Yusong Jin is the Tenants Advocacy Fellow at Cornell Law School, working closely with the Tenants Advocacy Practicum and the Tenants Legal Hotline.
He has always been passionate about public service and dedicated to helping underprivileged people. When he was in China, he visited some of the poorest mountain villages to provide legal counseling, advocate for government compensation for demolitions of local people’s houses, and facilitate the settlement of a series of economic disputes. He was also an active participant in the Legal Aid Centre of Wuhan University (LACWU) and established a legal platform through which LACWU could provide legal assistance to residents in mountain areas.
During the COVID-19 pandemic, Yusong worked as a legal intern in the China Foundation for Poverty Alleviation, where he drafted and reviewed contacts regarding the purchase of medical facilities, as well as aid and donation agreements.
After arriving at Cornell, he was a student attorney in the Tenants Advocacy Practicum, handling housing justice cases. Now, as the Tenants Advocacy Fellow, he provides legal assistance for low-income individuals facing serious landlord-tenant issues and even eviction.
Yusong is the author of several published articles that discuss matters ranging from Chinese public policy during COVID-19 to the lives of everyday people in South America.