China Seminar | 14 March 1996

Understanding China's Courts: New Judicial Reforms

Ron Brown Ron Brown

Ron Brown returned recently from participating in a U.S. government-funded professional-in-residence program for three months in the People’s Republic of China. While there, he had exchanges with the Supreme People’s Court, the Supreme People’s Procuratorate, the Ministry of Justice, and the Legislative Research Bureau of the State Council on new laws regulating law enforcement and the legal processes.

A professor of law at the University’s William S. Richardson School of Law and president of the independent, non-profit U.S.-Asia Law Institute, Ron Brown has conducted numerous U.S.-China legal exchange programs with the above institutions and with others. Professor Brown has written and lectured in the area of the Chinese legal system and presently is completing work on a book tentatively entitled Understanding Chinese Courts.