Dr Eric C. Ip 葉子暘

The Department of Law

Associate Professor of Law
Director of the BSocSc (Govt&Laws) & LLB Programme
BSocSc (Govt&Laws) (HKU), LLB (UNE), LLM (KCL), MSt (Oxon), DPhil (Oxon)


Eric C. Ip (DPhil, University of Oxford) is an Associate Professor of Law at The University of Hong Kong.

His award-winning research on comparative administrative and constitutional 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  International Journal of Constitutional Law. He is the author of Hybrid Constitutionalism (Cambridge University Press, 2019) and a co-editor of The Oxford Handbook of Comparative Administrative Law (Oxford University Press, forthcoming 2020).

Ip is, additionally, an expert in public health law and ethics, interested in how the law can be used to promote population health in ethical ways. He has completed an advanced degree at The University of Sydney Faculty of Medicine and Health, specialising in bioethics. His relevant work has appeared in The Lancet Public Health, Bioethics, and the Journal of Public Health. He is writing the first scholarly book on Hong Kong’s public health law to be published by Routledge.

Prior to joining HKU, he taught at University College London (UCL) and the Chinese University of Hong Kong, where he served as Assistant Dean of the Faculty of Law.

Research Areas

  • Comparative Administrative Law
  • Comparative Constitutional Law
  • Public Health Law and Ethics
  • Regulation

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