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Bayar Purevdorj

JSD candidate Bayar Purevdorj on a grey background
Bayar Purevdorj

Bayar Purevdorj, from Mongolia, joined the J.S.D. Program at Cornell Law School in August 2016. He holds an LL.M. (Master of Law) degree from Cornell Law School and a Bachelor degree from the School of Law of Mongolian National University. 

Prior to joining the CLS he has had both academic and practice experience including the Chief of the Human Rights Division of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Mongolia, Second Secretary at the Permanent Mission to the UNOG and WTO in Geneva, Switzerland, and Third Secretary, attaché at the Legal Department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Mongolia.  In addition to foreign service he also worked as a research fellow at the National Legal Institute of Mongolia and a visiting researcher at the Max Planck Institute for Comparative and International Public law (Heidelberg, Germany) and Korean Legislation Research Institute.

He has been trained in international law and relations in Berlin, Brussels, the Hague, Geneva, Hiroshima, India, Malaysia, Paris, and Singapore. Based on his experience, he also involved in WTO and FTA negotiations and provided consulting services on different cross-national projects on infrastructure, banking, and trade deals. He has a good number of publications on international law, trade, human rights, real estate, corporate law and with a good command of Mongolian, English, Russian, and German languages.

He is married and has three children.



Bayar’s dissertation focuses on developing regulatory framework on the governance of export restrictions on mineral resources. It includes analytical and empirical research on the existing regime by building different theories.



Muna B. Ndulo (Chair)
Chantal Thomas (Member)
Xingzhong Yu (Member)



Cornell Law School Graduate Fellowship



Mongolian Bar Association

American Society of International Law


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Phone: US (1) 607-882-5923, Mongolia (976) 99-080-181

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