McGeorge School of Law

First Phase of China Program Complete

August 4, 2007

McGeorge faculty conducted three weeks of workshops in Guangzhou, China ending on August 3, wrapping up the first phase of the law school's federally sponsored work with Chinese law faculty.

Professors Cary Bricker, Fred Galves, George Harris, Brian Landsberg, Mary-Beth Moylan and Jarrod Wong comprised the McGeorge contingent. Together with its partner institution, the Washington College of Law at American University, McGeorge is working on a $1.1 million grant from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) under its Rule of Law Initiative. The goal of McGeorge's involvement is to enhance the skill level of Chinese law professors, early in their careers, in the teaching of advocacy skills such as negotiation, mediation, arbitration and litigation. American University faculty members are working on a similar program dealing with clinical education skills. The program will span more than two years and include major conferences in Sacramento (January 2008) and Beijing in 2009.