Professor of Law
Sun Yatsen (Zhongshan) University, China
CAI Yanmin spent her career working to transform legal teaching and the practice of law in China. She served as Vice Director of the Committee of Chinese Clinical Legal Educators and helped to train new clinicians from other universities around China and promoted academic research in clinical legal education and alternative dispute resolution. Yanmin translated the book Storming the Court: How a Band of Yale Law Students Fought the President – and Won into Chinese, and published the translated version in China. She also co-authored The Global Clinical Movement: Educating Lawyers for Social Justice. Yanmin adopts clinical methodology to offer ADR-related courses with an emphasis on training students’ practical skills and ethics. Yanmin also translated an authoritative ADR textbook in the U.S. into Chinese and her new textbook, Negotiation, which is the first on the subject in Chinese legal education, was published in China in April 2011. Sadly, CAI Yanmin passed away in September 2016 in China.