CIBEL host New Silk Road Law Schools Alliance Meeting

The New Silk Road Law School Alliance (NSRLSA), of which UNSW Law is a founding member, held its first annual meeting and workshop over two days (4-5 November) at UNSW Law. The event was hosted by UNSW Law’s China International Business and Economic Law (CIBEL) Initiative. The NSRLSA aims to establish a platform for the promotion of international collaboration on legal education and research and the enhancement of the rule of law. 

The meeting was chaired by outgoing Chair from Xian, Professor Wenhua Shan (who is also an academic member of UNSW Law’s CIBEL Initiative) and by the incoming Chair - UNSW Law’s Professor Colin Picker. All seven continents were represented (with UNSW representing both Australia and Australia’s Antarctic territories!), with Deans, Associate Deans and other representatives from the NSRLSA members in attendance. This included representatives from University of Cape Town, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Tsinghua University, FGV Rio de Janeiro, Peoples' Friendship University of Russia, Washington University at St Louis, Hong Kong University, University of Helsinki, UNSW, Xi'an Jiao tong University, National University Taiwan, and National University of Singapore.

The Saturday workshop considered many issues under the topic of Law, Legal Education and Legal Practice as Transport Engines of the New Silk Road. It is expected that the rapporteurs will produce publishable articles based on the in-depth and insightful roundtable discussions. The next annual meeting and workshop will take place at Wuhan University in China.