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Wei Lun Ivan Lee's picture

Email

wlil2@cam.ac.uk

Education CV

Education

  • LLM (Legal History), University College London
  • LLB, National University of Singapore

Employment

  • Sheridan Fellow at the Faculty of Law, National University of Singapore (2014-)

Scholarships

  • Cambridge Trust NUS Cambridge Scholarship (2017-)

Appointments

  • Treasurer, Cambridge International Law Journal (2017-2019)
  • General Editor, Cambridge International Law Journal (2017-2018)
  • Editor, UCL Journal of Law and Jurisprudence (2015-2016)

Teaching

  • Legal Methods (undergraduate supervisions, Cambridge, 2018)
  • Law of Torts (undergraduate tutorials, Singapore, 2014-2015)

Fields of research

Legal and imperial history; criminal law

 

British Jurisdictional Practice and the Origins of Extradition in Colonial Hong Kong

Summary

My dissertation explains the interconnected origins of Sino-British extradition and British criminal jurisdiction in Hong Kong. Chronologically, it covers the three decades following the Treaty of Nanking, i.e. 1842 to c. 1875. Legal concepts and ideas explored include imperial protection, subjecthood (nationality or allegiance), territorial sovereignty, personal and (extra-)territorial jurisdiction, and tensions between due process and substantive justice.

Supervisors

Representative Publications

‘British Extradition Practice in Early Colonial Hong Kong’ law&history 6:1 (2019): 85-114

‘Sino-British Extradition and Extraterritoriality in the Mid-Nineteenth Century’ (paper presented at the conference of the International Society for Chinese Legal History, National Taipei University, May 2019)

‘The Imperial Politics of British Treaty Performance in China, 1842–1870’ (paper presented at the Student Research Colloquium of the 48th Annual Meeting of the American Society for Legal History, Rice University, November 2018; and at the London Legal History Seminars, Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, London, December 2018)

‘Common Intention and the Presumption of Joint Possession in the Misuse of Drugs Act’ Singapore Journal of Legal Studies (2014): 419-428

Start Date

Jan 2017

Publications

 

Articles

"British Extradition Practice in Early Colonial Hong Kong" (2019) 6:1 law&history 85

Citation:
(2019) 6:1 law&history 85

"Common Intention and the Presumption of Joint Possession in the Misuse of Drugs Act" [2014] Singapore Journal of Legal Studies 419

Citation:
[2014] Singapore Journal of Legal Studies 419

Conference Papers

"Sino-British Extradition and Extraterritoriality in the Mid-Nineteenth Century" (International Society for Chinese Legal History Conference 2019)

Conference:
International Society for Chinese Legal History Conference 2019

"The Imperial Politics of British Treaty Performance in China, 1842–1870" (48th Annual Meeting of the American Society for Legal History)

Conference:
48th Annual Meeting of the American Society for Legal History

"British Sovereignty and Criminal Jurisdiction in Hong Kong after the Treaty of Nanking" (7th Yale Law School Doctoral Scholarship Conference)

Conference:
7th Yale Law School Doctoral Scholarship Conference