Keith Hand is a Professor of Law at the University of California, Hastings College of the Law. His research focuses on legal reform in the People’s Republic of China, with particular attention to constitutional law, criminal justice, and citizen efforts to use the law to promote legal, social, and political change. After graduating from the University of Washington School of Law, Professor Hand worked as a corporate attorney at the New York office of Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison and then served as senior counsel to the U.S. Congressional-Executive Commission on China. After leaving Capitol Hill, he served as Beijing Director, Senior Fellow, and Lecturer-in-Law at Yale Law School’s China Law Center. During his tenure with the Center, Professor Hand was a visiting scholar at Peking University Law School and worked with Chinese courts, government agencies, and law schools to implement cooperative legal reform projects. Professor Hand holds a J.D. and an M.A. in China Studies from the University of Washington and a B.A. from Whitman College. He was named a National Committee on U.S.-China Relations Public Intellectuals Fellow in 2011.

Last Updated: October 20, 2014

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