Sun Yat-sen Students Visit U.S. District Court


Sun Yat-sen students wth Judge Bill LawrenceStudents from Sun Yat-sen University Law School participating in the IU McKinney Summer Program in American Law met with Judge William T. Lawrence, ’73, of the United States District Court for the Southern District of Indiana. Judge Lawrence answered students’ questions about the selection process for federal judges in the U.S. and about the jurisdiction of federal courts. Judge Lawrence also discussed with the students lessons he had learned about the Chinese judicial system during his visit to China in June, when he was a guest of China’s National Judges College in Beijing.

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

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