Alvin Y.H. Cheung is a J.S.D. Candidate at New York University School of Law and a Non-Resident Affiliated Scholar at NYU’s U.S.-Asia Law Institute. His doctoral project, “Abusive Legalism,” addresses the systematic abuse of sub-constitutional legal norms and institutions by authoritarian regimes. He holds degrees from NYU (LL.M. in International Legal Studies, 2014) and Cambridge (M.A. 2011), and has worked in Hong Kong as a barrister and as a lecturer in Law & Public Affairs at Hong Kong Baptist University. He has also written and presented extensively about developments in Hong Kong for academic, specialist, and lay audiences.