Dr Wei Shi

Reader in International IP Law and Commercial Arbitration


Contact info

Email: w.shi@bangor.ac.uk

Phone: +44 (0)1248 382518

Location: Athrolys

Contact Info

Email: w.shi@bangor.ac.uk

Phone: +44 (0)1248 382518

Location: Athrolys


Dr Wei Shi is Reader in Law in Bangor University Law School, the United Kingdom. Having spent five years working as a judge in a court in Shandong Provence in the late 1980s following the completion of his undergraduate studies, he returned to academia and obtained his Masters degree in law in Renmin University of China, Beijing. He then took up a lectureship at the Law School of Shandong University, and taught there until 2000. Under the auspice of the EU-China Higher Education Cooperation Programme, he worked as a Visiting Fellow at the Lauterpacht Centre for International Law from 2000 to 2001 before embarking on his PhD in International Law at St John’s College, University of Cambridge. His PhD addresses the multifaceted issues of intellectual property rights enforcement in the world trading system from EU-China perspective.

Administrative Roles and Responsibilities:

Wei is currently carying out varieties of administrative roles. 

  • Overseas Recruitment (mainly China)
  • Personal Tutor at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels
  • Director of Postgraduate Studies (PGR Lead)
  • Law School Ethics Officer 
  • Member of Staff-Student Committee 
  • Founding Director of Bangor Confucius Institute  

Wei has heavily been involved in, and significantly contributed to, the establishment of the Confucius Institute in Bangor University, the first of this kind in the world with legal focus. Our partnership university regarding the Confucius Institute is the China University of Political Science and Law, one of the leading universities in China.


He has established himself as a leading scholar at the forefront of thefield of international intellectual property law, which lies in the intersection of intellectual property and the global trading system. He has published widely within the above areas and has a number of other works in progress. His work has appeared in the leading international peer reviewed journals, such as American Business Law Journal, University of Pennsylvania Journal of International Law, Wisconsin International Law Journal, North Carolina Journal of International Law & Commercial Regulation, and Connecticut Journal of International Law. 

Wei’s work has been cited by some world leading law journals, for example: 

  • New Political Economy (2018)
  • Stanford Journal of International Law (2017)
  • Chicago Kent Journal of International & Comparative Law (2016)
  • Harvard International Law Journal (2015)
  • New York University Journal of International Law and Politics (2014)
  • American Business Law Journal (2013)
  • American Journal of Comparative Law (2012)
  • New York International Law Review (2011)
  • Chicago Journal of International Law (2010)
  • European Intellectual Property Review (2009)
  • Columbia Journal of Asian Law (2008)

Teaching and Supervision

Wei has taught and is still teaching varieties of modules:


  • SXL1112 Law of Contract (2007-2010)
  • SXL2131/SXL3131 Private International Law (Module Leader in 2008-2013)
  • SXL1507/SXL2507 Contemporary Chinese Studies (Module Leader)
  • SXL2506 Chinese Legal System (Module Leader)
  • SXL3113 Undergraduate Dissertation (supervisor)


  • SXL4010/SXL4410 Global Trade Law (Module Leader)
  • SXL4006/SXL4406 International Commercial Arbitration (Module Leader)
  • SXL4109/SXL4119 Legal Research Methods (Module Leader in 2016/2017)
  • SXL4009/SXL4409 Legal Research Methods
  • SXL4300 Postgraduate Dissertation (supervisor)

Wei also supervises research students. He has supervised 14 PhD students for completion (10 as primary supervisor) and is currently supervising 4 PhD students (as primary supervisor).

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