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China Law & Policy is chiefly written by Elizabeth M. Lynch with occasional guest blogging by others in the field.
Elizabeth is a legal aid attorney in New York City and the founder of China Law & Policy. She was named a New York Law Journal “Rising Star” in 2015, and her writing has appeared in the New York Times, the Huffington Post and the George Washington International Law Review. From 2007 to 2009, Elizabeth was a research fellow at NYU Law School’s US-Asia Law Institute where she worked with Professor Jerome Cohen on criminal justice reform projects in China. Prior to joining the US-Asia Law Institute, Elizabeth practiced law in New York, representing clients in commercial litigation cases including anti-trust and securities actions. She received her JD from Harvard Law School and her BA in Chinese Studies and Political Science from the State University of New York at Albany. Before becoming a lawyer, Elizabeth spent one year as a Fulbright Scholar researching rule of law issues at Peking University in Beijing.
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