Department of Law
SFHEA (Senior Fellow, UK Higher Education Academy/Advance HE)
LLB, University of Hong Kong
BCL, University of Oxford
PCLL, University of Hong Kong
Alice SC Lee, LLB (HKU) and BCL (Oxford), is an Associate Professor of Law at the University of Hong Kong. She was Associate Dean (Academic Affairs) and chair of the Law Faculty Teaching & Learning Quality Committee from 2011 to 2020. She also chaired the HKU Teaching Exchange Fellowship scheme from 2017 to 2021. Alice specializes in property law and intellectual property education, co-founded Creative Commons Hong Kong (https://hk.creativecommons.org/) and initiated an IP Ambassador Programme with the HKSAR Intellectual Property Department for university students to share their knowledge with secondary schools and join IPD seminars to learn from practitioners. She has served on consultative committees and statutory bodies including the Advisory Committee on Review of the Patent System (leading to the Patents (Amendment) Ordinance 2016). She has published a YouTube animation series “The Copyright Classroom” https://hku.to/Copyright_Classroom to share copyright knowledge with the wider community and the “Lawlypop” series https://www.youtube.com/c/hkulawlypop1 to support students in career planning.
Alice has been partnering with students in Teaching & Learning and mentoring colleagues since she became a Senior Fellow and a Mentor of the UK Higher Education Academy/ Advance HE in 2017 and 2019 respectively. With her students, she co-hosts an education website and publishes co-authored articles to promote student-teacher partnership in higher education: https://sites.google.com/view/wecollab/connecting-students/spreading-partnership With Professor Glofcheski, she founded a Faculty T&L Interest Group in 2017 and organizes staff seminars for colleagues and experts from other institutions to share their teaching practices. Her innovations have been recognized in the awards she received including the HKU Distinguished University Teaching Award 2019 as well as a student-led Teaching Feedback Award.
As Associate Dean (Academic Affairs), she launched the Law Faculty Teaching Award Scheme in 2012 and co-organized institutional conferences “Co-constructing Excellence: Recognizing, Scaffolding and Building Excellence in University Learning and Teaching” and “U21 Educational Innovation Leadership Symposium” in 2018. She has shared her teaching and assessment practices at, among others, the HKU Authentic Assessment Symposium, HKU Symposium on Feedback for Learning, International Conference on Experiential Learning & Innovations in Legal Education (HKU), The Future of Legal Education Forum (City U), Australasian Professional Legal Education Council Conference 2018, Advance HE Teaching & Learning Conference 2018 (Birmingham), First SoTL Conference of Chinese Higher Education 2019 (Shanghai), and Directions in Legal Education Conference 2020 (CUHK).
With HKU Teaching Development Grants, Alice has explored pedagogical and curriculum innovations in cross-disciplinary projects such as “Studio Without Borders” (2017), “Enhancing Meaningful Intercultural Interactions among Local and Non-local students in classroom” (2017) and “Promoting Creative and Ethical Curriculum and Pedagogical Innovations through Copyright Education” (2019). Her latest project is “Knowledge and Experience Generalization through Sharing by Legal Professionals”, which aims to provide insights for career planning and professional pursuits.
- Property Law
- Intellectual Property Law
She has published books and book chapters on land law and intellectual property law for students, teachers and practitioners. She is a contributing author of the LexisNexis looseleaf publication Intellectual Property Rights: Hong Kong SAR and PRC (with Michael Pendleton and Jared Margolis).
Her other publications include:
“From Fair Dealing to User-Generated Content: Legal La La Land in Hong Kong” (with Brendan Clift) in The Cambridge Handbook of Copyright Limitations and Exceptions (edited by Shyamkrishna Balganesh, Wee Loon Ng-Loy and Haochen Sun), Cambridge University Press 2021, 364-376 (Chapter 19)
“Discrepancy between legal approaches and policy goals: A case study of subsidized housing in Hong Kong” (with Phoebe Woo) in Global Perspectives in Urban Law: The Legal Power of Cities (edited by Nestor M Davidson and Geeta Tewari), Routledge 2019, 43-62
“Well-Known Trade Marks and Dissimilar Goods: HK, UK and EU Law” (2017) 47 HKLJ 89-113
“Land Registration: Validity, Priority and Statutory Interpretation” (2016) 46 HKLJ 415-443
Intellectual Property Law and Practice in Hong Kong (with Kenny Wong), Sweet & Maxwell, 2nd ed, 2017 (first published in 2002)
Land Law in Hong Kong (with SH Goo), LexisNexis Butterworths, 4th ed, 2015
“Property Law” (Chapter 8) and “Intellectual Property Law” (Chapter 12) in General Principles of Hong Kong Law (in Chinese) (edited by Albert Chen, Johannes Chan, Alice Lee et al), Joint Publishing Ltd, 3rd ed, 2015 (first published in 1999)
“Flexibly Applying the Law to Regulate Illegal Buildings in Hong Kong” in Resolving Land Disputes in East Asia (edited by Hualing Fu and John Gillespie), Cambridge University Press, 2014, 392-410
Hong Kong Chapter in The Enforcement of Patents – Max Planck series (edited by Kung-chung Liu and Reto M Hilty), Kluwer Law International, 2012
Tort Law and Practice in Hong Kong, Chapters 17 to 19 (with Kenny Wong), Sweet & Maxwell, 3rd ed, 2014 (first published in 2005)
Intellectual Property in Hong Kong (with Michael Pendleton), LexisNexis, 2008 (first published in 2001)
Butterworths Hong Kong Copyright Handbook, 3rd ed, 2011
Butterworths Hong Kong Trade Marks Handbook, 2nd ed, 2011
Halsbury’s Laws of Hong Kong, Intellectual Property: Trademarks, Vol 15(3), LexisNexis Butterworths, 2010 Reissue
“Rule Against Perpetuities” (Chapter 12) in SH Goo, Land Law in Hong Kong, Butterworths, 1997
“Adverse Possession and Proprietary Estoppel as Defences to Actions for Possession” (1999) 29 HKLJ 31-44
“Leases Beyond 2047?” in Law Lectures for Practitioners 1998 (edited by Alice Lee), Hong Kong Law Journal Ltd, 1998, 177-186
“Language and the Law in Hong Kong: From English to Chinese” in One Country, Two Systems, Three Languages: A Survey of Changing Language Use in Hong Kong (edited by Wright and Kelly-Holmes), Multilingual Matters, 1997, 50-56
“An Unsolved Problem For Adverse Possessors of New Territories Land”, (1996) 26 HKLJ 7-20
“Protecting Trade Marks in Hong Kong: Re Omega”, (1996) 26 HKLJ 180-193