Fellowship Available in Empirical Chinese Legal Studies

Berkeley Law is offering a fellowship in Chinese law and society.  Qualified applicants must have strong English language skills, be engaged in full-time law teaching or academic research, hold a primary appointment in Mainland China or Hong Kong, and hold a Ph.D. or S.J.D.   The position is also open to qualified individuals seeking to do empirical research on China’s intellectual property system for the next academic year (2020-2021).

The deadline for applying is November 15.  Interested applicants can write to Rstern@law.berkeley.edu for additional information, as well as to request any necessary extension of time to apply.

2014-15 Teaching Fellowships at Peking University School of Transnational Law in Shenzhen, China

Peking University’s School of Transnational Law in Shenzhen, China, is looking to appoint up to ten C.V. Starr Lecturers (CVSLs) in its Transnational Legal Practice Program.    The program provides first-year and second-year students with intensive instruction in legal analysis, legal research and writing, and other professional and legal skills necessary for the practice of law in a global environment.  The Starr Lecturers work with students in small classes of about 10-12 to develop written and oral skills.  The CVSLs also co-teach the Legal Method course. The CVSLs are considered to be part of the faculty of STL and play an active role in the intellectual life of the law school. The appointments are for one year with the possibility of extension.

To be considered, a candidate for this position must hold a J.D. degree (or expect graduation in this academic year) and have native fluency in English.  Candidates should be responsible, enthusiastic, hard working, and adventurous.  Ability to speak Mandarin is useful for living in Shenzhen, but not necessary for the program.  CVSLs will be expected to arrive in Shenzhen in mid-August 2014, and be in residence throughout the academic year, which runs to the end of June 2015 (with an approximate one month break around the lunar new year).  Fellows will receive a private room with bath in the student and faculty campus housing complex, comprehensive medical insurance, roundtrip transportation from the United States or other country of origin, and a stipend of US$2000 per month (or the equivalent in RMB).  Prior CVSLs have found it to be sufficient to cover board, incidental living expenses and some travel in and around China during school breaks.

 For more information about the STL see the website http://stl.pku.edu.cn/en/. Please submit resumes and covering material via email to:  Vice Dean Stephen Yandle:  styandle@gmail.com.  The selection process is on-going and is expected to be completed by the end of 2013.   Applications are being accepted until filled.

Dean Yandle advises that CVSL applicants with a background in IP would be welcome.