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Xi Zhang

Xi Zhang

Dissertation Title: Associative Obligation in the Political Community: From the Perspective of Practical Reasoning

Doctoral Supervisor: Professor Moshe Halbertal


Xi's academic interests include legal, political, social and moral philosophy as well as sociology of law, Chinese law and law & emotion. For now, Xi's fields of study particularly concentrate on obligation, normativity and practical reasoning. Xi graduated from the LL.M. program (Legal Theory Track) at NYU School of Law (2018), and worked as a Junior Research Scholar at U.S.-Asia Law Institute (2018-2019) and Center of Civil Justice (2019) affiliated to NYU Law after graduation. Prior to his graduate studies, Xi also worked as a transactional lawyer in Latham & Watkins LLP Shanghai Office (2016) and Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP Beijing Office (2014-2015). Xi received his Bachelor of Laws and Bachelor of Economics (dual major) from Peking University (2014) in China.