- Nina Johnson
From China, Zihao Yu is a recipient of the Brooks Institute for Animal Rights Law and Policy International Animal Law LLM Scholarship. He got his LLM in Law of Environmental and Resources Conservation and his LLB at Peking University (PKU) Law School, with the National Scholarship of China. He was honored with the Scholarship of Zhongda Thesis of Environment Law and the Jingjiang Scholarship for Young Leaders. He worked as the teaching assistant for Legal Research and Writing at PKU Law School and the research assistant for Peking University Resources, Energy and Environmental Law Institute.
At PKU, he took comparative environmental law and the enforcement of environmental law as his research fields. He studied the effectiveness and efficiency of legislation and the interaction between law and culture. During his research, he found that animal law was an emerging issue in China. Although here are only a few animal laws in China, there are plenty of existing soft law sources on animal protection that need to be discovered and studied.
He would like to continue his studies on environmental law and animal law in the future and apply the theory he has learnt into practical experience. As one of the first Chinese students in the Animal Law program, he would like to be a connection of animal law studies between China and the world, to bring the knowledge of animal law to China and to tell a good Chinese story to the world.