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Matthew McCoyd 93L (far left) and Reuben Guttman 85L (right) during a financial fraud prosecution session at Shanghai's KoGuan Law School.

Chinese visit Emory Law to study American legal system

As part of a new partnership between Emory’s School of Law, the City University of Hong Kong School of Law, and the Supreme People’s Court in China, 29 Chinese judges traveled to Atlanta this summer for a month-long immersion in the US justice system.

They studied US constitutional and criminal law, the rules of evidence, and the role of courts and judges in shaping the rule of law. The program builds on Emory Law’s international programs in Asia, including a partnership formed last year with Shanghai Jiao Tong University, which will allow prosecutors to train in American criminal procedure and earn a master’s degree.

Islamic Civilizations Studies doctoral program launches

Laney Graduate School has accepted its first class of students in the new Islamic Civilizations Studies PhD program, and classes began in August.

The program offers an interdisciplinary approach to the study of the global impact of Islam, says Vincent Cornell, Asa Griggs Candler Professor of Middle East and Islamic Studies. Emory is home to some of the top scholars in the fields of Islamic studies, Middle Eastern studies, South Asian studies, political science, law, and anthropology, who will teach courses in the program alongside language faculty in the Department of Middle Eastern and South Asian Studies.

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