Dr Enshen Li


School of Law
Faculty of Business, Economics and Law


Dr Enshen Li is a lecturer at the TC Beirne School of Law, The University of Queensland. Dr Li's research interests lie in the field of comparative criminal justice, theoretical criminology, socio-legal studies of punishment and society. He specializes in the Chinese criminal justice and penal system and their implications for culture and society. Dr Li has published a number of articles in leading law and criminology journals, including Columbia Journal of Asian Law, Criminology & Criminal Justice and British Journal of Criminology. He has also taught business and corporations law and criminology courses at La Trobe University and the University of Queensland since 2009.

Dr Li receives his legal education in China, England and Australia. He worked as a lawyer in China before moving to Australia in 2008. After graduating from Shanghai University with a LLB, he practised primarily as a criminal lawyer and also participated in administrative lawsuits and business combinations. He was then funded by the Shanghai Justice Bureau to undertake his LLM in the United Kingdom. In 2011, Dr Li obtained his SJD from La Trobe University in 2011 and was awarded a PhD in criminology from The University of Queensland in 2015. He is currently a member of several international societies of criminology.

Research Interests

  • Comparative Law
  • Criminal Law
  • Criminology
  • Anti-Corruption
  • Counter-Terrorism
  • Policing
  • Socio-legal Studies


  • Doctor of Philosophy, The University of Queensland
  • Doctor of Jurisdicial Science, La Trobe University


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