Dr. Ling LI joined the US-Asia Law Institute of New York University School of Law as a senior research fellow in 2010 after having obtained her doctoral degree from the Leiden University (Van Vollenhoven Institute) in the Netherlands. She also holds a position as an associate professor at the Northwest University of Political Science and Law in China. Her most recent research concerns judicial corruption in China, with a focus on why judicial corruption occurs in a systemic manner in China’s courts. Instead of testing hypothetical propositions or examining public perception of judicial corruption, her investigation starts from the rather unassuming question of how corruption is carried out in China’s courts based on completed or on-going corrupt conduct derived from real cases. The research also provides valuable insights into how the Chinese legal system and courts function or fail to function in reality. Her research interest also extends, more generally, to law and society, criminal justice, civil society, authoritarianism and comparative studies of corruption and the judicial systems in different societies. Her most recent publication has appeared in the journal of Law & Social Inquiry (forthcoming in 2011) and the Journal of Contemporary China (2011). She is also a contributing editor to the Anti-Corruption Research Network (ACRN), a research network affiliated to the Transparency International.
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Li, Ling. The “Production” of Corruption in China’s Courts – The Politics of Judicial Decision-Making and Its Consequences in a One-Party State. in USALI WORKING PAPER SERIES. New York: US-Asia Law Institute, NYU School of law, 2011.
Li, Ling. 2010. “Legality, discretion and informal practices in China’s courts: a socio-legal investigation of private transactions in the course of litigation.” PhD Dissertation, Leiden University.
Li, Ling. forthcoming in 2011. Lost in Translation – “Rule of guanxi”, an Alternative to the Rule of Law? in Interpretation of law in China – Roots and perspectives, edited by M. Tomasek, Guido Muhlemann. Prague: Karolinum editing house.
李玲. 2011. “关系”、礼物和腐败 —— 腐败主体的能动性和腐败交换的运作模式. In US-Asia Law Institute Working Paper Series. New York: New York University.
Li, Ling, 2011, “Lost in Translation” – The “rule of guanxi ”, an alternative to the rule of law? in ”Interpretation of law in China – Roots and Perspectives “, Michal Tomasek and Guido Muhlemann, ed., Charles University, Karolinum Press, 2011.