Julius Yam is a DPhil in Law candidate at the Faculty of Law, and a Research Associate at the Programme for the Foundations of Law and Constitutional Government. He holds an LL.B. from the University of Hong Kong and an LL.M. from the University of Chicago. He was a Part-time Lecturer at the University of Hong Kong, and a visiting scholar at the Max Planck Fellow Group in Comparative Constitutionalism and Alexander von Humboldt Chair of Comparative Constitutionalism, University of Göttingen. Julius' main research interests are in constitutional theory, judicial politics and courts. His thesis explores the interaction between courts and politics in non-democratic regimes, with a particular focus on hybrid regimes.


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  • Julius Yam and Anna Dziedzic, 'Amnesty for Street Protesters' (2020) 50 Hong Kong Law Journal (forthcoming)
  • Julius Yam, 'Approaching the Legitimacy Paradox in Hong Kong: Lessons for Hybrid Regime Courts' (2020) Law & Social Inquiry (forthcoming)
  • Julius Yam, 'Political Crowdfunding of Rights' (2020) 50 Hong Kong Law Journal (forthcoming)
  • Julius Yam, 'Book Review: Hybrid Constitutionalism: The Politics of Constitutional Review in the Chinese Special Administrative Regions' (2019) 17 International Journal of Constitutional Law [Review]

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Constitutional Theory; Constitutional Law; Courts; Comparative Constitutional Study

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