Two accomplished scholars of constitutional law have joined the Faculty for the start of the new academic year 2016-2017. Professor David S Law was appointed our fourth Sir Y K Pao Chair in Public Law. He concurrently holds the Charles Nagel Chair of Constitutional Law and Political Science at Washington University in St Louis. Professor Law's interests include public law, comparative law, law and social science, judicial politics, and constitutional and political theory. His interdisciplinary and comparative approach combines quantitative data analysis and foreign fieldwork. His scholarship on global constitutional trends has been featured in a variety of media outlets including the New York Times, the Washington Post, the Globe and Mail, and the Asahi Shimbun and has been translated into Chinese, Japanese, and Romanian. He has served as a UN consultant on legal and political reform in Yemen and provided training sponsored by the U.S. State Department to Burmese lawmakers on constitutional reform. Click here for a list of his publications.
Associate Professor Eric Ip graduated from our LLB programme before completing his DPhil at Oxford University. Prior to joining our Faculty, he taught at the Chinese University of Hong Kong and University College London. His research on regulation, public law, and economic analysis of law has been published in peer-reviewed periodicals such as The American Journal of Comparative Law, Oxford Journal of Legal Studies, International & Comparative Law Quarterly, and Supreme Court Economic Review. He is the author of Law and Justice in Hong Kong, Second Edition (Sweet & Maxwell 2016). Click here for a list of his publications.
The Faculty also welcomes two new full-time Lecturers joining the Department of Professional Legal Education. Kevin KW Wong was called to the Hong Kong bar in 2001 and has practiced mainly in criminal law. He was a part-time tutor from 2004 and a visiting fellow at the School of Law, City University of Hong Kong from 2010. He will be teaching criminal litigation, criminal advocacy and trial advocacy. Justin Woo obtained his academic qualifications from the London School of Economics (B Econ, M Econ), King's College London (LLB), Chinese University of Hong Kong (MBA) and Hong Kong University (PCLL). He practiced as a solicitor in international law firms before moving to the banking industry. He will be teaching civil litigation and commercial dispute resolution.