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Dr Ou Lin

Lecturer in Employment Law

Bowland North



Office Hours:

Wednesdays 11 am- 12 pm (on Teams); 

Fridays 11 am-12 pm (in person)

To book a slot in my office hours, please use the following link: https://lancaster-uk.libcal.com/appointments/oulin-office-hour

Research overview

Ou's researech interests lie in the field of employment law. She is particuarly interested in the regulation of platform work and other precarious employment relations. In addtion to doctrinal analysis of the law, she embraces socio-legal methods to observe the interactions between law and the real world. 

Ou's doctoral thesis examines 'Workers' Spontaneous Struggles and Resistance in the Chinese On-Demand Economy'. It draws on initial insights gained from her role as the Principal Investigator for the research project 'Empirical Research and Legal Solutions for On-Demand Work', funded by the Chinese Ministry of Education. Specifically, the thesis addresses the question of how the choices of the on-demand workers are influenced by the unique legal, social, and economic context in which they live and work. 


Ou joined the Lancaster Law School as a Lecturer in Employment Law in September 2023. She graduated with a PhD in Law from the University of Glasgow in July 2023, supported by a fully funded scholarship from the European Research Council. She also taught Employment Law and Labour Law at the University of Glasgow and the University of Strathclyde. 

Prior to moving to the UK, Ou graudated with a PhD in Law and Economics from Shanghai Univeristy of Finance and Economics. She worked as a Lecturer in Law in China and passed the Chinese National Judicial Examination. 

Current Teaching

Law 230 Employment Law 

Law 103x Law of Contracts 

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