Shitong Qiao

Shitong Qiao

Shitong Qiao is completing his J.S.D. at Yale Law School. Mr. Qiao received his LL.B. degree from Wuhan University in 2007 and his LL.M. degrees from Peking University in 2009 and from Yale University in 2010. His research focuses on property and social norms, with broad academic interests in law and development, law and economics, and law and globalization. Mr. Qiao’s dissertation addresses the relationship between property, law and the market economy by exploring the evolution of land rights in China’s market transition. He is a recipient of the Oscar M. Ruebhausen Fund fellowship, the Kauffman Summer Student Fellowship, and the Streicker Fund fellowship at Yale Law School, and has been invited to present his research at various forums, including Harvard Law School, Columbia Law School, New York University School of Law, European Association of Law and Economics, and the Annual Comparative Law Work-in-Progress Workshop of the American Society of Comparative Law.  He was a visiting faculty member and Director of Advanced Legal Studies at the Peking University School of Transnational Law in the 2011-12 academic year, where he taught a seminar on property and development and supervised the student thesis program. He is qualified in both China and New York State. Mr. Qiao has published widely both in Chinese and in English. His recent publications include an article accepted by Canadian Journal of Law and Society and two book chapters accepted by Cambridge and Columbia University Presses. During his time at USALI, Mr. Qiao conducts research on Chinese land reform and collaborates with Professor Frank Upham on property-related courses.

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