LSA2021: Two roundtables on China, Law and Development

May 26 - 30, 2021


Matthew Erie will be chairing two roundtable discussions focussing on China, Law and Development.

"China has emerged as the champion of economic globalization through the export of its goods and services. Yet there is little empirical basis through which to evaluate the effects of Chinese globalization or with which to theorize its broader importance. This roundtable features scholars from a number of jurisdictions who provide diverse perspectives on the question of China’s approach to transnational ordering, its “model” of development, and its impact on host states. In line with this year’s theme of “Crisis, Healing, and Re-Imagining,” this roundtable will provide critical assessments of the interaction between Chinese companies, investors, lawyers, and officials and the legal and regulatory systems of host states, as well as with the existing international economic order."

Roundtable 1 (Session ID 295): Friday 28 May at 7am-8:45am Central Daylight Time


  • Dr Do Hai Ha (University of Oxford)
  • Dr Irna Hofman (University of Oxford)
  • Dr Miriam Driessen (University of Oxford)
  • Michelle Sanchez-Badin (FGV - School of Law)

Roundtable 2 (Session ID 296):Saturday 29 May 5pm-6:45pm CDT.


  • Won Kidane (Seattle University School of Law)
  • Trang (Mae) Nguyen (Temple University, Beasley School of Law)
  • Melissa Crouch (University of New South Wales)
  • Aziz Ismatov (Nagoya University, Center for Asian Legal Exchange)
  • Uche Ewelukwa (University of Arkansas School of Law)

#LSA2021 Virtual Conference website here.