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.
Yoon Jung Kim
Prosecutor, Western Branch of Daegu District
Bachelor Degree of Law, Yonsei University
Yoon Jung Kim is currently a prosecutor at the Western Branch of Daegu District Prosecutors' office in Korea. After passing the bar exam in 2004, Prosecutor Kim worked for the Financial Supervisory Service, the financial supervisory body of the Korean Government, for two years. She completed a two-year practice program at the Judicial Research & Training Institute of the Supreme Court of Korea.
Prosecutor Kim has been serving as a prosecutor since 2009. As a prosecutor, she has been in charge of trying sexual violence cases and supporting victims. Her research at Pacific McGeorge during the 2014-2015 academic year will be focused on sexual violence.
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.
Professor and Director of the Law Department at Capital Normal University
LL.B., Law Department in Shanxi University
Master in Administrative Law, China University of Political Science and Law
Ph.D in Constitution and Administrative Law, China University of Political Science and Law
Professor Xin Li is currently the Director of the Law Department at Capital Normal University. She is also a senior researcher at both the Center of Political Reform and Governmental Organization at the China University of Political Science and Law, and the Capital Education Policy and Law Institute.
Professor Li's current research focuses on administrative law, the government's public service duties, equal right to education, the government's education obligations, university autonomy, and academic freedom. She will continue her research at Pacific McGeorge for the 2013-2015 academic years.
Professor, Deputy Director of Key Research Center and Director of The Institute of Criminal Law and the Crime Prevention and Control Law School of Zhejiang Gongshang University
Bachelor Degree of Law, Southwest University of Political Science and Law
Master's Degree of Law, Zhejiang University
Doctorate Degree of Law, Criminal Law Science Research Institute of Beijing Normal University
Bokun Lou is a Professor of Law and the Deputy Director of Key Research Center as well as the Director of The Institute of Criminal Law and Crime Prevention Control at the Law School of Zhejiang Gongshang University. His area of research is on Criminal Law, including: Procedural Law, Evidence and Policy.
The representative works of Professor Lou include: Research on Basic theory of the Criminal Behavior Science (Law Press, 2014), System Designing of Judicial Control on Death Penalty: From the Angle of Improving the Rule of Life Imprisonment (This paper was awarded first prize by Chinese Law Society in 2011 ), The study on Systematization of Criminal behavior: an Introduction to the Science of Criminal Behavior (Criminal Law Review, edited by ZHAO Bingzhi, 2011), Ways to Reform Life Sentence: An Alternative to Death Penalty (with Prof. GAO Minxuan, Modern Law Science, 2010), Systematic Study of Criminal Behavior (Criminal Research, 2010), The objective elements of crime in the criminal law of HongKong and Its Revelation (Jianghuai Tribune, 2010), Criminal Law in the Economic-oriented Vision Function ---Based on Criminology and Criminal Policy of Deal School Inspection (Criminal Law Review, edited by ZHAO Bingzhi, 2009), Research on the Aggravated Offence by Behavior (Intellectual Property Publishing, 2006).
At present, Professor Lou's research is focused on criminal judicial justice and the construction of judicial credibility, specifically on the theory on offense aggravated by behavior and the study of criminal behavior.
Judge, Busan District Court
Bachelor Degree of Law, Kyungpook National University
A master's course in law, Kyungpook National University
Heonkee Shin is currently a judge at the Busan District Court in Korea. He primarily presides over civil and criminal cases. After passing the bar exam in 1998, Judge Shin completed a two-year program at the Judicial Research and Training Institute of the Korean Supreme Court. He has been serving as a judge at the Daegu, Andong, Changwon, and Busan District Courts in Korea since 2001.
Judge Shin visited the United States in 2011 as a member of the Busan High Court Delegation. He is currently a member of the Labor Law Study and the Criminal Law Study in the Supreme Court of Korea. Judge Shin is planning to research the United States criminal evidentiary rule while at Pacific McGeorge during the 2014-2015 academic year.
Associate Professor and Director of Procedure Law Department, Law School of Zhejiang Gongshang University
Bachelor Degree of Law, Hangzhou University
Master's Degree on Procedure Law, Southwest University of Political Science and Law
Jianlin Wang is an Associate Professor and Director of Procedure Law Department at the Law School of Zhejiang Gongshang University. He is also a defense attorney at Xingyun Law Firm in Hangzhou, China.
Professor Wang's current research focuses on criminal procedure law and justice system, specifically the judicial reform in China. While at Pacific McGeorge during the 2015 spring semester, Professor Wang intends to continue his research and develop the following publication, "Research On Community Justice".
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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