Visiting Scholars and Fellows
Visiting scholars hosted by the Center for Chinese Legal Studies include world-renowned Chinese legal experts, as well as numerous leading scholars from China.
Visiting Scholars and Fellows, 2015-2016
Associate Professor, Nanjing University
Professor Ai's areas of expertise are law and society, civil procedure, and law and economics. At Columbia, she will research the "failure" of judicial mediation: An empirical study based on mediation's function. Edwards Fellow. Dates of residence Spring 2015-Fall 2015.
Associate Professor of Law, Institute of Law, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences
Professor Deng’s specialty includes the law of charity and philanthropy, and the law of marriage and family. Her research topic while at Columbia concerns the legal models of governing non-profit sector in China and the US, a comparative study. Edwards Fellow. In residence Spring 2016.
Ph.D. Candidate, Law School, University of International Business and Economics; Judge, Tianjin Binhai New Area People's Court
Ms. Ding’s specialty is international economic law and judicial research. The topic of her research at Columbia is a comparative study of private equity investor protection in the United States and China. In residence Fall 2015-Summer 2016.
Dean and Professor of Legal Theory, Department of Politics and Law, Central Party School
Professor Feng’s specialty is jurisprudence and legislative law. Her research topic this year is the legalization of contemporary Chinese central-local relationships. Edwards Fellow. In residence Fall 2015.
Professor, China University of Political Science and Law
Professor He's speciality includes administrative law, administrative procedure law, and the judicial system and dispute resolutions. The topic of his research during his stay is "The Jury System: A Breakthrough Promoting China’s Democracy and the Rule of Law?" In residence Fall 2015-Summer 2016.
Founder and President, LesGo
As founder and president of LesGo, a nonprofit group working on LGBT rights in China, Ms. Hou advocates for recognition and equality for the LGBT community in Suzhou and surrounding areas. Her project at Columbia Law School will revolve around advocating for LGBT rights in China, expanding LesGo's work to include services to disadvantaged female LGBT workers. PILnet Fellow. In residence Fall 2015-Spring 2016.
Researcher, Equity and Justice Initiative
Prior to her tenure at Columbia Law School, Ms. Liu worked with Equity and Justice Initiative, a Chinese public interest law NGO dedicated to promoting human rights for persons with psychosocial disabilities and rule of law in the involuntary commitment system by means of strategic litigation and legal advocacy. She has an LL.M. in human rights from Hong Kong University, an LL.M. in public international law and an LL.B. from Wuhan University. PILnet Fellow. In residence Fall 2015-Spring 2016.
Professor, Beijing Institute of Technology School of Law
Professor Liu’s specialties include legal philosophy, legal history and comparative law. His research topic while at Columbia is a comparative study of judicial system in USA and China. Edwards Fellow. In residence Fall 2015.
Assistant Professor, Institute of Law, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences
Professor Luo’s specialty is the peaceful settlement of international disputes; issues of state, territory and sovereignty; and international law theory and culture. Her research topic at Columbia is self-determination conflicts in the post-colonial age. In residence Fall 2015-Summer 2016.
Lecturer, Law School, Xi'an Jiaotong University
Professor Peng’s specialties are Judicial Reform of China, International Law and Comparative Law. The topic of her research this year is a comparative perspective of court structure and the reform of the judicial map system in China. Summer 2015-Spring 2016.
Associate Professor, School of Law, Renmin University of China
Professor Peng’s special areas of interest include sociology of law, dispute resolution, the judicial system, and empirical research of civil procedure. The topic of his research at Columbia is called “From ‘Mutual Undermining’ to ‘Collaborative Governance’: Social Formation and Structure of Pluralist Dispute Resolution Mechanisms in China.” In residence Fall 2015-Summer 2016.
Ph.D. Candidate, Faculty of Law, University of Amsterdam
Ms. Qi’s areas of interest include comparative constitution law, sociology of law, alternative dispute resolution, law and politics in China, and judicial reform in China. Her research at Columbia is a socio-legal study on the power of the China’s Supreme People’s Court. Edwards Fellow. In residence Fall 2015.
Post-Doctoral Fellow, Political Science, School of International Relations and Public Affairs, Fudan University
Professor Sun’s areas of interest are the constitution, administrative law, procedural law, and political science. The topic of his research while at Columbia is a comparative study of the constitutional questions in the judicial systems in China and in the U.S. In residence Fall 2015.
Ph.D. Candidate, Peking University School of Law
Ms. Ye’s specialties include jurisprudence and constitutional law. Her research topic this year is territorial expansion and the constitution. In residence Fall 2015-Summer 2016.
Ph.D. candidate, China University of Political Science and Law
Mr. Zhao’s area of interest is economic law. This year while at Columbia he is conducting a comparative study of legal systems and land expropriation. In residence Fall 2015-Summer 2016.