Si Weijiang, Class of 2010
Chinese human rights attorney
A partner in the Shanghai Debund Law Offices, Si Weijiang is a leading human rights attorney in China. He was the defense attorney in the first trial of Guo Quan, who was charged with inciting subversion of state power in 1998, and he defended Wu Guolue, one of the unlicensed welders accused of causing a major fire in Shanghai in 2011. He was also the attorney for Fang Hong in the case of Fang Hong v. ChongQing City, an administrative litigation in which Fang was seeking redress for being sent to a labor camp by ChongQing City because he published a “weibo” (a China-based microblog similar to Twitter). A lawyer since 1992, Weijiang earned an LL.M in International Intellectual Property Law from Chicago-Kent in 2010. He has served on the Executive Committee of the Intellectual Property Law Division of the National Association of Attorneys from 2007 to 2009 and currently holds a teaching position at the East China University of Political Science and Law.