Assistant Professor

B.A., BCL (Oxon), Solicitor of Hong Kong SAR and England & Wales

Executive Committee Member, Centre for Legal Theory
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Office Address

Faculty of Law, National University of Singapore
Eu Tong Sen Building
469G Bukit Timah Road
Singapore 259776
Research Interests

Administrative Law
Constitutional Law

Subjects Taught

Public Law

Brief Biodata

Swati joined NUS Law in August 2012. Swati previously taught at the Chinese University of Hong Kong Faculty of Law. Her areas of research include public law and the law of torts. She has published in these areas in Public Law, the Tort Law Review and the International Journal of Constitutional Law. While at CUHK, she was awarded the Vice Chancellor's Exemplary Teaching Award. She was also awarded a competitive research grant from the General Research Fund of the Research Grants Council of Hong Kong to investigate the post-1997 impact of judicial review on legislative process and content. At NUS she was awarded the Faculty and University's Annual Teaching Excellence Awards for the 2013/2014 and 2014/2015 Academic Years.

Swati obtained her Bachelor of Arts in Jurisprudence (First Class Honours) and Bachelor of Civil Law (Distinction) from the University of Oxford. She previously practiced law at Allen & Overy, specialising in international commercial arbitration. She is a Solicitor of the Hong Kong SAR and England & Wales and is a Member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators.

Representative Publications

1. "Advancing Constitutional Justice in Singapore: Enhancing Access and Standing in Judicial Review Cases" (2017) Singapore Journal of Legal Studies 1-24

2. "The doctrine of substantive legitimate expectations: the significance of Chiu Teng@Kallang Pte Ltd v Singapore Land Authority ". (2016) 1 Public Law 1-9.

3. "Executive and legislative reactions to judicial declarations of constitutional invalidity in Hong Kong: Engagement, acceptance or avoidance?" (2015) Vol 13 No. 2 International Journal of Constitutional Law 507-529. (with Anne Scully-Hill)

4. "Judicial strategies in recognising new areas for recovery in negligence - lessons learned from wrongful conception cases" (2013) 21 Tort Law Review 63.

5. "Transforming "fairness" as a ground of judicial review in Hong Kong" (May 2013) 11 no. 2, International Journal of Constitutional Law

6. "Constructing a Framework for Assessing Public Authority Liability in Negligence: The Role of Public Law Norms, 8. Private Law Norms and Policy Arguments" (2011)18, Tort Law Review 1-15

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