Prof. Ying Zhu

Assistant Professor

Director of the Master of Laws (LLM) Programme

LL.B. (China University of Political Science and Law)
LL.M. (Yale University), J.S.D. (Yale University)
New York State Bar


Ying Zhu’s research focuses on how to reform international economic law to promote sustainable development. Her academic interests include international investment law, international trade law and environmental law. She has published articles on Harvard International Law Journal, New York University Journal of International Law and Politics, Columbia Journal of Environmental law and Natural Resources Journal. She has served as the Senior Assistant to the President of the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN).

 Zhu holds LL.M. and J.S.D. degrees from Yale Law School, and a LL.B. degree from China University of Political Science and Law. She received the Howard M. Holtzmann Fund in International Arbitration and Dispute Resolution and the Oscar M. Ruebhausen Fund at Yale Law School. Her doctoral dissertation “Too Much of Two Good Things: Reconciling the Tension between Investment Protection and Environmental Protection in International Law” won the William T. Ketcham Jr. Prize of the Yale Law School (awarded annually to the best student paper in the field of private international law).


Selected Publications