Nathan Law

Nathan Law Kwun-chung (Chinese: 羅冠聰; born 13 July 1993) is an activist and politician from Hong Kong. As a former student leader, he has been chairman of the Representative Council of the Lingnan University Students' Union (LUSU), acting president of the LUSU, and secretary-general of the Hong Kong Federation of Students (HKFS). He was one of the student leaders during the 79-day Umbrella Movement in 2014. He is the founding and former chairman of Demosistō, a new political party derived from the 2014 protests.

Nathan Law
羅冠聰
Nathan Law in 2019
Chairman of Demosistō
In office
10 April 2016  16 May 2018
DeputyOscar Lai
Tiffany Yuen
LeaderJoshua Wong
Preceded byOffice established
Succeeded byIvan Lam
Member of Legislative Council
In office
1 October 2016  12 October 2016[lower-alpha 1]
Preceded byJasper Tsang
Succeeded byAu Nok-hin
ConstituencyHong Kong Island
58th Secretary General of Hong Kong Federation of Students
In office
1 April 2015  31 March 2016
Preceded byAlex Chow
Succeeded byChan Man-hei
Personal details
Born
Nathan Law Kwun-chung

(1993-07-13) 13 July 1993 (age 28)
Shenzhen, Guangdong, China
CitizenshipHong Kong
Political partyDemosistō (2016–2020)
ResidenceLondon, England, United Kingdom
EducationHKFEW Wong Cho Bau Secondary School
Alma materLingnan University (BA)
Yale University (MA)
OccupationPolitician
Known for2014 Hong Kong protests
Umbrella Movement
Activist in jail
Signature
Nathan Law
Traditional Chinese羅冠聰
Simplified Chinese罗冠聪

On 4 September 2016, at the age of 23, Law was elected to serve as a legislator for Hong Kong Island, making him the youngest lawmaker in the history of the Legislative Council of Hong Kong. Over his controversial oath-taking at the Legislative Council inaugural meeting, his office was challenged by the Hong Kong Government which resulted in his disqualification from the Legislative Council on 14 July 2017.[1]

Following the enactment of the National Security Law on 1 July 2020, Law announced that he had moved to London, United Kingdom[2] where in April 2021 he was granted political asylum.[3] Hong Kong police had ordered the arrest of Nathan Law for inciting secession and collusion.[4]

In March 2021, Law was named a Pritzker Fellow at the University of Chicago's Institute of Politics.[5]