"Pils provides extraordinary insight into how the government controls lawyers through a mix of bureaucratic procedures and extralegal coercion and how the legal system works against citizens when their claims challenge official prerogatives." - Andrew J. Nathan, Foreign Affairs
About the Author
Eva Pils is Reader in Transnational Law at the Dickson Poon School of Law, King’s College London. She studied law, philosophy and sinology in Heidelberg, London and Beijing, 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 China, with publications addressing the role and situation of Chinese human rights lawyers, land and eviction rights, criminal justice, access to justice and conceptions of justice in China. Her publications on these topics have appeared in academic publications as well as in the popular press. She has held appointments at New York University Law School, Cornell University Law School, and the Chinese University of Hong Kong Faculty of Law, and is a non-resident senior research fellow at the U.S.-Asia Law Institute of New York University Law School.