Stephen Thomson

My Current Position

I am an Associate Professor of Law, and Director of the JSD and PhD Law Programmes, at City University of Hong Kong.  I am also a Legal Adviser to the Ombudsman of Hong Kong, a member of the Constitutional Affairs and Human Rights Committee of the Law Society of Hong Kong, and an examiner on the Law Society of Hong Kong's Overseas Lawyers Qualification Examination.  I recently held a visiting appointment as a Herbert Smith Freehills Visitor at the University of Cambridge.


  • LL.B. (Hons.) (First Class), University of Edinburgh
  • Erasmus Exchange Scholarship, University of Leuven
  • LL.M. (Res.) (by Thesis), University of Edinburgh
  • Dip.L.P., University of Edinburgh
  • Ph.D., University of Edinburgh

My Professional Interests

I am primarily interested in administrative law and have written widely in this field.  I also have interests in constitutional law, equitable jurisdiction, and law and innovation.