William P. Alford

Vice Dean for the Graduate Program and International Legal Studies

Henry L. Stimson Professor of Law

Director, East Asian Legal Studies Program

Chair, Harvard Law School Project on Disability


Representative Publications

  • Prospects for the Professions in China ( William P. Alford, Kenneth Winston & William C. Kirby eds., Routledge 2011).
  • Alford, William P. & Michael Ashley Stein. "Youngberg v. Romeo" in Encyclopedia of American Disability History (Susan Burch ed., Facts on File, 2009).
  • Falu Baozhang Jizhi Yanjiu (A Study of Legal Mechanisms for the Protection of Persons with Disabilities) (Liming Wang, Yu'e Ma & William P. Alford eds., Huaxia Publishing House 2008).
  • Raising the Bar: The Emerging Legal Profession in East Asia ( William P. Alford ed., Harvard, East Asian Legal Studies 2007).
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  • Alford, William P. "Of Lawyers Lost and Found: Searching for Legal Professionalism in the People's Republic of China" in Raising the Bar: The Emerging Legal Profession in East Asia (East Asian Legal Studies, Harvard Law School, 2007).
    (A previous version was published in East Asian Law: Universal Norms and Local Culture, eds. Arthur Rosett, Lucie Cheng and Margaret Y. K. Woo (RoutledgeCurzon, 2003))
  • Alford, William P. "Have You Eaten, Have You Divorced? Debating the Meaning of Freedom in Marriage in China" in Realms of Freedom in Modern China (William C. Kirby ed., Stanford University Press, 2004).
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  • Alford, William P. & Benjamin Liebman. "Clean Air, Clean Processes? The Struggle Over Air Pollution Law in the People's Republic of China," 52 Hastings Law Journal 703 (2001).
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  • Alford, William P. "Exporting the 'Pursuit of Happiness'," 113 Harvard Law Review 1677 (2000) (reviewing Thomas Carothers, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, Aiding Democracy Abroad: The Learning Curve (1999)).
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    (Reprinted in Understanding China?s Legal System: Essays in Honor of Jerome A. Cohen, ed. C. Stephen Hsu (New York University Press, 2003))
  • Alford, William P. To Steal a Book Is an Elegant Offense: Intellectual Property Law in Chinese Civilization (Stanford University Press 1995).
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    (3rd reprinting)