Thomas E. Kellogg is Executive Director of the Center for Asian Law, where he oversees various programs related to law and governance in Asia. He is a leading scholar of legal reform in China, Chinese constitutionalism, and civil society movements in China.

Prior to joining Georgetown Law, Professor Kellogg was Director of the East Asia Program at the Open Society Foundations. At OSF, he oversaw the expansion of the Foundation’s work in China, and also launched its work on Taiwan and North and South Korea. During his time at OSF, Professor Kellogg focused most closely on civil society development, legal reform, and human rights. He also oversaw work on a range of other issues, including public health, environmental protection, and media development.

Professor Kellogg has written widely on law and politics in China, US-China relations, and Asian geopolitics. He has lectured on Chinese law at a number of universities in the United States, China, and Europe. He has also taught courses on Chinese law at Columbia, Fordham, and Yale Law Schools.

Before joining the Open Society Foundations, Professor Kellogg was a Senior Fellow at the China Law Center at Yale Law School. Prior to that, he worked as a researcher in the Asia Division of Human Rights Watch. He holds degrees from Harvard Law School, where he was Editor-in-Chief of the Harvard Human Rights Journal, and Hamilton College.


Contributions to Law Reviews and Other Scholarly Journals

Yan-ho Lai & Thomas E. Kellogg, Departure from International Human Rights Law and Comparative Best Practice: HKSAR v Tong Ying Kit, 52 Hong Kong L.J. 465-486 (2022). [W] [SSRN]
Thomas E. Kellogg, 29 Asia Pac. L. Rev. 211-215 (2021)(reviewing Handbook on Human Rights in China (Sarah Biddulph & Joshua Rosenzweig eds., Northampton, Mass.: Edward Elgar 2019).