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Yuanyuan Shen

Adjunct Professor


In addition to her work at Boston College Law School Dr. Yuanyuan Shen is a professor of law at Zhejiang University Law School in Hangzhou of China and an Associate in Research at the Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies of Harvard University of the United States. She is a graduate of Renmin University and Harvard Law School and holds a doctorate in law from the University of Wisconsin Law School. She has taught courses on international economic law and Chinese law in both China and United States, including Renmin University, Tsinghua University, Beijing University, Zhejiang University, Brandeis University, Harvard University and Boston College. Dr. Shen writes in both Chinese and English about issues of legal development, dispute resolution, environmental law, intellectual property, food safety law and consumer protection.

She has consulted on issues of Chinese legal development for the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), the Asian Development Bank, the Ford Foundation, the Dutch government and a variety of private sectors. Since 2006, she has been a Special Advisor for China to the President & CEO of Special Olympics International. She has been a Visiting Researcher at the World Trade Organization (WTO) and is a member of several professional associations, including the Law and Society Association.