Professor Feinerman joined the Law Center faculty as a visiting professor for the 1985-86 academic year. Immediately after law school he studied in the People’s Republic of China. Subsequently, he joined the New York firm of Davis Polk & Wardwell as a corporate associate. During 1982-83, Professor Feinerman was Fulbright Lecturer on Law at Peking University. For the Spring semester 2006, he was Fulbright Distinguished Senior Lecturer on Law, Tsinghua University Law School, Peking, People’s Republic of China. In 1986, he was a Fulbright researcher in Japan. In 1989, he was awarded a MacArthur Foundation fellowship to study China’s practice of international law. During the 1992-93 academic year, he was a Fellow at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars. From 1993-95, on leave from the Law Center, Professor Feinerman was the Director of the Committee on Scholarly Communication with China. Professor Feinerman served as Editor-in-Chief of the ABA’s China Law Reporter from 1986-1998. He has twice served as Associate Dean for Graduate and International Programs: 2001-2005 and 2013-2020. Also, Professor Feinerman was the Co-editor of The Limits of the Rule of Law in China (2001), and Co-Author of China After the WTO:What You Need to Know Now(2001).


Contributions to Law Reviews and Other Scholarly Journals

James V. Feinerman, 45 Chinese Lit. Essays & Articles Rev. 308-312 (2023)(reviewing Haiyan Lee, A Certain Justice: Toward an Ecology of the Chinese Legal Imagination (University of Chicago Press 2023)).
James V. Feinerman. Pioneering the Study of Chinese Law in the West: Comment on Law and China's "Open Policy": A Foreigner Present at the Creation by Jerome A. Cohen, 65 Am. J. Comp. L. 739-744 (2017).
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David J. Gerber, Helge Dedek, James V. Feinerman & Franz Werro, In Memoriam, H. Patrick Glenn (1940-2014), 63 Am. J. Comp. L. 1-2 (2015).
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Congressional Testimony

China's Information Control Practices and the Implications for the United States: Hearing Before the U.S.-China Econ. & Sec. Review Comm'n, 111th Cong., June 30, 2010 (Statement of James V. Feinerman) (CIS-No.: 2011-J891-68). [WWW] [L]
UN Human Rights Council's Review of China's Record: Process and Challenges: Hearing Before the Cong.-Exec. Comm'n on China, 111th Cong., Jan. 16, 2009 (Statement of James V. Feinerman) (CIS-No.: 2009-J891-7).