Past Residencies

2011-2012

State Electricity Regulatory Commission

XING Yiteng. Academic residency at Vermont Law School from January to July 2012. Xing Yiteng has worked for the State Electricity Regulatory Commission of China (SERC) since 2003 and focuses on regulating electricity supply as well as demand side management (DSM). He led the drafting of the Chinese National Standard, "Specification of Electricity Supply Service" and was involved in the drafting of "Rules of Electricity Demand Side Management".

ZUO Yuan. Academic residency at Vermont Law School from January to July 2012. Zuo Yuan has worked for the State Electricity Regulatory Commission of China (SERC) since 2007. She is concentrating on tariff and finance regulation of electricity industry, and participated in price policy implementations and national wide price inspections.

China University of Political Science and Law

Professor YU Wenxuan. Academic residency at Vermont Law School from February 2011 to February 2012. Professor Yu is an Associate Professor at CUPL and has provided a significant amount of research and consulting services to the Chinese government on environmental and energy law development. His current research areas include agricultural genetically modified organism legislation, petroleum and natural gas legislation, natural resource property rights and energy legislation.

Zhongnan University of Economics and Law

Zhang Zhongmin
ZHANG Zhongmin. Academic residency at Vermont Law School from August 2011 to August 2012. Zhang Zhongmin is an Assistant Professor of Law at Zhongnan University of Economics and Law where he also earned his LL.B, LL.M and PhD. He was involved in establishing the All-China Environmental Federation (2004-2005), acted as a judge in Hubei Hanjiang Intermediate Court (2009-2010) and as a visiting scholar at Columbia Law School (2010-2011). His research interests include environmental litigation, the judicial system and energy law.

Wuhan Donghu University

Xiong Xiaoqing
XIONG Xiaoqing. Academic residency at Vermont Law School from August 2011 to August 2012. Xiong Xiaoqing is an Assistant Professor of Law at Wuhan Donghu University and a PhD candidate and research fellow at the Environmental and Resources Law Institute of Zhongnan University of Economics and Law. She was a visiting PhD candidate at Taiwan Chengchi University in 2009 and a member of the Environmental Justice Program at Vermont Law School in 2010. Her current research areas include environmental dispute resolution, environmental litigation and environmental justice.

Zhongnan University of Economics & Law

ZHANG Bao. Academic residency at Vermont Law School from August 2011 to February 2012. Zhang Bao earned his LL.B and LL.M degrees from Zhongnan University of Economics and Law and was an Assistant Professor of Law at Nangchang University. He currently serves as a PhD candidate and research fellow at Environmental and Resources Law Institute at Zhongnan University of Economics and Law. Zhang Bao's current research areas include environmental torts, environmental litigation and environmental health law.

Gansu Political Science and Law Institute

GUO Wu. Academic residency at Vermont Law School from August 2011 to August 2012. Professor Guo is an Assistant Professor of Law at Gansu Political Science and Law Institute, a PhD candidate and research fellow at Research Institute of Environmental Law in Wuhan University. He was the editorial director of Western Law Review and the part-time journal editor of the Journal of Gansu Political Science and Law Institute. During the past several years, he was engaged in the basic theory of environmental law, especially in the methodology of environmental law research. His current research area is environmental customary law.

Changsha University of Science and Technology

ZHANG Minchun. Academic residency at Vermont Law School from August 2011 to February 2012. Zhang Minchun is an Assistant Professor of Law at Changsha University of Science and Technology. She earned her masters degree from Hunan Normal University and is a PhD candidate at Zhongnan University of Economics and Law. Her current research areas include environmental judicial reform, environmental liability and climate change law.

2010

Ningbo University

Professor CAI Xianfeng. Academic residency at Vermont Law School from August 2009 to April 2010. Professor Cai earned his PhD in Environmental Law majoring in Environment and Resources Protection Law, with an emphasis on China's Environmental Law and International Environmental Law.

China University of Political Science

Professor ZHOU Changling. Academic residency at Vermont Law School from August 2009 to August 2010. Professor Zhou earned her PhD from Renmin University. Her work focused on the intersection of environmental law and intellectual property.

2009

Sun Yat-Sen University

Professor HAN Guangming. Academic residency at Vermont Law School from February to August 2009. Professor Guangming earned his PhD in Civil Law from Sun Yat-Sen University. Professor Guangming is a specialist in civil law and property law.

