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Mengjing Kong

Dissertation Title: Confronting Sovereign Investment: Challenges for Global Financial Governance: Case Studies in the Financing of China's Belt and Road

Doctoral Supervisor: Robert Howse

Biography:

Mengjing Kong is a JSD candidate from China. She received an LL.M. in International Legal Studies at NYU in 2017. In 2012, Mengjing earned an LL.B. (first class) from Northwest University of Politics & Law. After that, she earned master degrees at International Economic Law Program of the Chinese University of Hong Kong in 2013 and Renmin University Law School in 2015, where she graduated first of her class and exchanged at Center for Transnational Legal Studies, London (Spring term, 2015).

Prior to pursuing doctoral studies, Mengjing worked as a junior legal analyst at the Market Access Division of WTO. She also was an intern at the UNCTAD (Division on Technology and Logistics), WTO (Trade and Environment Division), and the UN ESCAP (Trade, Investment and Innovation Division). She passed Chinese bar examination in 2013.

Research:

Mengjing’s research focuses on international trade law, investment arbitration, international financial architecture, regional infrastructure investment and legal pluralism.