School of Law

Dr Daniel Wang, PhD (LSE); MSc (LSE); LLM (University of Sao Paulo); LLB (University of Sao Paulo); BA in Social Sciences (University of Sao Paulo)


Lecturer in Health and Human Rights

Room Number: Lincoln's Inn Fields


Daniel Wang is a Lecturer in Health and Human Rights. Before joining the School of Law at Queen Mary he was a LSE Post-doctoral Fellow (2012-2013) and taught at the University of Sao Paulo and at the Brazilian National School of Public Administration.

Wang’s research interest include Human Rights Law; Medical Law and Constitutional Law.

Postgraduate Teaching

  • QLLM078 Mental Health Law
  • ICM 7111 Human Rights and Public Health


  • Human Rights Law
  • Medical Law
  • Constitutional Law


List of selected publications

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  • Wang, Daniel. From Wednesbury unreasonableness to accountability for reasonableness: how courts have contributed to making rationing in the NHS more explicit. Cambridge Law Journal76(3): 642-670, 2017.
  • Rumboldt, Benedict et al. Universal Health Coverage, Priority Setting and the Human Right to Health. The Lancet 390 (10095): 712-714, 2017.
  • Aldinger, Carment et al. MRCT Center Post-Trial Responsibilities Framework: Continued Access to Investigational Medicines.MRCT at Harvard, 2016. Access in
  • Wang, Daniel et al. (ed.) Deprivation of Liberty in a Health and Social Care ContextSpecial edition for the International Journal of Mental Health and Capacity Law 22, 2016.
  • Wang, Daniel and Colucci, Erminia. Should compulsory hospitalization be part of suicide prevention strategies?. BJPsych Bulletin 41(3): 169-171, 2016.
  • Wang, Daniel. Right To Health Litigation In Brazil: The Problem And The Institutional Responses. Human Rights Law Review 15 (4): 617-641, 2015.
  • Wang, Daniel. Mental Capacity Act, Anorexia Nervosa and the Choice Between Life-Prolonging Treatment and Palliative Care: A NHS Foundation Trust v Ms X [2014] EWCOP 35. The Modern Law Review 78 (5): 871-882, 2015.
  • Wang, Daniel and Pivatto, Priscila. Book review of 'Latin American Constitutionalism, 1810–2010. The Engine Room of the Constitution'. Int J Constitutional Law 12(1): 256-261, 2014.
  • Wang,  Daniel Wei & Ferraz, Octávio Motta. Reaching Out to the Needy? Access to Justice and Public Attorneys Role in Right to Health Litigation in the City of São Paulo. Sur. International Journal on Human Rights 10: 158-179, 2014.
  • Wang, Daniel Wei. Courts and Health Care Rationing: the case of the Brazilian Federal Supreme Court. Health Economics, Policy and Law 8(1): 75-93, 2013.
  • Wang, Daniel Wei & Ferraz, Octavio Luiz Motta. Pharmaceutical Companies vs. the State: Who Is Responsible for Post-Trial Provision of Drugs in Brazil? The Journal of Law, Medicine & Ethics, 40, p.188–196, 2012.
  • Wang, Daniel Wei & Rizk, Sarah. Book review of Debating Social Rights.European Human Rights Law Review 4: 475-478, 2012.
  • Guise, Monica Rosina ; Wang, Daniel Wei; Campos, Thana. “Access to medicines: pharmaceutical patents and the right to health“. In: SHAVER, Lea. (Org.). Access to knowledge in Brazil. 1 ed. New Haven: The Information Society Project at Yale Law School, 2008.


  • Wang, Daniel; Pires, Natalia. Rights adjudication and policy choices in social assistance: the Brazilian Supreme Federal Court and the maximum income threshold for the “Beneficio de Prestação Continuada”. Novos Estudos CEBRAP 103: 135-151, 2015.
  • Wang, Daniel; Pires, Natalia; Oliveira, Vanessa; Terrazas, Fernanda.  The impacts of health care judicialization in the city of Sao Paulo: public expenditure and federalismn. Revista de Administração Pública 48 (5): 1191-1206, 2014.
  • Veçoso, Fabia Fernandes Carvalho; Ramos, Pereira Bruno; Perruso, Camila Akemi ; Marinho, Carolina ; Babinski, Daniel ; Wang, Daniel Wei ; Guerrini, Estella. ; Palma, Juliana; Salinas, Natascha . Legal Research and the Courts’ Electronical Database. Journal of Empirical Legal Studies 1: 105-139, 2014.
  • Wang, Daniel (ed.). Constitution and Politics in a Democracy. São Paulo: Marcial Pons, 2013.
  • Leister, Carolina; Wang, Daniel Wei. “Interdisciplinarity and Research: intersections between Law and Economics. In: Rafael Mafei; Marina Feferbaum. Legal Research Methodology: guidelines for dissertations. São Paulo: Saraiva, 2012.
  • Wang, Daniel Wei; Palma, Juliana Bonacorsi. Toll roads and legal security in highway concessions. Revista de Direito Público da Economia 37: 27-47, 2012.
  • Wang, Daniel Wei. “Pro-bono advocacy from the perspective of the Brazilian Bar Association”. In Fernando Rister de Souza Lima; Ricardo Tinoco de Goes; Willis Santiago Guerra Filho. (Org.).Companion to Modern Legal Ethics. Curitiba: Juruá, 2011.           
  • Wang, Daniel Wei. Book review of Health Technology Assessment by Marcelo Eidi Nita et al. (org.). Revista de Direito Sanitário 12: 318-324, 2011.
  • Wang, Daniel Wei; Palma, Juliana Bonacorsi de; Colombo, Daniel Gama de. “Judicial Review of Administrative Agencies Acts: an analysis of the case-lawIn: Mario Schapiro (org.). Regulatory Economic Law. São Paulo: Saraiva, 2010.
  • Afonso da Silva, Virgílio; Wang, Daniel Wei. Who am I to disagree with a Supreme Court Justice?: legal education between argument from authority and free debate of ideas. Revista Direito GV 6: 95-118, 2010.
  • Wang, Daniel Wei. Cost of rights, limitation of resources and the ”limitation of resources clause” in the Brazilian Federal Supreme Court case law. Revista Direito GV 4: 539-568, 2009.
    • Reprinted in Ingo Sarlet; Luciano Timm. Fundamental Rights: budget and the “limitation of resources clause”, 2nded. Porto Alegre: Livraria do Advogado, 2010.
    • Reprinted in Diogo Coutinho; Adriana Vojvodic (org.).Constitutional Jurisprudence: how does the Supreme Federal Court decide?. São Paulo: Malheiros, 2009.
  • Wang, Daniel Wei.  Book review of Fundamental Rights: budget and the ”limitation of resources clause”. Revista de Direito Sanitário 10: 308-318, 2009.
  • Wang, Daniel Wei. Scarcity of resources as a limitation for the realization of rights (Comments on a Superior Court of Justice decision).Revista de Direito Público da Economia 20: 239-254, 2008.
  • Wang, Daniel Wei; Couto, Jonas Antunes. “Institutional reforms and the “economic miracle”: economic power and income concentration”. In: Brisa de Mello Lopes Ferrão. (Org.). Law and Poverty Review. 1 ed. São Paulo: Instituto de Direito do Comércio Internacional e Desenvolvimento, 2008.
  • Wang, Daniel Wei. Reformist socialism and the socialist movement participation in the capitalist democratic system.  Dialogues in Humanities Review 1: 37-52, 2007.
  • Wang, Daniel Wei. Sexual Rights and Human Rights. São Paulo: Centro de Direitos Humanos, 2005.