Dr Peter Chau


Associate Professor

BSocSc (Government and Laws) (HKU), LLB (HKU), MPhil (Oxon), DPhil (Oxon)


Peter Chau, Associate Professor, joined the Faculty in August 2011. Having graduated from The University of Hong Kong with a double degree in government and laws, he went to Oxford for postgraduate studies, where he obtained his MPhil (supervised by Daniel McDermott and John Tasioulas) and DPhil (supervised by John Gardner and Daniel McDermott).

Peter’s research focuses on criminal law and sentencing, but he is interested in theoretical issues arising in many other branches of law as well. He teaches Criminal Law, Equity and Trusts, and Legal Theory.

Research Area

  • Legal Theory / Jurisprudence
  • Criminal Law and Evidence{

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External Peer-reviewed Competitive Research Grants