Visiting Professors in Semester 1, Academic Year 2009-2010

The Faculty warmly welcomes the following Visiting Professors for Semester 1 of AY 2009-10:


(LL4135 International Patent Law & Policy)

Distinguished Visitor

Visiting period: 12 – 28 Aug 09
Office : ETS #02-17
Tel No : 61105
User ID : lawmab

Professor Bagley is a Professor of Law at the School of Law of University of Virginia, where she specializes in the law of intellectual property. She was formerly an Assistant Professor of Law at Emory University (1999) and a Visiting Professor of Law at Washington & Lee University School of Law (2001). She has also taught international patent law and policy courses in Germany and China.


DANG Xuan Hop
(LL4180 Choice of Law for International Contracts in Asia and LL4118 Foreign Investment Law in Vietnam)

Visiting Senior Fellow

Visiting period: 11 – 29 Aug 09
Office : FED #02-32
Tel No : 64276
User ID : lawdang

Mr Dang has been a Visiting Senior Fellow in our Faculty since AY 2004-2005 and has returned annually to teach modules on Vietnamese Law.

Mr Dang has an LLB from Vietnam as well as an LLB from Bond University. He also holds an LLM from Melbourne and pursuing his PhD at Oxford. Mr Dang has several years of experience in international commercial practice with a top Australian law firm. Hop Dang is recognized as one of only 2 Vietnamese lawyer/scholars who are qualified to teach at NUS.


(LL4097 Islamic Law)

Visiting Associate Professor

Visiting period: 12 – 28 Aug 09
Office : FED #01-05C
Tel No : 63683
User ID : lawcbl

Dr Lombardi is an Associate Professor at the School of Law of University of Washington. He has established himself as an expert in Islamic Law. He is the author of State Law as Islamic Law in Modern Egypt: The Incorporation of the Shari’a into Egyptian Constitutional Law (Leiden: Brill, 2006) and numerous articles in leading law journals. He has several accolades to his credit, including a fellowship as a Carnegie Scholar from January 2007-2009, to conduct research into Islamic and Constitutional Law in Muslim countries around the world.


(LL4131 Law, Governance & Development in Asia)

Distinguished Visitor

Visiting period: 11 – 28 Aug 09
Office : FED #02-41
Tel No : 63626
User ID : lawajh

Professor Harding is Professor of Asia-Pacific Legal Relations at the Faculty of Law of the University of Victoria. Professor Harding started his teaching career at the NUS Faculty of Law in the 1980s. He is a former Head of Department and Professor of Law at the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London, and Chair of the SOAS Centre of South East Asian Studies.


(LL4151 Law, European Private International Law)

Distinguished Visitor

Visiting period: 1 – 18 September 09
Office : ETS #02-01
Tel No : 64277
User ID : TBA

Professor Ferrari is currently a Full Professor of International Law at the Verona University School of Law, Italy. He is an Inge Rennert Distinguished Visiting Professor of Law and Director for Center Transnational Litigation and Commercial Law at the New York University School of Law, USA. He has been teaching at the NUS Faculty of Law as a Visiting Professor since 2007.


Ronald NOBLE
(LL4153 International Police Enforcement Cooperation)

Distinguished Visitor

Visiting period: 12 – 31 Aug 09
Office : FED #01-05E
Tel No : 66630
User ID : lawv3

Professor Noble is a tenured Professor of Law at New York University School of Law, on leave of absence while serving as Interpol’s Secretary General. An expert on federal criminal law as well as international law enforcement, he served as assistant secretary for enforcement at the U.S. Treasury Department and then as the Treasury’s undersecretary for enforcement.


(LL4153 International Police Enforcement Cooperation)

Distinguished Visitor

Visiting period: 12 – 31 Aug 09
Office : FED #01-05D
Tel No : 68083
User ID : lawrsjm

Dr Martha is currently General Counsel of the International Fund for Agricultural Development (Rome, Italy), which is the specialized agency responsible for investment in food production and agricultural development in developing countries. Previously he was the General Counsel at the International Criminal Police Organization in France. He was an adjunct Professor of Law at the Washington College of Law (American University, Washington, D.C.) in the year 1998 to 1989 and member of the Legal Department of the International Monetary Fund from 1987 to 1990.


(LL4193 Negotiating & Drafting International Commercial Transactions)

Distinguished Visitor

Visiting period: 11 – 28 Aug 09
Office : ETS #02-01
Tel No : 64277
User ID : lawck

Since 2000, Professor Kessedjian has been a Professor of Law at the University of Paris II (Panthéon-Assas), France. She was a Deputy Secretary General of the Hague Conference (1996-2000), and was responsible for preparing and monitoring the negotiations for the proposed worldwide Convention on jurisdiction and judgments. She has been the Director of the European Law Center of the Université de Bourgogne and of a post-graduate program for International Business Lawyers.

Professor Kessedjian has a Doctorate from the University of Paris and an LLM from the University of Pennsylvania Law School.


(LL4192 Private International Law of IP)

Yong Shook Lin Professor in IP Law

Visiting period: 11 – 28 Aug 09
Office : ETS #02-27
Tel No : 65201
User ID : lawrcd

Professor Dreyfuss is a Professor of Law at the New York University School of Law, USA and the Director of Engelberg Center on Innovation Law and Policy. She has a Juris Doctor from the Columbia University School of Law and Master of Science in Chemistry at the University of California at Berkeley.


Yee Fen LIM
Law of Torts

Visiting Professor

Office : ETS #02-22
Tel No : 65418
User ID : lawlyf

Professor Lim Yee Fen has degrees in computer science and law with Honours from the University of Sydney. She currently holds a joint appointment at the National University of Singapore as a Visiting Professor at the Information + Innovation Policy Research Centre, Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, and at the Faculty of Law. She is also Principal Consultant at Galexia, in Sydney, Australia and is a Research Associate at the Cyberspace Law and Policy Centre, University of New South Wales. She was previously a senior law academic at an Australian university.


Michael DOWDLE
Comparative Legal Traditions, Beyond Law & Economics: Regulatory Theory

Visiting Associate Professor

Office : ETS #02-19
Tel No : 63584
User ID : lawmwd

Associate Professor Michael Dowdle is currently a Chair in Globalization and Governance at the Institut d’Etudes Politiques de Paris where he teaches graduate and undergraduate courses on comparative constitutionalism and comparative regulation. He was a Resident Fellow of the Clarke Program in East Asian Law and Culture in AY 2006-2007 at Cornell Law School and has held various Visiting Positions at the University of Washington School of Law, Qinghua University Law School, Hong Kong University, Australian National University, New York Institute of Law and Society and at Sciences Po in Paris.


Robert Ian McEWIN
Competition Law & Economics, Law & Economics for Lawyers

Visiting Professor

Office : ETS #02-33
Tel No : 67613
User ID : lawrim

Professor Robert Ian McEwin holds a PhD in Economics and an LLB degree (First Class Honours) from Australian National University. From 1995 to 1999, he was a Reader in Law and the Director of the Centre for Law and Economics at ANU. He later served as a consultant with the Competition Policy Study Unit of the Ministry of Trade and Industry in Singapore and is now the Chief Economist at the Competition Commission of Singapore. His student feedback reports show that he is a solid teacher and place him on par with other colleagues in the Faculty of Law. Ian also played an instrumental role in setting up the double degree programme in Economics and Law and his courses form the core of that programme in the Faculty of Law.