Jingjian Wu

Jingjian Wu is a J.S.D. candidate at Yale Law School, where he received his LL.M. degree in 2017. Prior to coming to Yale, he completed his LL.B. degree in 2014 and his first LL.M. degree in 2016 at Peking University, where he served as a member of the editorial board of the Peking University Law Review. He has published several articles on legal history in China.

Jingjian’s academic interests include legal history, the history of political thought, administrative law, constitutional law, and Chinese law. In his J.S.D. dissertation, he plans to explore the Chinese government’s control of the size of its own bureaucracy. Inspired by the burgeoning ideological approach to institutional history, he seeks to dig into this topic through an historical perspective, trying to illustrate its ideological origin in Confucian and communist tradition, its institutional development since 1949, and its practical impact on the administrative capacity of Chinese government.

Doctoral Committee
Professor Nicholas R. Parrillo (chair), Paul Gewirtz (reader), and Taisu Zhang (reader)

LL.M., Yale Law School, 2017
LL.M. (Legal History), Peking University, 2016
LL.B., Peking University, 2014