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Personal profile


Dr. Han-Wei Liu joined the Department of Business Law and Taxation, Monash University as a Lecturer in January 2018. Prior to his appointment at Monash, he was Assistant Professor of Law at National Tsing Hua University in Taiwan. Dr. Liu works in the areas of international economic law, international law and global governance, as well as informal technology law. Before entering academia, he practiced with Baker McKenzie and Russin & Vecchi for several years. Han-Wei earned his Ph.D., summa cum laude, from the Graduate Institute, Geneva (IHEID), where he was awarded full scholarship by Kathryn Davis Foundation and his master degrees from Columbia Law School and Oxford University on the Taiwan Government Scholarship and the British Chevening Scholarship, respectively. He received his LL.M. and LL.B. degrees from National Chengchi University. His work has been published, or will appear, in top-rated law journals, such as Harvard International Law Journal, Journal of International Economic Law, Cornell International Law JournalUniversity of Pennsylvania Journal of International Law, Journal of World Trade, Columbia Journal of Asian Law, International Journal of Law and Information Technology, and Melbourne Journal of International Law. Han-Wei was invited in conferences/workshops held by Cambridge, Columbia, Duke, the Graduate Institute, Geneva, Melbourne, Warwick, the Society of International Economic Law, and Asian Society of International Law, among others. In 2013-2015, he held visiting posts at Harvard Law School and Columbia Law School. Dr. Liu received various research grants from Taiwan’s Ministry of Science and Technology and Ministry of Economic Affairs and had advised high-tech firms and government-funded think-tanks on regulations of digital communication, cross-border data flow, and technology transfer/export control issues. In addition to his editorial role at Columbia Journal of European Law back in 2009, Dr. Liu currently sits on the editorial board of Manchester Journal of International Economic Law and Chinese (Taiwan) Yearbook of International Law and Affairs and acts as referees for various journals and publishers. Dr. Liu’s works on digital trade have been cited by the Australian Productivity Commission and Singaporean Personal Data Protection Commission and used by experts in the testimony before US Congress.

Resume available upon request

Research interests

  • Law and Technology
  • Financial Regulation
  • International Economic Law
  • International Law & Global Governance

Supervision interests

  • Regulatory frameworks on artificial intelligence
  • Fintech regulations
  • Comparative studies on data protection/privacy laws
  • Linkage between digital technologies and international trade law
  • International standard-setting as compared to traditional international lawmaking process
  • Case studies of the Third World Approach to Iinternational Law (TWAIL)

Monash teaching commitment

  • Banking Law
  • Finance Law

Education/Academic qualification

LL.M (Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar), Columbia University

Ph.D. (summa cum laude), Institut de Hautes Etudes Internationales et du Developpement (Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies)

LL.M., National Chengchi University

LL.B., National Chengchi University

M.Jur. (Chenvening Scholar), University of Oxford

External positions

Associate Editor, Chinese (Taiwan) Yearbook of International Law and Affairs

2017 → …

Associate Editor, Manchester Journal of International Economic Law

2017 → …

Visiting Scholar, Columbia University


Visiting Researcher, Harvard University


Research area keywords

  • International Trade Law
  • International Investment Law
  • Law and Technology
  • Data Protection
  • Global Governance
  • China/Taiwan relations
  • Financial Regulation


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