Wayne State University
Julia Ya Qin
Julia Ya Qin
Professor of Law
Room 3211
(313) 577-3940

Education

S.J.D., Harvard Law School
LL.M., Harvard Law School
LL.B., Peking University

Biography

Professor Julia Qin teaches international business transactions, international finance, international trade law and Chinese law. She earned her LL.B. from Peking University and LL.M. and S.J.D. degrees from Harvard Law School. She joined the faculty of Wayne State University Law School in fall 2000. Before then she was a practicing attorney in the Hong Kong and New York offices of Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton, specializing in international corporate and securities transactions. Previously she clerked for the late Chief Judge Dominick DiCarlo of the U.S. Court of International Trade. Professor Qin was a visiting professor at the University of Michigan Law School in 2013, Seoul National University in South Korea in 2012, Tsinghua University Law School, Beijing, China, in 2008 and Washington University in St. Louis in 2007. She also taught as an adjunct professor at New York University Law School and was a research fellow at the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade. Professor Qin has published in various international law journals and presented in numerous conferences and forums on the subjects of international trade law, public international law and Chinese law. Her article, "WTO Regulation of Subsidies to State-owned Enterprises (SOEs)" in the Journal of international Economic Law, was cited by Justice Samuel 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). Professor Qin serves as a member of the Council and the Steering Committee for the Chinese Society of International Law. She also serves as a member of the Executive Council for the Society of International Economic Law.

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Selected Publications

Reforming WTO Discipline on Export Duties: Sovereignty Over Natural Resources, Economic Development and Environmental Protection, 46(5)J. World Trade 1147-1190 (2012)

Pushing the Limits of Global Governance: Trading Rights, Censorship and WTO Jurisprudence – A Commentary on the China-Publications Case, 10(2) Chinese J. Int’l Law 271-322 (2011)

The Challenge of Interpreting “WTO-Plus” Provisions, 44(1) J. World Trade 127-172 (2010)

Trade, Investment and Beyond: The Impact of WTO Accession on the Chinese Legal System, 191 The China Quarterly 720 (Special Issue, September 2007) - reprint in Donald Clarke (ed.), China’s Legal System: New Developments, New Challenges (Cambridge U. Press, 2008) and in Perry Keller (ed.), Law and the Market Economy in China (Ashgate, 2011)

Defining Nondiscrimination under the Law of the World Trade Organization, 23(2) Boston U. Int’l L. J. 215 (Fall 2005)

WTO Regulation of Subsidies to State-Owned Enterprises (SOEs): A Critical Appraisal of the China Accession Protocol, 7(4) J. Int’l Econ. L. 863 (2004) [cited by Justice Alito of the U.S. Supreme Court, dissent opinion in United Haulers Assn., Inc. v. Oneida-Herkimer Solid Waste Mgmt. Auth., 550 U.S. 330 (2007)

“WTO-Plus” Obligations and Their Implications for the WTO Legal System: An Appraisal of the China Accession Protocol, 37(3) J. World Trade 483 (June 2003)

Accomplishments

September 24, 2012
Julia Ya Qin delivered a keynote speech at the 7th annual Conference of the European China Law Studies Association held at the University of Helsinki, Finland. Her speech was titled "China and International Rule of Law: A Decade of WTO Membership."


December 21, 2011
Julia Ya Qin was invited to a conference on China Economic and Trade Relations, held at Columbia University, School of International and Public Affairs, in New York City in November 2011, where she made a presentation on "China in WTO Dispute Settlement."


December 21, 2011
Julia Ya Qin delivered a lecture on "The Challenge of China's State Capitalism" at the seminar of WTO Law, co-taught by Professors Merit Janow and Jagdish Bhagwati at Columbia Law School.


December 21, 2011
Julia Ya Qin delivered a distinguished lecture at the Graduate School of International Studies, Seoul National University, entitled "China and the WTO: Reflections on the Tenth Anniversary of Membership" in October 2011.


August 26, 2011
Julia Ya Qin was featured on a panel titled "China, the WTO, and International Economic Law." The panel was recorded April 6, 2011 as part of the China and International Law Symposium sponsored by the Confucius Institute and the University of Chicago Law School. Click here to listen to the panel discussion.


August 18, 2011
Julia Ya Qin was invited to speak at the 11th annual WTO Conference, sponsored by the British Institute of International and Comparative Law (BIICL) and the Institute of International Economic Law of Georgetown Law Center, held at the BIICL in London on May 25-26, 2011. The title of her presentation was "WTO Export Duty Regime, Sovereignty over Natural Resources, and Sustainable Development: The Case of China and Beyond."

Additionally, her article, "Pushing the Limits of Global Governance: Trading Rights, Political Censorship, and WTO Jurisprudence," was published in the Chinese Journal of International Law in June 2011. 

Beginning in September 2011, she will be on academic leave and serve as a visiting scholar at the Graduate School of International Studies, Seoul National University, South Korea.


May 10, 2011
Julia Ya Qin made a presentation on "China and International Economic Law: The WTO Experience" at the China and International Law Symposium, held at the University of Chicago Law School on April 6, 2011.


March 18, 2011
Julia Ya Qin served as a commentator in a policy symposium on "Clean Trade in Natural Resources" on March 18 at the University of Michigan. It was sponsored by the Department of Philosophy, and the Center for Ethics in Public Life, of the University of Michigan.


February 22, 2011
Julia Ya Qin presented a paper "Pushing the Limits of Global Governance: Trading Rights, Censorship, and WTO Jurisprudence" at the biennial conference of the International Economic Law Interest Group, American Society of International Law, held at University of Minnesota Law School on Nov. 20, 2010.

On Dec. 19, 2010, more than 20 WTO law scholars and practitioners held a roundtable at Tsinghua University Law School, in Beijing, China, discussing her paper "Pushing the Limits of Global Governance: Trading Rights, Censorship, and WTO Jurisprudence."

Also in December 2010, three of her papers made the SSRN Top Ten Download lists:

"Pushing the Limits of Global Governance: Trading Rights, Censorship, and WTO Jurisprudence"

Top Ten download list (60 days)
- Asian Law eJournal
- LSN: Dispute Resolution (Topic)
- LSN: WTO Law (Topic)
- LSN: Treaties & Other Sources of International Law (Topic).
- LSN: International Organizations (Topic)
- LSN: International Courts & Adjudication (Topic)
- Emerging Markets Economics eJournals
- Emerging Markets: International Trade eJournal
- International Economic Law eJournal
- International Law & Trade eJournals
- Public International Law eJournal.

"The Impact of WTO Accession on China's Legal System: Trade, Investment and Beyond"

Top Ten download list
- Comparative & Non-U.S. Constitutional Law eJournal,
- LSN: WTO Law (Topic)
- Public Economics: Miscellaneous Issues eJournal.

"China, India, and the Law of the World Trade Organization"

Top Ten download list
- INTL: Policy Environment (Topic) and
- PSN: International Law: Rule-Making & Rule Interpretation; International Courts (Topic).

On Feb. 11, 2011, she made a presentation on "China and the WTO: Continuing Systemic Challenges" and moderated a panel "Bilateral Relationship: Cases and Controversies," at the U.S.-China Economic Law Conference, held at Wayne Law. She was one of the chief organizers for the event that was attended by more than 200 people from Michigan and other states. For details see http://law.wayne.edu/us-chinaconference.php.

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