Asia Law Weekly: David Law

David Law
Professor and Chair of Public Law at University of Hong Kong
Chair of Constitutional Law and Political Science at Washington University in St. Louis


Monday, December 5, 2016
12:15 a.m.-2:00 p.m., Vanderbilt Hall, Room 208
40 Washington Square South, NY, NY 10012

R.S.V.P. is required.
Lunch will be served.



David Law is the Sir Y.K. Pao Chair of Public Law at the University of Hong Kong and the Charles Nagel Chair of Constitutional Law and Political Science at Washington University in St. Louis. He teaches and writes in the areas of public law, comparative law (with a focus on Asia), legal globalization, judicial politics, and judicial behavior. His empirical scholarship on courts and constitutions employs a variety of approaches ranging from investigative fieldwork on foreign courts to “big data” methods involving the automated analysis of legal texts. His findings on the declining influence of the U.S. Constitution and other global constitutional patterns have featured on the front page of the New York Times and in a variety of international media. 

He holds a Ph.D. in political science from Stanford, a B.C.L. in European and Comparative Law from the University of Oxford, and a J.D. from Harvard Law School. He served as a law clerk to Judge Stephen Reinhardt of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit and has previously taught at the UCSD Department of Political Science; National Taiwan University College of Law (as a Fulbright Scholar); Seoul National University School of Law; Georgetown University Law Center; and Princeton University (as the Martin and Kathleen Crane Fellow in Law and Public Affairs). His current projects include the forthcoming Oxford Handbook of Constitutional Law in Asia for Oxford University Press and a handbook for Edward Elgar Publishing entitled Research Methods in Constitutional Law.


Please R.S.V.P. by Thursday, December 1. Otherwise we cannot estimate the amount of food required.