Congratulations to Professor Sida Liu for his honourable mention in the Asian Law & Society Association Book Award

Congratulations to Professor Sida Liu who recently received an honourable mention in the Asian Law & Society Association Book Award for his book, Criminal Defense in China: The Politics of Lawyers at Work. The book was co-authored with Terence C. Halliday, and examines the routine work and political mobilization of defense lawyers in China.

Professor Liu is an Assistant Professor of Sociology and teaches on the UTM campus. He studies the sociology of law, organizations and professions, political sociology, criminal justice, globalization, and social theory. He has conducted extensive research on China’s legal system and legal profession, including studies on the globalization of corporate law firms, the feminization of judges, and the career mobility of law practitioners.

More information about the book can be found on the Cambridge University Press publisher site.