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Faculty of Law
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The Chinese University of Hong Kong
Sha Tin, NT, Hong Kong SAR
Professor Michael Ramsden currently serves as Director of the Research Postgraduate Programme. He previously served as the Assistant Dean (Research), Executive Director of the Centre for Rights & Justice, and Director of the LLB Double Degree Programme.
Prof. Ramsden is a barrister of Lincoln’s Inn and a door tenant at 25 Bedford Row (London). He previously held positions in the International Criminal Court (The Hague) and the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia. He serves on the advisory boards of the Universal Rights Group (Geneva and New York) and the International Rule of Law Initiative (Ottawa).
Prof. Ramsden has published extensively in the areas of domestic and comparative public law in common law systems, international institutional law and international human rights law. He has held research fellowships at Oxford, Cambridge, Berkeley, Columbia, University College London and the British Institute of International and Comparative Law. His research has been accepted in leading international journals, including the European Journal of International Law, International and Comparative Law Quarterly, International Journal of Constitutional Law, Yale Journal of International Law, Human Rights Law Review, International Journal of Human Rights, Journal of International Criminal Justice, Civil Justice Quarterly, Public Law, and Harvard Negotiation Law Review. His books have been published by Cambridge University Press, Oxford University Press and Edward Elgar Publishing. Prof. Ramsden welcomes Ph.D. and graduate student research proposals in his areas of research.
Prof. Ramsden is committed to experiential learning. Over the years he has coached teams at CUHK LAW that have won numerous major championships and awards in international mooting competitions, including in the Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot, International Criminal Court Moot, Red Cross International Humanitarian Law Moot, and the Law Asia International Law Moot. He also established the CUHK Clinic for Public Interest Advocacy, taking students out of the classroom and into the community to address the legal needs of the disadvantaged. His research on these experiential learning methods has been published in the Journal of Legal Education and The Law Teacher.
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