Our Current Executive Board (2017 – 18)
Zhengyuan Fan is currently a second-year J.D. student at Harvard Law School. He was born and raised in Zhengzhou, China, and graduated magna cum laude from Amherst College with a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics and Mathematics. In college, Zhengyuan worked at Amherst College Investment Office, and played the violin in Amherst Symphony Orchestra. At HLS, Zhengyuan is involved in Harvard Business Law Review, and works as a research associate for Committee on Capital Markets Regulation. In the summer of 2016, Zhengyuan worked as a summer intern in the Shanghai office of Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer. In the summer of 2017, Zhengyuan will work as a summer associate in the New York office of White & Case.
As Co-President, Zhengyuan works closely with the Executive Board to facilitate the effective functions of CLA in pursuit of its mission. Zhengyuan also coordinates the work of the other VPs and builds community among CLA members.
Li, Yiting (Co-President)
Yiting Li is currently a second-year J.D. student at Harvard Law School. She was born and raised in Beijing, China, and graduated summa cum laude from Georgetown University Walsh School of Foreign Service with a major in International Economics. Before coming to Harvard Law School, Yiting worked in DC as an analyst at Cornerstone Research, an economic consulting firm that provides analysis for expert testimony in economic and finance litigations. At HLS, Yiting served as both team leader and Director of Projects for the Harvard Law Entrepreneurship Project, which provides legal research and advice to local start-ups. For the summer of 2016, Yiting worked as a Summer Associate at the Legal & Compliance Department of Centerbridge Partners, a private equity and hedge fund in New York City. During the summer of 2017, Yiting will work at Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP’s New York office as a Summer Associate.
As Co-President, Yiting works closely with the Executive Board to facilitate the effective functions of CLA in pursuit of its mission. She also coordinates the work of the other VPs and builds community among CLA members.
Shuyu Lu is currently a second-year student at Harvard Law School. Shuyu was born and raised in Suzhou, China, and received her Bachelor’s Degrees in Business Administration and Psychology from University of California, Berkeley. After college, Shuyu worked as a financial auditor for a year and half at Ernst & Young in San Francisco. At HLS, Shuyu is involved in the Recording Artist Project and works as a research assistant for Prof. Kaplow. During the summer of 2017, Shuyu is going to clerk at the Los Angeles Superior Court.
As Treasurer, Shuyu is charge of recording income and expense for each event and projecting budgets for future events.
Shi, Qineng (Keenan) (Vice President, Academic and Professional Affairs)
Qineng Shi (Keenan) is currently a first-year J.D. student at Harvard Law School. Born and raised in Nanjing, China, he went to Nanjing Foreign Language School for high school and graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science (Department Honors) from University of Notre Dame. He also studied at New College, University of Oxford for one year. After college, Keenan interned at Southern Weekend, the most renowned liberal newspaper in China, and the United Nation’s branch office in Beijing. At HLS, Keenan is also involved in Harvard International Law Journal as its Finance Chair and Submission Reader. For the summer of 2016, Keenan will work at Troy Law in Flushing, NY.
As VP for Academic and Professional Affairs, Keenan works closely with the Co-Presidents to organize events that promote interest and understanding of China-related legal issues. He also serves as a resource for professional development and career opportunities to interested CLA members.
Chu, Yanbing (Vice President, Social and Cultural Affairs)
Yanbing Chu is currently a first-year J.D. student at HLS. She is from ShenZhen, China. Yanbing came to the States for high school and college. She graduated with Highest Honor from University of California, Davis, majoring in International Relations and Economics. At HLS, she is involved in Harvard Mediation Program, International Law Journal, and Asian Pacific American Law Student Association. Yanbing will also be the VP for Professional Development for the Law and International Development Society in 2017-2018. In her 1L summer, she will be working in the U.S. Court of Federal Claims in Washington, D.C.
As VP for Social and Cultural Affairs, Yanbing is responsible for organizing social events for CLA members throughout the year and on special Chinese holidays.
Tso, John (Vice President, External Affairs)
John Tso is an LL.M. candidate of the Class of 2018 at Harvard Law School. Born and raised in Hong Kong, he received his undegraduate and master degrees in laws from Tsinghua University, Beijing, and worked as a junior associate at the Shanghai Representative Office of Paul Hastings LLP before coming to Harvard. He is also a co-founder and director of the Chinese Initiative on International Law (CIIL), which aims at promoting the notion of public international law in the Chinese community.
As VP for External Affairs, John is responsible for external communications for CLA.
Li, Xinwei (Vice President, Internal Affairs)
Xinwei Li is currently a first-year J.D. student at Harvard Law School. Born and raised in Shandong, China, Xinwei went to high school in Mississippi and Atlanta. She graduated Cum Laude from Barnard College of Columbia University with a major in Political Science and a minor in Psychology. After graduation, Xinwei worked at World Policy Institute, a think tank in New York, as a research assistant. At HLS, Xinwei is also involved in Harvard Immigration Project and Harvard International Law Journal. She likes traveling and collecting owl souvenirs along the way.
As VP for Internal Affairs, Xinwei is responsible for communication and coordination of CLA’s operation and programming, and recruitment and oversight of CLA’s personnel.
Our Past Executive Boards
CLA Executive Board 2016 – 17:
- Co-Presidents: Nyx (Xiyujin) He (JD’17) ; Chen Chen (JD’17)
- Treasurer: Dawei Liu (JD’18)
- VP Academics: Qing Han (JD’18)
- VP Social: Yiting Li (JD’18)
- VP External: Zhiping Zhu (LLM’17)
- VP Internal: Zhengyuan Fan (JD’18)
CLA Executive Board 2015 – 16:
- Co-Presidents: Nyx (Xiyujin) He (JD’17) ; Chen Chen (JD’17)
- Treasurer: Dan Li (JD’17)
- VP Academics: Mengxi Zhu (JD’17)
- VP Social: Yilun Zhou (JD’18)
- VP External: Hui Ding (LLM’17)
- VP Internal: Duan Duan (JD’18)
CLA Executive Board 2014 – 15:
- Presidents: Ying Xia (SJD)
- Executive Vice President: Nyx (Xiyujin) He (JD’18)
- VP Academics: Chang Liu (JD’15)
- VP Social: Menglu Wang (JD’15)
- Director of Business Development: Donglin Xu (LLM’15)
- VP Internal: Mengqi Zhang (JD’16)
CLA Executive Board 2013 – 14:
- Presidents: Yueduan Wang (JD’15, SJD)
- Co-president: Ethan Chen (LLM’13)
- Co-Chair of External Communication: Jack Xu (JD’15), Anna Yuan (JD’14)
- Co-Chair of Event Planning: Carol Liu (JD’15)
- Standing Committee Members: Kemeng Cai (LLM’12, Visiting Scholar’13), Chang Liu (JD’15), Menglu Wang (JD’15), Ying Xia (SJD)
- Treasurer: Mengyi Wang (JD’15)
- Secretary-General: Yuanmei Lu (JD’15)