Prof. Guanghua Yu


Doctor of Juridical Science (S.J.D.), Faculty of Law,
The University of Toronto (1996)
Juris Doctor (J.D.), Faculty of Law, The University of Toronto (1993)
Master of Laws (LL.M.), Osgoode Hall Law School, York University (1988)
B.A. in Economics, Shanghai Maritime University (1985)


Dr. Guanghua Yu, trained at and graduated from Osgoode Hall Law School of York University and the University of Toronto School of Law, taught at the City University of Hong Kong from 1993 to 1995. He joined the Faculty of Law of the University of Hong Kong in January 1996. Since then, he has served as Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, and Professor. Over the last 27 years, he has had a prolific academic career, authoring and/or editing nine books, 40 articles and 35 papers spanning different areas of law. As one of the most active Chinese legal scholars, he delivers lectures at a large number of universities in China and abroad. Guanghua Yu’s specialized areas of teaching and research include Corporate Law, Contract Law, Comparative Constitutional Law, and Institutional Approaches to Development. He is mostly well known for his interdisciplinary research in the areas of corporate governance, private law, and law and development.

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