Since arriving at Maryland Carey Law Zhao Huiyu, a professor at Shanghai Jiaotong University Law School, has plunged into academic and professional life. She’s heard oral arguments at the Supreme Court, met with environmental scholars and officials in Washington and helped coordinate delegations of judges and officials from Nanjing and Jiangsu province who were visiting the UM Carey Law as part of the Maryland China Initiative.
Professor Huiyu has had a busy speaking schedule, too. Her presentation on “The Compliance Paths of China’s Energy Conservation” was well received at the Tenth Annual Colloquium of the IUCN Academy of Environmental Law, held in July at UM Carey Law, as was the lecture she delivered last spring to students in the Environmental Law Seminar, conducted by Professor Robert Percival, director of the Environmental Law Program. Professor Huiyu also helped him organize a field trip to China for students he was teaching in a summer program at Vermont Law School and joined him for a presentation on constitutional environmental rights at a conference at Widener University.
The Environmental Law Program has welcomed visiting scholars from China since 2005. Before coming to UM Carey Law, Professor Huiyu earned her PhD in environmental law, worked for the Chinese environmental ministry and served for two years as deputy chief procurator of the Minhang District in Shanghai, where she supervised judges in several departments focused on civil and administrative cases and some criminal cases.