Skip to main content
Leigha Crout

Leigha Crout

PhD Student


Leigha Crout is a doctoral researcher at King’s College London and the inaugural Rule of Law Fellow at the Neukom Center for the Rule of Law at Stanford Law School.

Previously, she served as a Senior C.V. Starr Lecturer at Peking University in Shenzhen, China, where she taught transnational legal practice and a seminar on comparative law. Her works have been published or are forthcoming in several books and law journals, including Washington University Law Review, the Asian Journal of Comparative Law, and with Cambridge University Press. Leigha has been invited to share her work at Harvard Law School, the Overseas Chinese Women Protection Project, and as a Berger Panelist at Cornell Law School’s Berger International Legal Studies Program, among other engagements.

Leigha received her Masters in International Development from Cornell University and her J.D. and LL.M. magna cum laude from the University of Notre Dame Law School.

PhD Thesis

The Consent of the Governed: Resistance as Constituent Power


First supervisor: Dr Eva Pils

Second supervisor: Mr Perry Keller

Research Interests

  • Constitutional law and theory
  • International law
  • Human rights
  • Law and development
  • The People's Republic of China