Donald C. Clarke

Donald C. Clarke

Title: David Weaver Research Professor of Law

Telephone: 202.994.2830

B.A., Princeton University; M.Sc., University of London; J.D., Harvard University

Specialties/Areas of Expertise:
Chinese law (People’s Republic of China), in particular legal institutions, law and economic reform, corporate law, human rights; law and development; general corporate governance

Member of New York Bar; member of Council on Foreign Relations; co-editor of Asian Law Abstracts on the Social Science Research Network

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Brief Bio:

  • Has published extensively in journals such as the China Quarterly and the American Journal of Comparative Law on subjects ranging from Chinese criminal law and procedure to corporate governance.
  • Former faculty member of the University of Washington School of Law and the School of Oriental and African Studies at the University of London.
  • His recent research has focused on Chinese legal institutions and the legal issues presented by China’s economic reforms.
  • In addition to his academic work on Chinese law, Professor Clarke founded and maintains Chinalaw (formerly Chinese Law Net), the leading Internet listserv on Chinese law, and writes the Chinese Law Prof blog.