The Community of Lawyers: Trust and Collective Identity of Chinese Public Interest Lawyers
Professor Fu, Hualing (Principal investigator)
Trust, Legal Profession, Public Interest Law, Authoritarianism, Human Rights
Humanities & Social Sciences (H)
RGC General Research Fund (GRF)
HKU Project Code
General Research Fund (GRF)
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.