Academic Staff

Dr Marco Wan 温文灝

Associate Dean (International Affairs)
Associate Professor of Law
PhD., University of Cambridge
LLM, Harvard Law School
MA/BA Law (Hons)., University of Cambridge
BA., Yale University

Member, New York State Bar
CEDR and HKMAAL Mediator

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Dr Marco Wan is Associate Professor of Law and Honorary Associate Professor of English at the University of Hong Kong. He also serves as Associate Dean (International Affairs) at the Law Faculty.

He has published articles on nineteenth-century literary trials in England and France, and on the representations of law in Hong Kong cinema. His areas of interest include law and literature; law and film; law and sexuality; and legal/critical theory.

Marco received his PhD and his law degree from the University of Cambridge, where he was an Evan-Lewis Thomas Law Scholar and a Sir Edward Youde Memorial Fellow. He also holds an LLM from Harvard Law School. He received his BA in Comparative Literature from Yale University, where he was awarded the Fox International Fellowship. He has been a Visiting Scholar at Sidney Sussex College, University of Cambridge and an Academic Visitor at the Law Faculty, University of Oxford.

He is the Managing Editor of Law and Literature, which was founded as the journal of the Law and Literature movement. He serves on the editorial boards of the Critical Studies in Law, Literature and the Humanities series from Edinburgh University Press, the Hong Kong Law Journal, and the Asia-Pacific Journal on Human Rights and the Law. He is an international advisor to the International Journal for the Semiotics of Law.

He is the recipient of a three-year grant from the General Research Fund (GRF) of the Research Grants Council of Hong Kong; he is conducting a project entitled 'Law and Film in Hong Kong, circa 1984 - 1997'. He has also received the Law Faculty’s Research Output Prize, as well as the Law Faculty’s inaugural Outstanding Teaching Award.

Courses Taught
Law and Literature; Law and Film; Law, Meaning and Interpretation; Law, Gender and Sexuality; Constitutional Law; Contract Law.