Dr Sanzhuan Guo

Senior Lecturer in Law and Socio Legal Studies

College of Business, Government and Law

place Law & Commerce (2.07)
GPO Box 2100, Adelaide 5001, South Australia

Sanzhuan (Sandra) is an international lawyer, specialising in human rights and international migration law. She is a Co-Rapporteur of the International Law Association's Committee on International Migration and International Law (2021-2026).

Sandra joined Flinders in February 2015 and was the Course Coordinator of the Master of Laws (International Law and International Relations, MILIR) from May 2018 to Feb 2020. Prior to Flinders, she practised law in Holding Redlich (Melbourne), The University of Melbourne (in-house lawyer), Jingtian & Gongcheng (Beijing), and GE Medical Systems(Beijing).


JD (Melb); PhD (Peking); LLM (Northwestern, USA); MA (Univ South Carolina); LLM (Peking); BS and GradDip Law(Sichuan Uni)

Admitted to practise law in Australia (Victoria and South Australia), USA (New York) and China

LIV-Accredited Specialist in Immigraiton Law (since October 2016); Former Registered Migration Agent Number: 1280860

Honours, awards and grants

Australia Awards Fellowship Mongolian Project 2023 - Promoting Human Rights Based Development in Mongolia in the Digital Era

EHL Faculty Research Grant (2015, 2016); EHL Faculty Establishment Grant (2017-2018); BGL College Seed Grant (2018); BGL College Small Grant (2019)

Asia Study Grant of the National Library of Australia (2019)

Visiting Scholar at Xi'an Jiaotong University School of Law (Jan - Feb 2018)

Hague Academy of International Law, Research on Citizenship in International Law (Aug - Sept 2016)

Seoul National University Law Global Challenge Visiting Scholar (Dec 2015 - Feb 2016)

John and Alison Kearney Overseas Scholarship (UVa, Jan - May 2011)

Australian Endeavour Asia Award (ANU College of Law, Dec 2007 - Nov 2008)

China Scholarship Council Cotutelle Scholarship (RWI, Lund University, Oct 2006- Sept 2007)

Teaching interests
  • Public International Law
  • International Human Rights Law
  • Constitutional Law
  • Chinese Law
Topic coordinator
LLAW3251 International Protection of Human Rights
LLAW3270 Introduction to China's Law and Legal System
LLIR9507 Law and International Relations in the Asia Pacific
LLIR9500 Relationship between International Law and International Relations
LLAW9607 Constitutional Law (JD)
LLAW1322 International Law and Global Perspectives
LLIR9521 Nuclear Energy and Weapons and International Law
LLIR9511 International Human Rights (MILIR Program)
INTR9033A International Commercial Law
Topic lecturer
LLAW3312 Constitutional Law (LLB)
Supervisory interests
Chinese law
Immigration and refugee law
International human rights law
Public international law
Higher degree by research supervision
Principal supervisor: Human Rights and Migrant Workers (1)
Associate supervisor: International Law (2)
Principal supervisor: International Law (1)
Associate supervisor: Migrant workers (1)
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