Dr Chen, Jianlin
Jianlin grew up in Singapore and Taiwan. He obtained his LLB from National University of Singapore, and his LLM and JSD from the University of Chicago. He is qualified to practice in Singapore and New York.
Bilingual in English and Chinese, Jianlin publishes widely in law journals such as Columbia Journal of Asian Law, Law & Social Inquiry, Oxford Journal of Law and Religion,公司法评论, 北大法律评论, among many others. His publications’ diverse subject matters – ranging from corporate law, securities regulations, insurance law, government procurement, natural resources management, historical conservation law, eminent domain, tax law, culture wars, law & religion – appear improbably broad especially when they also traverse multiple jurisdictions that include U.S., China, Singapore, Hong Kong and others. Yet, beyond the intense intellectual curiosity for new knowledge driving these academic forages, the publications are united by his research agenda of drawing on a combination of comparative perspectives and economic analysis to critically examine the unarticulated jurisprudential assumptions inherent in many areas of legal discourse.
More broadly, these research projects serve as building blocks towards developing an overarching theoretical inquiry that 1) explores how the different forms of state actions – ranging from law, regulation, tax, state ownership, public contract, government speech etc. – have surprisingly similar capacity and propensity (or the lack thereof) to achieve public interest objectives, and 2) critically evaluates the prevailing approach of prescribing distinct legal constraints and normative considerations for each category of state interventions.
Jianlin teaches Economic Analysis of Law, Business Associations, Commercial Law, Contract, Guided Research, and JD Dissertation. He organizes and conducts the Legal Scholarship Workshop @ HKU, a regular workshop conference that invites postgraduate research students and post-docs worldwide for an earnest mutual learning session on both the substantive and stylistic aspects of legal scholarship. He also enjoys sharing legal insights and knowledge with local secondary school students via commissioned enrichment courses at the Hong Kong Academy for Gifted Education.
Jianlin teaches Economic Analysis of Law, Business Associations, Commercial Law, Guided Research and Contract. He also organizes and conducts the Legal Scholarship Workshop @ HKU, a regular workshop conference that invites postgraduate research students and post-docs worldwide for an earnest mutual learning session on both the substantive and stylistic aspects of legal scholarship.
|Awardees||Award Date||Honours / Awards / Prizes||Category|
|2016-04-01||Faculty Outstanding Teaching Award (2015): University of Hong Kong, Faculty of Law||Teaching Accomplishment|
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|Written Language(s) (EN)||Written Language(s) (ZH)|
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