Alexander Green

The Department of Law

Assistant Professor of Law
Deputy Director, Outgoing Exchange Program 

LLB(Hons) (UCL)
LLM in Human Rights Law (UCL)
PhD (UCL – under examination)


Alex joined the Faculty in August 2017. His research concerns the moral and legal status of political communities, with particular focus on the state/non-state distinction. More broadly, he is interested in moral, legal, and political philosophy, as well as in the more ‘structural’ aspects of public international law. His current work encompasses the content and justifiability of the law that governs the emergence of new states, particular aspects of state sovereignty, and the idea of legal pluralism. 

During academic year 2019-2020, in addition to his position at HKU, Alex is a Visiting Fellow at the Lauterpacht Centre for International Law at the University of Cambridge, and a Visiting Scholar at the University of Leeds. He is currently in receipt of Hong Kong Research Council funding and sits on the Editorial Board of the Asia-Pacific Journal on Human Rights and the Law. Prior to working at HKU, Alex was a Teaching Fellow at University College London and a Guest Teacher at the London School of Economics and Political Science.

Research Areas

  • Legal Philosophy
  • Moral Philosophy
  • Political Philosophy
  • Private Law
  • Public International Law

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