Prof. Cai Lidong received his Bachelor degree in economics law from School of Law, Master degree in civil and commercial law, and LLD degree in Jurisprudence from Jilin University (JLU), in July 1991, June 1994, and December 2002 respectively.
Prof. Cai was Chief of the Office of Reform and Law in the Department of Transportation of Jilin Province from June 1994 to August 2000, during which he pursued his doctoral degree. Joining JLU School of Law as a lecturer in August 2000, he later became an assistant professor in September 2001 and was made a full professor in December 2004, and doctoral supervisor in June 2006. From December 2008 to April 2015, he was Deputy Dean of School of Law. He conducted collaborative research at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) as a visiting scholar from March 2007 to March 2008. Since April 2015, he has been serving as Dean of School of Law. In September 2019, he joined the CPC Standing Committee of JLU and became Vice President of JLU.
Academically, Prof. Cai was selected into “New Century Excellent Talents Support Program” in 2013, “Changbai Mountain Scholarship Program” in 2014. He is now Vice President of the China Legal Education Research Association, Vice President of China Network and Information Law Research Association, Secretary of the Faculty of Law of the Social Science Committee of the Ministry of Education, Vice President of Jilin Province Law Society, Executive Consultant of the Supreme People’s Court, Legal Counsel of Jilin Provincial Committee of CPC, member of Academic Degree Committee of Jilin Province, etc.