Mimi Zou completed her DPhil degree at the Faculty of Law and at St John's College, Oxford. She was formerly Junior Dean at St John's College. 

Her doctoral thesis examined the regulatory nexus between employment and immigration laws and policies through a comparative inquiry into skilled temporary labour migration programmes.  

Mimi's DPhil studies were supported by a Commonwealth Scholarship from the UK Department for Business, Innovation & Skills, a St John's College scholarship, and a James Fairfax Oxford Australia Scholarship.

Mimi is a qualified practising lawyer with extensive professional experience in international organisations, governments, law firms and academia in Europe, Asia, and Australia. She is a Solicitor of the Senior Courts of England and Wales and has also been admitted as a Lawyer of the Supreme Court of New South Wales, Australia.

She received her BCL (Distinction) degree from Oxford, and her Bachelor of Economics & Social Sciences (University Medal & 1st Class Honours) and LLB (1st Class Honours) degrees from the University of Sydney, Australia. 

Languages (native): English, Mandarin and Cantonese


Research Interests

Labour Law, Immigration Law, Regulatory Theory, Chinese Law, East Asian Legal Systems, Discrimination Law, Elder Law

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