Dr Lili Song

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Senior Law Lecturer

Dr Lili Song is a senior lecturer in law at the University of Otago. Her primary research interest is in refugee and immigration law. She is the author of Chinese Refugee Law & Policy (2020)

Prior to joining the Faculty, Lili taught at the University of the South Pacific in Vanuatu for about three years. She has held research or visiting positions at Oxford University, Melbourne University, the Michigan Law School, the Australian National University, the Humanities Institute in Myanmar, and Northwestern University in the US.

Before entering academia, she worked as a lawyer at an international law firm and then as an in-house counsel at an international commercial bank, both in Shanghai, China. In 2012, she completed an internship with the United Nations Office of Legal Affairs in New York.

Lili serves on the editorial boards of the International Journal of Refugee Law and Climate Law and Policy, and is currently secretary of the New Zealand Asian Studies Society.