Zhenzhen Liu

Zhenzhen Liu is a J.S.D. candidate at Yale Law School, where she also received her second LL.M. degree. Prior to coming to Yale, she completed her LL.B. degree in 2010 and her first LL.M. degree in 2012 at Peking University, where she also worked as a researcher and program officer in the Center for Public Participation Studies and Supports (CPPSS).

Zhenzhen’s academic interests include the fields of administrative law and regulatory theory, comparative law, legal and political study, and Chinese law. The theme that she plans to explore in her proposed dissertation is the tension between performance legitimacy and democratic legitimacy arising during the theory and practice of the Chinese Open Government Information Regulation in a comparative perspective. The tension exists not only in administrative law, but also in broader areas of political and legal culture. It epitomizes the conflicts between idealism and instrumentalism, legal transplantation and local construction, rule formalism and democratic participation in the modernization process of many countries.

Doctoral Committee
Professors Susan Rose-Ackerman (chair), Paul Gewirtz (reader), and Christine Jolls (reader)

LL.M., Yale Law School, 2014
LL.M. (Constitutional and Administrative Law), Peking University, 2012
LL.B., Peking University, 2010

Curriculum Vitae