• Bond University, Faculty of Law

    4229 Gold Coast


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Research interests

I joined the Faculty of Law in 2005. Prior to joining Bond, I undertook teaching or research appointments with the University of Washington, International University of Japan, Waseda University, National University of Singapore, and University of Tokyo. I have also been a Visiting Scholar to Harvard Law School. I am an attorney-at-law and speak and write Chinese fluently.

My primary research interests are in comparative, international, and interdisciplinary studies.

To date, I have focused my research on Australian, Chinese, Japanese and US laws, and in the areas of foreign direct investment, labour and employment, dispute resolution, law and society, commercial law, legal education, health care, competition law, the judiciary, international trade, and consumer protection.

My research has been largely policy-oriented, either on my own or in collaboration with scholars from the disciplines of management, social policy, and economics.

I would like to contribute to the improvement of regulatory systems through recommendations based on my research work.

Statement for HDR students

I am interested in supervising research on Chinese law, comparative law, and international law.

Education/Academic qualification

Law, PhD, University of Washington

Law, LLM, University of Washington

Organizational Behaviour, MOB, Brigham Young University

Business Administration, MBA, Brigham Young University

Law, JD, Brigham Young University

English Literature, BA, Brigham Young University

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Research Output 1996 2019

Comparative Law in Chinese Legal Education

Lo, V. I., 4 Oct 2019, Scholarship, Practice and Education in Comparative Law: A Festschrift in Honour of Mary Hiscock. Farrar, J., Lo, V. I. & Goh, B. C. (eds.). Singapore : Springer, p. 197-215 19 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterResearchpeer-review

academic law

Scholarship, Practice and Education in Comparative Law: A Festschrift in Honour of Mary Hiscock

Farrar, J. H., Lo, V. I. & Goh, B., 4 Oct 2019, Singapore: Springer. 222 p.

Research output: Book/ReportScholarly editionResearchpeer-review

legal usage
constitutional state
121 Downloads (Pure)

Combining Efficiency and Innovation to Enhance Performance: Evidence from Firms in Emerging Economies

Tian, X., Lo, V. I. & Zhai, X., 19 Dec 2018, In : Journal of Management and Organization. 17 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access
Emerging economies
World Bank
Hypothesis test
Innovation process

Comparing an Apple with a Pear? The Australian Immunity Program and the Chinese Leniency Program

Feng, J., Fang, X. & Lo, V. I., 2018, In : Bond Law Review. 30, 2

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access

The ‘insider’ and ‘outsider’ effects of FDI technology spillovers: Some evidence from China

Tian, X., Lo, V. I. & Song, M., 2016, In : Journal of Developing Areas. 50, 5, p. 1-12 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

effects of technology

Activities 2019 2019

  • 1 Invited talk
  • 1 Oral presentation
  • 1 Visiting an external institution

Legal Reasoning in the Common Law Tradition

Vai Io Lo (Speaker)
26 Nov 2019

Activity: Talk or presentationInvited talk

Peking University

Vai Io Lo (Visitor)
20 Nov 20197 Dec 2019

Activity: Visiting an external institution

Legal Protection of Elderly People in China

Vai Io Lo (Speaker)
13 Dec 2019

Activity: Talk or presentationOral presentation

Student theses

Systemic and cyclical failure in Australian financial services and financial products sectors: have weaknesses in law contributed to these failures?

Author: Millhouse, D., 2018

Supervisor: Corkery, J. (Supervisor), Lo, V. I. (Supervisor) & Farrar, J. H. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral Thesis