Professor Liu Dan, who teaches law classes at the Shanghai Institute of Foreign Trade (SIFT) in China, is a visiting scholar at Albany Law School this year. While working with the school's Government Law Center (GLC), she will also guest lecture in classes, conduct faculty workshops and speak to students about Chinese law and culture and the law.
In addition to teaching law, Professor Liu also teaches business courses at the Tong Ji University School of Economics and Management. She is currently pursuing a doctorate in public international law.
Albany Law signed an agreement with SIFT in June to pursue cooperative educational programs and collaborative research initiatives for students and faculties in both countries.
As part of the agreement, Albany Law will host SIFT students in January 2011 for a study tour, and GLC Director Patricia Salkin will lead a group of Albany Law students traveling to Shanghai in March 2011 for a course of study focused on commercial and business law issues between the two countries. In addition to formal classroom instruction, the students will make visits to Chinese courts, the Shanghai City government, U.S.-based law firms in Shanghai and corporate offices. Student will also enroll in Professor Salkin's course, Introduction to Chinese Law.
Albany Law has been fostering its relationship with SIFT for several years, hosting a number of delegations from the school and visiting Shanghai prior to signing the agreement.