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WHERE ARE THEY NOW? Zhiyuan ("Patrick") Guo (Humphrey Fellow 2009-10)

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Patrick Guo
(Humphrey Fellow 2009-10)


From Patrick Guo,
March 6, 2013

I was selected by the Fulbright Committee to attend the 2009-10 Humphrey Fellowship program at the Law School and Human Rights Center. Before coming to Minnesota, I had completed a Ph.D. in law and was a professor at the Anhui University Law School. I am still teaching civil procedural law and evidence at Anhui University and am also an attorney at Anhui Guoyun Law Firm and an arbitrator at Hefei Arbitration Commission and Bengbu Arbitration Commission.

I was selected to be a Fellow at the Asia Leadership Fellow Program in Tokyo in 2010 by the Japan Foundation and the International House of Japan. In 2011, I served as a member of the Anhui Bar Association and people supervisor of People's Procuratorate of Hefei, the capital city of Anhui Province. That year I also was elected assistant dean at the law school and was named one of the Top Ten Youth in Hefei.

In 2012, I was elected to the standing committee of a youth association in Hefei and worked as deputy director of Anhui University's Social Science Department. I also worked at the Ministry of PRC Social Science Department in Beijing until early 2013, when I returned to Anhui University. Recently I was elected a legislator of Hefei People’s Congress.

During these years, I have concentrated mostly on Chinese legal issues and comparative research, such as how to improve the Chinese criminal procedure, civil procedure, alternative dispute resolution, and rules of evidence. I have published some influential papers on the standard of proof for the death penalty in China, and also on the U.S. federal sentencing guidelines. Most recently I have been researching application of the standard of criminal proof "beyond reasonable doubt" and the exclusionary rule in China.