Juan He


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Personal profile


Juan joined the UWA Law School in July 2016. Before that she had worked as Assistant Professor in Law with Zhejiang University of China since 2013. She holds degrees in law from the University of Sydney (Ph.D.), China Foreign Affairs University (LL.M.) and Sichuan University (LL.B.). Juan' PhD was funded by the China Scholarship Council — University of Sydney Postgraduate Research Scholarship. Her doctoral dissertation unveils the relative inadequacy and rigidity of the regulatory scope prescribed to developing countries by their WTO and WTO-plus commitments to spur growth, value addition and technological advances, highlighting a profound need to reconcile localized and international policy agendas in the common pursuit of development. Juan was admitted to the legal profession in mainland China in 2008.

Roles and responsibilities

Juan is acting as the Student Exchange Advisor and Coordinator for the Visiting Scholars Program of the Law School.

Funding overview

2018, Co-investigator, FABLE Research Accelerator Scheme, “Enhancing the Student Experience of Chinese Students in Australian Universities”, $60,000 (2019-21);

2017, Chief investigator, UWA Research Impact Grant, ‘Trade in fishery resources: regulation for economic resilience and environmental sustainability in the Asia Pacific region’, $18,800 (2017);

2014, Chief investigator, Qianjiang Talent Project, Zhejiang Provincial Government, China, ‘Technological development and industrial escalation in the world trading system’, $6,000 (2014−15);

2013, Chief investigator, Scientific Research Foundation for Returned Overseas Chinese Scholars, State Ministry of Education, China, 'Developing Chinese large civil aircraft in the international legal context: innovation, production and export trade’, $4,000 (2013−14).


1. Juan He, 'China’s Industrial Policy Promotion of Commercial Civil Aviation Manufacturing: Implications for the global trading system', Conference on Aviation Law and Policy in Asia, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China, 1-2 November, 2019;

2. Juan He, 'Traceability governance of seafood: emerging regulatory paradigms & possible legal accommodation', Law School Forum, Tianjin University, Tianjin, China, 20 October, 2019,

3. Juan He, 'Traceability governance of seafood: emerging regulatory paradigms & possible legal accommodation', University Forum on Rural Legal System, China Agricultural University, Beijing, China, 16 October, 2019;

4. Juan He, ‘Enhancing trade and market-based tools to address illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing’, Australian and New Zealand Society of International Law International Economic Law Interests Group Workshop, Sydney, 12 October, 2017;

5. Juan He, ‘The EU IUU Fishing Regulation based on unilateral trade and market-control measures: policy implications for the Asia Pacific’, Australian National Centre for Ocean Resources and Security, Wollongong, 7 July 2017;

6. Organizer and discussant in the 3rd International Symposium on ‘Global Commons and the Law of the Sea’, hosted by Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, June 2015;

7. Organizer and discussant in the 2nd International Symposium on ‘Sustainable Development and the Law of the Sea’, hosted by Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, June 2014;

8. Organizer and discussant in the 1st International Symposium on ‘Peaceful Use of the Sea and Maritime Cooperation’, hosted by the Oceans Institute and the Guanghua Law School, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, June 2013;

9. Juan He, ‘Discerning regulatory protectionism in the post-Uruguay era: the role of science in the WTO dispute Australia−Apples’, presentation to the Sydney Law School Postgraduate Research Conference, Sydney, 29 October 2010;

10. Juan He, ‘The accelerated liberalization agenda on tariffs in Doha non-agricultural market access negotiations and potential impacts on developing countries’, presentation to the 18th ANZSIL Annual Conference Postgraduate Research Students Workshop, Canberra, 23 June 2010.

Teaching overview

LAWS5254 International Trade Law
LAWS5212 China-Australia Relations: Trade, Investment and Law
LAWS2226 International Legal Institutions


Juan's research expertise and interests include international trade law, international fisheries law, wildlife trade, industry policy, and sustainable development. Current research projects and activities focus on anatomizing and reinvigorating the unique nexus between international trade, fisheries and environmental regulatory regimes, in both national-comparative and transnational governance contexts.



Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 2 - Zero Hunger
  • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • SDG 9 - Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure
  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities
  • SDG 14 - Life Below Water

Research expertise keywords

  • International Law/ International Trade
  • International Law/ Environmental Law
  • Economic Law


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