Julia Ya Qin is a professor of law at Wayne State University, where she teaches international business transactions, international trade law, international finance, and Chinese law. She has also taught at New York University Law School, Washington University in St. Louis, Tsinghua University in China, and Seoul National University in South Korea.
Prof. Qin's scholarship focuses on the law and policy of the World Trade Organization (WTO) and special issues concerning China and the WTO. Her recent publications include "Reforming WTO Discipline on Export Duties: Sovereignty over Natural Resources, Economic Development, and Environmental Protection" (Journal of World Trade); "Pushing the Limits of Global Governance: Trading Rights, Censorship and WTO Jurisprudence—A Commentary on the China-Publication Case" (Chinese Journal of International Law); and "The Challenge of Interpreting 'WTO-Plus' Provisions" (Journal of World Trade). Her article, "WTO Regulation of Subsidies to State-owned Enterprises (SOEs)" (Journal of International Economic Law), was cited by Justice Alito of the U.S. Supreme Court in his dissent opinion in United Haulers Assn., Inc. v. Oneida-Herkimer Solid Waste Mgmt. Auth., 550 U.S. 330 (2007). To view and download Prof. Qin's research and publications, visit her SSRN author page.
Prof. Qin received her LLB from Peking University and her LLM and SJD from Harvard Law School. Before joining the Wayne faculty, she was an attorney in the New York and Hong Kong offices of Cleary, Gottlieb, Steen & Hamilton, specializing in cross-border business transactions. She previously clerked for the late Chief Judge Dominick DiCarlo of the United States Court of International Trade. Prof. Qin has served on the Executive Council of the Society of International Economic Law, the Council and the Steering Committee for the Chinese Society of International Law, and the editorial board of the Chinese Journal of International Law.