University of London. She previously taught at Cornell Law School and at University College London. Her scholarship focuses on human rights and China, with publications addressing the role and situation of Chinese human rights defenders, property law and land rights in China, the status of migrant workers, the Chinese petitioning system and conceptions of justice in China. Her teaching expertise includes comparative constitutional law, criminal law, dispute resolution and justice, human rights, jurisprudence, law and society in China, and property law in China. Eva is a member of the Centre for Civil Society Studies at The Chinese University of Hong Kong.
Karla W. Simon
Professor of Law, Columbus School of Law, Catholic University of America
Karla W. Simon (JD (Duke), LLM (NYU)) is Professor of Law at the Columbus School of Law, Catholic University of America. She is Co-Director (with Dr. Frederick Ahearn) of the Center for International Social Development, also at CUA. She was previously a member of the faculties of the law schools at Seton Hall University and the University of San Diego, and she served as a visiting professor at the University of California at Los Angeles, Peking University, the University of Bologna, and Central European University. Simon’s scholarly interests include comparative civil society law, with focus principally on China. Her many articles have been published in the Journal of Chinese Law, the Journal of Japanese Law, the Fordham International Law Journal (on laws affecting civil society in China), the International Journal of Civil Society Law, the University of Miami Law Review, the Boston University International Law Review, and the Tax Law Review (where she published her first article on tax exemption for racially discriminatory schools, which was cited by the Supreme Court). She has authored over ten books and book chapters, most focusing on legal issues affecting civil society. Prof. Simon is currently working on a book entitled “Reinvigorating Civil Society in China – A Socio-Legal Analysis” (forthcoming, Oxford University Press 2012). Previous books include “Outsourcing Social Services to Civil Society Organizations in China and Around the World” (with Wang, Salamon & Irish 2009), “Charity Law and Social Policy” (with O’Halloran and McGregor-Lowndes 2008) and “Guidelines for Laws Affecting Civic Organizations” (with Irish and Kushen 2004). She blogs on civil society in China at http://philanthropynews.alliancemagazine.org/. Prof. Simon is also the founder and manager of the China Civil Society listserv. She is co-founder (with Dr. Leon Irish) of the International Center for Not-for-Profit Law (ICNL, 1992, and she served as its first President from 1992-1996) and of the International Center for Civil Society Law (www.iccsl.org, 2003). She works with ICCSL and its affiliates on various projects funded by private foundations in her capacity as Chairperson of the Board of Directors. Simon is fluent in German and has good knowledge of both written and spoken French; she is learning Mandarin. Her full biography, including all publications and academic affiliations, can be found at http://www.law.edu/fac-staff/SimonK/.
Professor of Law, Beijing Normal University
Professor at Beijing Normal University College for Criminal Law Science, Tutor for Postgraduate Students, Deputy Director of Institute for International Criminal Law at College for Criminal Law Science, J.D., Deputy Secretary-General of the Criminal Law Research Committee of China Law Society, Visiting Scholar of International Criminal Court (2004) and New York University School of Law (1995-1996, 2003), Fulbright Scholar at New York University School of Law U.S-Asia Law Institute (2009-2010). Become a member of International Association of Penal Law in 1999. Main research fields: international criminal law and criminal justice, Chinese criminal law and comparative criminal law.