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Prof. Orly Lobel Among Foreign Scholars Invited to Present at Chinese Law Symposium
Beijing (July 10, 2011) – University of San Diego (USD) School of Law Professor Orly Lobel was invited to participate in Beijing University's Symposium on the Practice and Theory of Soft Law and Regulation. As one of few international invitees, Lobel presented information on how behavioral economics informs law and governance in the United States.
"Soft law means all sorts of things," states Lobel, "But the Chinese wanted to learned about comparative approaches to regulation, enforcement and compliance in different legal systems, including use of private ordering, public/private cooperation, and the interactions between multi-level regulatory agencies."
With much of Professor Lobel's legal scholarship translated into Mandarin and Cantonese, her work is well known and well respected amongst the Chinese. She was invited to sit on a panel with Bixin Jiang, vice president of the Supreme People's Court.
The Herzog Endowed Scholar and professor of law at USD School of Law, Lobel writes and teaches in the areas of employment law, intellectual property(IP) law, administrative law, torts, health policy, consumer law and trade secrets. Prior to joining USD, she taught at Yale Law School and served as a fellow at the Harvard University Center for Ethics and the Professions, the Kennedy School of Government, and the Weatherhead Center for International Affairs. A graduate of Tel Aviv University Law School, she clerked on the Israeli Supreme Court, graduated from Harvard Law School. Her current research focuses on innovation policy and IP.
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