Academic Profiles

The NUS Law school's academic staff is internationally recognized as leaders in their fields. Our academics draw on their legal scholarship and professional engagements to deliver challenging and intellectually stimulating courses.

Alphabetically
Dean and Head
CHESTERMAN, Simon
D.Phil. (Oxford); LL.B. (Hons), B.A. (Hons) (Melbourne)


Vice Deans
Research
PENNER James
D.Phil. (Oxon) 1992, LL.B. (Toronto) 1988, B.Sc. (Western Ontario) 1985, Barrister (Lincoln's Inn)

Academic Affairs
TAN David
Dean's Chair
Ph.D. (Melbourne), LL.M. (Harvard), LL.B. (Hons), B.Com. (Melbourne)

Student Affairs
WONG Siew Yin, Eleanor
LL.M. (New York University), LL.B. (NUS) Advocate & Solicitor (Singapore), Attorney & Counsellor (New York State)


Distinguished Fellow
CHAN Sek Keong
LL.B. (University of Malaya in Singapore), LL.D. (NUS)


Emeritus Professors
ELLINGER, Peter
D.Phil. (Oxford), MJur (Israel), Barrister (London), Advocate (Israel), Advocate & Solicitor (Singapore)

KOH Kheng Lian
Ph.D. LL.M. (Singapore), Diplôme de Hautes Études Internationales (HEI, University of Geneva), LL.B. Hons (University of Malaya in Singapore), Advocate & Solicitor (Singapore)


Professors
AMIRTHALINGAM Kumaralingam
Ph.D. LL.B. (Hons) (Australian National University)

ANGHIE Antony
S.J.D. (Harvard); LL.B (Hons) B.A (Hons) (Monash)

BRIDGE Michael Greenhalgh
LL.M. (London), LL.B. (London), Barrister (Middle Temple)

CHALMERS Damian
BA Honours Jurisprudence

CHEN-WISHART Mindy
M.A. (Oxford), LL.M. (Otago), LL.B. (Otago), B.A. (Hons) (Otago), Barrister and solicitor (New Zealand)

CHESTERMAN, Simon
D.Phil. (Oxford); LL.B. (Hons), B.A. (Hons) (Melbourne)

GIRVIN, Stephen D
MPA Professor of Maritime Law
Ph.D. (Aberdeen), LL.M. LL.B. B.A. (Natal), Advocate (South Africa)

GRAY Kevin
Kwa Geok Choo Professor of Property Law
Fellow (British Academy), DCL (University of Oxford), LL.D. Ph.D. M.A. B.A. (University of Cambridge), Barrister (Middle Temple), Member (Académie Internationale de Droit Comparé)

HALPIN, Andrew
D.Phil. M.A. (Oxford)

HARDING, Andrew James
Ph.D. (Monash), M.A. (Oxford), LL.M. (NUS) Solicitor (England & Wales)

HO Hock Lai
Amaladass Professor of Criminal Justice
Ph.D. (Cambridge), BCL (Oxford), LL.B. (NUS), Advocate & Solicitor (Singapore)

JAYAKUMAR S
LL.M. (Yale), LL.B. (Singapore), BBM, Advocate & Solicitor (Singapore)

KOH Thong Bee, Tommy
LL.D. (Yale, Honoris Causa), LL.D. (Monash, Honoris Causa),LL.M. (Harvard), LL.B. (Malaya), Dip Crim (Cambridge), PJG,BBM, DUBC, Advocate & Solicitor (Singapore)

LEONG Wai Kum
LL.M. (Harvard), LL.B. (Malaya), Advocate & Solicitor (Malaya)

NG-LOY Wee Loon
LL.M. (London); LL.B. (NUS); Advocate & Solicitor (Singapore); Senior Counsel (Honoris Causa) (Singapore)

PENNER James
D.Phil. (Oxon) 1992, LL.B. (Toronto) 1988, B.Sc. (Western Ontario) 1985, Barrister (Lincoln's Inn)

PINSLER, Jeffrey, S.C.
Geoffrey Bartholomew Professor
LL.D. (Liverpool), LL.M. (Cambridge), LL.B. (Liverpool) Barrister (Middle Temple), Advocate & Solicitor (Singapore)

SIMESTER, A.P.
Provost's Chair
D.Phil (Oxford), B.Com., LL.B. (Auckland)

