Welcome to the website for the October 11-13, 2019 conference “China’s Legal System at 40 Years — Towards an Autonomous Legal System?” which we hope will be a once in a generation gathering of scholars and practitioners working across many fields and around the globe on the development of the legal system in the People’s Republic of China and the broader Chinese world. Both of us are excited about this unique opportunity to welcome to Ann Arbor and the University of Michigan so many accomplished colleagues and friends from varied disciplines to engage in an intensive dialogue about the Chinese political legal system. We hope you will visit this conference website to access the conference papers and see the conference schedule as it is finalized. Above all, we look forward to seeing you at the Michigan Law School in mid-October.

Mary Gallagher and Nicholas Calcina Howson

Schedule for the Michigan Law School and Lieberthal Rogel Center for Chinese Studies at the University of Michigan Conference
“China’s Legal Construction Program at 40 Years – Towards an Autonomous Legal System?”

All sessions will take place in Jeffries Hall room 1225 (701 South State Street, Ann Arbor) unless otherwise noted.

Draft: October 2, 2019

Friday, October 11, 2019

8:00 to 8:15    Arrival

8:15     Introductory Remarks (Mary Gallagher and Nicholas Howson)

8:30 to 10:30  Panel 1

5 minutes per speaker 

8:30     Liu Sida “Cage for the Birds: On the Social Transformation of Chinese Law” (1999-2019) (Stanley Lubman)

8:40     Stanley Lubman “Looking Back at ‘A Bird in a Cage’” (Liu Sida)

8:50     Donald Clarke “China’s Non-Legal Construction Project” (He Weifang)

9:00     He Weifang “The Way Out for Legal Governance in China — Seven Years On” (Donald Clarke)

9:10     Cheng Jie “Modernity, Identity and a 40 Years’ Quest for Constitutionalism in China” (Wang Liming)

9:20     Zhang Qianfan (presented by Fu Hualing) “Party Leadership and the Rule of Law: Does Authoritarian Legality Work for China?” (Teng Biao)

9:30     Michael Dowdle and Ewan Smith (presented by Ewan Smith) “The Party and Other Parties” (Flora Sapio)

9:40     Discussion from the floor

10:30  Panel ends

10:30 to 10:45            Break

10:45 to 12:45   Panel 2

5 minutes per speaker

10:45   Fu Hualing “Understanding the Evolving Relationship Between the Party and the Law: The Case of China’s New National Supervision Commission” (Li Ling)

10:55   Li Ling “Adaptability of the Leninist Regime: The Making of China’s National Supervision Commission” (Ewan Smith)

11:05   Qiao Shitong “The Three Faces of Authoritarianism” (Lei Yawen)

11:15   Jamie Horsley “Beyond Protests: China’s Struggle to Foster Effective Public Participation” (Keith Hand)

11:25   Margaret Boittin “A View from the Trenches” (Terry Halliday)

11:35   He Xin “Non-legality as Governmentality in China” (Sarah Biddulph)   

11:45  Discussion from the floor

12:45  Panel ends

1:00 to 2:00    Lunch 

2:00 to 4:00    Panel 3

5 minutes per speaker

2:00     John Ohnesorge “Development is Not a Dinner Party — A Hurstian Perspective on Law and Growth in China” (Larry Cata Backer)

2:10     Ling Bing “The Cross-currents of Codification and Case Law in China’s Legal Development” (Tahirih Lee)

2:20     Wang Liming “A Separate Book of Personality Rights in a Chinese Civil Code” (Zheng Wentong)

2:30     Margaret Woo “The Enigma That is China” (Alison Conner)

2:40     Mary Gallagher “China’s Instrumental Legality and Its Limitations” (Wang Yuhua)

2:50     Nicholas Howson “The Private Right of Action in China’s Legal System – Citizen and Legal Autonomy in the Balance” (Alex Wang)

3:00     Discussion from the floor

4:00     Panel ends

4:00 to 4:15    Break

4:15 to 6:15    Panel 4

5 minutes per speaker

4:15     Qin Ya “The China Challenge to the World Trading System” (Tim Webster)

4:25     Chen Yu-jie “China and International Human Rights: Law, Politics and Global Governance” (Ira Belkin)

4:35     Pitman Potter (presented by video link) “China’s International Human Right Activism: Controlling Political Expression” (Chen Yu-jie)

