Professor Leung is Professor of English at The University of Hong Kong. She obtained her M Phil and PhD in English and Applied Linguistics from the University of Cambridge, an LLB from the University of London, and an LLM from Yale Law School. She had been a Visiting Scholar at the Harvard Yenching Institute, Harvard University, as well as at the Faculty of Law of McGill University (through a Universitas 21 fellowship).
Her current research interest lies in the interdisciplinary area of language and law, with a particular focus on challenges, ideologies and paradoxes in multilingual legal practice. She has written about language rights, legal interpretation, unrepresented litigation, courtroom discourse, legal translation, representations of law in the media, and the evolution of law in the modern communication environment.
She had served as Submissions Editor for the Yale Journal of Law and the Humanities, and as English Book Reviews Editor and International Advisory Board member for the International Journal for the Semiotics of Law. In 2017, she was elected to the Executive Committee of the International Association of Forensic Linguists.