Faculty

Wei Luo

Lecturer in Law; Director, Technical Services/Librarian

Education

B.A. 1984, Xiamen University, Xiamen, China
J.D. 1991, Northwestern School of Law of Lewis and Clark College, Portland, Oregon
M.L.S. with the Certificate of Law Librarianship 1993, University of Washington.

Phone / Email

Phone:  (314) 935-8045
Email: luo@wulaw.wustl.edu 

Office

Anheuser-Busch Hall, Room 455C

Website

Internet Chinese Legal Research Center [more]

Courses Taught

Legal Research for Introduction to U.S. Laws and Methods

Profile

Director of Technical Services Wei Luo oversees the operations of the Technical Services Division of the Law Library (including acquisitions, cataloging, serials) and provides reference services. He is also a Lecturer in Law for the school, teaching legal research in U.S. law to foreign LL.M. students. In addition to his library and teaching duties, he is a prolific writer of books and articles with at least a dozen books on Chinese law published in English and Chinese. He is the recipient of six research grants from the U.S.-China Legal Cooperation Fund. Prior to joining the Law Library, Wei Luo served as Assistant Professor and Assistant Technical Services Librarian at the Southern Illinois University School of Law Library and an Instructor at Xiamen University School of Law in Xiamen, P.R.C. He also practiced as an attorney in Xiamen working as a legal consultant to local trading companies and several Chinese-foreign joint ventures.

Representative Publications


Books and Book Chapters

  • Amended and Annotated Criminal Code of the People’s Republic of China with Official Interpretation, Buffalo, New York: William S. Hein & Co., 2012
  • Chinese Criminal Law in Handbook of Comparative Criminal Law, Stanford University Press, 2011
  • Legal Research: A Textbook (with Liying Yu), Beijing: Tsinghua University Press, 2008 (in Chinese)
  • Proposed Legal Citation System, Beijing: Peking University Press, 2007, and the second edition in 2013
  • Civil Procedure Code and Court Rules of the People’s Republic of China, Buffalo, New York: William S. Hein & Co., 2006
  • Chinese Law and Legal Research, Buffalo, New York: William S. Hein & Co., 2005
  • Law Codification Study, Beijing: Legal System Press, 2005 (with Qing Feng, etc.) (in Chinese)
  • Competition Law in China, Buffalo, New York: William S. Hein & Co., 2002 (with Chaowu Jin)
  • The 1996 Amended Criminal Procedure Law of the People’s Republic of China: with English Translation, Introduction and Annotation, Buffalo, New York: William S. Hein & Co., 2000
  • The Contract Law of the People’s Republic of China: with English Translation and Introduction, Buffalo, New York: William S. Hein & Co., 1999
  • The 1997 Criminal Code of the People’s Republic of China: with English Translation and Introduction, Buffalo, New York: William S. Hein & Co., 1998
  • A Pathfinder to U.S. Export Control Laws and Regulations, Buffalo, New York: William S. Hein & Co., Inc., 1994. 109 p. (Legal Research Guide Vol. 18)
  • International Trade Law, Xiamen: Lujiang Press, 1988. 558 p. (with Nin Fu) (in Chinese)

Articles & Essays

  • "The Basic Elements to Promote the Development of Legal Information: Using America as an Example," 2008/1 Legal Information and Research (2008) (in Chinese)
  • "Research Guide to Export Control and WMD Non-proliferation Law," 35 International Journal of Legal Information 447 (2007) SSRN 
  • "An Introduction to the Uniform Legal Citation Systems of America, United Kingdom, Japan, and South Korea and Some Recommendations to Create an Uniform Legal Citation System for China," 2006/4 Legal Information and Research (in Chinese)
  • "Codification Advantages and Some Thoughts for Establishing a Law Codification System for China," 3 Legislation Review of China 345 (2002) (in Chinese)
  • "Book review article on China in the Information Age: Telecommunications and the Dilemmas of Reform," 25 Journal of Government Information 73 (Jan./Feb. 1998)
  • "How to Find Laws of the People’s Republic of China: A Research Guide with Selective Annotated Bibliographies," Vol. 88, no. 2 "Law Library Journal" (Summer 1996), SSRN 
  • "Taiwan Overseas Investment Overview and Legal Issues for Taiwanese Investment in the United States," (with Roger Ludetke) 2 International Legal Perspectives 77 (1989)

Activities

  • Association of American Law Schools (AALS)
  • American Association of Law Libraries (AALL)
  • Mid-America Association of Law Libraries (MAALL) & MAALL Internet Cataloging Consortium Project
  • Program moderator, The Chinese and American Conference on Legal Information and Law Libraries, Beijing, P.R.C., 2009
  • Treasurer, Steering Committee, The Chinese and American Conference on Legal Information and Law Libraries, Beijing, P.R.C., 2009
  • Member of the Executive Board of the Chinese and American Conference on Legal Information and Law Libraries

Awards

Winner of the New Member Division of the American Association of Law Libraries Call-for-Papers Competition in 1996 and the Publication Award of Foreign, Comparative, and International Special Interest Section of American Association of Law Libraries in 2014