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Neysun Mahboubi

Lecturer in law

Neysun Mahboubi

Neysun A. Mahboubi is a Research Scholar of the Center for the Study of Contemporary China at the University of Pennsylvania, as well as a Lecturer in Law at Penn Law School. He also hosts the CSCC's new podcast. His primary academic interests are in the areas of administrative law, comparative law, and Chinese law, and his current writing focuses on the development of modern Chinese administrative law.  He is co-chair of the international committee of the ABA Section of Administrative Law and Regulatory Practice, has advised both the Asia Foundation and the Administrative Conference of the United States on Chinese administrative procedure reform, and moderates the Comparative Administrative Law Listserv hosted by Yale Law School. Occasionally, he comments on Chinese legal developments for CGTN America.  Previously, he was a Visiting Assistant Professor at the University of Connecticut School of Law, where he taught courses on administrative law and comparative law, and before that a Fellow of the China Law Center, and Tutor-in-Law, at Yale Law School. He also has taught at Princeton University's Woodrow Wilson School.  He served as a trial attorney in the Civil Division (Federal Programs Branch) of the U.S. Department of Justice, and as a law clerk to Judge Douglas P. Woodlock of the U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts.  He holds a J.D. from Columbia Law School and an A.B. (Politics and East Asian Studies) from Princeton University.


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