The China connection: Opening dialogues for a better world

By Christine Van Dusen | Emory Lawyer | Jan. 6, 2014

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Zhou Jianjun had read textbooks, thumbed through articles and watched TV courtroom dramas.  Through all that, he had gained a certain academic and, perhaps, melodramatic sense of the American legal system.

But it wasn't until Jianjun, presiding judge of the 4th Civil Division of the Tsingdao Intermediate Court in China, traveled to Atlanta as part of an Emory Law program, that he saw how laws are interpreted and enforced in America. 

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