As I mentioned in an earlier post, I was in China this summer on a variety of work-related activities, including attending a conference in Shanghai, visiting alumni in China and Taiwan, and teaching at the Duke-HKU Asia-America Institute in Transnational Law in Hong Kong. This was my second summer at the Institute, and I always have a great time there.
Hong Kong is such a wonderful city and HKU is, to my mind, a gorgeous urban campus, with harbor and peak views, koi ponds and other cool landscaping, easy access to the peak, and a fabulous new building with the latest classroom technology. This year, though, was especially fun because I was able to co-teach a mini-course on financial derivatives with one of my former financial derivatives students, Shinichi Yoshiya, now at Davis Polk’s Tokyo office. Shin was already an experienced lawyer, and particularly experienced with derivatives regulation, when he was a student at Duke, having worked at both Morgan Stanley and Deutsche Securities before coming to Duke for his LL.M. I did a post about a paper he did on central clearing when he was a student, here.
It was great to be back in one of my favorite cities and even better to be there teaching with one of my favorite (former) students!
I've posted some trip photos here, with views of and from HKU. I had planned to repost them here, but typepad is just annoying me too much right now.