Visiting Professors in Semester 2, Academic Year 2007-2008

The Faculty warmly welcomes the following Visiting Professors for Semester 2 of AY 2007-08:


Paul ALI
Topics in Financial Law: Commercial Finance

Paul Ali is an Associate Professor in Law School of University of Melbourne and a member of the Law School’s Centre for Corporate Law and Securities Regulation. Professor Ali previously served as a finance lawyer in Sydney, including with two of Australia’s leading national law firms and a major US bank. He is an expert in international financial law and the law of securitization. In 2006, he was appointed by the Federal Attorney-General as a member of the Personal Property Securities Review Consultative Group. He will teach an intensive course in Topics in Financial Law.


Michael BRIDGE
Contract Law

Michael Bridge is Professor of Law in London School of Economics. His main research interests lie in the areas of secured transactions, international and domestic sale of goods, uniform law, private international law, comparative private law, and personal property law. He is a member of the NUS Faculty of Law International Advisory Panel. He was previously the Hind Professor of Commercial Law at the University of Nottingham from 1988 to 2000. He was also the Counsel to the Law Reform Institute from 1980-81. Professor Bridge will give lectures in Contract Law.



Mindy Chen-Wishart is a Reader in Contract Law, a Tutor in Law in Merton College and a Fellow at the University of Oxford. Until 1992, she was a Senior Lecturer at Otago University in New Zealand. She then spent two years as the Rhodes Visiting Research Fellow at St. Hilda’s College before taking up her current position. At Oxford, she teaches Contract, Restitution, Torts, and Constitutional Law (and has previously also taught Administrative Law, Consumer Protection Law and Introduction to Law). At NUS, she will co-teach a course on Restitution with Associate Professor Tang Hang Wu.


Maritime Law

Professor Martin Davies is an Admiralty Law Institute Professor of Maritime Law and Director of Maritime Law Center at Tulane Law School, New Orleans. Previously, he taught at the University of Melbourne, Australia, where he was the Harrison Moore Professor of Law. He teaches in the areas of admiralty, international sale of goods, and torts. Professor Davies is the author/co-author of six books on international trade law, shipping law (both Australian and American), torts and conflicts of laws. Professor Davies returns to the Faculty of Law to offer an intensive course in Maritime Law.


Haksoo KO
Economic Analysis of Law

Dr Haksoo Ko hold as B.A. in Economics from Seoul National University and a J.D. and Ph.D. in Economics from Columbia University. He is currently an Associate Professor of Law at the Seoul National University College of Law. He research and teaching interests are primarily in Law and Economics and Negotiation. He was previously an Associate Professor of Law and Economics at the Yonsei University College of Law. Professor Ko will be offering an intensive course, Economic Analysis of Law.


European Union Law

Professor Pierre Larouche is the Professor of Competition Law at Tilburg University and Vice-Director of the Tilburg Law and Economics Center (TILEC), as well as Professor at the College of Europe (Brugas). His teaching and research interests include competition law, telecommunications law, media law, basic community law and the Common European Law of Torts. He was recently appointed as a special advisor to Viviane Reding, member of the Commission responsible for Information Society and Media. He will co-teach an intensive course on European Union Law with Professor Linda Senden.


Islamic Law

Dr Clark Lombardi is Assistant Professor at the School of Law of University of Washington. After earning his Ph.D from Columbia University in 2001, he quickly 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 will offer a course on Islamic Law and participate in an international symposium, Emergency Powers in Asia, hosted by the Faculty of Law.


European Union Law

Linda Senden is a Professor of European Law at the Tilburg University. She focuses, in particular, on institutional issues of EC Law, including topics such as the community legal instruments, European Governance in a broader sense and legal protection. Professor Senden was a visiting research fellow in 1998 at the Europa Institute of the University of Edinburgh in Scotland. She will co-teach an intensive course on European Union Law with Professor Pierre Larouche.


Gordon SMITH
IP Asset Valuation

Gordon Smith is the Chairman of the Board, AUS, Inc., a closely-held holding company with operations in market research and specialized consulting practices. He is also president of AUS consultants. Mr Smith is an active international lecturer and has held previous teaching appointments at Franklin Pierce Law Centre, Singapore Management University and the IP Academy in Singapore. He is a member of the International Trademark Association. Mr Smith will co-teach an intensive course in IP Asset Valuation with NUS doctoral candidate, Robert Sanders.