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Dr Hong-Lin Yu


Law University of Stirling, Stirling, FK9 4LA

Dr Hong-Lin Yu

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PhD University of Edinburgh LLM University of Edinburgh LLB Soochow University (Taiwan)

Dr Yu graduated with a PhD in Law from Edinburgh University in 1998. She lectured at University of Essex Law School before joining Stirling in 2005 as a lecturer in law and becoming a Reader in Law in 2007. She was the Director of LLM in International Commercial Law for five years. Currently, she is the Director of Research Postgraduates Programme. Dr Yu has been an external panel member in subject institutional reviews at the University of Strathclyde, Edinburgh Napier University and Glasgow Caledonian University. She has also carried out PhD examination internally and externally. She is a member of the editorial board of the International Arbitration Law Review.

Research Interests:

Dr Yu's main areas of interest are the theories and practice of international commercial arbitration, International investment law and arbitration, legal research methods as well as transnational commercial law. Her approach is broadly doctrinal and comparative based, and she has a particular interest in exploring law in the context of current development in practice. A key theme in her work is justification of current developments in both commercial and investment arbitration, and she has published in these areas in journals such as the International Comparative Law Quarterly, Journal of International Arbitration, and Civil Justice Quarterly. She has also acted as a referee for journals in her specialist areas. She welcomes any PhD proposals in the areas of transnational commercial lawand legal methods, international commercial arbitration and international investment arbitration.

Previous Positions

Lecturer in Law, University of Stirling 2005-2006 Lecturer in Law University of Essex 1999-2004 City Solicitors Educational Trust Teaching Fellow in Legal Education and New Technologies, University of Essex, 1998- 1999 Part-time Lectureship, University of Essex, 1997 – 1998


LAWU9RM: Research Methods LAWPP18: International Investment Law LAWU9CA: :Alternative Commerical Dispute Resolution ARTP02: Dissertation Proposals

Postgraduate Supervision Alternative Dispute Resolution Harmonisation of International Commercial Arbitration International Trade Law Judicialised Arbitration Esteem Indicators : Member of Editorial Board, International Arbitration Law Review since 2002 Professional Affiliations:

Arbitrator (Taiwanese Arbitration Association). Member of the Society of Legal Scholars. Member of editorial board for International Arbitration Law Review

Research Funding Applications: April 2009 obtained funding from the British Academy for £2,500 ( International Exchange Scheme with Sinica Academy)

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