US-China Criminal Defense Lawyer Training Conferences Held in Three Chinese Cities

November 29, 2004

On November 1, the People’s Daily reported on a Sino-U.S. defense lawyer training conference held in Guangzhou. The conference, jointly sponsored by New York University Law School and China Lawyer Magazine, was reportedly attended by more than 100 Chinese lawyers and included a mock U.S. criminal trial staged by American judges, prosecutors, law professors, and criminal defense experts. The conference was the third in a series of criminal defense training conferences also held in Shanghai and Xi’an. Organizers reported a positive response from the Chinese audience in all three cities.