SORNARAJAH M
CJ Koh Professor
LL.D. Ph.D. LL.M. (London), LL.M. (Yale), LL.B. (Ceylon), Advocate (Ceylon), Solicitor (England & Wales), Advocate and Solicitor (Singapore)

STONE SWEET Alec
Saw Swee Hock Centennial Professor
Ph.D., Political Science, University Of Washington

TAN Lee Meng
LL.M. (London), LL.B. (NUS)

TAN Alan Khee Jin
JSD LL.M. (Yale), LL.B. (NUS)

TAN Cheng Han, S.C.
LL.M. (Cambridge); LL.B. (NUS); Senior Counsel; Advocate and Solicitor, Singapore

TAN Yock Lin
B.Sc. (London), B.A. BCL Dip Econ Devt (Oxford)

TEO Keang Sood
LL.M. (Harvard), LL.M. LL.B. (Malaya), Advocate & Solicitor (Singapore & Malaya)

THIO Li-ann
Provost's Chair
Ph.D. (Cambridge), LL.M. (Harvard), B.A. (Oxford), Barrister (Gray's Inn)

TJIO Hans
LL.M. (Harvard), M.A. (Cambridge), Advocate and Solicitor (Singapore), Barrister (Middle Temple)

WEILER Joseph
Ph.D. (European University Institute, Florence), LL.M., LL.B. (Cambridge), B.A. (Sussex)

WOON Cheong Ming, Walter, S.C.
David Marshall Professor
LL.M. (Cambridge), LL.B. (NUS) Advocate & Solicitor (Singapore)


Professors (Professional Practice)
REED Lucy Ferguson
J.D. 1977, University of Chicago Law School B.A. 1974, Brown University


Associate Professors
BECKMAN, Robert Charles
LL.M. (Harvard), J.D. B.B.A. (Wisconsin)

BELL, Gary
LL.M. (Columbia), LL.B. BCL (McGill), BTh (Laval), Advocate (Quebec)

BOOYSEN Sandra Annette
Ph.D. (NUS), LL.M. (NUS), LL.B. (Univ of the Witwatersrand), B.A. (Rhodes University, SA); Attorney and Notary (South Africa), Solicitor (England & Wales)

CHAN Wing Cheong
M.A. (Oxford), LL.M. (Cornell), Barrister (Gray's Inn), Advocate & Solicitor (Singapore), Attorney and Counsellor (New York State)

CHAN, Tracey Evans
LL.M. (Harvard), LL.B. (NUS), Advocate & Solicitor (Singapore)

CHIN Tet Yung
BCL (Oxford), Dip Econ (LSE), LL.B. (London) Barrister (Inner Temple)

COURTNEY Wayne Benjamin
Ph.D., LL.B. (Hons), B.Sc., Grad. Cert. Ed. Studies (Syd), B.Comp. (Hons) (Tas), G.D.L.P. (ANU)

CROWN, Barry
MLitt (Oxford), LL.M. (London), LL.B. (Jerusalem), Solicitor (England & Wales)

DOWDLE Michael William
J.D. (NYU), M.Phil. (Columbia), M.M. (Johns Hopkins), B.M. (Kansas)

EWING-CHOW Michael
LL.M. (Harvard), LL.B. (NUS)(1st Class), Advocate & Solicitor, Singapore

FORDHAM, Margaret Amanda
B.A. (Durham), Solicitor (England & Wales, Hong Kong)

LAN Luh Luh
Ph.D. (NUS), LL.M. (Cambridge), LL.B. (NUS) Advocate & Solicitor (Singapore)

LEE Tye Beng, Joel
DCH (AIH), LL.M. (Harvard), LL.B. (Wellington), Solicitor & Barrister (New Zealand), Advocate & Solicitor (Singapore)

LOI Kelry
LL.M. (London); LL.B. (Hons.) (NUS)

LYE Lin-Heng, Irene
LL.M. (Harvard), LL.M. (London), LL.B. (Singapore), Advocate & Solicitor (Singapore)

MYBURGH Paul
LL.M., LL.B., B.A.(Hons), BLC (Pretoria), Advocate (South Africa)

NEO Swee Suan, Dora
M.A. (Oxford), LL.M. (Harvard), Barrister (Gray's Inn), Advocate & Solicitor (Singapore).

