Please join the UCLA School of Law’s David J. Epstein Program in Public Interest Law and Policy for the fourth program of its 2013-14 speaker series.
Protecting the Vulnerable: A Discussion of Legal Reform and Civil Society in China
A Conversation with Guo Jianmei
Wednesday, November 13, 2013
12:15 – 1:20 p.m.
Room 1447, UCLA School of Law
Please RSVP Here by 4:00 p.m. on Tuesday, November 12
Ms. Guo Jianmei, one of China’s first public interest lawyers, has been fighting for women’s rights in China for the past 17 years – handling numerous legal aid and public interest litigation cases on behalf of women, conducting extensive research on women’s rights protection and legal aid institutions, and preparing draft laws to protect and promote women’s rights in China.
Please join UCLA School of Law’s David J. Epstein Program in Public Interest Law and Policy for a discussion with Ms. Guo to learn more about China’s rapidly growing civil society sector and the differences it can make in the lives of women, youth and others around the country.
Drawing on her many years of experience as both a public interest lawyer and pioneer of Chinese non-governmental organizations (NGOs), Ms. Guo will outline recent political developments within China, including recent legal reform efforts such as reforms to China’s public interest law, and will also discuss the critical role NGOs are playing to help promote and protect the rights of marginalized and vulnerable groups. Ms. Guo will provide insights to the NGO climate in China pulled from her direct experience in building organizations from the ground up, and examine both the existing legal structure and potential developments that could benefit civil society and China as a whole.
This program is cosponsored by the School of Law’s International Human Rights Law Association, International Justice Project, and Journal of International Law & Foreign Affairs.
The 2013-14 David J. Epstein Program in Public Interest Law and Policy Speaker Series is made possible by the generous support of the Margaret Levy Fund.
For more information, please contact Catherine Mayorkas, Director of the David J. Epstein Program in Public Interest Law and Policy, at (310) 206-9155 / firstname.lastname@example.org.
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