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Jaclyn L. Neo (founder)
Jaclyn is an Assistant Professor at the Faculty of Law of the National University of Singapore (NUS). She was a recipient of two graduate scholarships from NUS under which she completed her Masters of Law (LL.M.) and Doctor of the Science of Law (J.S.D.) at Yale Law School. While at Yale, Jaclyn co-founded the Yale Law School’s Debating Law and Religion Series as well as the YLS Doctoral Scholarship Conference.

Jaclyn is the sole editor of Constitutional Interpretation in Singapore: Theory and Practice (Routledge, 2017). She was also a co-guest editor for the Singapore Academy of Law Journal’ first ever special issue on public law (2017). Her articles have been published in the International Journal of Constitutional Law (I-CON), Oxford Journal of Law and Religion, Human Rights Quarterly, and the Singapore Journal of Legal Studies. Her article on domestic incorporation of international human rights law in a dualist state won the Asian Yearbook of International Law’s DILA International Law Prize. She was also recently awarded the 2016 SHAPE-SEA Research Award in recognition of her research on human rights, especially religious freedom, in Southeast Asia. Her academic writings can be accessed here. 

Jack Tsen-Ta Lee (co-founder)
Jack has research interests in constitutional and administrative law, heritage law, and media law. He graduated with a Bachelor of Laws (LLB (Hons)) from NUS in 1995 and qualified as an advocate and solicitor the following year. After working for about six years as a litigator, Jack obtained a Master of Laws (LLM) at University College London on a British Chevening Scholarship in 2003. He completed his Doctor of Philosophy in Law (PhD) at the Birmingham Law School, University of Birmingham, in 2012, where he was also a visiting lecturer and postgraduate teaching assistant for three years. He was an Assistant Professor of Law at the School of Law of the Singapore Management University (SMU) from 2008 to 2017, during which he was the holder of a Lee Foundation Fellowship for Research Excellence in 2009–2010, and received SMU School of Law’s Most Promising Teacher Award for 2010–2011. He is currently the Deputy Research Director of the Singapore Academy of Law, a promotion and development agency for Singapore’s legal industry. Click here for information on Jack’s academic writings, and follow him on Twitter at @sgconlaw.

Swati Jhaveri
Swati joined the NUS Faculty of Law in August 2012. She previously taught at the Chinese University of Hong Kong Faculty of Law. Her areas of research include public law and the law of torts. She has published in these areas in Public Law, the Tort Law Review and the International Journal of Constitutional Law. While at CUHK, she was awarded the Vice Chancellor’s Exemplary Teaching Award. She was also awarded a competitive research grant from the General Research Fund of the Research Grants Council of Hong Kong to investigate the post-1997 impact of judicial review on legislative process and content. At NUS she was awarded the Faculty and University’s Annual Teaching Excellence Awards for the 2013–2014 academic year.

Swati obtained her Bachelor of Arts in Jurisprudence (First Class Honours) and Bachelor of Civil Law (Distinction) from the University of Oxford. She previously practiced law at Allen & Overy, specializing in international commercial arbitration. She is a Solicitor of the Hong Kong SAR and England and Wales, and is a member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators.


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