Paul Tsai China Center to Welcome Distinguished Speakers for Inaugural Celebration

Yale Law School’s Paul Tsai China Center will hold an Inaugural Celebration on September 29 and 30 in celebration and appreciation of the extraordinary gift recently given to Yale Law School by its distinguished alumnus Joseph C. Tsai, B.A. ’86, J.D. ’90. Mr. Tsai’s gift of $30 million was given in honor of his father, the late Dr. Paul C. Tsai, LL.M ’54, J.S.D. ’57, to support the Center’s continuing work on Chinese legal reform and U.S.-China relations. In recognition of this gift, the Center has been renamed the Paul Tsai China Center.

Yale Law School will welcome its distinguished alumnus Joseph Tsai as the guest of honor for this special two-day celebration, which will also include a presentation by U.S. Supreme Court Justice Stephen G. Breyer. The program will commence Thursday, September 29 with a “Conversation with Joseph C. Tsai” beginning at 4:30 PM in Sterling Law Building Room 129. The conversation will be moderated by Professor Paul Gewirtz, Potter Stewart Professor of Constitutional Law and Director of the Paul Tsai China Center. It will focus on Joe Tsai’s remarkable career and his experience as co-founder and executive vice chairman of Alibaba Group, the world’s largest e-commerce company. Mr. Tsai will discuss his experience as a transformational entrepreneur, bridging law and business, taking risks in one’s career, and doing business in China.