Thursday, April 23, 2015

Jatropha: China Guiding Cases Project at Stanford Law - and a whole world of online law, WUaS law school in Chinese (planned in Mandarin) as part of China WUaS, In what ways will it be possible to focus this on principles of Chinese fairness and justice as they develop Chinese Law? CGCP into CC WUaS Wikis and anticipating artificial intelligence and machine learning?

Hi Donald,

Just caught a fascinating glimpse yesterday evening at Stanford Law into the possibilities of growing and scaling an online law school at WUaS (first) in Mandarin, - and what's emerging out of the "China Guiding Cases Project" which is directly related to the "Stanford Law School China Guiding Cases Project" where Mei Gechlik is the director.

China Guiding Cases Project:

Jim McManis was also a panelist - He's a trial lawyer in San Jose, and head of his firm, who went to Stanford and Berkeley Law in the 1960s and is very involved in related international Chinese law questions, and who has a related foundation. He's also a skillful interpreter culturally.

Here's last night event's web page with panelists:

Such a WUaS law school in Chinese (Mandarin) - (as part of the China World University and School ... - in combination with the GCs project (there are now 44 Chinese Guiding Cases from over about 4 years - and there are parallels here with the US Supreme Court's 75 cases last year and the California Supreme Court's 80 cases last year) at Stanford Law could both inform how the state of China (the PRC) grows legally, and possibly over centuries, as well as the way Chinese Law handles cases concerning its companies, its multi- billion dollar corporations, and internationally too. It's an amazing, and curious position, for its director Mei Gechlik to be in at Stanford Law (, and overseeing translating these cases into English, and perhaps then developing a Chinese conversation with its Chinese legislators in China, - and its a fascinating too potentially from the possibility of creating an online Law School in Mandarin, with software that will track how these 44 cases and their successors inform subsequent cases in the myriad of other Chinese courts.

And Mei Gechlik, with whom I've been in touch via email, and Jim McManis, who has a foundation, as well as the other panelists, Yabo Lin ( and Jason Zuocheng Hao, all seemed open to collaborating and see the importance/value/relevance of an online law school ... All very mind-boggling - and "California" - synchronistically with WUaS, with many insights for me into Chinese culture, culture and the incongruities of this situation. The whole Stanford Law CGCP panel and Q&A, where I asked the first question, were recorded. Mei has about 150 "top" graduate students around the globe, mostly in law schools helping with this project. And Mei invited me into the group picture, with mostly students at Stanford at the close.  I wonder if these four China scholars would all be interested in being on the Chinese Law School Committee at WUaS - - (see the technical committee here by way of comparison).
This is fascinating and a singular opportunity re World University and School, and in relation to WUaS's other first planned law schools in UN languages. And MIT OCW is in Mandarin Chinese already -
Would Jim be interested in becoming the Dean of the China Law School at WUaS in collaboration with the China Guiding Cases Project at Stanford Law School. The Chinese there seem to like him and he has a long history in China and knows it well. Would you possibly like to be head of the China World University and School? 

Do you know Jim M by any chance? Having gone to Stanford yourself in Asian Studies, and knowing Chinese, do you or Quakers you know have contacts in China these days? As a kind of conversation, in what ways will it be possible to focus this on principles of Chinese fairness and justice as they develop Chinese Law?

Friendly regards,

World University Law School

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What's exciting about WUaS's possibly participating in this in the form of an online law school is how such guiding cases, and the other cases they guide, will find their way into CC WUaS Wikis, and possibly into other languages, and anticipating artificial intelligence and machine learning.



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