LL.M. Singapore

NYU@NUS Faculty

Alan Tan
Director, NYU School of Law and NUS Dual Degree Program (NYU@NUS)

Alan Khee-Jin Tan is Professor of Law at the National University of Singapore (NUS)  Law School and Director of the NYU@NUS Dual Degree Program. His teaching and research interests are in Aviation Law, Maritime Law, Criminal Law and Environmental Law. Born in Penang, Malaysia, Alan was educated at the Penang Free School and Raffles Junior College, subsequently obtaining an LL.B from NUS and an LL.M and J.S.D. from Yale Law School. He was the winner of the Koh Han Kok Prize for International Law at NUS, and his doctoral thesis on the law and politics of shipping regulation won the Ambrose Gherini International Law Prize at Yale Law School. Alan has also been a Justices' Law Clerk for the Supreme Court of Singapore and interned at the International Maritime Organization in London. He has published widely on Maritime Law, Aviation Law and Environmental Law, particularly in the context of Asian countries. In 2006, his book "Vessel-Source Marine Pollution: The Law and Politics of International Regulation", was published by Cambridge University Press. In the same year, his article in the Air & Space Law journal - "Liberalizing Aviation in the Asia-Pacific Region: The Impact of the E.U. Horizontal Mandate" - won the Diedriks-Verschoor Prize for best law article. Alan was Vice-Dean for Graduate Studies and Research at NUS Law (2006 to 2010), and was a Hauser Global Visiting Professor at New York University (NYU) School of Law in 2009, where he taught global aviation law and policy. He has also taught at the University of Sydney and served as a consultant to various governments and donor agencies, including the Vietnamese and Indonesian governments and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). He has also been engaged as a consultant on aviation liberalization in Asia by the Asia-Pacific Economic Co-operation (APEC) and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN).


NYU Faculty

Listed below are some NYU professors who are teaching in Singapore during the 2013-14 academic year:


Oren Bar-Gill
Evelyn and Harold Meltzer Professof Law and Economics

Oren Bar-Gill’s scholarship focuses on the law and economics of contracts and contracting. His publications include: "Consent and Exchange" (with Lucian Bebchuk), which appeared in the Journal of Legal Studies (2010)...read more.


Sarah Burns
Professor of Clinical Law

Professor Sarah Burns combines learning in social science and law to develop more effective problem solutions for legal practitioners and institutions. At NYU School of Law since 1990, Professor Burns has developed simulation and clinical courses in ...read more.


Stephen Choi
Murray and Kathleen Bring Professor of Law

Stephen Choi joined the NYU faculty in 2005. He taught as an assistant professor at the University of Chicago Law School from 1996 to 1998. From 1998 to 2005, Choi taught at the UC Berkeley Law School where he was the Roger J. Traynor Professor of Law. While in law school…read more.

 Franco Ferrari
Professor of Law
Director, Center for Transnational Litigation and Commercial Law

Professor Franco Ferrari joined NYU on a full-time basis in September 2010, after serving as visiting professor for various years. Professor Ferrari is also chaired professor of international law at Verona University School of Law. Previously, he was chaired professor...read more.

Stephen Gillers
Elihu Root Professor of Law

Stephen Gillers has been a professor of law at New York University School of Law since 1978 and Vice Dean from 1999-2004. He holds the Elihu Root chair. He does most of his research and writing on the regulation of the legal profession. His courses include Regulation of Lawyers, Evidence, and Law and Literature.…read more.

Clayton Gillette
Max E. Greenberg Professor of Contract Law

Professor Clayton Gillette joined the New York University School of Law faculty in 2000. For the prior eight years, he was the Perre Bowen Professor of Law at the University of Virginia School of Law. Professor Gillette began his teaching career...read more.


Helen Hershkoff
Herbert M. and Svetlana Wachtell Professor of Constitutional Law and Civil Liberties
Co-Director, Arthur Garfield Hays Civil Liberties Program

Helen Hershkoff is the Herbert M. and Svetlana Wachtell Professor of Constitutional Law and Civil Liberties (formerly the Anne and Joel Ehrenkranz Professor of Law 2006-2009) and...read more. 

Robert Howse
Lloyd C. Nelson Professor of International Law

Robert Howse is the Lloyd C. Nelson Professor of International Law at NYU School of Law. Professor Howse received his B.A. in philosophy and political science with high distinction, as well as an LL.B., with honours, from the University of Toronto...read more.


Geoffrey Parsons Miller
Stuyvesant P. Comfort Professor of Law
Director, Center for Financial Institutions

Geoffrey Miller is an author or editor of ten books and more than 200 articles in the fields of financial institutions, contract law, corporate and securities law, constitutional law, civil procedure, legal history, jurisprudence, and ancient law. He has taught...read more.

Catherine M. Sharkey
Crystal Eastman Professor of Law

Catherine Sharkey is one of the nation’s leading authorities on punitive damages and federal preemption. She has published more than thirty law review articles, essays, reviews, and book chapters in the fields of...read more.


Stanley Siegel
Professor of Law

Professor Stanley Siegel is a graduate of the NYU Stern School and Harvard Law School. Following three years of practice with the Air Force General Counsel's Office, he joined the University of Michigan Law School faculty. There he was the draftsman of the Michigan Corporation Law and later…read more.

