Liu Junhai is a professor of law at Renmin University of China (RUC) and the director of the RUC Business Law Center since 2006. He earned his bachelor's of law degree from Hebei University in 1989. He passed the National Bar Examination of P.R. China in 1990 with excellence. He received his LLM degree from the China University of Political Science and Law in 1992, and his JSD degree from the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences in 1995. He conducted a post-doctoral program on corporate social responsibility and European corporate Law at Oslo University, Norway, from 1996 to 1997. He was a visiting scholar at Amsterdam Law School financed by the EU-China Higher Education Program in September 1998. He was an American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS) and the Committee on Scholarly Communication with China (CSCC) visiting scholar at the University of Kansas School of Law from January 2000 to May 2000, and a participant in the 1999 Chinese Fellows for Scholarly Development competition, organized by the ACLS and the CSCC. He was a visiting scholar at the University of Michigan Stephen M. Ross School of Business from May 2000 to May 2001.
Professor Liu Junhai was a researcher at the Institute of Law, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences from 1995 to 2006 as an assistant professor, associate professor, and professor. He also acted as the assistant director at this Institute from 2002 to 2004. He advised the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress on Government Procurement Law of 2002, Securities Investment Fund Law of 2003, Corporate Law Reform of 2005, Securities Law Reform of 2005, and Partnership Law Reform of 2006. He was a legal advisor to the ADB Technical Assistance (TA) on Public Debt Management in China in 2005. He also advised the Supreme Court on a great number of judicial interpretations and controversial cases in the field of corporate law and business law.
Professor Liu Junhai has been an arbitrator with the Beijing Arbitration Committee since 1998, and an arbitrator with the China International Economic & Trade Arbitration Commission (CIETAC) since 2005. He has been the vice president & secretary general, China Consumers Protection Law Society, since 2006. He also has been the vice chairman of the China Consumers' Association since 2008, and a member of the Committee of Legal Advisors, All China Confederation of Trade Unions, since 2007. He was nominated as the advisor of civil law & commercial law for Beijing Municipality People's Public Prosecutor in May 2011. He has been the vice chairman, Committee of Internal Governance of Accounting Firms, All China Associations of Certified Public Accountants, since 2006. He is the founder and editor-in-chief of www.chinacapitallaw.com since 2008.
Professor Liu Junhai is the recipient of a fellowship from the Program for New Century Excellent Talents in Universities (NCET) by the Ministry of Education of PRC in 2008. In 2006, he was elected as one of "Top Ten Distinguished Jurists" by the China Law Society. He was a co-winner of the Ralph Bunche Award for the Best International Paper for "Trust E-commerce in China," in collaboration with Professor Timothy Fort, at the National Meeting of the Academy of Legal Studies in Business (ALSB) of U.S. (2001). He was named the Distinguished Young Jurist by the Beijing Law Society in 1999, and was awarded the honor of one of the "Top Ten National Opinion Leaders" in China by Financial Weekly in 2003.
His current research covers the modernization of Chinese corporate law, securities regulation, and private equity funds. Professor Liu Junhai is a Hughes Fellow and Grotius Research Fellow for this academic year at the University of Michigan in the Law School and the Center for Chinese Studies.