NUS Law welcomes Visiting Professors – September 2018

From left: Professor David Tan (Vice Dean (Academic Affairs)), Professor Mark Tushnet, Professor Christian Witting, and Professor Jeffrey Waincymer

NUS Law welcomes our Visiting Faculty for Semester One of the new academic year.

Mark Tushnet (Freedom of Speech: Critical & Comparative Perspectives)

Kwa Geok Choo Distinguished Visitor


Professor Tushnet is the William Nelson Cromwell Professor of Law at Harvard Law School. He graduated from Harvard College and Yale Law School, and served as a law clerk to Justice Thurgood Marshall. He specialises in constitutional law and theory, including comparative constitutional law. His research includes studies examining the practice of judicial review in the United States and around the world. He also writes in the area of legal and particularly constitutional history, with works on the development of civil rights law in the United States, and currently a long-term project on the history of the Supreme Court in the 1930s.



Jeffrey Waincymer (Comparative Evidence in International Arbitration)

Visiting Professor


Professor Jeffrey Waincymer’s research is primarily in the fields of international trade and investment law, international dispute settlement, arbitration and taxation. He is the author of Procedure and Evidence in International Arbitration; WTO Litigation: Procedural Aspects of Formal Dispute Settlement; and Australian Income Tax: Principles and Policy (2nd ed) and is a joint author of A Guide to the UNCITRAL Arbitration Rules; A Practical Guide to International Commercial Arbitration; and also International Trade Law: Commentary and Materials (2nd ed).


Professor Jeffrey Waincymer is also a qualified legal practitioner. He is an Australian Government Nominee as a non-governmental panellist for the WTO and has acted as a panellist. He has also been a nominated ICSID panellist and has been an ICC, SIAC and HKIAC as well as ad hoc appointed arbitrator.



Christian Witting (Advanced Torts)

Visiting Professor


Professor Christian Witting is a Professor of Private Law at the Queen Mary University of London. Previously, he held chairs in law at Durham University and Exeter University. He is a Barrister and Solicitor of the High Court of Australia, formerly in service with the Commonwealth Attorney’s General’s Department (Australia).


His research interests are in the areas of tort liability rules, private law philosophy, company law, corporate groups. His field of expertise includes transport and insurance & commercial law.