USAID China Program Final Phase Under Way
January 13, 2012
Professors Brian Landsberg and Cary Bricker and Dorothy Landsberg, Director, Clinical Studies, conducted a three-day workshop Jan. 3, 2012, in Beijing, China, as Pacific McGeorge enters the final stage of its USAID program to enhance experiential legal education in China.
The three faculty members worked with 16 Chinese law professors from 11 different law schools on materials for clinical legal education programs that will be used by hundreds of Chinese law schools. Four legal educators who received their LL.M. in Experiential Law Teaching from Pacific McGeorge were among the host group, Guijan Han, LL.M. '09, Minfei Hu,'08, and Jingbo Dong, '08, and Guodan Yu, '08.
"The book we are working on is modeled after Best Practices for Legal Education, which was inspired by the Carnegie-McCrate Report and translated into Chinese," Brian Landsberg said. "Our book, Effective Practices for Chinese Experiential Legal Education, will be the culmination of our five-year USAID program. We started the book part of the project last fall with a goal of completing it by mid-year 2012."
After the manual is published, there will be a final rollout phase under the direction of the Chinese law professors who have worked in the USAID program with Pacific McGeorge and its partner, American University's Washington College of Law. There are now more than 600 law schools in China.