Neysun Mahboubi

Neysun Mahboubi

Center Associate


Ronald O. Perelman Center for Political Science and Economics, Room 417

Neysun A. Mahboubi is a Research Scholar of the Center for the Study of Contemporary China at the University of Pennsylvania, as well as a Lecturer in Law at Penn Law SchoolHe also hosts the CSCC Podcast, and is one of the project leaders for the Penn Project on the Future of U.S.-China Relations. His primary academic interests are in the areas of administrative law, comparative law, and Chinese law, and his current writing focuses on the development of modern Chinese administrative law. He has chaired the international committee of the ABA Section of Administrative Law & Regulatory Practice, advised both the Asia Foundation and the Administrative Conference of the United States on Chinese administrative procedure reform, and moderates the Comparative Administrative Law Listserv hosted by Yale Law School. Occasionally, he comments on Chinese legal developments for CGTN America. He has taught at Princeton University's Woodrow Wilson School, the University of Connecticut School of Law, and Yale Law School. Previously, he served as a trial attorney in the Civil Division (Federal Programs Branch) of the U.S. Department of Justice, and as a law clerk to Judge Douglas P. Woodlock of the U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts. He holds a J.D. from Columbia Law School and an A.B. (Politics & EAS) from Princeton University.

You can follow him on Twitter @NeysunM

Selected Publications

"Suing the Government in China," in Kate Xiao Zhou, Shelly Rigger, and Lynn T. White III, eds., Democratization in China, Korea, and Southeast Asia? Local and National Perspectives (Routledge: 2014)

"New Approaches to International Regulatory Cooperation" (with Reeve T. Bull, Richard B. Stewart & Jonathan B. Wiener), Law & Contemporary Problems, Vol. 78, no. 4 (2015)

"The Future of China’s Legal System" (with Carl Minzner), ChinaFile (August 11, 2016)

"Editors' Note: The Future of Administrative Law in China" (with Jacques deLisle), University of Pennsylvania Asian Law Review, Vol. 13, no. 1 (2018)

"Comparative Administrative Law Matters in the Fight Against COVID-19," The Regulatory Review (July 2, 2020)

"The Future of China Studies in the U.S.," ChinaFile (August 27, 2020)