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Eva Pils

Eva Pils  is Reader in Transnational Law at The Dickson Poon School of Law at King’s College London, where she teaches human rights, law and society in China, and public law. She studied law, philosophy and sinology in Heidelberg, London and Beijing. She qualified as a lawyer in Germany and holds a PhD in law from University College London. Her scholarship focuses on human rights and the law in authoritarian settings, with a special focus on China. Her publications have addressed the role and situation of Chinese human rights defenders; property law, land and housing rights, access to justice, and legal and political resistance in China and appeared in both academic publications and the popular press. Her book China's human rights lawyers: advocacy and resistance  was published in December 2014. 

Before joining King’s, Eva was an associate professor at The Chinese University of Hong Kong Faculty of Law, where she co-founded CUHK’s Centre for Rights and Justice. She has held visiting positions at New York University Law School, Cornell University Law School, the London School of Economics Law Department, and the École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales in Paris, and is a Non-resident Senior Research Fellow at the US-Asia Law Institute of New York University Law School. 
Teaching Statement: Eva currently co-teaches the module ‘Human Rights in International and Transnational Perspective’ and ‘Law and Society in China’ on the LLM Programme and contributes to the teaching of Public Law on the LLB Programme. She has also contributed to the teaching of legal philosophy. All of these subjects are inherently transnational; the LLM modules in particular invite comparison and engagement with the transnational implications of law. 

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