Lok Lam Yim

Elaine is an MPhil candidate in the Faculty of Law at the University of Hong Kong. Her research topic is immigration ethics, with a particular focus on the so-called ‘open borders/controlled borders’ debate. More broadly, her research interests lie in contemporary moral, political and legal philosophy. Her work appeared in Res Publica and Journal of Social Philosophy. During her MPhil studies, she is one of the student editors of the Asia-Pacific Journal on Human Rights and the Law; and was a visiting student research collaborator at Princeton University (Politics Department).

Field of Study: Immigration ethics

Thesis Title: N/A

Programme of Study: Ph.D. 

Supervisor(s): Prof. Scott Veitch and Uwe Steinhoff

“The Cluelessness Objection Revisited,” Proceedings of the Aristotelian Society 119(3) (2019), pp. 321-324. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1093/arisoc/aoz016.

“Why Compatriot Partiality Arguments Cannot Support Extensive Immigration Control,” Journal of Social Philosophy (Early View, 2020), DOI: https://doi.org/10.1111/josp.12368

“A Buck-passing Account of ‘Moral Equality,'” Res Publica (Online First, 2020), DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/s11158-020-09458-0.

Society for Applied Philosophy Travel Grant; Reach Out Award; Chui’s Student Excellence Scheme

2018: Regional Winner in the Law category, Global Undergraduate Awards

2016-2017: Evergreen Scholarships for Student Enrichment

2016: Complianceplus Consulting Limited Prize for Pro-Bono Work in Clinical Legal Education

2013-2014 (renewed in 2014-2015, 2015-2016, 2016-2017) HKU Foundation Scholarships for Outstanding Students

Awards: N/A