E-Newsletter – January 2022

ALSA Empirical Legal Scholarship Workshop for Junior Scholars

22 June 2021
In order to promote empirical legal studies, nurture junior scholars (including post-doctoral fellows and PhD students) who are interested in empirical methodology and provide a platform for them to learn about the new developments in empirical legal studies, the inaugural Asian Law Schools Association (ALSA) Empirical Legal Scholarship Workshop for Junior Scholars hosted by the School of Law of City University of Hong Kong (CityU School of Law) was held on 22 June 2021. The Workshop also hoped to increase the sense of community among legal scholars in empirical studies and to promote the application of social science research methods…

ALSA Symposium on New Challenges and New Opportunities in Legal Education

27-28 April 2021
Legal Education is going through a transformative period due to the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic. Few classes and assessments are currently being held in a face-to-face format. Rather, the majority of classes and assessments are being conducted online. In order to encourage scholars to share their experiences in developing these innovative practice and to bring legal education forward into the new millennium, the first ALSA Symposium entitled "New Challenges and New Opportunities in Legal Education" was co-hosted by two ALSA member institutions, the School of Law of Jilin University and CityU School of Law on 27 and 28 April…

Professor TAN Cheng-Han (CityU), SHEN Weixing (Tsinghua), and WAN Wai-Yee (CityU) elected president, Vice-President and General Secretary of ALSA

9 March 2021
At the 1st ALSA Board of Governors meeting on 4 February 2021, Professor TAN Cheng-Han of City University of Hong Kong was elected President and Professor SHEN Weixing of Tsinghua University was elected Vice-President of the Association. The General Secretary is Professor WAN Wai Yee of City University of Hong Kong. ALSA is an association of 22 leading Asian law schools that have come together to uphold and advance excellence in legal education and scholarship in Asia through meaningful collaboration among Asian law schools. In furtherance of the Association’s purpose, ALSA promotes the core values of academic freedom, the rule…