Professor Wilson Leads International Forum for Law Students
Professor Tom Wilson led law students from Indiana University School of Law-Indianapolis and nine other schools in the 2nd International Forum for Law Students, held on June 5, 2011, at the Renmin University of China Law School, in Beijing. The title of the Forum was Pro Bono, Experiential Learning & the Law School Curriculum. The Forum, initiated in 2010 by Professor Wilson and Renmin University law professor Ding Xiangshun, provides a platform for law students from China and the U.S. to express their ideas for improving legal education. Students select a topic, prepare a paper, and present the paper to an audience of professors, graduate students, and peers. A panel of experts comments on each presentation. This year’s panel included law professors from China, Japan, and the U.K. as well as managing partners in Chinese private firms and public sector law departments.
The day-long Forum featured student presenters and moderators from Indiana University School of Law-Indianapolis and from Albany, Arkansas, Boston College, Loyola of Maryland, Notre Dame, Southwestern, Tulane, Vanderbilt, and William & Mary. The students’ papers will be published in China later this year in a book edited by Professor Ding.
The International Forum for Law Students is sponsored by the Comparative Law Program at Renmin University of China Law School and the Joint Center for Asian Law Studies, a partnership of Indiana University School of Law-Indianapolis and Renmin University. The Forum is held in conjunction with the Chinese Law Summer Program, which the Indiana University School of Law-Indianapolis holds each summer on the campus of Renmin University.