The China Law Group is a student-led initiative dedicated to the establishment of a forum at the University of Toronto in which to deepen mutual understanding between Canada and China in the legal sphere, to equip future professionals for engagement with China, and to facilitate Canadian contributions to the continuing study and evolution of Chinese law and Canada-China relations. The Group organizes discussion groups, socials, and an annual conference.

The China Law Conference is an annual one-day conference on issues of Chinese law and Canada-China relations, bringing together scholars and practitioners from around the world to create a forum for advancing Canadian students’ understanding of the challenges and opportunities created by the rise of China. Previous conferences have covered topics ranging from commercial dispute resolution, trade, human rights, environmental protection, constitutional law, and internet privacy. Speakers have included Teng Biao, Ted McDorman, Julia Qin, Gil Lan, Min Jiang, Don Clarke, Zhang Jingjing, Sida Liu, Louisa Greve, Diane Fu, Lynette Ong, and Rogier Creemers. Details of the annual conference can be found at:

The 2019 Conference was supported by: McMillan LLP, Bennett Jones LLP, Sullivan & Cromwell LLP, Jones & Co., the Scotiabank Fund at the Faculty of Law, the University of Toronto's Students' Union, the Asian Institute at the Munk School of Global Affairs and the University of Toronto Students' Law Society.  A summary of the 2019 Conference can be found here:

For more information about the China Law Group or to join, please email Anju Xing ( or Emily Tsui (emily.tsui@mail.utoronto).