Sun Yat-sen Students Visit Indiana Senate


Sun Yat-sen students at Indiana StatehouseLaw students from Sun Yat-sen University taking part in IU McKinney’s Summer Program in American Law learned about the legislative branch of state government by speaking with two Indiana State Senators: Phil Boots and Jim Merritt. The senators talked with the students about the role of the legislature in relation to the executive and judicial branches and the relationship between state and national governments. The Summer Program is a partnership between the IU McKinney School of Law and Sun Yat-sen University Law School in Guangzhou, China.

Pictured in the Senate Chamber in the front row from left are Hou Weiwei (Associate Secretary of the Youth League Committee), Nie Tan, Wang Jin, Li Mengyuan, Ma Leiyin, Chen Yuan, and Qin Zheng (IU McKinney SJD student). Pictured in the back row from left are Zheng Liewei (Dean’s Assistant for International Programs), Kong Shankun, Senator Jim Merritt, Senator Phil Boots, Quan Yanmin (Ph.D. Xi’an Jiaotong University and IU McKinney visiting scholar), Wang Zhongyang, Hu Yikui (Associate Professor, Nanjing University of Finance & Economics and IU McKinney Visiting Scholar), and Professor Tom Wilson, Director of the Program in American Law for Sun Yat-sen University.

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