Chen-Ya Chiu (邱振亞) graduated with an LL.M. degree from Harvard Law School, where he was a Lee and Li Foundation fellow. His main research interest is in how society can be structured more fairly and efficiently to tackle domestic and international challenges.
Before attending Harvard, Chen-Ya obtained his LL.B. degree from Renmin University of China, where he was exposed to the intersection of law and international politics. Funded by Renmin University, Hong Kong’s King Wei Group, and King & Wood Mallesons, he was a delegate in the Oxford International Model United Nations, studied Financial Accounting and International Human Rights and Politics at Yale University, and worked at the European Court of Human Rights as a research trainee. He was also involved in the provision of compliance and pro bono legal services to several nonprofits. His articles on human rights and social issues have appeared in several journals and newspapers.
During his time at Harvard, Chen-Ya focused on tax law and policy, especially the manner in which the US government secures resources for critical expenditures and policies sustainably and fairly and the relationship between tax and social justice. He also cares about how the criminal justice system can be reformed. To guide his research in the above areas, he employs John Rawls’s political theory. Chen-Ya was an editor of the Harvard Journal on Legislation, a research assistant at Harvard Business School, and a student attorney for the Harvard Law Entrepreneurship Project.