Chien-yu Liu

LL.B., National Taiwan University; LL.M., New York University

Chien-yu Liu is an S.J.D. candidate from Taiwan. Chien-yu's dissertation project focuses on the legal and policy implications of disaster displacement in East and Southeast Asia.

Chien-yu is actively involved with social justice issues and has researched on subjects relevant to humanitarian crises, forced migration, disaster response, gender diversity, development, and international human rights law. Via journalistic and legislative writings, Chien-yu has been dedicated to promoting public legal education and has pushed forward a legislative change to protect the privacy of transgender people and domestic violence survivors in the United States.

Before coming to Georgetown, Chien-yu graduated from New York University (NYU) School of Law with an LL.M. degree in International Legal Studies and received an LL.B. degree 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 Liu, Addressing the Hidden Psychological Costs of Disasters and Conflicts in the Context of Forced Migration, IAEM Bulletin, Aug. 2017

Chien-yu Liu, Be Aware of Compassion Fatigue While Facing the Displaced Persons, The News Lens, Apr. 14, 2017

Ying-yu Chen & Chien-yu Liu, When the Mediterranean Sea Lies Between You and Hope, Can You Make the Right Choice?, The Initium, Apr. 11, 2017

Chien-yu Liu, Intimate Partner Violence and Mental Health, Ministry of Health and Welfare Department of Protection Services Taiwan Against Gender-Based Violence Newsletter, March 31, 2017

Chien-yu Liu, Q&A Session: Federal Court Cases Regarding Trump Administration's Travel Ban, PTS News Network, Feb. 10, 2017

Chien-yu Liu, Analysis: Dissecting Checks and Balances and Civil Society Movements in the United States Post-Trump's Travel Ban, PTS News Network, Feb. 2, 2017

Chien-yu Liu, Women's March in Washington: Where Were Asian People?, World Journal, Jan. 29, 2017

Chien-yu Liu, U.S. Transgender Survey Shows 40% Respondents Attempted Suicide, PTS News Network, Dec. 15, 2016

Chien-yu Liu & Harper Jean Tobin, Court: Trans Students Protected, No Threat to Others' Rights, National Center for Transgender Equality, Oct. 27, 2016

Chien-yu Liu & Harper Jean Tobin, TX Judge Clarifies Title IX Enforcement Limits As Case Proceeds, National Center for Transgender Equality, Oct. 24, 2016

Chien-yu Liu & Arli Christian, French Law Removes the Surgical Requirement for Gender Recognition, National Center for Transgender Equality, Oct. 21, 2016

Chien-yu Liu, Zaunegger v. Germany, In European Court of Human Rights Select Cases Translation Vol. 3 788 (Department of Clerks for the Justices of the Constitutional Court ed., 2015)

Chien-yu Liu, Introduction of the International Legal Studies Program at Georgetown University Law Center, In Current State and Future Prospects of International Law Teaching:Comparisons of Taiwan's and Others' Experiences (Yao-ming Hsu ed., 2011)

Chien-hsiao Chan & Chien-yu Liu, U.S. Supreme Court Zurcher v. Stanford Daily, 436 U.S. 547 (1978) (trans), The Military Law Journal, Issue No. 57.3, 250-276, Jun. 2011

Chien-Liang Lee & Chien-yu Liu, D.H. and Others v. The Czech Republic, In European Court of Human Rights Select Cases Translation, Vol. 2 639 (Department of Clerks for the Justices of the Constitutional Court ed., 2010)

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