Loyola University Chicago

School of Law

Visiting Faculty and Faculty in Residence

Anna High

Title/s: Distinguished Scholar in Residence and Luce Postdoctoral Fellow

Office #: 1327

Phone: 312.915.7138

E-mail: ahigh1@luc.edu


Anna High is Distinguished Scholar-in-Residence at Loyola University Chicago. Professor High has also taught at Marquette University Law School and St. Catherine’s College, University of Oxford.

Anna High practiced commercial law in Australia with Blake Dawson LLP, before completing her PhD in Chinese law at the University of Oxford as a Rhodes Scholar (Queensland & Magdalen 2008). She was university medalist in law at the University of Queensland, and clerked for Linklaters in Hong Kong and Shanghai. Anna High has extensive China fieldwork experience, and speaks Chinese Mandarin.

Professor High’s research focuses on socio-legal and comparative aspects of child rights, and Chinese child welfare law.


BA, University of Queensland
LLB, (Hons) University of Queensland
BCL, (Hons) University of Oxford
MPhil, University of Oxford
DPhil, University of Oxford

Program Areas

Criminal Law
Chinese Law
International Human Rights

Selected Publications

Good, Bad, and Wrongful Juvenile Sex: Rethinking the Use of Statutory Rape Laws Against Members of the Protected Class 69(3) Arkansas L. Rev. __ (2016)

The Politics of Inter-country Adoption: Russia’s Ban on American “Forever Families” 22(3) Cardozo J. of Int’l and Comp. L. 497 (2014)

Combating Domestic Violence in China—Problems, Progress and Prospects, 21 Pandora’s Box 45 (2014)

China’s Orphan Welfare System: Laws, Policies and Filled Gaps, 8(1) U. PENN. EAST ASIA L. REV. 126 (2013)

Grassroots NGO Regulation and China’s Local Legal Culture, 9(2) Socio-Legal Rev. 1 (2013)

“Non-legal” Orphanages and the Chinese State, China Development Brief (2013)

China as a Law-Ruled State: From Top-Down Rhetoric to Bottom-Up Expectations, 3(1) POLITICAL REFLECTION Q. (2012)

Book Review: NGOs in China and Europe: Comparisons and Contrasts, 41(3) NONPROFIT AND VOL. SECTOR Q. 517 (2012)