Bin Ling is a law professor and a doctorial supervisor at Peking University Law School, China. Bin is a J.S.D. candidate at Yale Law School, where he earned his LL.M. degree in 2006. Before initially coming to New Haven, he obtained his LL.B. degree in 2000 and his Ph.D. degree in 2005 from Peking University Law School. Bin started his academic career after his graduation from Yale in 2006 and became associate professor in 2009 and full professor in 2014. He served as a judge, a member of the adjudication committee, and the vice president of the People’s Court of Fangshan District of Beijing from 2011 to 2013. He was also a visiting professor at Cornell Law School, Tilburg Law School, and the Center for Chinese Studies of University of Hawaii.
Bin's academic interests mainly lie in the following fields: Legal Theory (especially Law and Economics and Sociology of Law), Constitutional Theory and Political History, E-Commerce Law, and Comparative Law. He has published various articles and books relating to the Chinese paths to the rule of law, the judicial reforms in China, the Chinese revolutionary and constitutional history, the foundations of law and economics, the history of the Chinese legal scholarship, legal writing and research, and e-commerce law.