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Carl Minzner specializes in Chinese law and politics at Fordham Law School. Before joining the law faculty at Fordham, he taught at Washington University in St. Louis, School of Law. He has also served as senior counsel on the Congressional-Executive Commission on China, an International Affairs Fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations, and as a Yale-China Legal Education fellow at the Xibei Institute of Politics and Law in Xi’an. He previously practiced intellectual property law in the San Francisco Bay Area and clerked for Judge Raymond Clevenger, United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. He received a joint J.D./M.I.A degree from Columbia Law School and School of International and Public Affairs, and a B.A. in international relations from Stanford University.

His published works include articles on Chinese authorities’ shift against legal reforms of the 1980s and 1990s, Party governance of judicial and administrative institutions, and citizen petitioning in China.

Before beginning law school, Mr. Minzner spent two years in Taiwan and mainland China teaching English, studying Chinese, and traveling extensively in western China. He speaks and reads Mandarin Chinese and French.