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Professor Wilson Directs Sino-U.S. Law Conference


Graphic for Joint Center for Asian Law StudiesProfessor Tom Wilson directed the 2nd Sino-U.S. Law Conference, held on June 11, 2011, at the Renmin University of China Law School in Beijing, China. The title of the Conference was The Changing Face of the Real Estate Finance Marketplace: Two Perspectives on Reform. The principal expression of reform considered at the Conference was the Dodd-Frank bill, formally known as the Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act. As the organizer of the Conference, Professor Wilson recruited three nationally-known authorities to join him as presenters: Cristeena G. Naser, Associate General Counsel of the American Bankers Association Securities Association and Senior Counsel in the ABA’s Center for Securities, Trust & Investment Group; Reginald T. O’Shields, General Counsel of the Federal Home Loan Bank of Atlanta; and Jason H.P. Kravitt, Senior Partner, Mayer Brown LLP and co-founder of the American Securitization Forum. Professor Wilson’s presentation, entitled “What Reform” begins with “Reform What,” framed the Conference agenda by placing reform measures in the context of assumptions about the causes of the foreclosure and credit crises and about housing policy.

Professor Wilson and Renmin University law professor, Ding Xiangshun ( LL.M. 2006) initiated the annual Sino-U.S. Law Conference in 2010. The Conference is sponsored by the Joint Center for Asian Law Studies, a partnership of Indiana University School of Law—Indianapolis and Renmin University of China Law School.

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