Zen is a postgraduate at the University of Sydney pursuing a Master of International Law. Zen obtained a Bachelor of Laws (Honours) and a Bachelor of International Relations from the Australian National University, and a Certificate of Mastery (Political Philosophy) from Harvard University.
Zen has worked with numerous leading law firms, which include Clifford Chance, Norton Rose Fulbright, King & Wood Mallesons, and Drew & Napier. Zen has also worked for Schlumberger, a Fortune Global 500 Company. Furthermore, Zen was a research associate at the Attorney-General's Department, and a volunteer with the United Nations Association of Australia. During his studies, Zen was awarded the runner-up for the Australian Red Cross Laws of War essay writing competition.
Zen has published in a leading international law journal on issues relating to public international law, and the interaction between international humanitarian law and cyberwarfare. Zen was also a student editor of the Australian Year Book of International Law. Zen is a Friend of the Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition and actively judges moots and advocates for various causes in his free time.
Zen’s research interests cover a range of subject matters in public international law, including international humanitarian law (law of armed conflict), cyberwarfare in international law, the use of force in international relations, state responsibility, law of the sea and international dispute resolution.
Zen is highly proficient in English and Mandarin Chinese.