4:45     Vivienne Bath “Hope, Experience and Foreign Investment” (William Alford)

4:55     Matthew Erie “China’s “Law and Development Moment? Capital, Risk, Order” (Qiao Shitong)

5:05     William Alford and Yu Xingzhong (presented by William Alford) “Pound for Pound? Roscoe Pound’s Adventures in China and the Questions They Pose for Scholars of Contemporary China” (Jed Kronke)

5:15     Par Cassel “Sovereignty in China: The Careers of a Concept, from the late Qing through the PRC” (Ling Bing)

5:25     Discussion from the floor

6:15     Panel ends

6:45     Picture of the conference attendees in the Michigan Law Quadrangle

7:00 to 9:00    Lieberthal Rogel Center for Chinese Studies Dinner at the Michigan Law School Commons
Robert B. Aikens Commons in Hutchins Hall (625 South State Street, Ann Arbor)

 

Saturday, October 12, 2019

8:00 to 8:30    Arrival

8:30 to 10:30  Panel 5

5 minutes per speaker 

8:30     Alex Wang “On the Evolution of “Chinese Environmental Law and Governance” (Rachel Stern)

8:40     Luo Kaitian and Ye Jingyi (presented by Mary Gallagher) “40 Years of Regulation of Collective Labor Relations” (Lin JIa)

8:50     Li Lingyun “Do Chinese Laborers Have the Right to Strike?” (Aaron Halegua)

9:00     Lei Ya-wen “From Factories to Food Delivery Platforms: Contingent Contractual Relations in China’s Platform Economy” (Mary Gallagher)

9:10     Aaron Halegua “The Deepening of Legal Preemption in China: How Government Legal Aid Was Developed to Control Workers and Their Advocates” (Margaret Lewis)

9:20     Lin Jia “The Development of China’s Labor and Employment System from a Perspective of Control and Relaxation of Control” (Li Lingyun)

9:30     Flora Sapio “’Social Responsibility’ in the Governance of China’s State-owned Enterprises” (Lin Li-wen)

9:40     Lin Li-wen “Corporate Social Responsibility in China: Good or Bad for the Rule of Law?” (Vivienne Bath)

9:50     Discussion from the floor

10:30  Panel ends

10:30 to 10:45            Break

 

10:45 to 12:45   Panel 6

5 minutes per speaker

10:45   Zhu Ciyun “The Historical Development of China’s Company Law” (Zhang Xianchu))

10:55   Virginia Harper-Ho “Between Market and the State: Lessons from Chinese Corporate Governance Reform Since 1979” (Zhu Ciyun)

11:05   Tang Xin “Investor Compensation in Securities Fraud Cases: Regulator-brokered Compensation Fund or Private Litigation?” (Nicholas Howson)

11:15   Zhang Xianchu “Commercial Law in China: 1979-2019 (Tang Xin)

11:25   Zheng Wentong “China’s Antitrust Experiment” (Virginia Harper-Ho)

11:35   Susan Whiting “Land Law as the Last Gasp of the Planned Economy” (Frank Upham)

11:45   Frank Upham “From Demsetz to Deng: The Impact of Forty Years of Chinese Growth on Property Theory” (Susan Whiting)

11:55   Han Dayuan (presented by Susan Whiting) “On the Normative Structure of the ‘Socialist Market Economy’ in China’s Constitution” (Li Ji)

12:05  Discussion from the floor

12:45  Panel ends

1:00 to 2:00    Lunch

2:00 to 4:00    Panel 7

5 minutes per speaker 

2:00     Ji Weidong “Solving the Dilemma of Discretion in China’s Judiciary Through Legal Discourse” (Ben Liebman)

2:10     Ben Liebman “Dodging Decisions: Avoiding Responsibility in Chinese Courts” (Ji Weidong)

2:20     Tahirih Lee “Constructing a Judiciary in the People’s Republic of China” (Susan Finder)

2:30     Rachel Stern “The Challenges of Data-driven Governance in Contemporary China” (Ethan Michelson)

2:40     Wang Xixin (Presented by Neysun Mahboubi) “The Introduction and Transplantation of the American Concept of Due Process into Chinese Administrative Law” (Shen Kui)

2:50     Margaret Lewis “Iron Triangles and Silver Kites: Duty Lawyers in China” (Pierre Landry)

3:00     Eva Pils “The Global Consequences of China’s Dual State” (Katya Levy)

