Danny Gittings

 

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Mr Danny Gittings 賈廷思

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Associate Professor (HKU SPACE)
Senior Programme Director I (HKU SPACE)
PhD Candidate (Faculty of Law)

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Mr Danny Gittings 賈廷思

Title:
Associate Professor (HKU SPACE)
Senior Programme Director I (HKU SPACE)
PhD Candidate (Faculty of Law)

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Also Cited As:
Gittings, Daniel John
Gittings, D

Short Biography:

Danny Gittings is author of the widely-used textbook Introduction to the Hong Kong Basic Law (Hong Kong University Press, 2nd edition, 2016). His primary research focus is Separation of Powers under the Hong Kong Basic Law. A former journalist, Danny Gittings is a regular radio talk-show on RTHK's popular Backchat programme, where he has interviewed many prominent Hong Kong personalities including Chief Executive CY Leung.

Professional Qualifications
YearAwarding InstitutionQualification
Hong Kong High CourtBarrister
1997Honourable Society of Grays InnBarrister
2001University of LondonLLM in Commercial and Corporate Law with Merit (including Modern Chinese Law)
1996Manchester Metropolitan UniversityCommon Professional Examination with Distinction
1994University of OxfordMasters of Arts
1987University College CardiffDiploma in Journalism Studies
1986University of OxfordBachelor of Arts in Politics, Philosophy & Economics
1997
Biography

Danny Gittings is researching Separation of Powers under the Hong Kong Basic Law at the University of Hong Kong’s Faculty of Law under the supervision of Associate Dean (Research) Professor Simon Young and Professor Richard Cullen.

As an Associate Professor at HKU SPACE, he teaches most of the courses in Hong Kong Constitutional Law, including setting and examining research papers for postgraduate students. He is the only person to have received all three of the following awards: Distinguished Alumni Fellowship (2009), Outstanding Teacher Award (2006) and Outstanding Lifelong Learner Award (2001).

His textbook, Introduction to the Hong Kong Basic Law, now in its second edition, is required reading on most Hong Kong Constitutional Law courses and has been favourably reviewed in The China Quarterly, Hong Kong Law Journal, Hong Kong Lawyer, South China Morning Post and Ming Pao among other publications.

Before joining the academic world, Mr Gittings worked in senior editorial positions at the South China Morning Post and The Wall Street Journal Asia for 15 years, where he won several journalistic awards and reported on Hong Kong’s political and constitutional development. He is a regular host of RTHK's popular Backchat radio talk-show programme, and is one of very few people to have interviewed every Hong Kong leader from Lord Wilson (who was Governor from 1987-1992) through to CY Leung (who became Chief Executive in 2012).

Mr Gittings has lived in Hong Kong for more than 25 years and is married with two young children, who are being educated through the local school system.

 
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PhD Candidate in the Faculty of Law under Professors Simon N.M. Young and Richard CullenSeparation of Powers under the Hong Kong Basic Law
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