Professor WANG Lifen. Academic residency at Vermont Law School from January to August 2009.

State Electricity Regulation Commission

Professor XU Xin. Academic residency at Vermont Law School from January to August 2009. Professor Xu Xin majored in Economic Law from Renmin University. She has also worked for the State Electricity Regulatory Commission of China.

China University of Political Science of Law

Professor WANG Canfa. Academic residency at Vermont Law School in June 2009. Professor Wang teaches at China University of Political Science and Law in Beijing and is director of Center for Legal Assistance to Pollution Victims (CLAPV). Professor Wang has finished more than 30 compilations on environmental law, is a PhD advisor at the China University of Political Science and Law, and a superintendent for the Institute for Environmental and Resource Law of China University of Political Science Law. He is a member of the Standing Committee of the Chinese Society of Environmental Sciences as well as vice-president of the Professional Committee on Environment and Resource Law of the Chinese Legal Society. Professor Wang lectures part-time at Hebei University of Science and Technology and Fuzhou University and is an attorney at Beijing Fada Law Firm.

2008

China University of Political Science and Law

Professor HOU Jiaru. Academic residency at Vermont Law School from September 2008 to August 2009. Professor Hou is a core volunteer for the Center for Legal Assistance to Pollutions Victims (CLAPV). He earned his LL.M and PhD in law from the Renmin University of China.

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Professor XU Wei. Academic residency at Vermont Law School from September 2008 to August 2009. Professor Xu earned a Master of Law from Sun Yat-Sen University majoring in Environmental Protection Law. She is a lawyer at Guangdong Hengyi Law Firm.

Wuhan University

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Professor WANG Qingjun. Academic residency at Vermont Law School from August 2008 to August 2009. Professor Wang earned his PhD in Environmental Law from Wuhan University.

Sun Yat-Sen University

Professor LIANG Danni. Academic residency at Vermont Law School from February to July 2008. Professor Danni Liang earned an LL.M degree from Sun Yat-Sen University and a PhD in International Law from Wuhan University.

Professor LI Zhiping. Academic residency at Vermont Law School from July to October 2008. Professor Li is vice dean and faculty advisor for PhD students at Sun Yat-Sen University Law School. She directs SYSU's Environmental Law Clinic and the Environmental Resources and Energy Law Center. Professor Li's teaching and research areas include environmental law and clinical practice, natural resources law, contract law and economic law. She has published extensively on China's environmental law and governance issues and is often called upon by Chinese government agencies to provide consultation and advice on environmental legislation and policy development. Professor Li sits on the Standing Committee of the Environmental and Natural Resources Law Association of China Law Society and is a vice president of the Environmental Law Branch of China Society of Environmental Sciences. She has played an instrumental role in the establishment and development of the collaborative partnership between SYSU and Vermont Law School and has been a key implementing partner of Vermont Law School's U.S.-China Partnership for Environmental Law since 2006.

Wuhan University

Professor LI Jing-Yun. Academic residency at Vermont Law School from May to August 2008. Professor Li earned her Masters in Environmental Engineering from Nanchang University and PhD in Environmental Law from Wuhan University. She worked for the Jiangxi Provincial Congress in drafting local environmental regulatory instruments on water conservation and hazardous waste management. Professor Li is now a Professor of Environmental Law at Jiangxi Normal University.

2007

Sun Yat-Sen University

Professor GU Dejin. Academic residency at Vermont Law School from August 2007 to January 2008. Professor Gu is an assistant professor of law at Sun Yat-sen University and specializes in environmental law. He earned his Doctor of Laws in International Environmental Law, his Master of Laws in Environmental Law and a Bachelor of Laws in Sociology from Wuhan University.

Professor JIAO Bo. Academic residency at Vermont Law School from September 2007 to February 2008. Jiao Bo is a professor of law at Sun Yat-Sen University and specializes in Western philosophy of law. She earned her Doctor of Laws in jurisprudence from Renmin University of China, a Master of Laws in law theory from Jilin University and a Bachelor of Laws in economic law from China University of Political Science and Law.

Professor QIU Xin. Academic Residency at Vermont Law School from December 2007 to December 2008. Professor Qiu's PhD thesis focused on the development of energy law in China. Qiu published an article, "China's Environmental Super Ministry Reform: Background, Challenges, and Future" (co-authored with Li Honglin) in the Environmental Law Reporter.