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NUS Law’s First Provost’s Chairs

Prof AP Simester and Prof Thio Li-ann have been appointed as NUS Law’s first Provost’s Chairs. These term chairs are designed to recognise outstanding performance in research that has achieved international recognition. The award comes with a grant to support research and is tenable for a three year period from 1 July 2013 to 30 June 2016.

After completing his doctorate at Oxford, Prof AP Simester taught in England at the Universities of Cambridge, Birmingham, and Nottingham, before joining NUS in 2006. In recognition of his research in criminal law and theory, he was elected in 2007 to a Fellowship at Wolfson College, University of Cambridge, where he is also Senior Research Fellow at the Institute of Criminology.

Prof Simester's main interests lie in the fields of legal philosophy, criminal law, and restitution, and he has published in these areas in every major common law jurisdiction. His books include (with GR Sullivan) Criminal Law: Theory and Doctrine; Principles of Criminal Law (with WJ Brookbanks); as well as four edited collections.

Prof Thio Li-ann teaches and has published widely in the fields of public international law, human rights law, constitutional and administrative law. She was formerly chief editor for the Singapore Journal of International & Comparative Law (2000-2003), general editor for the Asian Yearbook of International Law, as well as editor for the International Journal of Constitutional Law.

A leading Singapore constitutional scholar, she co-authored Constitutional Law in Malaysia and Singapore (Lexis Nexis, 2010, 3rd ed) and co-edited Evolution of a Revolution: 40 Years of the Singapore Constitution (Routledge-Cavendish, 2009), both with Kevin YL Tan. Her book, A Treatise on Singapore Constitutional Law was published by Academy Publishing in 2012.



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