The National University of Singapore Faculty of Law announced that Simon Chesterman, global professor of law at NYU School of Law and professor of law and vice dean of graduate studies at NUS, will succeed Professor Tan Cheng Han to become the 14th dean of the NUS Faculty of Law, effective January 1, 2012. Chesterman has served as the director of NYU@NUS, a joint graduate degree program between NYU Law and NUS, since its inception. His appointment follows an extensive international search by a committee led by the NUS Provost.
Chesterman is a world-renowned expert on international institutions, international criminal law, human rights, the use of force, and post-conflict reconstruction. Earlier this year he published, One Nation Under Surveillance: A New Social Contract to Defend Freedom Without Sacrificing Liberty. He joined NYU Law in 2006 as executive director of the Institute for International Law and Justice and director of the joint JD/LL.M. program, and later played an instrumental role in launching NYU@NUS, which provides an unparalleled legal education for students from around the globe who want to gain a foothold in Asia. Chesterman navigated the many complexities of building this innovative new program "with enormous skill and determination," said NYU School of Law Dean Richard Revesz, who added: "I am thrilled that he will be at the helm of NUS, and look forward to working with him in his new role."
Posted November 7, 2011