Short bios posted here in December. Click individual faculty names for more information.
Richard Cullen (LL.B. (Hons), Melbourne University; Ph.D., Osgoode Hall Law School). Mr. Cullen joined the University of Hong Kong Faculty of Law as a visiting professor in 2006. He was previously a professor at Monash University in Australia. He has spent over 16 years based in Hong Kong teaching and writing on Hong Kong and China. Mr. Cullen has written and co-written (regularly with Fu Hualing) several books and over 150 articles, notes and comments focused on public law, media law and tax law. A recent book, written with Simon Young, is: Electing Hong Kong's Chief Executive (Hong Kong University Press, Hong Kong, 2010) (in English and Chinese, 2011).
Alana Maurushat (B.A. in Communications, University of Calgary; B.C.L., LL.B., McGill University; LL.M. with Concentration in Law and Technology, University of Ottawa; Ph.D., University of New South Wales). Ms. Maurushat is Senior Lecturer and Academic Director of the Cyberspace Law and Policy Community at the Faculty of Law, UNSW and is research fellow with the new Australian CyberSecurity Centre for Research and Education at ADFA/UNSW. Her Ph.D. involves inter-disciplinary research in cyber security, botnets and civil liberties. Her most recent book examines legal issues in the disclosure of security vulnerabilities and exploit markets. Her new books on ethical hacking and botnets are forthcoming in 2014. Ms. Maurushat is on the Board of Directors for the cybercrime company, Global Internet Fraud Watchdog. She has keynoted and presented at many conferences,including CSI, AusCERT, High Tech Crime Conference and ISOI, and is in the media on a regular basis. She has lectured in the fields of law, criminology and computer science in Hong Kong, Canada, the United States, France, the United Kingdom and Australia. Ms. Maurushat has done consultancy work on cyber security, technology and civil liberties (freedom of expression, privacy and freedom of assembly) for the Australian and Canadian governments, and for the NGO, Freedom House.
Takehiro Nobumori (B.A. in Law, University of Tokyo; LL.M., University of Virginia). Mr. Nobumori is a consultant at Promontory Financial Japan, a consultancy that specializes in advising banks on how to comply with complex regulations. He helps clients diagnose and solve complicated cross-border legal and operational issues. Before joining Promontory, he worked for over 20 years with the Bank of Japan (BOJ), the central bank in Japan. At the BOJ, he was a director of the financial systems and bank examination department and a director of the international legal department group. He was also a visiting fellow to the Federal Reserve Bank of New York in 2008. Throughout his career, his research interests have included not only the sovereign and financial crises, but also the measures to solve and prevent such crises. Mr. Nobumori has authored legal articles in journals both in the U.S. and Japan.
Shen Wei (LL.B., LL.M., East China University of Political Science and Law; LL.M., University of Michigan; LL.M., University of Cambridge; Ph.D., London School of Economics and Political Science). Mr. Shen is the Special Oriental Scholar Professor of Law at Shanghai Jiao Tong University's KoGuan Law School. Prior to his arrival at KoGuan Law School, he practiced in major U.S. and U.K. law firms in Sydney, Shanghai, Chicago, and Hong Kong, primarily assisting multinational clients in their China-related transactions such as foreign direct investment, private equity, mergers and acquisitions, project finance, and commercial arbitration. Mr. Shen teaches international investment law, company law, international economic law and contract law. His current research interests include international investment law, corporate governance, financial regulation, and international commercial arbitration. Mr. Shen has contributed to 22 books (20 in English and and two in Chinese) and authored (or co-authored) over ninety articles in English and Chinese law journals. He is the author of two books: Rethinking the New York Convention - A Law and Economics Approach (Cambridge: Intersentia 2013) and The Anatomy of China's Banking Sector and Regulation (Wolters Kluwer 2013). Since 2011, he has been included in Marquis Who's Who.
Jeffrey Ward (B.A., University of Notre Dame; M.A., Northern Illinois University; J.D. & LL.M. in International & Comparative Law, Duke University School of Law). Mr. Ward is a Lecturing Fellow and Director of Duke Law School's Start-Up Ventures Clinic, where he and his students counsel eligible seed and early-stage entrepreneurs on a wide variety of legal matters including formation, founder equity and vesting, shareholder agreements, intellectual property protection and licensing, commercialization strategies, and operational issues. Prior to serving as Director of the Start-Up Ventures Clinic, Mr. Ward was supervising attorney in Duke Law School's Community Enterprise Clinic, where students practiced law with community organizations as clients. His teaching and his own law practice focus on corporate and transactional law. As an associate with the Chicago office of an international law firm, he focused on mergers and acquisitions and capital markets transactions. He also served as a fellow at a community economic development law organization in the city of Chicago, where he counseled and developed resources for community organizations and provided legal and planning advice to start-up entrepreneurs. Before becoming a lawyer, he worked first as a business consultant with Arthur Andersen in Chicago and then as an English teacher.