Dr. XUE Guifang (Julia) is distinguished Professor of international law at KoGuan Law School, Shanghai Jiao Tong University. She serves as Director to the Center for Polar and Deep Ocean Development and Center for the Rule of Ocean Law Studies. In addition to the day-to-day institutional function and responsibilities for funding management and project operation, she has research interests in the law of the sea in general, issues relating to the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea and state practice in particular. She chairs commissioned projects for drafting up and revising national laws and regulations for conservation of marine living resources and protection of marine environment, and provides consultancy on policy-making and practical issues to ocean-related agencies.
She involves actively in academic activities by providing platform for national and international symposiums and conferences on law of the sea topics, polar issues and deep seabed mining law and policy. She participated in international forums and committees as professional adviser and executive member. She resides the seat on behalf of her institute in the International Seabed Authority as an observer, and contributes to the advancement of China’s participation of global governance in maritime domain. She has published widely on relevant issues.