Susan Finder has been observing the Supreme People’s Court for over 20 years. She is a 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 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, the Global Military Justice Reform blog, Practical Law China and other publications. Previously, she was an editor with a legal know-how company. Earlier in her career, she taught Chinese law and other subjects in the Law Department of the City University of Hong Kong, where she wrote the first close analysis of the operations of the Supreme People’s Court. She then put her knowledge of Chinese law to work in the China practice group of the international law firm Freshfields, Bruckhaus Deringer. She subsequently experienced the collapse of a major US law firm (Heller Ehrman) during the financial crisis, as well as issues faced by Hong Kong market regulators (the Hong Kong Stock Exchange).
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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