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What are the major differences in the way U.S. and Chinese law students are trained for their professions? Why are fewer and fewer students applying for law school seats in the U.S.? How is clinical legal education in China changing the way some Chinese students feel about being a lawyer? Please join us at the Yale Center Beijing for a discussion about the major trends in legal education in China and the U.S. featuring Siodhbhra Parkin, currently a fellow at the Yale Law School Paul Tsai China Center and a former graduate of Renmin University of China Law School.

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The language of the event will be Chinese.

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6:30 PM - 7:00 PM
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Remarks and Q&A


  • Siodhbhra Parkin (Fellow at Yale Law School Paul Tsai China Center)

    Siodhbhra Parkin

    Fellow at Yale Law School Paul Tsai China Center

    Siodhbhra Parkin (白茜娴) is a Fellow at the Paul Tsai China Center at Yale Law School. Before joining the Center, she spent three years in Beijing working with the American Bar Association Rule of Law Initiative, where she provided both substantive and technical support on a wide range of international collaborative legal reform projects. Siodhbhra has worked at the Financial Times and consulted for grassroots Chinese NGOs as well as the United Nations Trust Fund for the Elimination of Violence against Women. She holds an LL.M. from the Renmin University of China Law School in Beijing. Siodhbhra completed a master’s degree at Harvard University as well as the London School of Economics and Political Science. She received her bachelor’s degree in History and East Asian Studies at Harvard University.

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  • Clark Jacob (Research Associate at Yale Law School Paul Tsai China Center)

    Clark Jacob

    Research Associate at Yale Law School Paul Tsai China Center

    Jacob Clark is a Research Associate at the Paul Tsai China Center at Yale Law School. Jacob received his J.D. from Michigan State University College of Law in May 2016 and is a member of the Michigan bar. While in law school, Jacob was a student attorney at Michigan State’s immigration law clinic, and completed internships at NYU U.S.-Asia Law Institute, PILnet Beijing, and the U.N. International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia. Jacob received his B.A. in Chinese and Legal Studies from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and is a graduate of the Hopkins-Nanjing Center.

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