Visiting Scholars Program
Pacific McGeorge hosts international scholars, professors, judges and practitioners through the Visiting Scholars Program. While at McGeorge, Visiting Scholars have access to the Legal Studies Center (including access to research databases Westlaw and LexisNexis), may choose a carrel in the library, receive support from the Graduate and International Programs office, have access to the faculty dining lounge, and may audit some classes. The fee for the Visiting Scholar program for $3,000 per semester. We ask visiting scholars to submit a draft of their research after the first semester, and the final research project upon completion of their stay as a scholar.
Current Visiting Scholars at Pacific McGeorge
Professor and Associate Director, Silk Road Institute for International and Comparative Law, Xi'an Jiaotong University, China
LLB in International Law, Peking University, China
Ph.D. in Water Law-Environmental Regulation, University of Dundee, Scotland
Professor Desheng Hu is a Fulbright Scholar at Pacific McGeorge. His research focuses on international and comparative study in the field of policy, law and science concerning the environment, natural resources and energy, with particular emphasis on water-related issues.
Professor Hu's has authored monographs and articles, contributed to various books in English and Chinese, and translated works form English to Chinese. Monographs include, Water Rights: An International and Comparative Study (IWAP, 2006, in English), Jurisprudential Innovation on Eco-environmental Water Use and Its Application — Based on Comparing 25 Jurisdictions (Xi'an Jiaotong University Press, 2010, in Chinese) and American Energy Law and Policy (Zhengzhou University Press 2010, in Chinese). The following articles have been written in English, "Opportunity, challenges and policy choices for China on the development of shale gas" (Energy Policy, 2013), "Poverty Reduction and Water Governance" (Water Policy, 2009) and "The New Development of Water Law in China" (University of Denver Water Law Review, 2004). He has translated, "Downstream riparians can also harm upstream riparians" (2012, authored by Salman), "Climate Change and the Integrity of Science"(2010, authored by Gleick, et al.), and "Water Transfers: A Means to Achieve Sustainable Water Use" (2006, authored by Tarlock).
While at Pacific McGeorge during 2014-2015 academic year, Professor Hu intends to research and develop the following publication, "The US interstate/international water compacts: development, practice, lessons and possible inspirations for China." He will be working under the supervision of Professor Stephen C. McCaffrey.
Judge, Seoul Northern District Court
Bachelor of Law, Department of Public Law, Seoul National University College of Law
Joonkyu Lee is currently a judge at the Seoul Northern District Court in Korea. After passing the bar exam in 2000, Judge Lee completed a two-year program at the Judicial Research and Institute of the Supreme Court of Korea.Since 2003 he has served as a judge at the Seoul Central District Court, Tongyeong District Court, and the Ansan District Court.
Judge Lee has been a member of the Family Trial System Community since 2007, and a member of the Criminal Law Study since 2009. His research at Pacific McGeorge during the 2014-2015 academic year will be focused on Disability Rating Assessment.
Jung Jae Lee
Judge, Seoul Central District Court
Bachelor of Law, Yonsei University, Master’s course in Law, Seoul National University
Jung Jae Lee is currently a judge at the Seoul Central District Court in Korea. After passing the bar exam in 2000, Judge Lee completed a two-year program at the Judicial Research and Institute of the Supreme Court of Korea. He worked as a lawyer in Seoul until 2007, when he began serving as a judge at the Seoul Central District Court, Gwang-ju District Court, and the Uijeong Bu District Court.
Judge Lee has been a member of the International Human Right Community and a member of the Medical Law Study since 2014. He has been in charge of the compulsory execution in Korea Court. His research at Pacific McGeorge during 2015-2016 will be focused on Comparative Study on forcible execution between the U.S and Korean Judicial Systems.
Lecturer, Chongqing Technology and Business University
Bachelor Degree of Law, Huazhong University of Science and Technology
Master’s Degree, Intellectual Property, Huazhong University of Science and Technology
Ph.D. Intellectual Property, Chongqing University
Peng Xia, is a lecturer at Chongqing Technology and Business University Law School in China. Her research focuses on intellectual property law and competition law. Some of her published articles include: Studies on the global intellectual property strategy in Japan, Fair use in patent law, Legal protection of database, and Technical transfer rules in EU. Professor Peng has also co-authored the following books: Enterprises technical innovation and intellectual property strategy and Intellectual property management of Chinese enterprise.
While at Pacific McGeorge, Professor Peng will conduct research on ‘Fair use doctrine and the application in patent law’ under the supervision of Professor Michel Mireles.
Associate Professor of Law at China University of Political Science and Law (CUPL)
Bachelor Degree of Law, Law School of Zhongnan University of Economics and Law
Master's Degree, Criminal Law, Law School of Wuhan University
Ph.D. Criminal Law, Law School of Wuhan University
ZhiHua Zhao is an associate professor of law at China University of Political Science and Law (CUPL) in China. Professor Zhao's current research focuses on Legal Clinics and Legal Practitioners. She has published two monographs: The Tendency of Mitigation of Punishment and Study on Financial Crimes. A few of her published articles include: The Empirical Study on the Problem of the Light Punishment, Research on Related Problems of Crime of Perjury, and Clinical Legal Education Course.
Professor Zhao has also been involved with projects such as drafting regulations and advice on a legal support system design and implementing legal clinics for peasants in rural areas. She will be conducting research at Pacific McGeorge for the 2014-2015 academic year.
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