Jiajun LUO

I am currently a Ph.D. candidate in the Faculty of Law, University of Hong Kong. My current research focuses on judicial politics and management in China’s contexts, judicial reform in China, and criminal justice in PRC. I have a general interest in law and politics in authoritarian states and China as a subject.

I was a visiting scholar at the Law School of Cornell University and an LLM (research-intensive) student from Peter Allard School of Law of the University of British Columbia. I obtained my LLB degree (summa cum laude) from China.


“China’s Challenge to Constitutional Democracies” (with Shuyu Chu and David S. Law) in Edward Elgar Research Handbook on Law and Democracy, Glenn Patmore ed. (Cheltenham, UK: Edward Elgar Publishing, 2023)

“Verdicts from China’s Courts Used to Be Accessible Online. Now They’re Disappearing” (with Kellogg, China File, 2022)

“One Step Forward, Two Steps Back: Judicial Accountability Reform in the Chinese Court” (Resubmission after Peer Review, Modern China)

“Backsliding of Legal Development in Xi’s China: A Lesson from ‘Picking Quarrels’” (Under Review)