Professor Jia specializes in comparative and transnational law, with particular interest in the United States and China. His writings have appeared in the University of Pennsylvania Law Review, the Virginia Journal of International Law, and the American Journal of Comparative Law. His article, “Illiberal Law in American Courts,” was awarded the 2022 Mark Tushnet Prize by the Association of American Law Schools’ Section on Comparative Law.

Before coming to Georgetown, Professor Jia was a fellow and lecturer at Harvard Law School. He clerked for Justice David Souter and Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg of the U.S. Supreme Court and Judge William Fletcher of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. He is a graduate of Princeton, Oxford, where he studied as a Rhodes Scholar, and Harvard Law School, where he was an articles co-chair of the Harvard Law Review.