Lecturer on Law
Mark Jia is a Research Fellow with Harvard Law School's East Asian Legal Studies program and a Lecturer on Law at the Law School. His research interests include Chinese law, comparative law, civil procedure, and constitutional law. He has written about constitutional activism in China (The American Journal of Comparative Law, 2016) and China's guiding cases system (Note, Harvard Law Review, 2016). He is currently working on two projects: one assessing the interpretation of "illiberal" law in American courts, and a second theorizing China's judicial design choices through examining China's pursuit of specialized courts. Mr. Jia has taught American Constitutional law at China Foreign Affairs University, a diplomacy school, in Beijing.
Prior to joining HLS, Mr. Jia clerked for Judge William Fletcher of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit and practiced appellate litigation at Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale & Dorr. He graduated magna cum laude from Harvard Law School, where he served as Articles Co-Chair of the Harvard Law Review and was a recipient of the Irving Oberman Memorial Award. Before law school, Mr. Jia earned an M.Phil. in Politics from the University of Oxford, where he studied as a Rhodes Scholar, and an A.B. magna cum laude from Princeton University.