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SJD (Duke)
LLM (Harvard)
JM (Peking)
BE (Chaohu)
Position Tag
Assistant Professor

Contact Information

Li Dak Sum Yip Yio Chin Academic Building – 6213
+852 3442-7636

Research Interests

Research Interests
  • Constitutional Law
  • Administrative Law
  • Cyber Law
  • Law and Technology

Dr. HUANG Tao is an Assistant Professor at City University of Hong Kong. He has earned a B.Eng. in computer science from Chaohu University (2010), a J.M. from Peking University (2013), an LL.M. from Harvard University (2016), and an S.J.D. from Duke University (2021). Before embarking on the academic career, he’s been working for two years in the Beijing Municipal Bureau of Justice, where he reviewed the legality and feasibility of several government ordinances and regulations. Tao’s research interests lie primarily in constitutional law and cyberlaw, especially how constitutional law theories could respond and adapt to emerging information technologies. His works have been published by several law journals, including Columbia Human Rights Law Review and University of Cincinnati Law Review.


  • A Quadruple Doctrinal Framework of Free Speech, 53 Columbia Human Rights Law Review 467 (2022).
  • Coronavirus and the Segmented First Amendment, 12 Faulkner Law Review_ (forthcoming 2022).
  • Freedom of Speech as a Right to Know, 89 University of Cincinnati Law Review 106 (2020).
  • Information-centered Freedom of Speech (Xin Xi Zhong Xin Zhu Yi De Biao Da Zi You), 23 Journal of East China University of Political Science and Law (Hua Dong Zheng Fa Da Xue Xue Bao) 58 (2020) (in Chinese).

Previous Experience

  • Beijing Municipal Bureau of Justice, 2013-2015

Works in Progress

  • From Freedom of Speech to Information Capability
  • Beyond the Reactive Mode—Rethinking the Interaction between Law and Technology
  • Understanding Personal Information Protection through the Lens of Differential Privacy
  • The Plurality of the Human Capabilities Lists—Rethinking the Sen/Nussbaum Debate