Professor Yin Min, who teaches classes at the Shanghai Institute of Foreign Trade School of Law (SIFT) in China, is a visiting scholar at Albany Law School this semester. While working with the school's Government Law Center (GLC) on research projects, she will also guest lecture in classes, conduct a faculty workshop and speak to students about Chinese law and culture.
At SIFT, Professor Yin teaches international economic law and international commercial law. She has published a book in China on the law of diplomatic rights, The Legal System of Diplomatic Protection and China (Shanghai People Press, 2000), which was the basis for her doctoral thesis. She also maintains a part-time law practice while reading for a post-doctoral degree.
Albany Law School signed an agreement with SIFT last year to pursue cooperative educational programs and collaborative research initiatives for students and faculties in both countries.
As part of the agreement, Albany Law hosted SIFT students in January for a study tour, and GLC Director Patricia Salkin taught a course in Chinese Law and, together with Professor Danshera Cords, led a group of 31 Albany Law students to China 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 visited a Chinese court, U.S.-based law firms in Shanghai and Beijing as well as a Chinese law firm, and The U.S. Chamber of Commerce in Shanghai. The group met with Albany Law School alumni in Beijing and Shanghai.
In welcoming Professor Yin, Interim Albany Law School President and Dean Connie Mayer explained that, “Albany Law School is committed to building opportunities for our students to best serve clients in an increasingly global legal marketplace. The student and faculty exchanges that we have established with the SIFT Law School allow for first hand educational experiences in Chinese law and legal history, as well as Chinese business culture.”
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. Click here to learn more about Albany Law School’s projects with China and SIFT.