Dr Danny Gittings 賈廷思
Dr Danny Gittings 賈廷思
Dr Danny Gittings is Associate Professor and Associate Head of the College of Humanities and Law at the School of Professional and Continuing Education at the University of Hong Kong (HKU SPACE). He has written extensively on Separation of Powers and graduated in July 2022 from the Faculty of Law with a PhD putting forward a rationale-based approach towards separation of powers which is expected to form the basis of his next book.
|Hong Kong High Court||Barrister|
|1997||Honourable Society of Grays Inn||Barrister|
|2001||University of London||LLM in Commercial and Corporate Law with Merit (including Modern Chinese Law)|
|1996||Manchester Metropolitan University||Common Professional Examination with Distinction|
|1994||University of Oxford||Masters of Arts|
|1987||University College Cardiff||Diploma in Journalism Studies|
|1986||University of Oxford||Bachelor of Arts in Politics, Philosophy & Economics|
|2022||University of Hong Kong||Doctor of Philosophy|
Dr Danny Gittings has written extensively on separation of powers and graduated in July 2022 from the Faculty of Law with a PhD thesis presenting a rationale-based approach towards separation of powers which is expected to form the basis of his next book.
His thesis was praised by the examiners as an “outstanding thesis”, “carefully, superbly reasoned in a manner reflecting considerable originality of thought and judgment”, and “very well researched and well written”. It is cited in Cora Chan, Weight and Balance: Understanding Daly's Framework of Common Law Administrative Law (adminlawblogorg, 4 April 2022).
Dr Gittings' textbook, Introduction to the Hong Kong Basic Law (Hong Kong University Press) is widely used on Hong Kong Constitutional Law courses and has been favourably reviewed in The China Quarterly and Hong Kong Law Journal. His writings have also been published by Cambridge University Press, Routledge, Hart and City University Press.
Dr Gittings started his law studies on the Graduate Diploma in English and Hong Kong Law at HKU SPACE and is the only person to have received all three of the following awards from HKU SPACE: Distinguished Alumni Fellowship (2009), Outstanding Teacher Award (2006) and Outstanding Lifelong Learner Award (2001).
Before joining the academic world, Dr 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 has been 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 Carrie Lam.
Dr Gittings has lived in Hong Kong for more than 30 years and is married with two children.
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