Faculty, Senior Fellows, Associate Fellows & Staff
Paul Gewirtz, Director of The China Center, is a leading American legal scholar who teaches and writes in a variety of fields, including constitutional law, courts and court procedures, antidiscrimination law, comparative law, and Chinese law. Professor Gewirtz is well known in the legal communities of both the United States and China. While on leave from Yale at the U.S. Department of State as Special Representative for the Presidential Rule of Law Initiative, he conceived and led the China-U.S. legal cooperation initiative agreed to by Presidents Jiang Zemin and Bill Clinton at their 1997-1998 Summit meetings. He accompanied President Clinton to China in 1998. He founded The China Law Center in 1999. In addition to his role as director of The China Law Center, Professor Gewirtz is the Potter Stewart Professor of Constitutional Law at Yale Law School.
Jamie P. Horsley, Excecutive Director
Jamie P. Horsley is Executive Director of The China Law Center, and also holds the dual positions of Senior Research Scholar and Lecturer in Law, at Yale Law School. Her academic subjects are the law of China and Chinese legal reform, and her project work revolves primary around issues of administrative law and regulatory reform, including promoting government transparency, public participation, improved administrative procedures and dispute resolution, and government accountability. Prior to joining Yale, she was a partner in the international law firm of Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison; Commercial Attaché in the U.S. Embassies in Beijing and Manila; Vice President of Motorola International, Inc. and Director of Government Relations for China for Motorola, Inc.; and a consultant to The Carter Center on village elections in China. She is the author, most recently, of “Balancing Individual Rights and Group Interests: Who Decides?,” “The Rule of Law: Pushing the Limits of Party Rule,” "Public Participation in the People's Republic: Developing a More Participatory Governance Model in China," and “Update on China’s Open Government Information Regulations: Surprising Public Demand Yielding Some Positive Results.” A member and former Director of the National Committee for US-China Relations, she has a B.A. from Stanford, an M.A. (Chinese Studies) from the University of Michigan, a J.D. from Harvard Law School, and a Diploma in Chinese Law from the University of East Asia.
Jonathan Hecht, Senior Research Scholar
Jonathan Hecht, Senior Research Scholar at Yale Law School, is one of the country's leading authorities on contemporary Chinese law and particularly Chinese criminal law and procedure. He founded The China Law Center with Professor Paul Gewirtz and served as its Deputy Director from 1999 to 2006. Before coming to Yale, Mr. Hecht worked as a program officer in the Beijing office of the Ford Foundation and taught Chinese law at Harvard Law School. He has been a consultant on Chinese legal reform projects for the United Nations, the U.S. State Department, the Lawyers Committee for Human Rights, and other organizations. Mr. Hecht is a graduate of Stanford University, Harvard Law School, and the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy.
Jeremy Daum, Senior Fellow
Jeremy Daum is a Senior Fellow of The China Law Center, currently based in Beijing, and an American attorney with experience in civil rights and employment discrimination litigation. Before joining The China Law Center, he worked with the New York University US-Asia Law Institute, where he played an active role in all aspects of the Institute’s China-based rule of law projects. Mr. Daum has designed, implemented and participated in a wide variety of research and legal reform programs throughout China, particularly involving criminal procedure, death penalty cases and international human rights standards. He received his Bachelor of Science in 1997 from Arizona State University, and his J.D. in 2005 from Washington University School of Law. He speaks and reads Mandarin Chinese.
Su Lin Han, Senior Fellow
Su Lin Han is a Senior Fellow at The China Law Center. A native of Beijing who has lived in the United States since graduating college, she has extensive experience and expertise in numerous aspects of Chinese and American law. After receiving a J.D. from the Boalt Hall School of Law at the University of California at Berkeley, she worked as a corporate attorney at Wilmer, Cutler & Pickering in Washington, DC and the Hong Kong office of Cravath, Swaine & Moore. More recently, she has worked as a legal consultant to the World Bank and the Asian Development Bank on a variety of legal reform projects in China. She was the Editor and co-founder of the China Law and Governance Review and the co-editor of a book on comparative judicial systems and processes published in cooperation with the Supreme People’s Court of China.
Robert Williams, Senior Fellow
Robert Williams is a Lecturer in Law and Research Scholar in Law at Yale Law School and a Senior Fellow at The China Law Center. After receiving his J.D. from Harvard Law School, he clerked in the Office of Legal Counsel at the United States Department of Justice and for The Honorable E. Grady Jolly of the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit. Before coming to Yale, he was an associate at Butler, Snow, O’Mara, Stevens and Cannada in Jackson, Mississippi. He speaks Mandarin Chinese and taught English at Shandong University in Weihai, China from 2005-2006.
Graham Webster, Fellow
Graham Webster is a Fellow at The China Center working on the Center’s research and dialogues concerning U.S.-China relations. He is also an Adjunct Instructor in East Asian politics at the Center for Global Affairs at New York University. Webster has worked at the Center for American Progress and consulted for the Natural Resources Defense Council China Program, the National Bureau of Asian Research, and the Clinton Global Initiative. He holds a master's in East Asian studies from Harvard University and a bachelor's in international studies and journalism from Northwestern University.
Wang Xixin, Fellow
Professor Wang Xixin resides in Beijing, where he is Associate Professor Law at Peking University Law School, and Associate Dean for External Affairs. One of China’s leading younger scholars, Professor Wang researches and teaches administrative law, constitutional law and comparative legal studies. He has helped draft legislation as a Member of the Administrative Legislation Research Group, and consulted for the General Office of the National People’s Congress’ Standing Committee.
Raymond Lu is a Research Associate for The China Law Center Beijing Office. Raymond comes to Yale from the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace in Washington, DC. He received his B.A. in International Relations from Pomona College and also studied Chinese Language at Tsinghua University.
Liu Yuhan is a research associate of The China Law Center in Beijing. Ms. Liu is a graduate of Yale’s M.A. program in East Asian Studies and holds a BA in journalism from Tsinghua University. See Former Fellows and Research Associates