Academic Staff

Dr Marco Wan 温文灝

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

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Dr Marco Wan is an Associate Professor of Law at the University of Hong Kong. He is also the Associate Dean of 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 University. 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 recipient of a three-year grant from the General Research Fund (GRF) of the Research Grants Council in Hong Kong; he is conducting a project entitled 'Fiction on Trial, 1857-1933' which considers a number of modern literary trials in England, France and America as encounters between literature and the law.

He is a General Editor of Law and Literature. He also 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, and is on the long-list selection committee of the Man Asian Literary Prize.

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