Thursday, December 3, 2020
Amanda Whitfort Featured in "How the Illegal Trade in Endangered Wild Animals could be Curbed by a Law Change in Hong Kong" (SCMP)
Tuesday, December 1, 2020
Jason Fee (LLB 2020) on Trust-owned Companies and the Irreducible Core of the Trust (Trusts & Trustees)
Monday, November 30, 2020
Governing Global Digital Finance
Aiaze Mitha, UN Secretary General's Task Force on Digital Financing of the SDGs
Simon Zadek, affiliation not provided to SSRN
Douglas W. Arner, The University of Hong Kong - Faculty of Law
COVID-19 Emergency Measures andthe Impending Authoritarian Pandemic
Stephen Thomson, City University of Hong Kong (CityUHK) - School of Law
Eric C. Ip, The University of Hong Kong
- to become a focal point for international research excellence in the area of medical ethics and law;
- to co-ordinate and provide teaching and training to university students and professionals;
- and to promote and disseminate its expertise to the benefit of the public.
Sunday, November 29, 2020
Friday, November 27, 2020
Thursday, November 26, 2020
 A short, earlier version of this review-article, entitled, “Is Hong Kong Judiciary sleepwalking to 2047 and beyond?”, was published in the China Daily, November 4, 2020.
 Joint Declaration of the Government of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and the Government of the People’s Republic of China on the Question of Hong Kong – signed December 19, 1984.
 Litton, Henry, Is the Hong Kong Judiciary Sleepwalking to 2047? (Sherriff Books, Hong Kong, 2019) (hereinafter, Sleepwalking).
 See, for example, Cohen, Jerry, “Henry Litton’s Attack on Hong Kong Courts”, October 9, 2020, available at: http://www.jeromecohen.net/jerrys-blog/2020/10/9/henry-littons-attack-on-hk-courts
 R v Sin Yau Ming  1 HKCLR, 127.
 Attorney-General of Hong Kong v Lee Kwong Kut (1993) AC 951.
 Ibid. The essence of what Lord Woolf said was that,, while the Hong Kong judiciary should be zealous in upholding an individual’s rights, it was also necessary that disputes as to the effect of the BORO not be allowed to get out of hand. He added that, in order to maintain the balance between the rights of the individual and the public interest, rigid and inflexible standards should not be imposed on attempts to resolve the difficult and intransigent problems with which society is faced when dealing with serious crime. He also stressed the importance of local context and cautioned against using the complex proportionality test borrowed from Canada – which so strongly emphasizes individual rights - in most cases.
 A leading, powerfully argued example, is, Ghai, Yash, “Sentinels of Liberty or Woolf in Sheep’s Clothing? Judicial Politics and the Hong Kong Bill of Rights” (!997) Modern Law Review 459.
 Sleepwalking, 45.
 Sleepwalking, 25.
 Cheung, Tony, Zheng, William and Cheung, Gary, “’No other authority has right to make judgments’: China slams Hong Kong court’s ruling on anti-mask law as unconstitutional”, South China Morning Post, November 19, 2019, available at: https://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/politics/article/3038325/hong-kong-judges-slammed-chinas-top-legislative-body.
 See, for example, Paz, Christian, “All the President’s Lies About the Coronavirus”, The Atlantic, November 2, 2020, available at https://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2020/11/trumps-lies-about-coronavirus/608647/.
 Gray, John, Black Mass (Penguin, London, 2007) 261.
 Ibid., Chapter 1, The Death of Utopia.
 Ibid., 89 ff.
 In Plessy v Ferguson (1896) 163 US 537, the US Supreme Court, in a 7:1 decision, approved a Louisiana State segregation law on the basis of the court’s “separate but equal” doctrine. This was not overturned until 1954, in Brown v Board of Education (1954) 37 US 483.
 See Brown v Board of Education (1954) 37 US 483 and subsequent cases.
 See, for example, Diakonia International Humanitarian Law Centre, International Human Rights Law, available at: https://www.diakonia.se/en/IHL/The-Law/International-Law1/International-Human-Rights-Law/.
