Yali Peng is a JSD candidate at University of Chicago Law School, where she also received her LLM degree (’17). Her research interests include criminal justice, law and economics, and judicial behavior. Her current research focuses on extralegal factors influencing Chinese sentencing.
She received a LLB degree, summa cum laude, at Tsinghua University (’16), where she was an editorial board member of Tsinghua China Law Review. She also holds a master's degree in criminology (MSc) from the University of Oxford as a Rhodes Scholar.