Carmen Hoi Kwan YAM

Carmen Yam is a Ph.D. candidate at the Faculty of Law of the University of Hong Kong. She graduated with First-Class Honours in Bachelor of Laws (LLB) at the University of Birmingham where she was ranked First in the intellectual property law cohort of her year. She also holds a Master of Laws (LLM) from the University of Hong Kong.
Her areas of interest include intellectual property law, e-commerce law, FinTech and digital law. Since 2019, she has been a research assistant to Dr. Emily Lee and is recently invited to give lectures on alternative financial law and FinTech. In 2018, she was invited by the Intellectual Property Department of the HKSAR Government to act as an Intellectual Property Ambassador to give seminars and sharing at schools about the knowledge and development of intellectual property.
Prior to joining academia, she worked at Magic Circle law firm in Hong Kong. She is currently applying to obtain her solicitor’s qualification in England and Wales.
Beyond research, Carmen is an avid book reader and music enthusiast.

Field of Study: Intellectual Property and Technology & Law

Thesis Title: Developing Global E-Commerce Law and Redefining Intellectual Property Law in the Digital Age (Work in progress)

Programme of Study: Ph.D. 

Supervisor(s): Emily Lee and Yahong Li

Award:

Hong Kong PhD Fellowship (Research Grants Council)
HKU Presidential PhD Scholarship
University Postgraduate Fellowship
HKU Postgraduate Scholarship