Research Postgraduate Student Profile

Luo Jiajun 駱嘉駿

I am Currently a PhD candidate in the Faculty of Law, University of Hong Kong. During 2017, I was a visiting researcher in School of Law, Cornell University. I held a Bachelor Degree in Law with Distinctive Honor from the Shenzhen University in 2013, and a LLM Degree(research-intensive) from the Allard School of Law, University of British Columbia in 2015. 

Field of Study: My main research interests include China’s legal system, study of judicial politics, Chinese politics, society and culture, Constitutional and Public law, comparative public law and judicial system with focus on authoritarian state, and Hong Kong Basic Law.

Thesis Title: What Does Chinese Court Really Care About? An Analysis on Judicial Concerns in China (Supervised by Prof. Fu, Hualing)

Programme of Study: Ph.D. 2015

Supervisor(s): Prof. H Fu

Luo, Jiajun, “When Judicial Institution Meets Authoritarianism: What Does Chinese Court Really Care About?” (accepted by 13th Annual Conference of European China Law Studies Association in September 2018, Turin, Italy)

Luo, Jiajun, “A Win-win Game: Mutual Returns and Path Dependency between the Party and the Courts in China’s Socialist Rule of Law System” (presented in Complexity, Institutional and Legal Reform, and Rule of Law Conference held by Loyola University Law in December 2017, Rome, Italy)

Luo, Jiajun, Consultative Authoritarianism in China’s “Rule of Law” Context: A Case in Shenzhen (Publishing after HKU-USC-IPPA Conference on Public Policy)

Luo, Jiajun, “Institutional Purposes of Chinese Courts: Examining Judicial Guiding Cases in China Through a New Analytic Framework” (2017) University of Hong Kong Faculty of Law Research Paper No. 2017/012, SSRN, online: <>

Luo, Jiajun, “China toward Constitutionalism? Institutional Development under the Socialist Rule of Law System” (LLM Thesis, University of British Columbia, 2015) [published] online: <>

Luo, Jiajun, “Words in the Cage: Institutionalization and Deinstitutionalization of Speech Containment in China’s New Era” (Forthcoming)

Luo, Jiajun, Meiguo Canyiyuan Labu jiqi Falv Guize de Yanjiu [Studies on Filibuster and its Rule in the US Senate] (Forthcoming in 2018) (In Chinese)

Zou Pingxue et al, Xianggang Jibenfa Jiangyi Peitao Fudao Yongshu [Reference Book of Lectures on Hong Kong Basic Law] (Forthcoming in 2018) (Beijing: Law Press) (In Chinese)