Julia Ya Qin

qin0904Julia Qin is Professor of Law at Wayne State University, United States, and Tsinghua University School of Law, China, where she teaches international economic law, international business transactions, international finance, and Chinese law. She has taught as Visiting Professor at the University of Michigan Law School, Washington University in St. Louis, and Seoul National University in South Korea.

Professor Qin’s scholarship focuses on the law and policy of the World Trade Organization and special issues concerning China and the WTO. Her recent publications include: “Mind the Gap: Navigating between the WTO Agreement and Its Accession Protocols, in M. Elsig, B. Hoekman & J. Pauwelyn (eds.), The World Trade Organization: Past Performance and Ongoing Challenges (CUP, forthcoming 2016); “Accommodating Divergent Policy Objectives under WTO Law: Reflections on EC–Seal Products” (AJIL Unbound, June 2015); “The Conundrum of WTO Accession Protocols: In Search of Legality and Legitimacy” (Virginia JIL, 2015); Judicial Authority in WTO Law: A Commentary on the Appellate Body’s Decision in China-Rare Earths, (Chinese JIL 2014); “Reforming WTO Discipline on Export Duties: Sovereignty over Natural Resources, Economic Development and Environmental Protection” (J. World Trade 2012).

Professor Qin received her LL.B from Peking University, and LL.M and S.J.D. degrees from Harvard Law School. Before joining academia, she was an attorney in the New York and Hong Kong offices of Cleary, Gottlieb, Steen & Hamilton, specializing in cross-border business transactions. She previously clerked for the late Chief Judge Dominick DiCarlo of the United States Court of International Trade.