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Chenglin (Gary) Liu

Professor of Law | Katherine A. Ryan Chair for Global, Comparative, and International Law


Contact Information


  • J.S.D, Washington University in St. Louis School of Law, 2005
  • M.S., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2002
  • LL.M, Washington University in St. Louis School of Law, 2000
  • LL.M. in European Law, Lund University Faculty of Law, Sweden, 1999
  • LL.M., Dalian University of Technology, China, 1993
  • LL.B., Shenyang Normal University, China, 1990

Specialties and Courses

  • Chinese law
  • European union law
  • Law and economics
  • Tort law
  • Food and drug law


Liu is a professor of law at St. Mary’s University School of Law. Since joining St. Mary’s in 2007, he has taught Law and Economics, Torts, European Union Law, and Chinese Law. Liu’s research focuses on the interplay between food and drug law and transnational litigation from a comparative perspective.

His scholarly writings appeared in the Stanford Journal of International Law, Cornell International Law Journal, University of Pennsylvania Journal of Law and Social Change, University of Texas Journal of International Law, Mississippi Law Journal, and Washington University Journal of Law and Policy.

Liu is the author of a book entitled Chinese Law on SARS. His recent research on the regulation of organic food certification was cited in the Wall Street Journal.

Liu has taught European Union Law in the University of San Diego’s summer program in London, UK, and the St. Mary’s University summer program in Innsbruck, Austria. He has also taught Chinese Law in the St. Mary’s Institute on Chinese Law and Business at Beihang University in Beijing. He is a recipient of the 2018-2019 St. Mary’s University Alumni Association Distinguished Faculty Award.



  • (With Vincent R. Johnson), Studies in American Tort Law, 7th ed. (Carolina Academic Press2022)
  • (With Vincent R. Johnson), Teaching Torts: A Teacher’s Guide to Studies in American Tort Law, 7th ed. (Carolina Academic Press2022)
  • Chinese Law in Context, Carolina Academic Press, 2020
  • Chinese Law on SARS, Hein, 2004


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