The Community of Lawyers: Trust and Collective Identity of Chinese Public Interest Lawyers


Grant Data
Project Title
The Community of Lawyers: Trust and Collective Identity of Chinese Public Interest Lawyers
Principal Investigator
Professor Fu, Hualing   (Principal investigator)
Duration
24
Start Date
2015-10-01
Completion Date
2017-09-30
Amount
884000
Conference Title
Presentation Title
Keywords
Trust, Legal Profession, Public Interest Law, Authoritarianism, Human Rights
Discipline
Law
Panel
Humanities & Social Sciences (H)
Sponsor
RGC General Research Fund (GRF)
HKU Project Code
17613515
Grant Type
General Research Fund (GRF)
Funding Year
2015/2016
Status
On-going
Objectives
2) To study the extent to which public interest lawyers are able to build bridges with the respective civil society organizations and establish a stable and mutually benefiting relationship with those communities that lawyers regularly represent; 3) To explore the interaction between the community of public interest lawyers and the legislature, government agencies and in particular the courts; 4) To study the mechanisms through which public interest lawyers mobilize themselves in limiting arbitrary powers; and 5) To place the development of Chinese public interest lawyers in a larger comparative context of East Asia with a particular focus on the experiences of Taiwan's legal development during Taiwan's democratic transition.