Lawrence J. Liu

PhD Student in Jurisprudence and Social Policy

Lawrence J. Liu is a Ph.D. student in the Jurisprudence and Social Policy Program at Berkeley Law, and a J.D. student at Yale Law School. Lawrence’s main interests revolve around state capacity and public participation in the regulatory process in both domestic and transnational contexts. He has research interests in administrative law, law and globalization, the legal profession, and contemporary Chinese law and politics.

Lawrence spent the summers of 2021 and 2020 working for Davis Polk & Wardwell's Hong Kong and New York offices, and he spent the summer of 2019 interning at a legal aid organization in Beijing. He will be clerking for the Honorable Andrew D. Hurwitz of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit beginning in fall 2022.

Lawrence holds a B.A., magna cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa, from Princeton University’s School of Public and International Affairs and an M.A. in Jurisprudence and Social Policy from Berkeley Law.

His work has been published in the Yale Journal of International Law, The China Quarterly and Law & Social Inquiry (both with Rachel E. Stern), as well as in the Journal of Empirical Legal Studies (with Sepehr Shahshahani).