Julia Qin

Professor Wayne Law
Phone: (313) 577-3940

Areas of expertise

Chinese trade law
international trade


Professor Julia Qin teaches international business transactions, international finance, international trade law and Chinese law. She earned her LL.B. from Peking University and LL.M. and S.J.D. degrees from Harvard Law School. She joined the faculty of Wayne State University Law School in fall 2000. She also holds a joint appointment as a professor at Tsinghua University Law School in Beijing. For the three-year appointment (2014 to 2016), Professor Qin will take a leave of absence from Wayne Law during winter semester each year to teach in China.

Before 2000, she was a practicing attorney in the Hong Kong and New York offices of Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton, specializing in international corporate and securities transactions. Previously she clerked for the late Chief Judge Dominick DiCarlo of the U.S. Court of International Trade.

Professor Qin was a visiting professor at the University of Michigan Law School in 2013, Seoul National University in South Korea in 2012, Tsinghua University Law School in Beijing in 2008 and Washington University in St. Louis in 2007. She also taught as an adjunct professor at New York University Law School and was a research fellow at the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade.

Professor Qin has published in various international law journals and presented in numerous conferences and forums on the subjects of international trade law, public international law and Chinese law. Her article, "WTO Regulation of Subsidies to State-owned Enterprises (SOEs)" in the Journal of international Economic Law, was cited by Justice Samuel Alito of the U.S. Supreme Court in his dissent opinion in United Haulers Assn. Inc. v. Oneida-Herkimer Solid Waste Mgmt. Auth., 550 U.S. 330 (2007).

Professor Qin serves as a member of the Council and the Steering Committee for the Chinese Society of International Law. She was a member of the Executive Council for the Society of International Economic Law from 2010 to 2013.