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IALI welcomes visiting scholar Professor Weimim Diao

IALI Professors Weiman Diao (left) and Stephen Rudolph of DePaul Law
Visiting Professor Weiman Diao (left) and Professor Stephen Rudolph (right) of DePaul Law
DePaul University College of Law's International Aviation Law Institute welcomes its 2017 visiting scholar, Professor Weimin Diao, deputy director of the Civil Aviation Law Research Center at the Civil Aviation Management Institute of China. Planning to be at DePaul Law until the summer, Professor Diao will conduct research in the areas of aircraft leasing, foreign investment and air consumer protection.

Renowned for his scholarship in international law, Professor Diao has lectured to various groups across the world. He has spoken to CCTV, Legal Daily, and Singapore Strait Times, among other media outlets, about topics such as aviation safety and passenger blacklists. His publications include “The Legal Analysis Of Civil Aviation Passenger Blacklist” (Law Science Magazine, July 2012), “The Application of the International Aviation Security Conventions in China” (Journal of Beijing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics (Social Science Edition), March 2012) and “Aviation Security in US Before and After “9/11” and the Revelations for China” (China Civil Aviation, Feb. 2009).

In addition to his academic accomplishments, Professor Diao practices law out of China. He serves as a lawyer at King & Partners' Beijing office and as a mediator with the Shanghai International Economy and Trade Arbitration Commission (also known as the Shanghai International Arbitration Center). He has advised companies including Air China, Chongqing Airport, Wuhan Airport, Shanghai Eastern Air Travel Agency, and the Civil Aviation Resource Website on matters ranging from foreign investments to air consumer protection. ​​