In November 2010, the Supreme People’s Court of China (“SPC”) established a ground-breaking system in which certain Chinese court judgments are selected and re-issued as de facto binding Guiding Cases (“GCs”) to guide the adjudication of similar subsequent cases and ensure the uniform application of law. Immediately thereafter, Dr. Mei Gechlik of Stanford Law School founded the China Guiding Cases Project (“CGCP”) to carry out its historic mission.


The CGCP aims to advance the understanding of Chinese law and help to develop a more transparent and accountable judiciary in China by engaging experts and other stakeholders around the world to contribute to a unique knowledge-base, undertaking capacity-building activities for legal actors, and promoting public education and participation.


Stanford Law School
China Guiding Cases Project
Crown Quadrangle
559 Nathan Abbott Way
Stanford, CA 94305-8610


Phone: 650.723.2465
Fax: 650.725.0253


Website (EN): https://cgc.law.stanford.edu/

Website (CN): https://cgc.law.stanford.edu/zh-hans/