Program in American Law Hosts Students from Sun Yat-sen University


A total of 14 students and administrators from Sun Yat-sen University in Guangzhou, China, came to the IU McKinney School of Law from July 2 through July 13 for the second annual Program in American Law. The program consists of daily lectures on substantive law topics, including constitutional law, administrative law, criminal law, corporate law, and international law.

In the photo in the front row from left are Xu Bingwen, Chen Yan, Sun Yan, Yao Shuaifeng, Wang Xinlei, Jia Xiaohua, and Li Wanjin. In the back row from left are Su Zhou, Zheng Liwei, Wang Yuqun, Professor Tom Wilson, Tian Qianli, Liang Kaihua, Wu Sijun, and Yang Lun.

Students also participated in law-related field trips, where they met with Indiana Supreme Court Justice Steve David, '82; Indiana Senators Phil Boots and Mike Delph, '10; Indiana Representative Eric Koch, Lt. Governor Sue Ellspermann, Secretary of State Connie Lawson, and Attorney General Greg Zoeller.  They also met with U.S. District Court Judge Jane Magnus-Stinson, '83; attended a jury trial in the Marion Superior Court, and met with partners J. Murray Clark, '82; and Scott Chinn, '94; and pro-bono manager Monica A. Fennell at the offices of Faegre Baker & Daniels.  

The students from Sun Yat-sen University were also able to have cultural experiences, as they toured the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, attended an Indianapolis Indians game, saw the downtown Independence Day fireworks display, and attended a concert on the canal and took swing dance lessons at the Indiana Historical Society. The Sun Yat-sen University Summer Program is directed by Professor Tom Wilson.

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