2014 Evidence Law and Forensic Science Summer School

2014 evidence law and forensic science summer school was successfully held in CUPL, which was organized by Institute of Evidence Law and Forensic Science.

By learning from and communicating with a world-class faculty, together with UN judge and leading Chinese scholars, students broadened their vision, improved language skill and deepened understandings to overseas culture. In this globalizing world, communication in an international background has become a skill our law students of a new generation should master. This summer school program did not provide only a three-week study of foreign laws, but more importantly a platform for international communications. On this platform, different cultures, thoughts and customs interacted and fused together.


Ⅰ.    Curriculum

Course Name

Lecturer Name


Period of Time


Students/Class Capacity/Teaching Site

Introduction to the American Legal System and the Law of Evidence (U.S.-China comparison perspective)

Ronald J. Allen

United States

July 21 – 25, 2014


Undergraduates, master and phd law students, 30 – 50 students, Changping Campus

Common Law Process and Forensic Science Evidence

Andrew Ligertwood, assisted by David Caruso


July 21 – 25, July 28 – Aug. 1, 2014


Undergraduates and master law students, 30 – 50 students, Changping Campus

Towards a logical framework for the evaluation of forensic findings: an emergency course for future legal practitioners

Christophe Champod


Aug. 2 – Aug. 9, 2014


Undergraduates and master law students, 30 – 50 students, Changping Campus

Evidence Law and Truth in Comparative Perspective

Michele Taruffo


July 20 – July 29, 2014


Undergraduates and master law students, 30 – 50 students, Changping Campus

American Legal Profession and Practices

Thomas Man

United States

Aug. 1 – Aug. 10, 2014


Undergraduates and master law students, 20 students, Changping Campus

Intensive Course of International Criminal Law

Daqun Liu


Aug. 4 – 8, Aug. 11 – 15, 2014


Undergraduates and master law students, 30 – 50 students, Changping Campus

Basics of Evidence Law and Fundamentals of Forensic Sciences

Baosheng Zhang, and Lin Chang


July 17 – 19, 2014


All students attending this summer school (150 – 200 students expected)/Changping Campus


Ⅱ.    Lecturer Bios


  1. Professor Ronald J. Allen

Professor Ronald J. Allen is the John Henry Wigmore Professor of Law at Northwestern University, in Chicago, IL. He did his undergraduate work in mathematics at Marshall University and studied law at the University of Michigan. He is an internationally recognized expert in the fields of evidence, criminal procedure, and constitutional law. He has published seven books and over 100 articles in major law reviews. He has been quoted in national news outlets hundreds of times, and appears regularly on national broadcast media on matters ranging from constitutional law to criminal justice. The New York Times referred to him as one of U.S. leading experts on constitutional law and criminal procedure. He has worked with various groups in China to help formulate proposals for legal reform, and he was recently retained by the Tanzanian Government to assist in the reform of their evidence law.

  1. Professor Andrew Ligertwood

Professor Andrew Ligertwood graduated in Law from Adelaide and Oxford Universities and after a year at the University of Pennsylvania in 1970 took up an academic position with the Faculty of Law at The University of Adelaide. There his teaching and research interests have focused on the nature and processes for the finding of facts determinative of legal decisions. The principal manifestation of his work is a major and authoritative treatise on the laws of evidence, first published in 1988 and now in a 5th Edition (with Professor Gary Edmond as co-author) entitled Australian Evidence, A Principled Approach to the Common Law and the Uniform Acts, 5th Edition, LexisNexis, Sydney, 2010, pp 1-899. Andrew Ligertwood was also involved in a major project to provide a comprehensive account of Australian law (The Laws of Australia) and has served as a consultant to the Australian Law Reform Commission and to the Law Council of Australia on projects related to evidence law.

