On the afternoon of June 29th , Prof. Martha Minow, dean of Harvard Law School, paid a visit to Renmin Law school and delivered academic lectures. Prof. William Alford and Mr. Steven Oliveira, vice deans of Harvard Law School as well as Mr. Gerald Savitky of the Law School Alumni Center were along with Prof. Martha Minow. Prof. Chen Yulu, Chancellor of Renmin University of China met Prof. Minow and her followers and welcomed the delegation's visit. After the speech, the Deputy Secretary and Vice Chancellor Wang Liming made exchange with Prof. Minow and visited the exhibition of legal aid with the theme of "We are on the road".
President Chen pointed out that Renmin Law School had just set up the Institute of National Development and Strategy, aiming to build a new cross-disciplinary and cross-faculty intelligence platform to play a role in decision-making, trend leading, innovation fostering. He also introduced the ranking disciplinary assessment and the development of legal disciplines of Renmin University in the latest round of the Ministry of Education. Prof. Chen strongly supported the exchanges of Harvard Law School and Renmin Law School in student exchanges, video courses, four-school league, disabled rights protection projects and other fields of cooperation and hoped that the two sides could gain deeper cooperation.
Dean Martha Minow agreed with Prof. Chen's problem solving-oriented research strategy and the view of the importance for the think tank. She introduced the development of Harvard University and its Law School. She agreed with President Chen of the idea of training high-level personnel and said that it was also the training objective of Harvard Law School. Harvard University and Renmin University were both committed to developing a new generation of leaders and training a large number of outstanding legal talents.
Participants included Tang Zhong, director of International Exchange Center, Dean Han Dayuan, Wang Yi, director of Development Planning Instituteand and Associate Dean Yang Dong.
Subsequently, Prof. Minow attended the Harvard and Renmin Law School Presidency Conference. Dean Han Dayuan, the Party Secretary and Vice Dean Lin Jia, the Chairman of the Academic Committee Prof. Zhu Jingwen, Prof. Wang Yi, Prof. Zhu Yan, Associate Dean Yang Dong, Assistant Prof. Alonzo Emery, Assistant Prof. Charles Wharton and Harvard Law School SJD Dr. Guo Rui attended the conference.
After the conference, Prof. Minow made a speech on Law and Forgiveness in Room 601 of Mingde Law Building. She gave a detailed analysis of the meaning of forgiveness, the law’s role in forgiveness and legal issues in promoting forgiveness. After the speech, Dean Han Dayuan, on behalf of Renmin Law School, presented to Dean Minow the Souvenir "Forum of Famous Jurist ".
Deputy Secretary and Vice Chancellor Wang Liming and Dean Minow visited the exhibition of legal aid "We are on the road" on the second floor of Mingde Law Building. Volunteers of the Institute introduced the institute’s development, business and some other relevant information. Prof. Minow highly appreciated our students’ legal assistance activities and took pictures with them.
(Editor: Menshan; Translator: Guo Xiaomin)