LL.B., National Taiwan University; LL.M., New York University
Chien-yu Liu is an S.J.D. candidate from Taiwan. Chien-yu graduated from New York University (NYU) School of Law with an LL.M. in International Legal Studies and received an LL.B. in Financial and Economic Law from National Taiwan University. While at NYU, Chien-yu completed a master's thesis on international environmental law and conducted directed research on international humanitarian law. In summer 2008, Chien-yu was awarded the NYU School of Law Institute for International Law and Justice (IILJ) and Center for Human Rights and Global Justice (CHRGJ) Fellowship and interned at the United Nations International Law Commission (UNILC) in Geneva, Switzerland.
Chien-yu is actively involved with refugee issues and has researched on subjects relevant to humanitarian crisis, forced migration, disaster response, gender, and international human rights law. Chien-yu's dissertation project focuses on the legal and policy issues that unfold in international response to natural disasters and how the international community can better protect the persons affected by these events.