NG Siew Kuan, Elizabeth
LL.M. (First Class)(Cambridge), LL.B. (Hons)(London), Barrister-at-Law (Middle Temple, England); Advocate & Solicitor (Singapore)

ONG Tze En, Burton
LL.B. (1st Class Hons) (NUS), BCL/D.Phil. (Oxon), LL.M. (Harv), Advocate & Solicitor (Singapore), Attorney & Counsellor at Law (New York State)

ONG Siew Ling, Debbie
LL.M. (Cambridge), LL.B. (NUS), Advocate & Solicitor (Singapore)

PHUA Lye Huat, Stephen
LL.M. (Tax) (London), LL.B. (NUS) Advocate & Solicitor (Singapore)

PUCHNIAK Dan W.
LL.D. & LL.M. (Kyushu), LL.B. (Victoria), B.A. (Manitoba), Barrister & Solicitor (Ontario)

SENG Kiat Boon, Daniel
J.S.D. (Stanford), J.S.M. (Stanford), BCL (Oxford), LL.B. (NUS), Advocate & Solicitor (Singapore)

TAN David
Dean's Chair
Ph.D. (Melbourne), LL.M. (Harvard), LL.B. (Hons), B.Com. (Melbourne)

TAY Seong Chee, Simon
LL.M. (Harvard), LL.B. (NUS) Advocate & Solicitor (Singapore)

VAROTTIL, Umakanth
Ph.D. (Faculty of Law, National University of Singapore),
LL.M. (New York University School of Law),
LL.B. (Hons.) (National Law School of India University, Bangalore)


WANG Jiangyu
SJD (Pennsylvania), MJur (Oxford), LL.M. (Pennsylvania), LL.M. (Peking), LL.B. (China University of Political Science and Law), Attorney & Counsellor (New York State & China)

WEE Meng Seng
D Phil, BCL (Oxon) LL.B. (NUS), Advocate & Solicitor (Singapore)

YEO Hwee Ying
LL.M. (London), LL.B. (Singapore)


Associate Professors (Professional Practice)
LEE Yen Kee, Ruby
LL.M. (LSE) , LL.B. (Hons) (NUS) , Advocate and Solicitor, Singapore

LIM Lei Theng
LL.M. (Harvard), LL.B. (NUS)

WONG Siew Yin, Eleanor
LL.M. (New York University), LL.B. (NUS) Advocate & Solicitor (Singapore), Attorney & Counsellor (New York State)


Associate Professors (Educator)
WHALEN-BRIDGE, Helena
J.D. (Connecticut), LL.M. (NUS), Attorney at Law (California, Connecticut)


Assistant Professors
CHEAH Wui Ling
LL.M. (Harvard), LL.M. LL.B. (NUS)

CHEN Weitseng
J.S.D, LL.M. (Yale Law School), LL.M., LL.B. (National Taiwan University), Attorney (New York State; Taiwan)

CHUA Lynette J.
Ph.D. (UC Berkeley), M.A (UC Berkeley), LL.B. (NUS), B.Sc. (Ohio)

HO Qing Ying, Jean
Ph.D. (Cambridge); Maîtrise en Droit (Panthéon-Sorbonne), LL.M. (NYU), LL.B. (NUS), Attorney & Counselor-at-Law (New York), Advocate & Solicitor (Singapore)

HOFMANN Christian
LL.M. in Global Business Law (NYU), LL.M. in Corporate and Financial Services Law (NUS),Professorial qualification ('Habilitation'), Humboldt-University Berlin (Germany), Dr. iur., Martin-Luther-University Halle-Wittenberg (Germany), Second State Examination, District Court of the Saarland (Germany), First State Examination, University Freiburg (Germany)

JAMAL Arif A
Ph.D. (University College London), LL.M. (SOAS), LL.B. (Toronto), B.A. (McGill), Barrister & Solicitor (British Columbia)

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

LIN Lin
Ph.D. (NUS), LL.M. (NUS), LL.B. (GDUFS)

MCBRIDE Mark
D.Phil (Philosophy) (Oxford), M.Phil Stud., M.A. (Philosophy) (London), Ph.D. (Cambridge), BCL (Oxford), M.A. (Cambridge), Barrister (Lincoln's Inn)

NEO Ling Chien, Jaclyn
J.S.D. (Yale), LL.M. (Yale), LL.B. (Hon.)(NUS), Advocate & Solicitor (Singapore)

