Research Postgraduate Student Profile

Li Xingfang

Li Xingfang is a second year MPhil student in the Faculty of Law at the University of Hong Kong. She obtained her LLB degree from HKU, during which she also worked as a part-time research assistant for law faculty and education faculty. Her main research interests centre on intellectual property law, legal sociology, social norms and alternative dispute resolutions. She is also interested in studies of communication, social media and digital privacy. Her current research is on social platforms’ private regulations and their interactions with the judiciary.

Field of Study: Intellectual Property Law, Legal Sociology, Social Norms, Alternative Dispute Resolution

Thesis Title: The Rise of Platform-oriented Internet Governance Structure in China: A Study of WeChat’s Online Copyright Dispute Resolution Mechanisms

Programme of Study: MPhil 2017

Supervisor(s): Dr. S Qiao and Prof. G Yu

Publications: N/A

M.W. Lo Memorial Scholarships for Outstanding Mainland students (2013-2016); The Bluebell Prize (2016); HKU postgraduate scholarship (2017-2018)