Alumni Short

Siyi Huang

JSD candidate Siyi Huang smiling on a grey background
Siyi Huang

Siyi Huang is currently a JSD candidate at Cornell Law School. She served as the President of the JSD Association of Cornell Law School from 2014 to 2015, and was a winner of the CALI Award at Cornell Law School in 2013. Her research interests concentrate on comparative legal theories, the functioning and evolution of China's court system, the legal system of the European Union, and the various political implications of courts' reforms that take place in these two systems. In particular, her current study focuses on judicial appointment practices in several transnational regimes in Europe. She has published an article The Cosmopolitan Goal (Ideal?) of Comparative Law: Reassessing the Cornell Common Core Project in The Cambridge Journal of International and Comparative Law (CJIC) in 2014. Prior to becoming a JSD candidate at Cornell Law School, she obtained her LL.M. degree at Cornell Law School and her LL.B. degree from Peking University in China.


Comparative law and theories
International relations
Comparative judicial systems
European Union legal system and politics
Chinese judicial reform


Mitch Lasser (Chair)
Aziz Rana
Annelise Riles
Yu Xinghong