Jie Cheng

Nathaniel Fensterstock Visiting Associate Professor of Law (Fall 2013)

Areas of teaching and research
  • Constitutional Law
  • Comparative constitutional law
  • Administrative law
  • Hong Kong and Macau Basic Law
  • Legal Clinic (Civil rights assistance)
  • Peking University Law School, Ph.D. in Law, 1999
  • China University of Politics and Law, Master in Law, 1996
  • China University of Politics and Law, Bachelor in Law, 1993


Jie Cheng is an associate professor of law at Tsinghua University School of Law in Beijing. Her research interests include theory of constitutionalism, land taking, Freedom of Information law, and Hong Kong and Macau Basic Law, among others.

She served on the National People’s Congress Standing Committee, Hong Kong and Macau Basic Law Committee from 2006 to 2007. From 2003 to 2004, she was a Fulbright Senior Visiting Scholar at Yale Law School.

Select publications

  • Open Government Under Law—A Constitutionalist Perspective, China University of Political Science and Law Press, 2002.
  • "Constitutional Reflections on Judicial Referring," in Jurist Review, Vol. 4, 2007.
  • "Authority of the Central Government and Autonomy of Special Regions," in Legal Science, Vol.8, 2007.
  • "Hong Kong’s Judiciary under the Dual Track Politics," in China Legal Science, Vol. 5, 2006.
  • "Observation and Experiences of Yale’s Legal Education," in Legal Science, Vol. 6, 2006.
  • "Chinese Parliamentary Sovereignty: Constitutional Ground, Challenges and Transformation Prospects," in Harvard China Review, Vol. VII, Issue 1, Spring 2006, pp. 36-44.