About Me

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 (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, the Global Military Justice Reform blog. She will have several articles published 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.

She can be contacted through the comment function or at supremepeoplescourtmonitor@gmail.com.

21 thoughts on “About Me

  1. Lucille Barale says:

    I look forward to following your blog!

  2. James Dunlap says:

    Your “About Me” is if anything too modest and is refreshingly devoid of salesman’s puffery! I will read your blog with interest.

  3. […] up the posting.  In this regard, I especially want to thank: Susan Finder, for her great blog: Supreme People’s Court Monitor; Don Clarke for his Chinese law professor’s blog; Dan Harris of the China Law Blog; and may other […]

  4. 林百合 says:

    Your blog is very helpful, thank you for your effort!

  5. 林百合 says:

    Well, I’m working on my PhD thesis related to the Chinese law, but even though the Chinese language courses are becoming more and more popular at my university, there are not many students interested in the Chinese law, especially modern law. I’ll be happy to discuss more with you via email!

  6. Benedict Connors says:

    Dear Ms Finder,
    I am trying to find out whether the chinese maritime courts are funded by the central government or the local governments where the courts are located. Would you know the answer or know a good source on this area?
    Thank you for your help.
    Benedict Connors

  7. Luigi Pau says:

    I am an Italian lawyer, and I took a master degree in Chinese Business Law at The Open University of Hong Kong.
    Thank you very much for your help, your blog is great!

  8. Thank you! I have studied Chinese in China and at University since ’80…and now I usually write in Italy, about China legislation, Hong Kong, rule of the law….geopolitics…so on…my blog is:
    Auroraborealeorientale.wordpress.com…many thanks for your wonderful blog, very very interesting !

  9. James Leaf says:

    Thank you for your wonderful site. I’m very new in this area but I’m looking for a Fuqing People’s Court case from 2011. Civil division. Do I have any hope of finding a record of it online?

  10. […] by Susan Finder […]

  11. Todd L. Platek, Esq. says:

    Dear Ms. Finder, I thoroughly enjoy reading your posts, which have been thought-provoking and provided constructive direction. Many thanks for your devotion and persistence. Todd L. Platek, Esq.

  12. Indeed, a great piece that highlights the PRC world wide trade ambitions under the CPC’s one belt one road project.It raises two fundamental questions. Does the Chinese communist legal system pose a direct challenge to the capitalistic global maritime practices? And does the one belt one road vision aim at Chinese plans to monoplise the entire shipping business? Maqbool Malik at maqboolkp15@gmail.com

  13. […] and companies are plenty lawsuit-happy was emphatically backed up in an excellent article by Susan Finder in Forbes Magazine yesterday, entitled, Can You Be Sued In China? What Chinese Court Filing […]

  14. […] a message posted on the China Law Listserve, Susan Finder mentioned an article published on the website of the Central Commission for Discipline Inspection […]

  15. Vincent O'Brien says:

    This is an excellent and insightful live view of legal developments in China which are so important to trade in the current challenging environment.

  16. […] Susan Finder, a scholar in residence at the Peking University School of Transnational Law in the southern city of Shenzhen, said the overwhelming trend in Chinese property disputes was that courts favored officials over ordinary people. […]

  17. […] Susan Finder, a scholar in residence at the Peking University School of Transnational Law in the southern city of Shenzhen, said the overwhelming trend in Chinese property disputes was that courts favored officials over ordinary people. […]

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