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Seattle Fellows Reception & Presentation

  • When: July 24, 2018, 5:30–7:30 pm
  • Where: The Rainier Club, 820 Fourth Ave, Seattle, WA 98104

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Seattle Fellows Reception and Presentation

Register online here or contact the Fellows office at (800) 292-5065.

Tuesday, July 24, 2018
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

The Rainier Club
820 Fourth Ave
Seattle, WA 98104
Parking information can be found here.


Professor Terence Halliday, Research Professor, American Bar Foundation
Professor Sida Liu, Faculty Fellow, American Bar Foundation

“China Between Reform and Repression: Lawyers in the Fight for Basic Legal Freedoms”

An enormous struggle is underway over China’s legal and political future.  Sida Liu and Terence Halliday will present the findings of their extensive research on the interweaving of politics and practice in five segments of the practicing criminal defense and human rights bar in China from 2005 to 2015. Their recently published book, Criminal Justice in China: The Politics of Lawyers at Work, places China in a world-historical context of lawyers and the fates and fortunes of political liberalism from 17th-century Europe to late 20th-century Korea and Taiwan. The presentation will review the repression of lawyers in the past 3 years and discuss the meaning of today’s headlines for law and society in the world’s most populous country.

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