Centre for Asian Legal Studies

CALS Research Fellows


Bui Ngoc Son is a research fellow of the Centre for Asian Legal Studies, Faculty of Law, National University of Singapore, when he was previously a postdoctoral fellow. He is PhD from The University of Hong Kong when he defended the thesis on Confucianism and constitutionalism. Dr Bui also studied as a visiting researcher/scholar at Harvard Law School and Tsinghua Law School. He is the author of the forthcoming book Confucian Constitutionalism in East Asia (Routledge, 2016). His international publications have appeared in Australian Journal of Legal Philosophy, Chinese Journal of Comparative Law, Journal of Oriental Studies, Loyola of Los Angeles International and Comparative Law Review, National Taiwan University Law Review, and The Journal of Comparative Law. He has also published 8 books and numerous articles in Vietnamese. Dr Bui's research interests include legal systems of Asia, Confucianism and law, law and development in socialist Asia, and comparative constitutional law in Asia.

01 August 2015 to 31 July 2016

Phone: +65 6601 3446



JASON R. BONIN joined CALS in August 2013, after completing his Ph.D. at the National University of Singapore Faculty of Law. Prior to joining the Centre, his work focused on air transport liberalization in North- and Southeast Asia, where he took a keen interest in concepts related to the urban form of globalization and locational competition. His work at the Centre will focus on a range of issues tied to urban planning and local government law in Asia.

20 August 2014 to 19 August 2016

Phone: +65 6601 3467



DR MELISSA CROUCH is a Research Fellow at the Centre for Asian Legal Studies, the Law Faculty, the National University of Singapore. She has previously been a Postdoctoral Fellow at the International Institute of Asian Studies, Leiden, and a Research Fellow at the Melbourne Law School, the University of Melbourne. Melissa's research has been published in journals such as the Sydney Law Review, Asian Studies Review and the Singapore Journal of Legal Studies. She has a forthcoming book on Law and Religion in Indonesia: Conflict and the Courts in West Java (Routledge). Her current research is on administrative law; constitutionalism and minorities; and Islam and the state in Myanmar.

27 August 2013 to 27 November 2014

Phone: +65 6601 3466



DR KIRSTEN SELLARS is currently Research Fellow at the Centre for Asian Legal Studies at the National University of Singapore's Faculty of Law. She focuses on Asian perspectives on public international law, with a particular interest in international aggression and uses of force, international criminal law, and law of the sea. Her route into academia began with journalism, having written on international affairs and other issues for newspapers and publications including The Times, Guardian, New Statesman, Spectator, and Los Angeles Times. Her first book, The Rise and Rise of Human Rights, was nominated in the New Statesman as one of 2002's books of the year, and was translated into Korean as In-gwon Geu Wiseon-eui Yeoksa (tr. Seung-hoon Oh), (Eunhaengnamu, 2003). Her latest book, 'Crimes Against Peace' and International Law, has just been published by Cambridge University Press. She has also contributed to the Journal of International Criminal Justice, European Journal of International Law, Edinburgh Law Review and International Affairs.

1 August 2013 to 31 July 2014

Phone: +65 66013467