Professor Yvonne Tew writes and teaches constitutional law, comparative constitutional law, and comparative law and religion. She is the author of Constitutional Statecraft in Asian Courts (forthcoming with Oxford University Press in 2020). Her scholarship has been published in several law journals including the Virginia Journal of International Law, Columbia Journal of Transnational Law, American Journal of Comparative Law, Cambridge Law Journal, and Washington International Law Journal as well as in book collections from Oxford University Press, Cambridge University Press, and Edward Elgar Publishing. She is currently a guest columnist for the I-CONnect Blog of the International Journal of Constitutional Law.
Professor Tew holds a Ph.D. from the University of Cambridge, where she was a Gates Cambridge Scholar. Her doctoral dissertation was awarded the Distinction in Research Prize in the Arts and Humanities in 2012 by St. Catharine’s College, University of Cambridge. While at the University of Cambridge, she served as the Editor-in-Chief of the Cambridge Student Law Review (the flagship student-run law review). She received her first law degree from the University of Cambridge graduating with Double First Class Honors. She then graduated with a Master of Laws (LL.M.) from Harvard Law School after winning the Cambridge-Harvard Law Link scholarship awarded to the top two final-year law graduates from the University of Cambridge admitted to Harvard Law School. She is a member of the New York state bar. Before joining the faculty at Georgetown Law, she taught at Columbia Law School as an Associate-in-Law postdoctoral research fellow and was a Hauser Global Research Fellow at the New York University School of Law.
"Malaysia’s 2020 Government Crisis: Revealing the New Emperor’s Clothes," a piece by Professor Yvonne Tew, appearing on ICONnect, April 15, 2020.
"New Malaysia cabinet sworn in to calm political turmoil," coverage in the Financial Times, March 10, 2020, quoting Professor Yvonne Tew.
"Malaysia’s Premier, Mahathir Mohamad, Is Ousted in a Surprising Turn," coverage by The New York Times, February 29, 2020, quoting Professor Yvonne Tew.
"'Somewhere between Game of Thrones and The Crown': Malaysia's political soap opera," coverage by The Sydney Morning Herald, February 28, 2020, quoting Associate Professor Yvonne Tew.