Yuezhen Li is a candidate for B.A. degree in philosophy at the University of Chicago, with an expected graduation date of June 2020.
His intellectual interests lies broadly in moral and political philosophy – specifically, philosophy of law (i.e., general jurisprudence), history of political thoughts, contemporary political philosophy in the analytic tradition, continental philosophy (including the study of German idealism), as well as philosophy of mathematics, pretty much in that order.
As an emerging scholar of legal philosophy, Yuezhen plans to combine rigorous, doctoral-level training in political theory (as part of a Ph.D. program in either philosophy or political science) and the substantive study of American law through a J.D. program following college. He might seek an appointment in the legal academia thereafter.
Apart from his commitment to book-stacks, Yuezhen works as a legislative intern for U.S. Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL) in his Chicago office. He is a staff writer in the News section of the Chicago Maroon, the main student-run newspaper on U of C’s campus, in addition to being on the University’s ISAB. He previously worked as a research assistant for the Becker-Friedman Institute for Research in Economics.
Yuezhen is a huge music enthusiast. He is a fan of the Austro-German Symphonic Tradition (e.g., Gustav Mahler), attending CSO concerts on a regular basis. He is also fascinated by ’70 Soul, Rock, Lana Del Rey, and Zella Day. Other personal interests of his include soccer, literature, and travelling.