3:10     Shen Kui “Thirty Years of Judicial Review in China” (Neysun Mahboubi)

3:20     Discussion from the floor

4:00     Panel ends

4:00 to 4:15    Break

4:15 to 6:15    Panel 8

5 minutes per speaker

4:15     Ira Belkin “Whither the Rule of Law, Criminal Justice and Forced Confessions in the CCP’s China?” (Sue Trevaskes)

4:25     Sue Trevaskes “Deepening Reform in China’s Criminal Justice System: The Case of ‘Trial Centeredness’” (Katherine Wilhelm)

4:35     Katja Levy “China’s Legislation on Social Organizations – Another Building Block of Authoritarian Legality?” (Mark Sidel)

4:45     Lu Jun “The Experience of Economic and Social and Cultural Rights NGOs Subject to Criminal Prosecution and its Effects” (Jerry Cohen)

4:55     Mark Sidel “Intensifying Regulation and Taking Control of Self-Regulation: The Party and State Take Broader Charge in the Nonprofit Areas” (Lu Jun)

5:05     Jerome Cohen “Was Helping China Build Its Post-1978 Legal System a Mistake?” (Rick HIlls)

5:15     Katherine Wilhelm “Foreign Non-Profits – End of an Era” (Fan Kun)

5:25     Discussion from the floor

6:15     Panel ends

7:00 to 9:00    Dinner at the Michigan Law School Commons
Robert B. Aikens Commons in Hutchins Hall (625 South State Street, Ann Arbor)

Sunday, October 13, 2019

8:00 to 8:30    Arrival

 

8:30 to 10:30  Panel 9

5 minutes per speaker

8:30     Shen Wei “China’s Puzzling Banking Sector After the Economic Reform: 40 Years On” (Qin Ya)

8:40     Jim Feinerman “The Study of Law in Post-Mao China” (Shen Wei)

8:50     Fan Kun “New Developments of Commercial Dispute Resolution Mechanism: China’s Two Ways Adaptation of Transnational Standards” (Jacques DeLisle)

9:00     Jacques DeLisle “Turning the Tables? A Chinese Model of Law, China’s Approach to International Law, and Their Implications” (Jim Feinerman)

9:10     Susan Finder “What the Supreme Court’s Support for the Belt and Road Initiative Reveals” (Tom Ginsburg)

9:20     Tom Ginsburg “The BRI and Authoritarian International Law” (Matthew Erie)

9:30     Kemal Bokhary GBM, JP (presented by Martin Flaherty) “Light Emanating from the Shade” (Cheng Jie)

9:40     Discussion from the floor

10:30  Panel ends

10:30 to 10:45            Break

 

10:45 to 12:45   Panel 10

5 minutes per speaker

10:45   Teng Biao, “Constitution as Battlefield: Regime, Law and Human Rights” (Neil Diamant)

10:55   Zhang Taisu “Legality and Political Legitimacy in Contemporary China” (Kevin O.’Brien)

11:05   Tom Kellogg “Xi Jinping Ascendant? Authoritarian Constitutionalism and China’s 2018 Constitutional Reforms” (Margaret Boittin)

11:15   Keith Hand “Constitutional Supervision in China after the 2018 Amendment of the PRC Constitution: Refining the Narrative” (John Ohnesorge)

11:25   Neil Diamant “Useful Bullshit: The National Discussion of the 1954 Draft Constitution and the Origins of CCP Constitutionalism” (Tom Kellogg)

11:35   Jed Kroncke “Legal Complicity in an Age of Resurgent Authoritarianism” (Fu Hualing)

11:45   Terrence Halliday “Autonomy in Extremis: China’s Notable Activist Lawyers and Their Political Sociology of Basic Legal Freedoms” (Eva Pils)

11:55  Martin Flaherty “Sinology, Human Rights and Academic Freedom” (Fu Hualing)

12:05  Discussion from the floor

12:30  Panel ends

12:30 to 1:30  Lunch

 

1:30 to 3:30  Panel  11

5 minutes per speaker

1:30     Ethan Michelson “Many Voices in China’s Legal Profession: Plural Meanings of Weiquan” (He Xin)

1:40     Neysun Mahboubi “‘What is Dead May Never Die’ – Judicial and Administrative Law Reform After the Fourth Plenum” (He Haibo)

