Professor Sarah Biddulph
Sarah Biddulph is Assistant Deputy Vice Chancellor International – China. She is also Professor of Law at the Melbourne Law School and Director of its Asian Law Centre. Sarah’s research focuses on the Chinese legal system with a particular emphasis on legal policy, law making and enforcement as they affect the administration of justice in China. Her particular areas of research are contemporary Chinese administrative law, criminal procedure, labour, comparative law and the law regulating social and economic rights.
Her recent publications include; The Stability Imperative: Human rights and law in China (2015) UBC Press, Law and Fair Work in China: Making and Enforcing Labour Standards in the PRC co-authored with Sean Cooney and Ying Zhu (2013) Routledge, and Legal Reform and Administrative Detention Powers in China (2007) CUP for which she was awarded the Woodward Medal. She has co-edited Justice: The China Experience (2017 CUP), Legal Reforms and Deprivation of Liberty in Contemporary China (2016 Routledge) and The Politics of Law and Stability in China, (2014 Edward Elgar), with Susan Trevaskes, Elisa Nesossi and Flora Sapio and Examining Practice, Interrogating Theory: Comparative Legal Studies in Asia (2008 Martinus Nijhoff) with Pip Nicholson.
She was a solicitor with Blake Dawson Waldron (now Ashurst) between 1986 and 1992 in Sydney and Melbourne and again between 1998 and 2001 in the firm’s Shanghai representative office.
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