Pitman B. Potter is a Professor of Law at the Faculty of Law of the University of British Columbia and holds the HSBC Chair in Asian Research at UBC’s Institute of Asian Research. He received a law degree (JD) and a PhD (political science) from the University of Washington. In his academic field of Chinese law and policy studies, he has published more than 15 books and more than a 100 articles and essays and has provided policy and legal assistance to a wide range of public and private entities engaged with China. Pitman began listening to the Grateful Dead in 1969 and spent much of the next 40 years traveling to Dead shows and playing their music with similarly minded friends. When time permits, he fronts the Grateful Dead cover band Dustcover in Vancouver, BC. Pitman completed a Master of Divinity degree at Vancouver School of Theology and is ordained as a vocational deacon in the Anglican Church of Canada.