J.H.H. Weiler
University Professor
Joseph Straus Professor of Law

J.H.H. Weiler is University Professor as well as holder of the European Union Jean Monnet Chair at New York University School of Law, Director of the Straus Institute for the Advanced Study of Law & Justice, and Co-Director of the Tikvah Center for Law & Jewish Civilization. Weiler is also Professor at the National University of Singapore; Honorary Professor at University College, London; Honorary Professor at the Department of Political Science, University of Copenhagen…read more.


NUS Faculty

Listed below are some of the NUS professors with whom students may take classes in Singapore or Shanghai in order to complete the NUS LL.M. degree:

Dean of the National University of Singapore Faculty of Law

Professor Simon Chesterman is Dean of the National University of Singapore Faculty of Law. He is also Editor of the Asian Journal of International Law and Secretary-General of the Asian Society of International Law. Educated in Melbourne, Beijing, Amsterdam, and Oxford, Professor Chesterman's teaching experience includes periods at the Universities of Melbourne, Oxford, Southampton, Columbia, and Sciences Po. From 2006-2011, he was Global Professor and Director of the New York University School of Law Singapore Programme...read more.

Emeritus Professor
Director, LLM (Corporate & Financial Services Law)

Professor Peter ELLINGER is a Professor Emeritus of the National University of Singapore and a Consultant of Messrs Rajah & Tann, Advocates & Solicitors of Singapore. Previously, he held chairs of law at the Victoria University of Wellington (NZ)…read more.

Stephen D GIRVIN
Vice-Dean, International Programmes & Research
Director, LL.M. (Maritime Law)
Dr Stephen Girvin has been Professor of Law at NUS since October 2008 and Vice Dean (Research) since July 2010. He has held faculty positions at the University of Aberdeen, the University of Nottingham, NUS, and latterly the University of Birmingham, where he held a Chair in Maritime Law from 2006-2008. He has held positions...read more.

Alexander LOKE Fay Hoong
Associate Professor
Editor-in-Chief, The Asian Journal of Comparative Law (AsJCL)

Alexander F H Loke JSD, LLM (Columbia), LLB (Hons)(NUS) is Associate Professor with research interests in contract law, international business transactions, corporate finance and securities regulation. He was Visiting Associate Professor, East China University (2002), Visiting Scholar, Columbia University (2000-2001), and Visiting Lecturer, Vietnam National University, Ho Chi Minh City (1999)…read more.

Dora NEO Swee Suan
Associate Professor
Director of Continuing Legal Education

Dora Neo started her career as an advocate and solicitor before joining the NUS Law Faculty, and is Director of the faculty's Continuing Legal Education Programme. She teaches contract law, credit & security and international banking law, and researches in these areas as well as in world trade law and the law relating to sale of goods. A first class honours graduate from Oxford University, she also holds an LLM from Harvard Law School and a Certificate in Private Banking from the Wealth Management Institute (Singapore)…read more.

Stephen PHUA Lye Huat
Associate Professor

Stephen Phua teaches Income Tax, Goods and Services Tax, Corporate Taxation, International Tax Law and Business & Finance for Lawyers in the Faculty of Law, National University of Singapore. He has delivered and published several articles in international conferences and journals in various aspects of taxation laws. He was a visiting scholar to several leading…read more.


M Sornarajah LLB (Ceylon), LLM (Yale), LLM, PhD, LLD (London) is CJ Koh Professor at the Faculty of Law of the National University of Singapore. He was the Tunku Abdul Rahman Professor of International Law at the University of Malaya at Kuala Lumpur. He was,previously, Head of the Law School of the University of Tasmania, Australia. He studied law at the University of Ceylon, the London School of Economics, King's College, London and the Yale Law School…read more.


Hans has taught at the Faculty of Law, NUS, since 1990, and was the Director for its Centre for Commercial Law Studies until July 2010. He has published widely in international and local journals, and has written and edited books on securities regulation and trust law. He is also a contributor to Halsbury's Laws of Singapore on contract law…read more.

WANG Jiangyu
Associate Professor

Dr. Wang Jiangyu (SJD & LLM, University of Pennsylvania; MJur, Oxford; LLM, Peking University; LLB, China University of Political Science and Law) is an Associate Professor at the Faculty of Law of the National University of Singapore. He was on secondament as an Associate Professor at the Faculty of Law of The Chinese University of Hong Kong from August 2006 to July 2009. His teaching and research…read more.

Walter WOON Cheong Ming, S.C.
David Marshall Professor
Dean, Singapore Institute of Legal Education
Deputy Chairman, Centre for International Law

DBS Scholarship 1977-81. LL.B (1st Class Hons) NUS 1981. Commonwealth Scholarship 1982-83. LL.M (1st Class Hons), St John�s College Cambridge. Sub-Dean and Vice-Dean, Law Faculty 1988-1991. Nominated Member of Parliament 1992-1996. Legal Adviser to President and Council of Presidential Advisers 1995-1997. Director, Intraco Ltd 1989-2000, Natsteel Ltd 1997-2001. Between 1998 and 2006 Ambassador to Germany…read more.