Zhenni Li is a J.S.D. Candidate at Cornell Law School since August 2018. Zhenni is from China and she specializes in public international law. Her dissertation is entitled "A Theory of International Constitutionalism" and her current research is located at the intersection of international law theory, legal theory, and political theory.
During the J.S.D. Program, Zhenni completed the Judicial Fellowship Program at the International Court of Justice as a Judicial Fellow for H.E. Judge XUE Hanqin in The Hague, the Netherlands (Sep. 2020 – Aug. 2021). She received the Berger Summer Fellowship for her participation in the 71st Session of the United Nations International Law Commission (29 April to 7 June and 8 July to 9 Aug. 2019) in Geneva, Switzerland as a research assistant for H.E. Dr. HUANG Huikang. She has also worked as a teaching assistant for Professor Muna Ndulo and Professor Elizabeth Brundige in Spring 2020 and Summer 2020 respectively. Before joining the J.S.D. Program, Zhenni was an Assistant Legal Counsel at the Permanent Court of Arbitration in The Hague, the Netherlands (Aug. 2017–Aug. 2018). She clerked for the then Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng at the Constitutional Court of South Africa in Johannesburg, South Africa (Jan. 2017–June 2017). She also worked as a legal intern at the Trial Chambers of the International Criminal Court in The Hague, the Netherlands (Oct. 2016–Dec. 2016).