Oklahoma City University hosts Chinese law scholars for seminar

Oklahoma City University School of Law is playing host this week to a contingent of legal scholars and teachers from law schools across China. OCU hosted the Second International Symposium on Sino-American Comparative Law on Thursday.
by Silas Allen Modified: May 2, 2013 at 9:08 pm •  Published: May 3, 2013

Oklahoma City University School of Law is playing host this week to a contingent of legal scholars and teachers from law schools across China.

OCU hosted the Second International Symposium on Sino-American Comparative Law on Thursday.

The symposium brought together 30 scholars from nine Chinese universities and 20 faculty members from OCU's law school, making it larger than last year's event, said Lawrence Hellman, dean emeritus of OCU's law school.

Last year's symposium was hosted by Nankai University School of Law. Nine OCU faculty members participated in that event.

During this year's symposium, participants discussed commonalities and differences between legal and criminal justice systems in China and the United States, including the influence of American legal education on law schools in China.

Yu Fengzheng, dean of Beijing Normal University Zhuhai campus' School of Government and Law, said the symposium offers a good chance for cultural and academic exchange between the U.S. and China.

Chinese legal education as it exists today is a relatively recent concept, Yu said. Modern law schools only began to flourish in the late 1970s, after the Cultural Revolution of the 1960s and 1970s, he said.

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by Silas Allen
General Assignment/Breaking News Reporter
Silas Allen is a news reporter for The Oklahoman. He is a Missouri native and a 2008 graduate of the University of Missouri.
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