Wei Luo

Lecturer in Law; Director, Technical Services/Librarian


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 


Anheuser-Busch Hall, Room 455C


Internet Chinese Legal Research Center [more]

Courses Taught

Legal Research for Introduction to U.S. Laws and Methods [more]


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 and assistance with a focus on China and other Asian countries.  An attorney in the People’s Republic of China, Luo earned Chinese and American law degrees and is 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 also created and maintains the Internet Chinese Legal Research Center--a website devoted to Chinese legal research and resources encompassing Mainland China, Taiwan, and Hong Kong--and 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

  • “Chinese Criminal Law,” The Handbook of Comparative Criminal Law (K.J. Heller & M.D. Dubber, editors), Stanford, California: Stanford University Press, 2010
  • Export Control and WMD Nonproliferation Law: A Legal Research Guide, Buffalo, New York: William S. Hein & Co., 2009
  • Legal Research: A Textbook (Falu Wenxian Jiansuo Jiaocheng)(with Liying Yu), Beijing: Tsinghua University Press, 2008 (in Chinese)

Articles & Essays

  • “The Publishing, Cataloging, and Depository System of American Government Information,” 12 Library Development 32 (2008) (in Chinese)
  • “The Basic Elements to Promote the Development of Legal Information: Using America as an Example,” 1 Legal Information and Research (2008) (in Chinese)


  • 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