Professor Shui specializes in civil law, focusing on the intersection of private law and public law, as well as the empirical legal study.
Prior to joining the University of Macau in 2013, Professor Shui was a full professor at Law School of Nanjing University, concurrently a professor at the Nanjing University-Johns Hopkins University Center. He also served as the vice president of Jianye district people’s court in 2012. Professor Shui has received many academic awards and recognitions, such as the First Prize at The National Writing Competition for Legal Essays in 2015, and the Ten Outstanding Young Jurists in Jiangsu Province of 2013. Furthermore, he was selected as the New Century Excellent Talents in University (NCET) in 2012, which is a very competitive award granted by the Ministry of Education in China. University of Macau had granted Teaching Excellence Award to Professor Shui in 2018, by a selection committee from numerous nominees through a rigorous process.
Professor Shui helped to found and serve as the associate director of Institute of Advanced Studies in Humanities and Social Sciences (IAS) at University of Macau. In February 2017, as a recognized legal expert, he had been appointed as one of seven members of Medical Malpractice Committee by Macau SAR government. Professor Shui was invited to conduct a keynote speech at the annual conference organized by Global Privacy Enforcement Network (GPEN) in 2019.