By Professor Carl Minzner
Abstract: This Scowcroft Paper was written as a presentation and read by Professor Carl Minzner as part of a panel discussion on September 11, 2018, at the Bush School of Government and Public Service on behalf of the Scowcroft Institute of International Affairs. Carl Minzner is Professor of Law at Fordham Law School. His book End of an Era: How China’s Authoritarian Revival Is Undermining Its Rise was published by Oxford University Press in early 2018. Further inquiry into this topic or the information contained in this Paper should be directed to the aforementioned book and other publications by Professor Carl Minzner.
Professor Carl Minzner
Carl Minzner is an expert in Chinese law and governance. He has written extensively on these topics in both academic journals and the popular press, including op-eds appearing in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Los Angeles Times, and Christian Science Monitor. He is the author of End of an Era: How China’s Authoritarian Revival Is Undermining Its Rise (Oxford University Press, 2018).
Representative academic works include “China After the Reform Era” in the Journal of Democracy (2015), which explores China’s transition away from the three-decades-long reform era characterized by political stability, ideological openness, and rapid economic growth; “The Rise and Fall of Chinese Legal Education” in the Fordham International Law Journal (2013), which examines both the expansion of Chinese legal education since the late 1990s and its impending retrenchment; and “China’s Turn Against Law” in the American Journal of Comparative Law (2011), which analyzes Chinese authorities’ shift against legal reforms of the 1980s and 1990s.
Prior to joining Fordham, he was an Associate Professor of Law at Washington University in St. Louis. In addition, he has served as Senior Counsel for the Congressional-Executive Commission on China, International Affairs Fellow for the Council on Foreign Relations, and Yale-China Legal Education Fellow at the Xibei Institute of Politics and Law in Xi’an, China. He has also worked as an Associate at McCutchen & Doyle (Palo Alto, CA) and as a Law Clerk for the Honorable Raymond Clevenger of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.
Minzner received his JD from Columbia Law School.