January 26, 2011 20:50 Age: 3 yrs

IN BRIEF: Partlett and Buzbee Represent Emory Law in China

Emory Law Dean David F. Partlett and Professor William Buzbee traveled to China representing Emory Law in June.

Partlett joined Emory University administrators and faculty for a trip sponsored by the Office of International Affairs and the Halle Institute. The group visited universi­ties in Beijing, Nanjing and Shanghai, meeting with faculty members and administrators, presenting papers from their respective fields and holding receptions for Emory alumni, students, parents and friends. The visit aimed at strengthen­ing Emory’s ties with China and helping to promote Emory as an international destination.

Buzbee’s visit, organized in part by Emory’s Halle Institute, was an opportunity to engage in two-way conver­sation about environmental law and policy with several of China’s top legal minds.

He met separately with environmental law professors from China’s top law schools, government prosecutors and Western lawyers working in the China offices of Clifford Chance and Wilmer Hale, as well as lawyers from the Natural Resources Defense Council.

Buzbee lectured on environ­mental law enforcement and litigation at the University of International Business and Economics in Beijing. He dis­cussed proposed U.S. climate change legislation and ways in which citizens and state gov­ernments have addressed gaps and weaknesses in federal environmental law. He also answered questions on the U.S. response to the BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.

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