Eric Lai is the Hong Kong Law Fellow of the Georgetown Center for Asian Law. Before joining Georgetown Law, Lai was a lecturer in political science at several universities in Hong Kong. In 2019, He co-founded Hong Kong Election Observation Project in Hong Kong Baptist University. Lai was also a human rights activist who served in several human rights advocacy organizations in Hong Kong. He is the author of Authoritarian Rule of Law in Hong Kong: From Post-Umbrella Resistance to the Anti-Extradition Bill Protest.