Dean Ammons Shares Her Experiences in China
Web Editor - Published: December 18, 2009
In the latest post on her blog, Widener Law Dean Linda L. Ammons shares her thoughts on her trip to China. She landed at the Bejing airport after a 12-hour flight to find that Christmas decorations and holiday music were prevalent.

The next day, she visited the Ming tombs, the Sacred Way, and the Great Wall. Before leaving for Chonqing the next morning, she had a chance to visit the Forbidden City and Tianamen Square. Describing her experiences walking around the square, she writes, “Getting across the street with all the traffic was a formidable feat, until I figured out that there is an underground crossway. I am in several photos of strangers there. They just came up to me and wanted me to take photos with them. Not sure why. Perhaps they had never been close to an African-American woman before.”

The city of Chonqing contains approximately 30 colleges and universities, including The Southwest University of Political Science and Law, with whom Widener Law enjoys an active exchange program. Liu Jun, the Vice President of The Southwest University of Political Science and Law, and several members of his staff, including the Coordinator of the Student Exchange Program, Juliya, treated the Widener delegation to a lavish dinner on their arrival.

At the two-day International Health Law Conference held at Southwest University of Political Science and Law, Associate Professor of Law Thaddeus M. Pope spoke on end of life practices. To read more about Professor Pope’s remarks and his experiences in China, visit his Medical Futility Blog. Visiting Distinguished Professor of Law Michele D. Forzley presented on essential medicines and the rule of law.

Dean Ammons will continue to relate her experiences from China and share photographs at The Dean’s Blog.