Luo Haocai was born in March 1934 in Anxi, Fujian Province. He is a member of the China Public Interest Party (China Zhi GONG Party), and also a member of the Communist Party. He is a graduate of Peking University Law School, and now is a professor and doctoral supervisor there.
From 1956 to 1960, Professor Luo studied in Peking University Law School. From 1960 to 1984, he worked there as a teaching assistant, lecturer and deputy dean. From 1984
to 1985, he studied at Columbia University in the USA and then came back to Peking University as deputy dean and associate professor in the Law School between 1985-1986. From 1986 to 2007, he has successively taken the positions of vice president of Peking University, chairman of Beijing Returned Overseas Chinese Federation, vice chairman of the All-China Federation of Returned Overseas Chinese, member of the Standing Committee of Beijing Municipal People's Congress, vice president of the China Public Interest Party Central Committee, vice chairman of the China Law Society, deputy secretary-general of the National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference, vice president of the Supreme People's Court, member of the Judicial Committee, chairman of the China Council for the Promotion of Peaceful National Reunification, president of the China Public Interest Party Central Committee, vice chairman of the 10th National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference, and president of the China Society For Human Rights Studies.
In the academic field, Professor Luo is the vice chairman of the China Law Society, president of the Administrative Law Research Committee of China Law Society, member of the law group of the Committee on Academic Degrees under the State Council, adviser to the Constitution and Administrative Law Research Center in Peking University, part-time professor at Chinese Academy of Governance and part-time president and professor at the Law School of Tsinghua University, Renmin University of China and Beijing Foreign Studies University.
Professor Luo teaches and researches on comparative constitutional and administrative law, especially on the fundamental theory research of modern administrative law. He is the first to propose the theory of the "balance of modern administrative law", which holds that administrative law should put limitations on the subject of administration as well as the object; should encourage a conscious administration and also stimulate the other to participate. This theory has brought a great response within administrative law circles, and indeed the entire legal community.
His major works include: Constitutions of Capitalist Countries and Their Political Systems (as co-author), The Judicial Systems of Western Countries, Balance Theory of Modern Administrative Law (as chief editor), Administrative Law Review, Administrative Law, Administrative Procedure Law, Theories of Administrative Law, China's Judicial Review System.
Since 2007, Luo has acted as the chief editor and lecturer of the compulsory subject Administrative Law (1.2) at the Faculty of Arts & Law, China Central Radio and TV University (now the Open University of China).