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Lei Zhang Associate Professor

Academic Area: 
Legal Philosophy
Research Interests: 
  • Jurisprudence
  • Theory of Dispute Resolution
  • Customs and the rule of law

Educational Background

PhD, Jurisprudence, Nanjing Normal University (2007)

MA, Jurisprudence, Nanjing Normal University (2001)

BA, Shipbuilding technology and equipment, Wuhan University of Technology, (1989)


2009-present ,Associate professor, Nanjing Normal University School of Law.

2003 – 2009, Lecturer,Nanjing Normal University School of Law.

Research Projects

1. “Research on judicial archival of Jiangsu province in Republic of China and judicial approach” (director, funded by National Planning Office of Philosophy and Social Science)(2014---2019)

2. "Research on The Folk Customs and Harmonious Justice ", (director, funded by Jiangsu Province  Government)(2007---2009)

3. " Research on The Folk Custom and Rural Civil Disputes in Judicial Resolution",( director, funded by China Ministry of Justice)(2007--2010)

4. " Research on The Folk Customs and The Grass-roots Civil Dispute Resolution", (director, funded by China Ministry of Education)(2007--2009)

Journal Articles

“The Big Change in The Small Landscape: Legal and Reasonable in The Early Republic of China in Civil Judgment”, Civil Law vol.11, 2012(CSSCI)

“Exploration and Analysis of Grassroots Judges’ Active Judicial Practice in Ancient Chi, China Legal Science (2010)(CSSCI)

“Research on New Generation of Habits”, Civil Law vol8 (2009)

“Custom and Law on Tradition Chinese Grass-roots Civil Disputes”, Learning and Exploration (2009) (CSSCI)

“Chinese Economic Change and Order Generation in The Process of Modernization”, Academic Research (2008) (CSSCI)

“On The essence of Habit”, Journal of Gansu Political Science and Law Institute (2007) (CSSCI)

“On the general rules of the evolution: from habit to the law”, JiangHai Academic Journal (2007) (CSSCI)

“Towards a symbiosis social rules of communication -- the idea of good governance and social rules of contemporary Chinese communication model update”, The rule of law and Social Development(2007) (CSSCI)

“On Laforge’s property right theory”, Social Science of Guizhou (2006) (CSSCI)

“Meaning, Consequences and Causes: On Failure of The Rule of Law”, Social Sciences in Jiangsu (2003) (CSSCI)

“The European medieval city system and its significance in law”, Humanities (2001) (CSSCI) (co author)

“Topic of The Times of Asian Philosophy of Law in The 21 Century”, China Legal Science (2000) (CSSCI) (co author)


‘’On the customs and the law: two social rules systems and their relationship’’


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