Assistant Professor of Sociology and Law, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Research Fellow, Shanghai Jiao Tong University KoGuan Law School
Sida Liu is Assistant Professor of Sociology and Law at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and Research Fellow at Shanghai Jiao Tong University KoGuan Law School. Sida's current research interests focus on the historical change, social structure, and political mobilization of the legal profession. He has written widely on various aspects of China's law reforms and legal profession and published articles in the Law & Society Review, Law & Social Inquiry, China Quarterly, Annual Review of Law and Social Science, as well as in leading law and social science journals in China. Sida is the author of two books in Chinese: The Lost Polis: Transformation of the Legal Profession in Contemporary China (Peking University Press, 2008) and The Logic of Fragmentation: An Ecological Analysis of the Chinese Legal Services Market (Shanghai Joint Publishing Co., 2011). He also edited and translated into Chinese The Holmes Reader: Selected Essays and Public Speeches of Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr. (Shanghai Joint Publishing Co., 2009).
Sida received his LL.B. degree from Peking University Law School and his Ph.D. in sociology from the University of Chicago.