Jamie P. Horsley
Jamie Horsley is Executive Director of The China Law Center, and also holds the dual positions of Senior Research Scholar and Lecturer in Law at Yale Law School. Her academic subjects are Chinese law and legal reform, and her project work and research revolve primarily around governance and issues of administrative law and regulatory reform, including promoting government transparency, public participation, improved administrative procedures and dispute resolution, and government accountability.
Prior to joining Yale, she was a partner in the international law firm of Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison; Commercial Attaché in the U.S. Embassies in Beijing and Manila; Vice President of Motorola International, Inc. and Director of Government Relations for China for Motorola, Inc.; and a consultant to The Carter Center on village elections in China.
She is the author, most recently, of “Balancing Individual Rights and Group Interests: Who Decides?,” “The Rule of Law: Pushing the Limits of Party Rule,” “The Development of Public Participation in the People’s Republic of China,” and “Update on China’s Open Government Information Regulations: Surprising Public Demand Yielding Some Positive Results.”
A member and former Director of the National Committee for US-China Relations, she holds a B.A. Phi Beta Kappa from Stanford, an M.A. in Chinese Studies from the University of Michigan, a J.D. cum laude from Harvard Law School, and a Diploma in Chinese Law from the University of East Asia. She speaks Mandarin Chinese, travels frequently to China and lived and worked in Greater China for a total of 13 years.
Contemporary China Research Seminar
Research and writing on contemporary problems related to China, including but not limited to legal issues. The class will meet roughly six times during the semester to discuss particular China-related issues (occasionally with a guest) and at the end of the semester for student presentations of their research. The remainder of the semester the students will work on their research and writing projects and individually meet with the instructors to discuss their work. Students interested in the seminar should submit a statement of interest explaining their background related to China and research ideas they are considering.