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Benjamin L. Liebman

Robert L. Lieff Professor of Law
School: 
Law
Office: 
Jerome Greene Hall #619
Email: 
bliebm@law.columbia.edu
Phone: 
212-854-0678
Appointments
  • Director, Center for Chinese Legal Studies
  • Member, Faculty Steering Committee, Columbia Global Centers | Beijing
Biography

Benjamin Liebman is the Robert L. Lieff Professor of Law and Director of the Center for Chinese Legal Studies at Columbia Law School. His current research focuses on Chinese tort law, on Chinese criminal procedure, on the impact of popular opinion and populism on the Chinese legal system, and on the evolution of China’s courts and legal profession. Prior to joining the Columbia faculty in 2002, Professor Liebman was an associate in the London and Beijing offices of Sullivan & Cromwell. He also previously served as a law clerk to Justice David Souter and to Judge Sandra Lynch of the First Circuit. He is a graduate of Yale, Oxford, and Harvard Law School.

Research & Other Works
Article
Scandal, Sukyandaru, and Chouwen
Article
Leniency in Chinese Criminal Law? Everyday Justice in Henan
Article
Legal Reform: China’s Law-Stability Paradox
Article
Malpractice Mobs: Medical Dispute Resolution in China
Article
Assessing China's Legal Reforms
Article
Reputational Sanctions in China's Security Markets
Article
China's Courts: Restricted Reform
Article
Introduction: Celebrating Stanley Lubman
Article
Watchdog or Demagogue? The Media in the Chinese Legal System
Article
The Supreme Court, 1996 Term - Leading Cases, Old Chief v. United States
Article
Class Action Litigation in China
Article
Recent Legislation: Congress Imposes New Restrictions on Use of Funds by the Legal Services Corporation
 
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