From November 7 to 9, 2020, the 17th Annual Conference of the Asian Law Institute was held online.
Du Wen, Associate Professor of Civil, Commercial and Economics Law School and Deputy Director of Civil Procedure Law Institute, attended the forum "Law & Society". He delivered a speech on the topic "Into the Unchartered Territory: Citizens Should be Empowered to File Environmental Civil Public Interest Litigations in China", which received a warm response.
China University of Political Science and Law (CUPL) joined the Asian Law Institute in 2019. The scholars of CUPL made their first appearance in the annual conference. The conference lasted two and a half days, with a total of 30 halls, covering various departmental laws and a number of cross disciplines of law. More than 150 Asian scholars gathered to discuss law and law-related issues.
The Asian Law Institute (ASLI) was established in 2003 through the efforts of several leading Asian law schools including Peking University Law School, National University of Singapore, Faculty of Law and University of Hong Kong, Faculty of Law, to foster Asian legal scholarship and to facilitate greater interaction among legal scholars in Asia as well as legal scholars outside Asia working on Asian law. It prides itself as an indigenous Institute of Asian law, created in Asia by Asian law schools and open to the world. The acronym "ASLI", which means "indigenous" or "original" in several Asian languages, reflects the essence of the institution which aims to be a truly home-grown Asian law institute in Asia. The society is committed to the study of legal issues in Asia and the promotion of exchanges among scholars. It aims to promote the development of legal academic research and legal education in Asia and even the whole Asia Pacific region, build a platform for the communication and exchange of Asian legal workers, and support legal workers to engage in the cause related to Asian law research, and has become the most influential legal exchange platform in Asia. The National University of Singapore (NUS), which led the initiative, continues to provide administrative and financial support for ASLI, including hosting its Secretariat at the NUS Law School. CUPL joined ASLI In July 2019.