Yale law professor to join NUS

Yale law professor to join NUS

The internationally renowned professor will also be the first Saw Swee Hock Centennial Professor in Law, a tenured full-time position at NUS Law, said the National University of Singapore.

SINGAPORE: Yale Law School professor, Professor Alec Stone Sweet, will be joining the National University of Singapore (NUS) Faculty of Law in Jan 2016, the university announced in a news release on Thursday (May 21).

Prof Stone Sweet will also be the first Saw Swee Hock Centennial Professor in Law, a tenured full-time position at NUS Law. He is an internationally renowned professor of comparative constitutional law and comparative politics, said NUS.

“I have chosen to move to NUS because my future research will focus on Asian law and institutions, and NUS Law is clearly the most important law school in Asia,” said Prof Stone Sweet, who has been with Yale since 2004 and will be giving up his tenured position there.

He added that Singapore’s growth as a “dispute resolution hub for Asia” is attractive to him.

“NUS Law hosts the Singapore International Mediation Institute (SIMI) and will allow me to watch closely the development of the newly launched Singapore International Commercial Court.”

Professor Simon Chesterman, Dean of NUS Law, said: “Given Alec’s scholarship on the evolution of legal systems, in particular the economic and political impact of courts, it is also a natural move that places him at the heart of Asia’s premier legal hub.”

Source: CNA/ct