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, 2014-2015 [under costruction]
Chou Yu-Hsiou (Clarence)
Attorney and Executive Commissioner, Judicial Reform Foundation
Mr. Chou holds an M.A. in law. His areas of specialization include Taiwan’s constitution and administrative laws, especially media law and antitrust law. At Columbia, Mr. Chou's project at Columbia is to reform the administrative process in Taiwan. PILnet Fellow. In residence in August 2014- April 2015.
Research Assistant, Institute of Modern Chinese History, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences
Professor Hu's area of study is legal history. His research topic while at Columbia Law School is a comparative study of justice under the KMT and the CCP, 1938-1949. Edwards Fellow. In residence February 2014- January 2015.
Ph.D. Candidate, School of Law, Peking University
Ms. Kang’s areas of specialization are jurisprudence, society of law, and legislative science. Her research topic while at Columbia is "Concerning Legislative Timing: From a Comparative Perspective between China and America." In residence January 2014-December 2014.
Ph.D. Candidate, School of Law, Peking University
Mr. Kong's areas of interests include jurisprudence, constitutional theory, and judicial reform and politics. His research topic while at Columbia is the judicial reform of the Chinese courts as a convention of the Chinese constitution. In residence Fall 2014-Summer 2015.
Associate professor, Zhengzhou University School of Law
Media law and jurisprudence. Prof. Li's areas of research at columbia is "The free press‐fair trial conflict: A comparison between micro‐blogs and Twitter." In residence Fall 2014-Summer 2015.
Associate Professor of Law, Peking University School of Law
Professor Li's area of specialty are legal history and the modern law of China. His topic while at Columbia is a reconsideration of the acceptance of the institution of judicial independence in modern China, "An Analysis of the “Fetishism” of Institutions." Edwards Fellow, in residence Fall 2014-Summer 2015.
Ph.D. Candidate, Peking University Law School
Mr. Li's areas of interest include constitutional law, administrative law, constitutional law, democracy transition, political parties and elections, and welfare. His research while at Columbia is comparative analysis of constitutions in transition and the welfare of constitutionalism. In residence Spring 2015-Fall 2015.
Associate Professor, Institute of International Law, Chinese Academy of Social Science
Professor Li's areas of interest include public international law and the law of international organizations. His interests while at Columbia Law School include jurisdictional immunity of international organizations. In residence Fall 2014-Summer 2015.
Associate Professor, China University of Political Science and Law
Professor Lin's concentrations of interest include emergency law and public emergency management. At Columbia he is researching legal systems behind the evaluation of social risk of public programs. Edwards Fellow. In residence September 1, 2014-August 31, 2015.
Professor of Law, College of Comparative Law, China University of Political Science and Law
Professor Liu’s areas of specialization are contract law and comparative law. His research topic while at Columbia is a comparative study of contract law in China and the U.S. In residence Fall 2014-TBD.
Liu Hanwei (Henry)
Ph.D. Candidate, Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Geneva, Switzerland
Mr. Liu's areas of specialization include WTO law, public international law, investment law, cyber law, and patents. His research topic while at Columbia is "The Quest for International Standards in the ICT Industry: WTO and Beyond." In residence Fall 2014-Spring 2015.
Post-doctoral Instructor, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences
Prof. Ma's areas of interest include criminal law, evidence, and the death penalty. His research project while at Columbia concerns the objective of a criminal trial and the causes of action. Edwards Scholar. In residence August 15, 2014-February 15, 2015.
Ph.D. Candidate, Peking University School of Law
Mr. Shao's areas of interst are sociology of law, comparative law, and constitutional law. The title of his research project at Columbia Law School is "The Xiao Yang Court (1998-2008)." In residence Fall 2014-Summer 2015.
Founder and Executive Director of Justice for All (JFA)
Mr. Yu's interests include food safety standards and discrimination against people living with disabilities or HIV/AIDS. At Columbia, Mr. Yu is developing a project to promote transparency in Chinese food safety. He hopes to raise awareness among the public and to lead affected populations to promote food safety by pressuring the government to release information on the food industry through the Regulation on the Disclosure of Government Information Act. PILnet Fellow. In residence Fall 2014-Spring 2015.
Ph.D. Candidate, China University of Political Science and Law
Mr. Zhang's areas of focus are torts law, legal malpractice, and corporate law. While at Columbia, his research focuses on a comparative study of mass torts in China and the U.S. In residence Fall 2014-Summer 2015.
Lecturer, Science and Technology University of Beijing (USTB) and Post-doctoral Fellow, China University of Political Science and Law (CUPL)
Professor Zhang’s areas of specialization is criminal procedure. Her research topic while at Columbia is the quality of criminal defense in comparative law. In residence August 2013-August 2014.
Associate Professor, Law School of the East China University of Political Science and Law
Professor Zhang’s areas of specialization are human rights, constitutional law, and jurisprudence. His research topic while at Columbia is a study of Judicial Protection of the Right to Vote: Centering on the Constitutional Cases Decided by U.S. Supreme Court. Edwards Fellow. In residence February 2014- February 2015.
Partner / Director of Environment, Energy and Nature Resources Department, Beijing Yingke Law Firm
At Columbia, Mr. Zhao is developing a project to protect environmental advocates, specifically in central and rural regions of China, who have come under pressure from local governments. Specifically, he plans to assemble volunteer lawyers to provide legal services such as advocacy and consultation, attract media attention to the issue, and advocate for reform in the government’s response to environmental activism. PILnet Fellow. In residence Fall 2014-Spring 2015.
* Indicates a scholar who was present in the Spring 2013 semester and who is staying through the Fall 2014 semester.