  1. Professor Christophe Champod

Professor Christophe Champod belongs to the School of Criminal Sciences, Institute of Forensic Science, University of Lausanne, Switzerland. Christophe Champod received his M.Sc. and Ph.D. (summa cum laude) in Forensic Science from the University of Lausanne, in 1990 and 1995 respectively. He then remained in academia, reaching the position of assistant professor in forensic science. From 1999 to 2003, he led the Interpretation Research Group of the Forensic Science Service (UK), before taking a professorship position at the School of Criminal Sciences (ESC) / Institute of Forensic Science (IPS) of the University of Lausanne. He is in charge of education and research on identification methods (detection and identification), and is member of the International Association for Identification. In 2004 he was elected a member of the FBI-sponsored SWGFAST. Christophe Champod's research is devoted to the statistical evaluation of forensic identification techniques, the value of fingerprint evidence being his core interest

  1. Professor Michele Taruffo

Professor Michele Taruffo has been full professor of Civil Procedure in the University of Pavia (Italy) since 1976 to 2013. Currently he is a member of the Chair of Legal Culture in the University of Girona (Spain). He published twelve books in several languages, and dozens of essays in Italy and abroad. He is a member of several scientific associations in Italy and in various countries. He has been visiting professor in various universities in the US and in other countries. He got six honorary doctorates in several countries. His main fiels of interest are: legal theory, evidence law, procedural law, epistemology, legal histoiry, sociology of law.

  1. Professor Thomas Man

Mr. Thomas Man is a partner in Morrison & Foerster's Beijing office. He received his B.A. from Shandong Normal University and M.A. from Peking University in 1981 and 1984 respectively. He also holds a Ph.D. from Johns Hopkins University (1994) and a J.D. from Indiana University School of Law - Bloomington (1997). Mr. Man is admitted to practice in Illinois and Indiana. He is a native Chinese speaker and fluent in English. He has extensive experience representing both foreign investors in China and Chinese enterprises investing abroad. His practice focuses on complex cross-border transactions involving mergers and acquisitions, strategic alliances, joint ventures and other corporate and commercial transactions. He advises international clients on their mergers and acquisitions, greenfield investment, joint ventures, corporate finance, private equity, regulatory compliance (including anti-trust and FCPA investigations) and other general commercial matters in the PRC. He also acts for Chinese companies on their offshore investments, acquisitions as well as resolution of disputes in foreign jurisdictions or international arbitral tribunals.

  1. Professor Daqun Liu

Judge Daqun Liu is judge in the Appeals Chamber of the International Tribunals for former Yugoslavia and Rwanda, judge of the United Nations Residual Mechanism of International Tribunals and arbitrator of International Court of Arbitration. He received his B.A. from Beijing Foreign Language Institute, with a law certificate from International Law College of Foreign Affairs, Beijing, and M.A. from International Law and International Relations, Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University, U.S.A. Judge Liu served as a visiting professor at Law School of Wuhan University, China, Since 1997and at China Foreign Affairs University, China, since 1998. He also serves as Director General of the Human Rights Center of Fudan University, Honorable Director of International Criminal Law Center of Fudan Law School since 2014, and Senior Adviser to the Chinese Society of International Law.

  1. Professor Baosheng Zhang

Professor Zhang Baosheng, Co-Chair of the 2011 Plan – China Collaborative Innovation Center of Judicial Civilization, is Vice President of China University of Political Science and Law (“CUPL”), Professor of Law, Doctoral Supervisor and Dean of Institute of Evidence Science, and Director of Key Laboratory of Evidence Law and Forensic Science (CUPL) of the Ministry of Education. He is also an adjunct professor of Renmin University of China and Southwest University, a visiting research fellow of University of New South Wales, a council member of China Law Society, a standing director of Association of Legal Education of China Law Society, a member of the International Association of Procedural Law, and the vice president of the International Association of Evidence Science. AWARDS: The Introduction of Legal Reasoning attained Excellent Doctoral Thesis Award of Renmin University of China in 2000; The Philosophy of Legal Reasoning (paper) attained the second prize of humanities and social science research achievement prizes of Ministry of Education.

  1. Professor Lin Chang

Professor Lin Chang is Dean of the Institute of Evidence Law and Forensic Science, China University of Political Science and Law (“CUPL”), vice director of the Key Laboratory of Evidence Science (CUPL) of the Ministry of Education. He is also the director of the Fada Institute of Forensic Medicine & Science, professor, and doctoral supervisor. Professor Chang is subeditor of the journal of Evidence Science, the president of Beijing Association of Forensic Service, deputy secretary general of the Chinese Forensic Medicine Association, and member of editorial board of China Forensic Medicine Journal, vice director of Professional Committee of Forensic Clinical Medicine (Chinese Forensic Medicine Association), vice director of Forensic Medicine Branch Association of China Criminal Technique Standardization Committee, member of Experts Bank for Forensic Service Committee of Chinese Medical Association and Beijing Medical Association, and an executive committee member of International Association of Evidence Science.

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