Visiting Professors in Semester 1, Academic Year 2006-2007

The Faculty warmly welcomes the following Visiting Professors for Semester 1 of AY 2006-07:


Dang Xuan Hop
Commercial Law in Vietnam

Mr Dang Xuan Hop has an LLB from Vietnam, an LLB from Bond University and an LLM from Melbourne University. He has had several years’ experience in international commercial practice with a top Australian law firm. Hop was a Visiting Fellow in our Faculty in AY 2004-05, before leaving for Oxford to pursue a PhD. He will be returning to NUS to offer an intensive course on Commercial Law in Vietnam.


Daniel Fitzpatrick
Law of Contract / Principles of Property Law

Dr Daniel Fitzpatrick is an Associate Professor at the Faculty of Law of the Australian National University (ANU), where he teaches Contract Law, Property Law and Indonesian Law. Dr Fitzpatrick has been with ANU since 1998 and became an Associate Professor in 2006. He will tutor both Contract Law and Principles of Property Law, and offer an elective module in Semester 2 on his main area of research and expertise, "Land, Law & Development in Asia".


Stephen Girvin
Maritime Law / Admiralty Law & Practice

Dr Stephen Girvin is a Professor of Maritime Law at the School of Law of the University of Birmingham. He joined Birmingham in January 2006 after two years as an Associate Professor with us at NUS. He will offer intensive courses on Maritime Law and Admiralty Law & Practice. Stephen will be assisted by Adjunct Associate Professor Neale Gregson in Maritime Law and by Adjunct Asssociate Professor Toh Kian Sing ’90 in Admiralty Law & Practice.


Kevin Gray
Principles of Property Law

Professor Kevin Gray is a Professor of Law at the Faculty of Law of Cambridge University and a Fellow of Trinity College, Cambridge. He specializes in land law and has published widely on land law and property law. Professor Gray will visit for two months and will assist in the teaching of Principles of Property Law.


Wael Hallaq
Islamic Law

Professor Wael Hallaq is a Professor at the Institute of Islamic Studies (IIS) of McGill University in Montreal, Canada. He is a renowned authority on Islamic Law. Wael will be returning to NUS for the third time to offer an intensive course in Islamic Law and to assist in the teaching of Comparative Legal Traditions.


Andrew Harding LLM '84
Law, Governance & Development

Professor Andrew Harding is Professor of Asia-Pacific Legal Relations at the Faculty of Law of the University of Victoria in Canada. Andrew has an LLM from NUS, and started his teaching career at the Faculty of Law of the University of Singapore. He is a former Head of Department and Professor of Law in the Law Department at the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) in London. Andrew will offer an intensive course in Law, Governance and Development in Asia.


Michael Trebilcock
Law, Institutions and Developmen

Professor Michael J. Trebilcock is University Professor and Professor of Law at the University of Toronto, where he holds a Chair in Law and Economics. Professor Trebilcock specializes in law and economics, international trade and contract and commercial law. He serves as Director of the Law and Economics Program in Toronto. Professor Trebilcock will be teaching an intensive course in Law, Institutions and Development.


Martin Vranken
Civil Law Tradition

Dr Martin Vranken is an Associate Professor and Reader at the Faculty of Law of the University of Melbourne, where he teaches European Civil Law and European Union Law. He is a recognized expert in this area and one of his books is on the Fundamentals of European Civil Law. Dr Vranken will offer an intensive course in the Civil Law Tradition.


Zhu Lanye
Chinese IP Law

Professor Zhu Lanye is a Professor of Law at the East China University of Politics and Law (ECUPL) in Shanghai and an arbitrator with the China International Economic & Trade Arbitration Commission (CIETAC). She has visited NUS several times in the past, and is involved with the teaching of the NUS LLM in International Business Law programme in Shanghai. She will be teaching Chinese Intellectual Property Law.


Zhang Qianfan
Chinese Public Law

Professor Zhang Qianfan is a Professor of Law at the School of Law of Peking University and is an expert in Chinese constitutional and administrative law. He will be teaching Chinese Public Law.