Visiting Professors in Semester 2, Academic Year 2008-2009

The Faculty warmly welcomes the following Visiting Professors for Semester 2 of AY 2008-09:



Visiting Professor

Visiting period: 5 Jan – 9 Feb 09
Office : ETS #02-27
Tel No : 5201
User ID : lawgd

Professor Gerald Dworkin is currently the Emeritus Professor of Law at King’s College, University of London.

Professor Dworkin has been actively involved in academic and professional activities in intellectual property matters for over thirty years. He has held, amongst other professorial posts, the Herchel Smith Chair in Intellectual Property Law in the University of London where he designed and taught a number of different undergraduate and postgraduate courses. He has also taught at many other universities in Europe, Australia, the USA and Singapore; participated in WIPO and other course and conferences; and provided in-house courses for legal and other professional groups. He has written widely on intellectual property and related matters.

Professor Dworkin will be lecturing in the Graduate Certificate in Intellectual Property Law course, jointly organised by the IP Academy and the Faculty of Law, National University of Singapore, during his visit.


(LL4012 Comparative Constitutional Law)

Distinguished Visitor

Visiting period: 5 – 21 Jan 09
Office : ETS #02-13
Tel No : 3611
User ID : lawmvt

Professor Tushnet is currently the William Nelson Cromwell Professor of Law at Harvard Law School, a position he has held since 2006. He was formerly a Professor of Law in the Georgetown University Law Center from 1981 to 2006.

He received his B.A. from Harvard University and his J.D., as well as an M.A. in history, from Yale University. While serving as a law clerk to Justice Thurgood Marshall, Professor Tushnet is rumoured to have authored a memo that dramatically influenced the opinion in Roe v. Wade.


(LL4178 International Legal Protection of Trade and Investment)

Visiting Professor

Visiting period: 2 Jan – 3 Feb 09
Office : FED #02-41
Tel No : 3626
User ID : lawjct

Professor Thomas is a lawyer and Chartered Arbitrator who has practised in the field of international trade and commercial law with emphasis on trade and investment regulation and dispute settlement. He has also acted as counsel in domestic administrative law procedures (anti-dumping and countervailing duty cases) and contentious proceedings before the superior courts of Canada.

Professor Thomas holds an LL.B. from the University of British Columbia and an LL.M. from Columbia University. He had previously taught at two Canadian law schools (the University of Ottawa (1984-86) and the University of British Columbia (1987-89)) and has lectured in many academic and professional contexts in Canada and abroad. Professor Thomas is recognised as one of the leading international experts in trade law.


(LL4181 Developments in the Field of Commercial Trusts)

Distinguished Visitor

Visiting period: 12 - 30 Jan 09
Office : FED #01-05E
Tel No : 6630
User ID : lawjndd

Professor Davies has taught Property Law at the Faculty of Law on an annual basis as Visiting Professor from 1997 to 2003. He also taught Equity & Trusts and conducted several courses for the Faculty’s Continuing Legal Education Programme. In 2000, he was appointed as the first CJ Koh Professor.

Professor Davies is well-known in the common-law world as one of the leading minds in the law of equity and restitution.


(LL4008 Carriage of Goods by Sea)

Visiting Professor

MPA Professor in Maritime Law
Visiting period: 14 Jan - 19 Feb 09
Office : FED #01-O5D
Tel No : 8083
User ID : lawfmbr

Professor Reynolds is an Emeritus Professor of Law at the University of Oxford and an honorary Fellow of Worcester College, Oxford. He is also a Fellow of the British Academy, an Honorary QC and an Honorary Bencher of the Inner Temple.

He specialises in international commercial law - international sales, carriage by sea, parts of the conflict of laws and the law of agency. He is the standing editor of Bowstead and Reynolds on Agency and the editor of the Law Quarterly Review since 1987. He is a contributing editor to Carver on Bills of Lading and Benjamin's Sale of Goods.


Christine CHINKIN
(LL4175 International Human Rights of Women)

Distinguished Visitor

Visiting period: 2 – 20 Feb 09

Office : ETS #02-13
Tel No : 3611
User ID : lawcmc

Professor Christine Chinkin is Professor of International Law at the London School of Economics and Political Science, University of London; a barrister; and a member of Matrix Chambers. Together with H. Charlesworth, she won the American Society of International Law, 2005 Goler T. Butcher Medal ‘for outstanding contributions to the development or effective realisation of international human rights law’. Professor Chinkin is an Overseas Affiliated Faculty Member, University of Michigan and has been a Scholar in Residence for Amnesty International (2005), as well as Visiting Professor at Columbia University (2004) and at the Arts and Humanities Research Centre, Australian National University (2003).


(LL4069 European Union Law)

Special Visitor

Visiting period: 2 – 6 Feb 09
Office : TBA
Tel No : TBA
User ID : TBA

Professor Damian Chalmers is a Professor in EU law at the London School of Economics and Political Science. Prior to that he was a lecturer at the University of Liverpool, and was for 4 years on the Management Committee of the AIRE Centre. He has held Visiting Appointments at the College of Europe, Copenhagen, Lund, Helsinki, Michigan, Instituto de Empresa and Fudan (PRC). He is currently editor of the European Law Review and EU Jurist. He is the author (with C. Hadjiemmanuil, G. Monti & A. Tomkins) of European Union Law (2006, CUP).

Professor Chalmers last taught EU law at the National University of Singapore in 2007.


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

Visiting Senior Fellow

Visiting period: 2 – 20 Feb 09
Office : ETS #02-17
Tel No : 1105
User ID : TBA

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 has recently completed his PhD at Oxford. Mr Dang has several years of experience in international commercial practice with a top Australian law firm and is expected to be appointed as a partner in the course of this year. Hop Dang is recognised as one of only 2 Vietnamese lawyer/scholars who are qualified to teach at NUS. He is an excellent teacher whose contributions will enhance the quality of our Asian Law courses.


(LL4073 International Criminal Law)

Distinguished Visitor

Visiting period: 2 – 18 Feb 09
Office : FED #02-01
Tel No : TBA
User ID : lawkk

Dr Kriangsak is one of Asia’s leading scholar diplomats. He is currently Thailand’s Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to the Islamic Republic of Iran (since 1 October 2007) and was previously Ambassador at Large of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Thailand, where he was responsible for, among other things, counter international terrorism and legal matters.

Dr Kriangsak has an LLM from Harvard Law School and a PhD from Cambridge, and has been an Adjunct Professor at the University of New South Wales, Faculty of Law.

He is a recognised international expert in this field of law. He is also the author of International Criminal Law (Oxford University Press, July 2001). This work is one of the leading textbooks in this field and has been widely used in law schools in Western Europe.


(LL4069 European Union Law)

Special Visitor

Visiting period: 9 – 13 Feb 09
Office : TBA
Tel No : TBA
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Ms Imola Streho is the Coordinator of the Total LawTM Team, and is Lecturer at Sciences Po, Paris, where she is Program Director of the Master of European Affairs. From 2002 till 2008, she was référendaire at the European Court of Justice in Luxembourg. She is a Doctor of Laws by the Law Faculty of the University of Paris 2 (Pantheon-Assas) where she is teaching seminars on the European Judicial System and the Law of the International Market (Institut des Hautes Etudes Internationales).

Ms Streho has also taught EU law at the National University of Singapore and the University of Melbourne. From 2000 to 2002, she was a visiting researcher at Harvard Law School and NYU School of Law where she was the Executive Director of its Jean Monnet Center.