Xiaobo ZHAI, Stephen

Assistant Professor

Telephone8822 4145
OfficeE32 – 2025
AddressFaculty of Law (FLL),
University of Macau, E32,

Avenida da Universidade, Taipa, Macau, China.
Office HoursTuesday 16h00~17h00
Wednesday 16h00~17h00

Other Roles

  • Member of Information and Education Technology Committee (IETC)

Academic Qualifications

  • PhD, the Law Institute of Chinese Academy of Social Sciences
  • Master of Law, Law School, Peking University
  • Bachelor of Law, Law School, Zhengzhou University

Teaching Area

  • Jurisprudence
  • Public law
  • Chinese Law

Research Interests

  • Law and Philosophy
  • Constitutional Law
  • Chinese Law

Selected Publications

  1.  (as co-editor) Bentham’s Theory of Law and Public Opinion, Cambridge University Press, 2014.
  2. ‘Bentham’s Natural Arrangement and the Collapse of Expositor-Censor Distinction in the General Theory of Law’, in Bentham’s Theory of Law and Public Opinion.
  3. ‘Bentham’s Command versus Hart’s Authoritative Reason’, in The Legal Philosophy and Influence of Bentham: Essays on Limits of the Penal Branch of Jurisprudence, ed. Guillaume Tusseau, Routledge, 2014.
  4. ‘Bentham’s Natural Arrangement versus Hart’s Morally Neutral Description’, in Revue d’Etudes Benthamiennes, 10 (2012).
  5. ‘Legal Positivism: Emotivistic or Naturalistic?’ Philosophy and Public Issues (Filosofia E QuestioniPubbliche), 1 (2011).
  6. Book review: P. Schofield, Utility and Democracy: The Political Thought of Jeremy Bentham (OUP, 2009), and P. Schofield, Bentham: A Guide for the Perplexed (Continuum, 2009), in Law, Culture and the Humanities 7(1) 2011.