Susan Finder has been observing the Supreme People’s Court for over 25 years. In August 2018, she was appointed a member of the international commercial expert committee of the China International Commercial Court (CICC) of the Supreme People’s Court. All views expressed on this blog are her own and none should be attributed to the CICC or the Supreme People’s Court.
She is the Distinguished Scholar in Residence at the School of Transnational Law of Peking University (Shenzhen) and in the fall of 2015 was an Adjunct Professor with the Faculty of Law of the University of Hong Kong and is affiliated with its Centre of Chinese Law. She speaks often on Chinese legal issues (in Hong Kong, mainland China, the United States, and Europe), and works on Chinese law related consulting projects and arbitrations from time to time. Occasionally, she writes for The Diplomat, the South China Morning Post, and the Global Military Justice Reform blog. She is starting to publish articles in academic journals, where she is often cited. Her writings have also been published in China, including in several prominent Wechat public accounts. Major media that have sought her comments on Chinese legal developments include: New York Times, Wall Street Journal, The Economist, Financial Times and Reuters. Earlier in her career, she taught Chinese law and other subjects in the Law Department of the City University of Hong Kong, where she began focusing her research on the Supreme People’s Court, leading her to write the first close analysis of its operations. She then put her knowledge of Chinese law to work in the China practice group of the international law firm Freshfields, Bruckhaus Deringer and several other law firms and institutions.
She had the good fortune to study with three of the early pioneers of Chinese legal studies (in the United States): Jerome Cohen, R. Randle Edwards, and Stanley Lubman and to have many leading practitioners and legal academics among her classmates at Harvard Law School (J.D.) and Columbia Law School (LL.M).
Susan Finder speaks and reads (Mandarin) Chinese and Russian and some German.
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