Before joining in NYU Shanghai, Li has been working as Legal Counsel at Legal Center for NGO in Shanghai for two years. She also has working experience in criminal defense for ten months during her internship in New York after graduation from law school.
Li obtained her LL.M. from University of California, Davis, School of Law in 2015. She received her LL.B. and Bachelor's Degree in English in 2014 from East China University of Political Science and Law.