George W. Conk
|NYU US-Asia Law Institute Delegation to China|
|Date: December 05, 2008|
|George Conk joined NYU's Prof. Jerome Cohen, District Judge Jed Rakoff, Circuit Judge John Mercer Walker, and NYU US-Asia Law Institute Fellows Yu Ping and Margaret Lewis in a delegation to Guangzhou and Beijing December 5 - 15.
With the NYU delegation he lectured on the repeal of the death penalty in New Jersey at the law schools of Sun Yat Sen University and S. China University of Science and Technology in Guangzhou and at Beijing Normal University School of Criminal Justice.
A weekend conference on the death penalty was held Dec. 12-14, co-sponsored by Beijing Normal and the Fashan District Prosecutor's Office. Conk's talk addressed the issue of arbitrariness in administration of the death penalty.
From December 5 - 20 he visited HUST - Central China University of Science and Technology Law School in Wuhan. There he delivered a lecture entitled “Bad Medicine: Mass Tort Claims in America.” He also spoke on repeal of the death penalty and participated in a faculty workshop on the proposed revisions of the State Compensation Law, which provides for recoveries by persons harmed by wrongful government conduct.