Innovative Study

Study in China


Several faculty from East China University of Politics and Law teach classes in the program, among whom are Gu Baizhong, Yuan Faqiang, Xia Fe, Ma He, Zhu Lanye, He Ping, Si Pingping, Jiz Xiling, Gan Ying, Liao Zhimin, and other leading scholars.

Curtis Bridgeman, Dean and Professor of Law, Willamette University. A leading scholar in the field of contracts and commercial law, Dean Bridgeman has published numerous journal articles in leading law reviews and been invited to speak at law schools around the globe. In addition to his J.D., he holds a Ph.D. in philosophy from Vanderbilt University. He teaches contracts law and was an award-winning faculty member at Florida State University School of Law prior to joining Willamette.

James A.R. Nafziger, Thomas B. Stoel Professor of Law, Willamette University.  Professor Nafziger is an honorary professor of the East China University of Politics and Law and a member of the Northwest China Council. An internationally renowned scholar of international law, he holds leadership roles in several international organizations.

Sarah Biddulph, Professor of Law, Asian Law Center, University of Melbourne (Australia). Professor Biddulph formerly practiced in Shanghai and is now a Barrister and Solicitor of the High Court of Australia specializing in China-related transactions.

James Mei, Attorney, Davis, Wright, Tremaine LLP. Mr. Mei practices in both Portland, Oregon and Shanghai, China, working with U.S. companies who are acquiring and establishing businesses in China.

Paolo Farah, Senior Lecturer, Edge Hill University (United Kingdom).  Mr. Farah focuses on international economic law and has served on the European Commission project on China-related energy resource issues.

Chris Strum

China Program, Willamette University College of Law

245 Winter Street SE, Salem, OR 97301

503-370-6877 voice

503-370-6375 fax

“This course has not just helped me understand Chinese law, but it has helped me better understand my own country’s laws and the world at large.”