Mei Gechlik

Dr. Mei Gechlik is Founder and Director of the China Guiding Cases Project (CGCP), Stanford Law School. Formerly a tenured professor in Hong Kong, she founded the CGCP in February 2011. With support from an international team of nearly 200 members and an advisory board of approximately 50 distinguished experts, including justices from the U.S. Supreme Court and China’s Supreme People’s Court, the CGCP has quickly become the premier source of analyses of Guiding Cases, China’s de facto binding case law ( The CGCP has presented at several notable forums, including the World Bank, the Open Government Partnership Global Summit, and a U.S.–China Legal Exchange Conference. From 2001 to 2005, Dr. Gechlik worked for the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, a Washington D.C.–based think tank, testifying before the U.S. Congress on various topics about China. Dr. Gechlik is admitted as a barrister in England, Wales, and Hong Kong and is a member of the Bar in New York and the District of Columbia. She received her Doctor of Science of Law (JSD) from Stanford Law School and her MBA in Finance from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.

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