 Gray, John, Black Mass (Penguin, London, 2007) 228. A.S. Byatt calls this work, “wise, furious and informative.”
 Tiezzi, Joanna, “Victoria Hui on Hong Kong’s Troubled Future”, The Diplomat, June 3, 2020, available at: https://thediplomat.com/2020/06/victoria-hui-on-hong-kongs-troubled-future/.
 Cullen, Richard, Hong Kong Constitutionalism: The British Legacy and the Chinese Future (Routledge, Abingdon, 2020, Chapter 7.
 Mandel, Michael, The Charter of Rights and the Legalization of Politics (Thompson Educational, Toronto, 1994).
 Sleepwalking, 212.
 Sleepwalking, 69.
 See, for example: Editorial Board, “Stopping the descent into a new cold war”, Financial Times, October 9, 2020, available at: https://www.ft.com/content/7f3b6965-94fb-41df-9fa8-25ce655192fa; Trevelyan, Laura, “Is the world entering a new Cold War?” BBC News, September 22, 2020, available at: https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-54244011; and Klare, Michael, “The New Cold War Is a Lot More Dangerous Than the Old”, Foreign Policy in Focus, November 1, 2018, available at: https://fpif.org/the-new-cold-war-is-a-lot-more-dangerous-than-the-old/.
 Shaw observed that: “Reformers have the idea that change can be achieved by brute sanity”, available at: www.quoteslyfe.com.
Friday, November 13, 2020
HKU-SCF FinTech Academy Awarded “Best Governance, Risk and Compliance Solution“ in TechChallenge 2020
Wednesday, November 11, 2020
New Volume of Hong Kong Journal of Law and Public Affairs on Militant Democracy and Constitutionalism
Tuesday, November 10, 2020
Anna Dziedzic on Micronesia (Federated States of Micronesia): Uniting a Federal Archipelago (new book chapter)
Monday, November 9, 2020
Alex CH Yeung and Jason Fee on Limiting the Fiduciary’s Account of Profits: But-for Causation? (Trusts & Trustees)
Ziyu Liu on Security Review in the Evolution of Foreign Investment Law with Chinese Characteristics (Business L Rev)
Sunday, November 8, 2020
Tuesday, November 3, 2020
Zoom Book Talk on "MAKING HONG KONG CHINA The Rollback of Human Rights and the Rule of Law" (7 Nov 2020)
DEAN FU HUALING – Warren Chan Professor in Human Rights and Responsibilities, Faculty of Law, The University of Hong Kong
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Asian Journal of WTO Law and Health Policy, Volume 15.2
Sunday, November 1, 2020
Dirk A Zetzsche, Douglas W Arner, Ross P Buckley
Friday, October 30, 2020
- Ms Alice Lee who won the University Distinguished Teaching Excellence Award. Alice has been teaching and researching copyright law for more than 20 years. She has obtained nine Teaching Development Grants and one KE grant, and received three university-level teaching awards including the University Distinguished Teaching Award 2019. She promotes and facilitates Teaching & Learning initiatives as Associate Dean (Academic Affairs) of the Law Faculty, as Chair of the University Teaching Exchange Fellowship Scheme, and as a Senior Fellow and an accredited mentor of the UK Higher Education Academy. Her most recent work is the project on 'the Copyright Classroom'. The copyright education videos, tailor-made for the tertiary, secondary and primary education sectors, are disseminated through https://hku.to/Copyright_Classroom “The Copyright Classroom – HKU” channel as well as Ms Lee’s education website www.law.hku.hk/collab.
- Ms. Julienne Jen who won the individual Outstanding Teaching Award. Julienne received the Faculty’s Outstanding Teaching Award in 2015 and is a Fellow of the UK Higher Education Academy. Julienne is interested in exploring different methods of experiential learning in her teaching and she now practises as a solicitor, offering pro bono legal advice at the University’s Clinical Legal Education course. She has co-authored various articles and spoken in conferences concerning professional legal education and experiential learning. She is a member of the Editorial Board of the Hong Kong Lawyer magazine. In addition, she contributes regularly to the LexisNexis Practical Guidance series and the Current Service of the Halsbury’s Laws of Hong Kong.
