Centre For Post Graduate Legal Studies


Michael C. Davis

Professor of Law and International Affairs


B.A. Ohio State University; J.D. University of California Hasting College of the Law; LLM Yale Law School.


Michael C. Davis is the Professor of Law and International Affairs at Jindal Global University and a Senior Fellow at the Liu Institute for Asian Studies at Notre Dame University. He is the 2018-2019 Wilson Center Fellow at the Woodrow Wilson International Center in Washington, DC and was the 2016-2017 Reagan-Fascell Democracy Fellow at the US National Endowment for Democracy. A Professor of Law at the University of Hong Kong until late 2016, he continues as senior fellow in the university’s Center for Comparative and Public Law. He has held a number of distinguished visiting appointments, including J. Landis Martin Visiting Professor at Northwestern University (2005-6), the Robert and Marion Short Visiting Professor at Notre Dame University (2004-5) and the Frederick K. Cox Human Rights Professorship at Case Western Reserve University (2000), as well as the Schell Senior Human Rights Fellowship at Yale Law School (1994-5). His articles have appeared in leading scholarly journals in law and politics. His books include Constitutional Confrontation in Hong Kong(1990), Human Rights and Chinese Values (editor, 1995), and International Intervention in the Post-Cold War World (editor, 2004). As a public intellectual he has contributed commentary to a variety of international print and broadcast media, including CNN, the BBC, the New York Times, and the South China Morning Post. Amnesty International and the Hong Kong FCC awarded him a 2014 Human Rights Press Award for a series of commentary published in the South China Morning