PROULX Vincent-Joël
D.C.L. (McGill), LL.M. (NYU), LL.B., LL.L. (Ottawa), Barrister & Solicitor (Ontario)

ROUGHAN Nicole
JSD (Yale), LL.M. (Yale), LL.M. (VUW), B.A. LL.B. (University of Auckland)

TAN Hsien-Li
Ph.D. (NUS), LL.M. (Nott.), LL.B. (LSE)


Senior Lecturer
HAYRE Sheila
J.D. (Yale); M.A., B.A. (Stanford); Attorney & Counsellor-at-Law (New York, Connecticut)


Lecturer
CHEW Elaine
BCL (Dist) (Oxon), LL.B. (First Class) (NUS), B.A. (Hons) (NUS), Advocate and Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Singapore, Member of New York Bar

JEYAPATHY Sonita
LL.B. (NUS), Advocate & Solicitor (Singapore)

TAN Zhi Peng Benny
LL.B. (NUS), Advocate & Solicitor (Singapore)


Instructor
DAVENPORT Tara Maria
LL.M. (Yale Law School), LL.M. (Maritime Law, NUS), LL.B. London School of Economics, Advocate and Solicitor, Singapore

LEOW Rachel
LL.M. (Cantab), LL.B. (NUS)


Teaching Assistant
WONG Wen Jian
LL.B. (NUS), Advocate & Solicitor (Singapore)

WONG YongQuan, Benjamin
LL.B. (NUS)


Professorial Fellow
YEO Meng Heong, Stanley
LL.D. Ph.D. LL.M. (Sydney), LL.M. (Wellington), LL.B. (Singapore), Barrister (New South Wales)
LL.D. (Honoris Causa, Southern Cross University)



Associate Professorial Fellows
HO Peng Kee
LL.M. (Harvard), LL.B. (Singapore) Advocate & Solicitor (Singapore)


Sheridan Fellow
KHOO Chian Yian, Kenneth
LL.B. (Hons.), B.Soc.Sci. (Hons.) (Economics)

LEE Ivan
LL.B. (NUS)

LIAU Timothy
BCL (Dist) (Oxford), LL.B. (First) (NUS)

SEET Zong Shan, Matthew
Master's in International Law (Institut de Hautes Études Internationales et du Développement), LL.B. (NUS)

TAN Zhong Xing
LL.B. (NUS), Advocate & Solicitor (Singapore)

TAN Justin Jerzy
LL.B. (NUS), BB.A. (NUS), Advocate and Solicitor (Singapore)


Post-Doctoral Fellows
FRYDRYCH David
DPhil (Oxon), LLM (University of Toronto Faculty of Law), JD (Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law), Hon BA with Distinction (University of Toronto), Attorney (New York)

GIDEON Andrea
Ph.D., LL.M., LL.B.

KIM Heejin
J.S.D. (Yale), LL.M. (Yale), Master of Law (Sookmyung Womenís University), LL.B. (Sookmyung Womenís University, Summa cum laude)

KYAW Nyi Nyi
Ph.D. (UNSW), MHRD (Sydney), MSc (NTU, Singapore)

WANG Feng
Ph.D. (Exeter), LL.M. in Maritime Law (Southampton), LL.B., B.B.A (Dalian Maritime University)


Adjunct Professors
BOO Geok Seng, Lawrence
LL.M., LL.B. (NUS), FCIArb, FSIArb, FAMINZ, Advocate & Solicitor (Singapore), Solicitor (England & Wales)

CHUAH Chee Kian, Christopher
Diploma in Surveying (Project Management) with Distinction , College of Estate Management, Reading (26 February 2001) Bachelor of Laws with Second Class Honours (Upper Division) (1 August 1983) (London School of Economics)

GREGSON, Neale Richard
LL.M. (London), LL.B. (Wales) Solicitor (England & Wales)

KOW Keng Siong
LL.M. (2002, Columbia Law School), Elected a Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar, LL.B. (1993, NUS Law School)

LAI Tze Chang, Stanley, SC
LL.B. (Hons) (Leicester University), LL.M. (Cantab), Ph.D. (Cantab), Barrister at Law (Lincoln's Inn), Advocate & Solicitor, Singapore

PINSLER, Leena
LL.M. (Cambridge), LL.B. (NUS)