- Team award: Professor Janny H.C. Leung (Leader) of the Faculty of Arts, Dr Marco Wan of the Faculty of Law, Dr Daniel Matthews of the Faculty of Law and Dr Anya Adair of the Faculties of Arts and Law for BA & LLB Programme Curriculum. This joint programme in Arts and Law offers an exciting double degree combining the critical and communication skills offered by a world-leading literary studies programme with comprehensive training in the law. This selective programme uniquely allows students to gain two degrees in a single five-year course of study: a Bachelor of Arts and a Bachelor of Laws.
- Ms. Daisy Cheung who won the Early Career Teaching Award. Daisy is the Deputy Director of the Centre for Medical Ethics & Law and currently co-teaches Medico-Legal Issues for the LLB and JD/LLM programs, as well as tort and contract law.
If you build it, will they come? Innovation and Sustainability in Clinical Legal Education
by Professor Jeff Giddings, Monash University
Current and Future Challenges for Clinical Legal Education
by Professor Peter Joy, Washington University
Experiential Learning in China: A Case Study of Clinical Legal Education
by Dr Pan Xuanming, Sun Yat-sen University
The CLE Programme at HKU: Any room for an Inter-professional Approach?
by Ms Julienne Jen, The University of Hong Kong
Strathclyde Law Clinic: Plugging the Gaps in Access to Justice in Our Community
by Ms Kathleen Laverty, University of Strathclyde Law Clinic
Professionalism in an Age of Dynamic Change? Teaching New Skills via Clinical Legal Education
by Professor Tania Leiman, Flinders University
Advancing Human Rights through Experiential Learning
by Ms Lindsay Ernst, The University of Hong Kong
‘Complicitous and Contestatory’: The Hermeneutics of Legal Education and Our Sisyphean Future
by Professor Paul Maharg, York University
Legal Design & Laboratory Models as Next-Gen Experiential Legal Education
by Mr Dan Jackson, NuLawLab, Northeastern University
Online Simulations and Inclusivity – Troubling “Authenticity” in Online Practice-Based Legal Education
by Dr Kristoffer Greaves, UNSW
Simulated Clients are “Live” Clients too! Integrating Standardized Clients into Law Clinic at HKU
by Mr Wilson Chow & Dr Michael Ng, The University of Hong Kong
New Technologies and the Disruption of Legal Education
by Professor Daniel Rodriguez, Northwestern University
by Professor Yang Jianguang, Sun Yat-sen University
The Integration of Technology into Clinical Legal Education: An Exploration of the ‘Virtual’ Law Clinic
by Ms Francine Ryan, The Open University
Using Technology and the Media to Cultivate Authentic Problem-solving Skills in Undergraduate Law Students
by Professor Rick Glofcheski, The University of Hong Kong
LITE Lab@HKU – Future Lawyering to Serve Hong Kong’s Tech Startups, Social Entrepreneurs and Access to Justice
by Mr Brian W Tang, The University of Hong Kong
An International, Interdisciplinary, Innovative Discussion Platform for Real Estate & Legal Education in HK
by Ms Alice Lee & Dr L H Li, The University of Hong Kong
Experiential Learning and Innovations in Professional Education – Interdisciplinary Roundtable (Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine)
by Professor C S Lau, The University of Hong Kong
Experiential Learning and Innovations in Professional Education – Social Work Practice Laboratory
by Dr Elsie Chien, The University of Hong Kong
Experiential Learning and Innovations in Professional Education – Interdisciplinary Roundtable (Faculty of Education)
by Dr Gary Harfitt & Ms Jessie Chow, The University of Hong Kong
Experiential Learning and Innovations in Professional Education – Interdisciplinary Roundtable (Faculty of Dentistry)
by Professor Michael Botelho, The University of Hong Kong