1:50    Tim Webster “The Law and Politics of World War II Reparations in Contemporary China” (Martin Flaherty)

2:00     Cui Wei “When Do Chinese National Ministries Make Law?” (Rick Hills)

2:10     Sarah Biddulph “Bureaucratic Inertia: What Does It Tell Us About Governance and Accountability?” (Jamie Horsley)

2:20     Alison Conner “Justice and Law at the (1980) Movies” (Margaret Woo)

2:30     Li Ji “Re-orienting Research on Lawmaking in China” (Zhang Taisu)

2:40     Discussion from the floor

3:30     Panel and conference ends

Click here to access all of the conference papers, organized alphabetically by author’s surname and given name. Papers will be posted as we receive them.

View paper requirements and submission instructions here.

ALFORD William & YU Xingzhong– Pound for Pound? Roscoe Pound’s Adventures in China and the Questions They Pose for Scholars of Contemporary China
BACKER Larry– Black Hand [黑手]/ Red List [红名单]: China, Law and the Foreigner ; Mutual Engagements on a Global Scale
BATH Vivienne– Hope, Experience and Foreign Investment
BELKIN Ira– Whither the Rule of Law, Criminal Justice and Forced Confessions in the CCP’s China?
BIDDULPH Sarah– Bureaucratic Inertia: What Does it Tell Us About Governance and Accountability?
BOITTIN Margaret– China’s Legal Construction Program at 40 Years–Towards an Autonomous Legal System?: A View from the Trenches of Law, the State and Society
BOKHARY Kemal– Light Emanating from the Shade
CASSEL Par– Sovereignty in China: The Careers of a Concept, from the late Qing through the PRC
CHEN Yu-Jie– China’s and International Human Rights: Law, Politics and Global Governance
CHENG Jie– Modernity, Identity and 40 Years’ Quest for Constitutionalism in China
CLARKE Donald– China’s Legal Non-Construction Project
COHEN Jerome– Was Helping China Build Its Post-1978 Legal System a Mistake?
CONNER Alison– Justice and Law at the (1980) Movies
CUI Wei– When do Chinese National Ministries Make Law?
DELISLE Jacques– Turning the Tables?: A Chinese Model of Law, China’s Approach to International Law, and Their Implications
DIAMANT Neil– Useful Bullshit: The National Discussion of the 1954 Draft Constitution and the Origins of CCP Constitutionalism
ERIE Matthew– China’s “Law and Development” Moment? Captial, Risk, Order
FAN Kun– New Developments of Commercial Dispute Resolution Mechanism in China: China’s Two Way Adaptations Towards Transnational Standards
FEINERMAN James– Field Development for the Study of Law in Post-Mao China
FINDER Susan– What the Supreme People’s Court’s Support for the Belt & Road Initiative Reveals
FLAHERTY Martin– Sinology, Human Rights, and Academic Freedom
FU Hualing– Understanding the Evolving Relationship between the Party and the Law: The Case of China’s New National Supervision Commission
GALLAGHER Mary– China’s Instrumental Legality and Its Limitations
GINSBURG Tom– The BRI and Authoritarian International Law
GUO Bin– Vicious Circle: The Vocational Dilemma of the People with Visual Disabilities in China
HALEGUA Aaron– The Deepening of Legal Preemption in China: How Government Legal Aid was Developed to Control Workers and their Advocates
HALLIDAY Terence– Autonomy In Extremis: China’s Notable Activist Lawyers and Their Political Sociology of Basic Legal Freedoms
HAN Dayuan– On the Normative Structure of the ‘Socialist Market Economy’ in China’s Constitution
HAND Keith– Constitutional Supervision in China after the 2018 Amendment of the PRC Constitution: Refining the Narrative of Constitutional Supremacy in a Socialist Legal System
HARPER HO Virginia– Between the Market & the State: Lessons from Chinese Corporate Governance Reform Since 1979
HE Weifang– The Way Out for Legal Governance in China – Seven Years On
HE Xin– (Non)legality as Governmentality in China
HORSLEY Jamie– Beyond Protests: China’s Struggle to Foster Effective Public Participation
HOWSON Nicholas– The Private Right of Action in China’s Legal System—Citizen and Legal System Autonomy in the Balance
