Dora Neo started her career as an advocate and solicitor before joining the NUS Law Faculty, and is Director of the faculty's Continuing Legal Education Programme. She teaches contract law, credit & security and international banking law, and researches in these areas as well as in world trade law and the law relating to sale of goods. A first class honours graduate from Oxford University, she also holds an LLM from Harvard Law School and a Certificate in Private Banking from the Wealth Management Institute (Singapore). She has been called to the English Bar (Gray's Inn) and is an Advocate and Solicitor in Singapore. She has researched at institutions such as the UN Commission for International Trade Law (UNCITRAL) in Vienna, Austria and has presented papers in the UK, USA, Europe and Asia. Her past appointments include being Visiting Scholar at Harvard Law School and at Georgetown University, Washington DC, and Visiting Professor at the University of Aix-Marseille III, France. She has taught regularly at the East China University of Political Science and Law in Shanghai, and in 2009, was a member of the academic faculty at the Centre for Transnational Legal Studies in London. She has an interest in university administration and organisational management - she was Vice-Dean (Research & Graduate Studies) from 2001 to 2003 - and has served on various university and faculty level committees. She is also interested in government policy, and in the 1990s, was a consultant to the Minister of Law and was also seconded to the Ministry of Law. She is a member of the Injunctions Review Panel constituted under the Consumer Protection (Fair Trading) Act in Singapore, and has served on government committees in areas including media policy and retail industry standards. She was a Senate member of the Singapore Academy of Law (SAL) for several terms, is currently a member of its Legal Education and Studies Committee, and has served on SAL's Publication Committee and its Law Reform Committee. She has conducted training for professionals and government officials in areas including contract law, banking law and world trade law, and from 2007 to 2010, was an instructor in the World Trade Organisation's Regional Trade Policy Course. She is also an external examiner for the Faculty of Law, University of Hong Kong.
1. Ellinger & Neo, The Law and Practice of Documentary Letters of Credit, Hart Publishing (2010)
2. Neo, "China, India and Global Outsourcing of Services Under GATS" in Sornarajah and Wang (eds), China, India and the International Economic Order, Cambridge University Press (2010)
3. Neo, "Exclusion Clauses and the Issuing Bank's Obligations Towards the Applicant in Letter of Credit Transactions" in Neo, Tang and Hor (eds) Lives in the Law: Essays in Honour of Peter Ellinger, Koh Kheng Lian and Tan Sook Yee, Academy Publishing (2007)
4. "Fixed and Floating Charges Over Book Debts: A Postmortem on the Debate" Singapore Academy of Law Journal (2005)
5. "'Sale in the course of a business' under the Sale of Goods Act" Singapore Journal of Legal Studies (2000)