"Law in China" with Martin Flaherty

Location: McCosh Hall 02

Open to the Public

Professor of Law and Founding Co-Director of the Leitner Center for International Law and Justice at Fordham Law School

Martin S. Flaherty is Leitner Family Professor of Law and Founding Co-Director of the Leitner Center for International Law and Justice at Fordham Law School. He is also a Visiting Professor at the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, where he was Fellow in the Program in Law and Public Affairs and a Visiting Professor at the New School in New York. Professor Flaherty has taught at China University of Political Science and Law and the National Judges College in Beijing, and co-founded the Rule of Law in Asia Program at the Leitner Center as well as the Committee to Support Chinese Lawyers, an independent NGO on which he serves as Vice Char: http://www.csclawyers.org.  He has also taught at Sungkyunkwan University in Seoul, Queen’s University Belfast, Columbia Law School, Cardozo School of Law, St. John's University School of Law, and the New School. Previously Professor Flaherty served as a law clerk for Justice Byron R. White of the U.S. Supreme Court and Chief Judge John Gibbons of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit.

Flaherty received a B.A. summa cum laude from Princeton, an M.A. and M.Phil. from Yale (in history) and a J.D. from Columbia Law School, where he was Book Reviews and Articles Editor of the Columbia Law Review. For the Leitner Center, Human Rights First, and the New York City Bar Assocation, he has led or participated in human rights missions to Northern Ireland, Turkey, Hong Kong, Mexico, Malaysia, Kenya, Romania and China. He is also a member of the Council on Foreign Relations.  He is currently the Chair of the Council on International Affairs of the New York City Bar Association, where he was formerly Chair of the Committee on International Human Rights, and is a life member of the Council on Foreign Relations.