JI Weidong– Solving the Dilemma of Discretion in China’s Judiciary through Legal Discourse
KELLOGG Thomas– Xi Jinping Ascendant?: Authoritarian Constitutionalism and China’s 2018 Constitutional Reforms
KRONCKE Jed– Legal Complicity in an Age of Resurgent Authoritarianism
LEE Tahirih– Constructing a Judiciary in the People’s Republic of China After 1978
LEI Ya-Wen– From Factories to Food Delivery Platforms: Contingent Contractual Relationships in China’s Platform Economy
LEVY Katja– Charitable Foundations under China’s Dual Legality
LEWIS Margaret– Iron Triangles and Silver Kites: Duty Lawyers in China
LI Ji– Re-orienting Research on Lawmaking in China
LI Ling– Adaptability of the Leninist Regime: The Making of China’s National Supervision Commission
LI Lingyun– Do Chinese Workers Have the Right to Strike? — A Review of Chinese Academic Research on the Right to Strike and Related Legislation Over the Past 40 Years
LIEBMAN Benjamin– Deciding to Avoid: Responsibility Diffusion in Chinese Courts
LIN Jia– The Development of China’s Labor and Employment System from a Perspective of Control and Loosening (or Relaxing)
LIN Li-Wen– Corporate Social Responsibility in China: Good or Bad for the Rule of Law?
LING Bing– Cross-Currents of Statutory and Case Law in the Development of Chinese Law
LIU Sida– Cage for the Birds: On the Social Transformation of Chinese Law (1999-2019)
LU Jun– The Experience of Economic Social and Cultural Rights NGOs Subject to Criminal Prosecution and Its Effects
LUBMAN Stanley– Bird in a Cage – Conclusion (Excerpt)
LUO Kaitian & YE Jingyi– 40 Years of Regulation of Collective Labor Relations
MAHBOUBI Neysun– What is Dead May Never Die: Judicial and Administrative Law Reform after the Fourth Plenum
MICHELSON Ethan– Many Voices in China’s Legal Profession: Plural Meanings of Weiquan
OHNESORGE John– Development is not a Dinner Party: A Hurstian Perspective on Law and Growth in China
PILS Eva– The Global Consequences of China’s Dual State
POTTER Pitman– China’s International Human Rights Activism: Controlling Political Expression
QIAO Shitong– The Three Faces of Authoritarianism
QIN Julia Ya– The China Challenge to the World Trading System
SAPIO Flora– ‘Social Responsibility’ in the Governance of Chinese State-owned Enterprises
SHEN Kui– Thirty Years of Judicial Review in China
SIDEL Mark– Intensifying Regulation and Taking Control of Self-Regulation: The Party and State Take Broader Charge in the Nonprofit Arena
SMITH Ewan– The Party and Other Parties
STERN Rachel- The Challenges of Data-Driven Governance in Contemporary China
TANG Xin– Investor Compensation in Securities Fraud Cases: Regulator-brokered Compensation Fund or Private Litigation?
TENG Biao– Constitution as Battlefield: Regime, Law and Human Rights
TREVASKES Susan– Deepening Reform in China’s Criminal Justice System: The Case of ‘Trial Centeredness’
UPHAM Frank– From Demsetz to Deng: The Impact of Forty Years of Chinese Growth on Property Theory
WANG Alex– On the Evolution on Chinese Environmental Law and Governance
WANG Liming– A Separate Book of Personality Rights in Chinese Civil Code
WANG Xixin– An American Tree Planted in Chinese Soil: The Impact of Due Process of Law on Chinese Administrative Law Reforms
WEBSTER Timothy– The Law and Politics of World War II Reparations in Contemporary China
WEI Shen– China’s Puzzling Banking Sector After the Economic Reform: 40 Years On
WHITING Susan– Land Law as a Last Gasp of the Planned Economy
WILHELM Katherine– Foreign Nonprofits in China: End of an Era
WOO Margaret– The Enigma That is China
ZHANG Qianfan– Party Leadership and Rule of Law: Does Authoritarian Legality Work for China?
ZHANG Taisu– Legality and Political Legitimacy in Contemporary China: Theoretical Groundwork
ZHANG Xianchu– Commercial Law in China: 1979-2019
ZHENG Wentong– China’s Antitrust Experiment
ZHU Ciyun– The Historical Development of China’s Company Law

