The College of Law, National Taiwan University was the proud host institution of the 12th Annual ASLI Conference 2015, with "Law 2.0- New Challenges in Asia" as its theme. The conference was held between May 20th-22nd, 2015 on the NTU campus, beginning with the ASLI BOG (Board of Governors) meeting on May 20th, and the International Academic Seminar taking place over the two following days on May 21st and 22nd. This year's conference brought together 215 attendees and 144 paper submissions across 26 countries.

On the morning of May 21st, the Academic Seminar was opened by the welcome speeches of NTU Dean of Law College, Ming-Yan Shieh, BOG Chairman Jaemin Lee, and ASLI Director Andrew Harding. The Opening Ceremony was highlighted by the keynote speech made by Justice Chang-fa Lo, Constitutional Court, Taiwan. Following that were five academic parallel sessions held in 8 meeting rooms concurrently spanning over the two-day program, providing places of intellectual dialogues between practitioners and legal scholars from each ASLI member institutions.

The contemporaneity of this year's theme Law 2.0 - New Challenges in Asia is intended to represent the pluralistic and open nature of the modern law and demonstrate modern legal studies as more than an established and unchanging subject of academia. The main conference visual element this year, Rubik's Cube was selected to embody this sense of flipping and elevating past established conventions while also acting as a metaphorical visualization for the many facets of the new law for the coming age, perfectly illustrating the profound and fascinating charm of jurisprudence in a visualized way easily understood by everyone.

In its execution of the conference, NTU Law College not only tried to think out of the traditional framework in selecting conference topics, but also injected the spirit of Innovation, Technology, and Eco-friendliness in the whole organizing process. In keeping with the theme of eco-friendliness, notebooks provided to the participants of the conference are specially crafted with "paper made from stone." Unlike traditional paper, this type of stone paper can be produced without needing to chop down trees or exhausting massive amounts of water. Plus, it is also biodegradable, recyclable and resilient to fire. The stone paper is highly unique and innovative, such that we consider it an exemplar of Taiwan's emerging technology products. In addition to the paper from stone, all the disposable cups used during the conference are made from polylactic acid extracted from corn. The special fiber structure within this type of cup makes them biodegradable into carbon dioxide and water, meaning that they can naturally reintegrate back into the ecosystem with the simple help of microorganisms and contribute to reducing pollution.

The College of Law, National Taiwan University used the theme Law 2.0- New Challenges in Asia, to signify our intent to innovate and challenge established views. We also hope that in realizing these values of legal pluralism and public openness, we can extend the scopes of legal study to the many unexplored territories of the new era.