RICQUIER William J M
LL.M. (Dalhousie), M.A. (Oxford), Advocate & Solicitor (Singapore), Solicitor (England & Wales)

S. Jennifer Marie
LL.M. (University of London), LL.B. (NUS)

TAN Kevin Y L
JSD LL.M. (Yale), LL.B. (NUS)


Adjunct Associate Professors
DE VAZ Ian
LL.M., LL.B. (Hons], MCIArb, MSIArb

DEWAN Nakul
LLM (New York University and National University of Singapore) 2007-2008 LLB, Faculty of Law, University of Delhi (2001), India B.Com. (Hons), Sriram College of Commernce, University of Delhi, India.

GOH ESCOLAR Gérardine
Doctorate of Laws (Dr. iur.) (Leiden), LL.M. (University College London), LL.B. (NUS), Attorney and Counselor-at-Law (New York State, USA)

LEE Peng Khoon, Edwin
LL.B. (NUS), M.Sc (Real Estate Development), Advocate & Solicitor (Singapore)

LEE Ching Ling, Yvonne
LL.M. (Michigan), LL.B. (NUS), Attorney & Counsellor (New York State), Advocate & Solicitor (Singapore)

LEONG Chan Foo, James
B.Acc (Hons),
Fellow Certified Public Accountant Singapore,
Chartered Accountant (Australia & Malaysia)


NALACHANDRAN Anand
LL.B. (NUS), GCIA (NUS), FSIArb

NANDAKUMAR Ponniya
LL.B. (NUS), Advocate & Solicitor (Singapore), Solicitor (England & Wales, UK), Attorney-at-law (New York, USA)

R. Thrumurgan @ Thiru
LL.B. (NUS)

SIM Edmund Walter Kwantze
J.D. (Michigan), A.B. (Dartmouth)

TRANG Duc Vinh
J.D. (Columbia University School of Law), B.A. (University of California, Berkeley)


Legal Skills Programme
Director
WONG Siew Yin, Eleanor
LL.M. (New York University), LL.B. (NUS) Advocate & Solicitor (Singapore), Attorney & Counsellor (New York State)

Deputy Director
JEYAPATHY Sonita
LL.B. (NUS), Advocate & Solicitor (Singapore)

Deputy Director
LIM Lei Theng
LL.M. (Harvard), LL.B. (NUS)

Instructor
APOSTOLOVA Kate Hristova
  • Hague Academy of International Law, Certificate in Public International Law, 2010
  • University of California, Berkeley School of Law (Boalt Hall), Juris Doctorate, May 2010, International Peace Scholar, Certificate in International Law
  • Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP, Singapore, Singapore International Arbitration and Public International Law Associate, January 2015 - Present


Instructor
CHAN Jacelyn
MBA (NUS), LL.M (Duke), LL.B (Exon), Attorney and Counsellor (New York State), Advocate and Solicitor (Singapore)

Instructor
CHEONG Jun Ming Mervyn
LL.B. (NUS, 2nd Upper Class), Advocate and Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Singapore

Instructor
GOPALAN Mohan
LL.B. (NUS), Advocate & Solicitor (Singapore)

Instructor
JUMABHOY Andre Darius


Instructor
KOK Yee Keong
LL.B. (NUS), Advocate and Solicitor (Singapore)

Instructor
POA Nicholas
LL.B. (Durham), Advocate & Solicitor (Singapore)

Instructor
SHEA Alison Evans
Juris Doctor (Seattle University School of Law); Attorney (Washington State and California, USA)

Instructor
SRIHARAN Lalitha
LL.B. (Liverpool), Solicitor (England & Wales)

Instructor
THARMANASON Shantini
LL.M. (NUS), LL.B. (Nottingham)

Instructor
TIONG Teck Wee
LL.B. (NUS, 2nd Upper Class), Advocate and Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Singapore

Instructor
YAP Gek Meng, Angeline
LL.B. (NUS), Advocate & Solicitor (Singapore)

Instructor
YONG Vanessa
LL.B. (NUS), Advocate & Solicitor (Singapore)


Part-Time Tutors
CHEN Zhida
LL.M. (NYU), LL.B. (NUS)

FOO Guo Zheng, Benjamin
LL.B. (NUS)

LIM Tao Shen Marcus
LL.B. (NUS)



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