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William Alford, Harvard University
Vivienne Bath, University of Sydney
Larry Catá Backer, Penn State University
Ira Belkin, New York University
Sarah Biddulph, University of Melbourne
Margaret Boittin, York University
Kemal Bokhary, Hong Kong Court of Final Appeal
Par Cassel, University of Michigan
Chen Yu-Jie, Academia Sinica & New York University
Cheng Jie, University of British Columbia
Donald C. Clarke, George Washington University
Jerome A. Cohen, New York University
Alison Conner, University of Hawaii
Sean Cooney, University of Melbourne
Rogier Creemers, Leiden University
Cui Wei, University of British Columbia
Jacques deLisle, University of Pennsylvania
Neil Diamant, Dickinson College
Matthew Erie, University of Oxford
Fan Kun, University of New South Wales
James Feinerman, Georgetown University
Susan Finder, Peking University
Martin Flaherty, Fordham University
Fu Hualing, University of Hong Kong
Mary Gallagher, University of Michigan
Tom Ginsburg, University of Chicago
Guo Li, Peking University
Guo Bin, ACTogether
Aaron Halegua, Aaron Halegua PLLC
Terence Halliday, American Bar Foundation
Han Dayuan, China People’s University
Keith Hand, University of California, Hastings
He Haibo, Tsinghua University
He Weifang, Peking University
He Xin, University of Hong Kong
Roderick Hills, New York University
Virginia Harper Ho, University of Kansas
Jamie Horsley, Yale University
Nicholas Howson, University of Michigan
William Hurst, Northwestern University
Ji Weidong, Jiao Tong University
Hilary Josephs, Syracuse University
Perry Keller, King’s College London
Thomas Kellogg, Georgetown University
Scott Kennedy, Center for Strategic and International Studies
Jedediah Kroncke, University of Hong Kong
Pierre Landry, Chinese University of Hong Kong
Tahirih Lee, Florida State University
Lei Yawen, Harvard University
Katja Levy, Freie Universität Berlin
Margaret Lewis, Seton Hall University
Li Ji, University of California, Irvine
Li Ling, University of Vienna
Li Lingyun, East China University of Political Science and Law
Kenneth Lieberthal, University of Michigan
Benjamin Liebman, Columbia University
Lin Jia, Renmin University of China
Lin Li-Wen, University of British Columbia
Ling Bing, University of Sydney
Liu Sida, Univeristy of Toronto
Lu Jun, University of Hong Kong
Stanley Lubman, University of California, Berkeley
Luo Kaitian, Peking University
Neysun Mahboubi, University of Pennsylvania
Ethan Michelson, Indiana University
Kevin O’Brien, University of California, Berkeley
John Ohnesorge, University of Wisconsin
Eva Pils, King’s College London
Pitman Potter, University of British Columbia
Qiao Shitong, University of Hong Kong
Qin Ya, Wayne State University
Teemu Ruskola, Emory University
Flora Sapio, Chinese University of Hong Kong
Samuli Seppanen, Harvard University
Shen Kui, Peking University
Shen Wei, Jiao Tong University
Mark Sidel, University of Wisconsin
Ewan Smith, University of Oxford
Rachel Stern, University of California, Berkeley
Tang Xin, Tsinghua University
Teng Biao
Sue Trevaskes, Griffith University
Frank Upham, New York University
Benjamin Van Rooij, Amsterdam University
Alex Wang, UCLA
Wang Jiangyu, National University of Singapore
Wang Liming, China People’s University
Wang Xixin, Peking University
Wang Yuhua, Harvard University
Tim Webster, Case Western Reserve University
Susan Whiting, University of Washington
Katherine Wilhelm, New York University
Margaret Woo, Northeastern University
Xia Ying, Harvard University
Ye Jingyi, Peking University
Zhang Xianchu, University of Hong Kong
Zhang Taisu, Yale University
Zhang Yiran, Harvard University
Zhao Jun, Zhejiang University
Zheng Wentong, University of Florida
Zhu Ciyun, Tsinghua University

Getting to Ann Arbor
The nearest major airport is the Detroit Metropolitan Airport (DTW)—it is only a 25-minute drive from campus. Please send your flight itinerary to gallagherhowson@umich.edu, and we will arrange your ground transportation between DTW and Ann Arbor.

Hotel Accommodations
We will make hotel reservations at the Graduate Ann Arbor Hotel for invited guests.

We will send complete, detailed itineraries, including hotel and ground transportation confirmations, 7-10 days before the conference.

Get more information about visiting Ann Arbor here​.