SUN Haibo


A/Prof.SUN Haibo was born in Jiangsu Province in 1986, got M. Phil. at Law (2012) and Ph. D. at Law (2016) from Law School of Peking University, majored in Philosophy of Law, General Jurisprudence, Comparative Law and Judicial Methodology. He visited at Gould Law School of University of Southern California from 2014 to 2015, focused on the philosophy of law. After that he joined the China University of Political Science and Law, and now he is a lecturer of law in the College of Comparative Law.



Address:College of Comparative Law, ChinaUniversity of Political Science and Law, Xueyuan Lu Campus: 25 Xitucheng Road,Haidian District, Beijing, 100088


Main Publications:

“Legal Dogmatics as the Core of Legal Science”, Peking University Law Review, Vol.16, No.2, 2016;

“On the Characteristics and Problems of Use of Guiding Cases”, in Comparative Law in China, China University of Political Science and Law Press, 2016;

“On the Use and Abuse of Guiding Cases”, Archiv Fur Juristische Methodenlehre, Vol.3, No.1, 2015;

“Judicial Justification Through the Consequences: A new introduction to legal reasoning”, Science of Law, Vol.33, No.3, 2015.

“A Contest between Consequentialist Reasoning and Legalism: Hesitating between the nightmare and noble dream in legal methodology”, Law and Social Development, Vol.125, No.2, 2015.

 “A Reflection on Methodology of Legal Dogmatics and ‘Law & Social Science’: Focusing on the interaction between legal science and judiciary”, Oriental Law, No.4, 2015.

“Justice as Virtue and Law as institutions”, Peking University Journal, No.4, 2014.

“Review on the Form and Substancein Anglo-American Law”, Western Law Review, Vol.105, No.1, 2014.

Judicial Adjudication Towards Legal Uncertainty: On judging experience and method of hard cases, Western Law Review, Vol.104, No.4, 2013.

The Methodological Turn and Its Meaning in Contemporary Anglo-American Jurisprudence: From “the concept of law” to “legal theory”, Journal of Shanghai University of Political Science & Law (The Rule of Law Forum), Vol.28, No.4, 2013.

Farewell to the Syllogism in Judicial Process? The criticism and salvation of formal logic in legal reasoning, Law and Social Development, Vol.123, No.4, 2013.

Dispelling the Privilege by Rule of Law: Dual reflections based on both theory and practice, Exploration and Free Views, Vol.286, No.8, 2013.

Cracking the Problem of Analogical Reasoning: Causes, categories and methods, Journal of Gansu Political Science and Law Institute, Vol.129, No.5, 2013.

The Controversy of Hard Case inLegal Philosophy: The perspective of ideological relationships, Science of Law, Vol.31, No.1, 2013; Digested by the Chinese Social Science Digest, Vol.113, No.5, 2013.

Why the Case becomes Hard? Re-onthe causes of hard cases, Lanzhou Academic Journal, Vol.230, No.11, 2012.

The Concept of Law as a Dimensionof Sovereignty: Austin and legal positivism, Graduate Law Review, Vol.26, No.2, 2011.

The Legal Imagination: Comment on“Courthouse on Horseback”, Contemporary Legal Forum, Vol.27, No.2, 2011.

A Preliminary Study on Semantic Disagreement and Cause of “Hard Cases”, Graduate Law Review, Vol.26, No.6, 2011.



Andrei Marmor. Philosophy of Law. Translated by SUN Haibo and WANG Jin, Peking University Press, 2013.

Richard A. Wasserstrom. The Judicial Decision: Toward a Theory of Legal Justification. Translated by SUN Haibo, China Legal Publishing House, 2016.

Robert P. George Page. Making Men Moral: Civil Liberties and Public Morality. Translated by SUN Haibo, (forthcoming) The Commercial Press, 2016.

Frederick Schauer. The Force of Law. Translated by SUN Haibo, (forthcoming) China Legal Publishing House.

Martha Minow. “Making Global Lawyers for the 21st Century”, Keynotes address to the future ED 2 conferenceat Harvard Law School, translated by SUN Haibo, Legal Education Research, ChinaUniversity of Political Science and Law Press, 2013.